Questions relating to the dynamic family of functions in Mathematica, such as Dynamic, DynamicModule and Manipulate.

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Dynamically updating linked Manipulate variables

I am trying to write a simple cylindrical tank design notebook. Once the user inputs the desired capacity in gallons, it will compute the required volume (in cubic feet) and then offer sliders for ...
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How can I give input to an ArrayPlot [duplicate]

I would like to create a dynamic ArrayPlot so that the squares, when clicked, provide input. Can I use ArrayPlot for this? Or is there something else I should have to use.
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How to localize the symbols x,y, A, B in the following program? [closed]

I see a example in Paul Wellin's Programming with Mathematica An Introduction, 4th edition: ...
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Generation of Sliders via Tables/For loops

I have a list named data that contains lists of arbitrary size, data={{0.5, 0.5}, {}, {0.5, 0.5, 0.5}, {}, {}, {}, {}, {}, {}, {}} I now want to generate for ...
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Hide your controls inside Manipulate [duplicate]

I didn't find any topic that could help me; I hope this isn't repeated. I just want to show a control if a specific option is selected inside a popupmenu: ...
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Has anyone seen (and been able to mend!) an error involving Symbol FE`DynamicModuleVariableList?

FE`ExecuteInDynamicModule::noval: Symbol FE`DynamicModuleVariableList$67 does not have a value. >> I'm just posting the error for the moment as this is a ...
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Export LocatorPane as image by button

How to Export LocatorPane as image by button or at least by something else? Kuba, thank you! Your method works in a simple case: ...
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Why do Tooltips slow down Dynamic so much? Is there a faster alternative?

I'm working on a Dynamic ListPlot with a few thousand plots, and it seems that wrapping the points with Tooltip slows the Dynamic responsiveness substantially. With the simple example below, dragging ...
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Manipulate which creates and deletes Manipulators dynamically

I want to plot a function in a Manipulate in which the number of terms varies and a Manipulator for the coefficient of each term ...
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Using Mouseover to change the appearance of a button without writing the button specification twice

When I code in Mathematica, I often find myself having to repeat large chunks of code for a function to work. The latest example of this is a color changing button that prints when clicked, code shown ...
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Multi-Camera streaming using Mathematica

I am attempting to capture dynamic streams from multiple usb webcams using only mathematica. Using ImageCapture["Device" -> $ImagingDevices[[x]], I've tried to ...
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Checkbox behaving weird when variables are local

I have a DynamicModule in which I need a checkbox with a Max in the dynamic part: ...
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Resources for Sound Synthesis & Design

Are there any resources for sound synthesis using Mathematica? This page, Mathematica: Audio Synthesis Software, refers to other software packages, e.g. Max/MSP and Csound, for real-time synthesis. ...
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Switching the plot variable when plotting a two-variable function as a single variable function with a parameter

I would like to make easy to change the variable for which I am making a set of plots. Say I want to plot Sin, Tan, Cos and other functions of the same argument. To quickly switch from plotting it as ...
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DynamicModule inconsistent behavior; was: DynamicModule persistent UI changes

Update: I'll restate the question in hopefully more terse and clearer terms. To illustrate the issue, run this and save the resulting notebook: ...
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How to run function every x seconds?

I want to make a Graphics with a Disk whose position should update every 4 seconds. This is what I've got so far: ...
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Why does Dynamic for PlotRange in ListLinePlot prevent the proper range from being used?

I am using Manipulate to simulate Brownian motion. I want to be able to zoom in. Thus, I want to use Dynamic for the ...
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How to efficiently drag points on a curve within a Manipulate

My intention is to demonstrate on any conic various metrics properties on points belonging to the conic and connected by lines. I want the points to be dynamically moved not the usual way, ...
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How to simulate the 1-D motion of a particle under constant acceleration? [duplicate]

I am trying to represent the position of an object under freefall, but am completely lost. Here is my attempt so far: ...
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How to control Manipulate speed

I want to ask about how can we control Manipulate function so that it is not incrementing the step until the expression is calculated. I have the following simple ...
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A timed switch with Dynamic

I'm trying to make a binary switch that switches after a fixed given interval. Why doesn't the following work: ...
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Dynamic inside Button

This bit of code runs a little animation of a stochastic process: ...
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Is there a better way to add elements to a Graphics expression repeatedly?

Consider simple example where a set of points is generated and some are displayed. ...
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Dynamic Syntax - Evaluate AppendTo as the second argument

I am attempting to Append a new value into my list paramMonitor whenever the value for B ...
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Scope of variables within a Manipulate expression [duplicate]

I have a problem in defining the local variables. I have this code: ...
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Fold Dynamic Function [duplicate]

I'm making on a demo working with differential equations as functions of two variables (x and y). The demo will have to Fold the differential equation with an initial y-value and a series of x-values. ...
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Unintentional function memoisation via Dynamic

I needed to display edge labels of a graph in a way that allows the edge labels to be moved. ...
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How do I constrain movement for lists of Locators using 2nd argument of Dynamic?

