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

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How can I use Dynamic to run a script when a new file is added to a directory?

I have an external program saving files to some directory on my hard disc. I'd like to run a script that imports and runs a script on each file as it is added to the directory. Is there a simple way ...
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Enabled option for slider in Manipulate not updating dynamically

In a Manipulate expression I have a slider control which has the Enabled option ...
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How do you properly create Buttons to change dynamic variables using Table

In this example, I want a series of four buttons to change the value of a variable that is used dynamically to drive a plot. I am trying to figure out why using Table around the buttons causes a ...
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Switching off Dynamic updating on a cell by cell basis

Is there a simple way to switch off Dynamic evaluation for a particular cell? I usually delete the cell if it disturbs other evaluations or affects the performance ...
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Fill curve betwen specified abscissa points [duplicate]

I am plotting the Maxwell-Boltzman distribution of molecular speeds. I want to be able to select a region to integrate using a manipulate function. Then I want to have that same region filled in on ...
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Dynamic panel crashes Mathematica 10.0.0.0

This answer by @paw have revealed a bug that causes Mathematica v 10.0.0.0 to crash the GUI and kernel. So far the offending code is this: ...
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Manipulate Plot and control variables using multiple controls

Here's a simple Manipulate example: ...
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How can I create a custom control which evaluates to a list of values or replacements?

I have a set of variables which are used in various places in my calculations (solving a system, initial conditions, etc.). In order to make this easier to deal with, I want to make a control-like ...
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Toggle plot visibility of dynamic number of data sets

I have multiple curves in my plot, and want to be able to toggle their visibility off/on. Which I got to work thanks to a different post. ...
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How to build a constant Graphics object

I'm making an animation with Manipulate for a representation. The code looks like this ...
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Animation is jerky, but slider is not

When I do the following simple animation (from the book Mathematica Navigator, p. 316) the slider control changes the image smoothly, but when I play the animation it is jerky. Is there anything that ...
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Using list elements in TrackedSymbols for Dynamic

During the execution of the following code a column of three lists and two sliders are displaying in output. The first list updates if either a or b changes. The second list updates only if the value ...
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Comparing data sets with fade transitions (Code speed-up)

I am using the utility below for data comparison. However, with my real (more complex) charts the processing is quite slow, so setting the Pause time under ...
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Dynamic matrix multiplication

I have the following problem: I want to multiply two matrices and sum them to another matrix C. A.B+ 2B Easy! The matrix A varies as a function of three inputs a,b and c. The second matrix, B, is a ...
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Avoid crash in recursive Dynamic

With the following Dynamic cell, I can reproducibly crash Mathematica, so do not try this unless you have saved all your work! ...
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Dynamic graph construction and visualization (Watts' “Small Worlds” α-model)

I need some help in creating a Mathematica program for building and visualizing Watts' "Small Worlds" α-model. This is a variant of the more known (and much more simple) β-model (also known as ...
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Multiple plots using dynamics

I am studying Dynamic and DynamicModule, and I have tried to make a simple plot of a family of real functions. The number of functions should be a dynamic variable controlled by a slider. So I have ...
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Is the use of Block to temporarily override definitions inherently unsafe? [duplicate]

This may have been discussed before, if so, please let me know. Consider the following example: x = 5 Dynamic[{Clock[], x}] This will always display the ...
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Trouble using If[] within TabView Manipulate control

If I place an If in the "body" of a Manipulate as in: ...
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Remove braces, {}, from around DynamicModule output?

Is there a way to remove the braces from the front end output associated with DynamicModule? For instance: ...
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Changing the Actions in EventHandler

I would like to be able to change which action specified events take depending on some condition. For example, I have established a SetterBar ...
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Dynamically updating interactive objects in Mathematica

Is it possible to create interactive code in Mathematica (via EventHandler[] or Manipulate[] perhaps) that continually updates some calculation based on external data in the time when no user input is ...
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Nothing happens when I click the mouse clicked on my graphics

I wrote codes to record list of coordinates when mouse clicked. It is expected that the coordinates should be plotted dynamically. But actually nothing happened. Can anybody help me to find the ...
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Help in Bifurcation Diagram

My dears, I need to plot a bifurcation diagram for the following non-linear systems represented by the next Mathematica code ...
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Why does my Dynamic NonliearModelFit keep running?

I have complex data and which I am fitting to a complex formula. In order to use NonlinearModelFit I split the formula and the data into real and imaginary parts. ...
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Locator following other locator in DynamicModule

I'm trying to create a dynamic environment where I specify, using two locators, the initial condition (position (x,y) and velocity angle (alpha)) of a 2D particle. To simplify, I'm assuming the ...
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Why do InputFields not respond in Manipulate utilizing FindGeometricTransform?

In the following code changing the InputField does not result in observing changes in a result from FindGeometricTransform, but ...
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Setting plot size within vector; dynamic slider (two part question)

I have a question about the size of a plot in mathematica. I'm working on some differential equations (a simplified model of heat transfer in a building). I've programmed it so that you can set ...
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trouble with Dynamic range in SetterBar

It appears that I can set the range to a Dynamic variable in a Manipulate control, but not in a ...
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Dynamically change the variables plotted against in Plot3D

This question posed by @Cam is the closest I can find to my question but I feel that the answers don't really guide me in the way in which I'd like to proceed.... How do I dynamically change ...
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How to build an interface that plots an equation given as text by a user?

I would like to create a window where a student may enter an equation and, by clicking on a button, the function gets plotted. In the original Spanish: Quiero realizar una ventana en la cual el ...
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How to compute values only if input fields are filled?

In the following code how can I keep the DynamicModule from computing values if the input values are not all filled? If I don't specify default values it will show the code used to compute the values ...
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Plotting function with Dynamic parameter

I'm trying to get this code working: a = 2; func[t_] := Dynamic[t + a]; Plot[func[t], {t, -5, 5}] The idea is: I'd like to have the dynamic parameter a change ...
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TabView resets to default when selecting data using Control object

I have 3 drop down boxes on one of the tabs in my TabView. Two of the drop down boxes results are used in a Select statement to ...
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Using Control Objects with TabView [duplicate]

I have a number of different tabs on my 'dashboard'. Each tab has a few different Controls (drop down boxes) that the user makes selections with. These selections determine what is displayed on the ...
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Retain values between sessions

This is a real newbie question, so apologies in advance for may seem a very dumb question ... I'm trying to understand the various ways in which information can be retained in a notebook between ...