I need to display edge labels of a graph in a way that allows the edge labels to be moved. Locator seems the simplest and most obvious function to use. My ...
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DynamicModule with Plots and EventHandler

I am making a little animation in Mathematica, along the lines of some of the Wolfram demo projects. I'd like to animate a simulated trajectory of a random process (say a Poisson process), and while ...
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Dynamically Updating Function

I use Mathematica 8 and am working with DynamicModule. I'm trying to enter a function in an InputField then later apply it to two values entered in subsequent Input Fields. The function just does not ...
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Dynamic and Graphics3D crash in Ubuntu

Im running ubuntu 12.04 and sometimes mathematica 9.0 crashes when I have Dynamic Content or graphics 3d. I'm wondering if this has happened to anyone else? I wouldn't be surprised if this is a ...
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How can I get precise frame rates in dynamic?

I've been the Spritz sdk in my ios apps, and I love it. For funsies I wanted to see how much less code a mathematica version would take! Using dynamic I get a nice result, shown below in code. ...
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Is it possible restore initial values after modify a control in manipulate?

I used to program in Visual Basic, but in Mathematica I have not seen some kind of restore default values after any user modification command in the Manipulate ...
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How to get a number from a dynamic variable in “manipulate” [duplicate]

I did not find any satisfying answer to my question on this website (or I did not fully understood them as I am a quite new Mathematica user...) : So my question was: How can I get a real number (and ...
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How to restrict the mouse cursor to stay within a box?

I'm trying to use Mathematica to write small games, and I find that it would help to restrict the player's mouse into the game window (just like other games do). Is there any way to achieve this? ...
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How to create locked sliders with the ability of unlocking them?

This creates two locked sliders DynamicModule[{p = {2 π, 0}, r}, {Slider2D[Dynamic[r]], Slider2D[Dynamic[1 - r, (r = 1 - #) &]]}] How can I add a check ...
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FlipView can't handle CurrentValue[“MouseOver”]. Kernel crash

Is this code crashing your Mathematica session? (it can so look out :P) ...
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Entering scientific notation in an InputField

I am trying to make an InputField for numeric input, but InputField[Dynamic[num],Number] Does not allow the user to type ...
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Why can I edit only one character of the output of a Dynamic expression?

Try this: DynamicModule[{foo = \[Placeholder]}, foo] Note how we're able to edit the placeholder in the output, e.g. replace it with 42: ...
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DynamicModule/Dynamic CheckboxBar Slow for Large Lists

I am trying to create a dynamic construct that takes a large list of expressions and allows the user to interactively select any number of entries for further manipulation. This is what I have ...
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How to robustly apply ToBoxes to a Dynamic expression?

Inserting a Dynamic object in a boxform expression messes up syntax colouring. See the following example. where the variable ...
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DynamicModule updating unexpectedly

I have cut down a DynamicModule that was updating unexpectedly and found the following behaviour I don' t understand. If I do this I get one random value as expected ...
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Alternate controls in manipulate

Is there a way to have two controls that govern a single variable in a Manipulate? Specifically, I am using a Locator to select an {x,y} coordinate, but I would also like the user to be able to ...
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Problem with CurrentValue[“MouseOver”] when graphics are wrapped with Deploy

Please take a look at following toy example: ...
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Render dynamic Graphics objects static

As was discussed in the comments of another question (MathLink Graphical Output (Plots) to File), Graphcis objects produced by commands such as ...
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Solving a dynamic program via recursion

I'm trying to use recursion to solve a joint inventory/ dynamic pricing problem as in monahan, petruzzi and zhao 2004. I tried to solve for y[t] and ...
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TrackedSymbols affected by CurrentValue. Another problem with SetDelayed(:=)+OwnVales in Initialization

It is MWE, only a Disk[] that should print "Click" when clicked. Also "date... updating" ...
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How to inherit options by scoping?

Consider the following example: you have a function framed producing a cell with a button that, when pushed, calls framed again. ...
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GUI and Dynamic update problems

I have made many functions that connect to a MySQL database perform operations then export exel spreadsheet. I also import spreadsheet data into the database. I would like to get many of these ...
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Why does a heavy background slow LocatorPane from updating, even if only the locators are Dynamic?

I'm having some trouble getting a dynamic plot to operate efficiently, and I think I've tracked down at least part of the problem to some pretty weird behaviour on the part of ...