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

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How to track Part of Symbol or How to symbolize Parts of Symbol without copying data

Let's create simple function: SetAttributes[h, HoldFirst]; h[data_] := Dynamic[Grid[data], TrackedSymbols :> {data}] test = RandomReal[1, {2, 2}]; h[test] ...
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A good way to manage code in a complicated CDF?

When doing complicated programming in a Mma notebook I define several functions that I use in my higher level funtions, and I use a "Subsection" cell for each definition. For example I might write: <...
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Slow image manipulation

This is some extremely simple code that shows an image and manipulates a circle (that will be used to select a region of the image to analyze). All those Dynamics ...
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Dynamically link cell content in Mathematica?

Is it possible to dynamically link the content of two cells? For example, can I set up a Notebook with two text cells that display the same value, and if the user types in one the other updates, etc.? ...
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How to force Pane to always scroll to end of content? [duplicate]

Mathematica seems to know about the actual end of content position in a Pane if given large enough (but not too large$^1$) initial position value. Here, the ...
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Non-preemptive evaluation of a dynamic function? [duplicate]

I want to monitor a long calculation that is triggered by the release of a Slider. While one can indicate running calculations when the main evaluation loop is ...
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Dynamically choosing which Manipulate controls to use

I have some stuff I would like to manipulate, using two different kinds of control, one at a time, using another variable as a switch. These controls are similar in principle to ...
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Panning with Mouse

This is related to the question i just asked here but not the same. How could i create a manipulate that lets me move the graph to any position i want by clicking and dragging anywhere. Here is an ...
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Checking from a preemptive evaluation whether a main evaluation is ongoing

How can I programmatically check from a preemptive evaluation whether a main evaluation is currently ongoing? I need a function mainEvaluationOngoingQ[] so that <...
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How to save Manipulate bookmarks permanently?

I would like to save current Manipulate parameter values to load them again later. Bookmarks (previously discussed here and here) work fine until the cell is ...
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Way to find color at a point in a Graphics?

I need to figure out a way to find out the RGB color value at a certain coordinate in a Graphics object. The Graphics object I am dealing with is continually Dynamically updated, so it is made of ...
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How to use custom Dynamic inside Manipulate

I was wondering if it is possible to use a custom Dynamic[var, function] inside a Manipulate. The reason for the need is this: ...
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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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Panning by moving Origin (0,0) with Mouse

Given a 10 by 10 grid like the one below and the axis origin somewhere on the grid, I would like to be able to place the mouse pointer at the axes origin (0,0), then press and hold the mouse button ...
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A command for outputting a list of parameter values in a Manipulate interface

I am looking for a command that will output a list of values that correspond to the current parameter values manually set on a particular Manipulate interface. For ...
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Can I disable specific items in a PopupMenu control?

I have a PopupMenu in a Manipulate with items in it that are inapplicable in some cases, and rather than removing them, I would ...
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Button that starts an evaluation which is monitored with a progress indicator

I have a DynamicModule in which I which I wish to start an operation (actually import files) with a button. I would like to monitor the progress with a ...
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How to make DynamicModule work without an extra ENTER

I've been trying to learn more about DynamicModule (I do not use them, as I used Manipulate all the time). After some time ...
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Is it possible to update Dynamic objects even when they are off screen?

I am using Dynamic and DynamicModule to display graphics/statistics generated from a long-running set of parallel tasks. The ...
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Make dynamic controls from existing list

I have a list of variables (c1,c2,c3,c4), each with its ...
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Dynamic legends involving show

My question is how do I get dynamic legends (legends that turn data on/off) to work with Show? This is an extension of an old question here; How to dynamically toggle curves on/off in a crowded Plot?...
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How to change color dynamically?

I am new to Mathematica and want to change the FillingStyle Dynamically in this Plot. I want ...
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Is it possible to create an event handler for changes in values of variables? [duplicate]

I am creating a networking application in Mathematica that runs a non-stop simulation, and periodically receives new information from the remote server that affects the simulation. Whenever values ...
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Making a plotted curve interactive

Is it possible to make a plotted curve interactive in the sense that when hovering over it a line is drawn from the "hovered" point to one (or both) of the axes. I did do my homework, I just can't ...
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Make a button that evaluates a function over and over

I would like to have a command "RedoButton" which would make a button (or whatever control is suitable) that when clicked would print the value of a certain function over and over in the same place. ...
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Plot on command within DynamicModule?

Suppose I have a DynamicModule with all sorts of controls to set some parameters for a graphics object. ...
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Possible bug in Dynamic

The code below crashes the Mathematica kernel in version 10 (not in V9) every time I run it on Windows and on Mac OS. I've sent it to WRI, but was told that they could not reproduce the crash. Does ...
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How to synchronize the display of dynamic objects?

I was looking at this question, which asks to keep the orientation of some 3D graphics objects constant (relative to the viewer) while rotating the rest with the mouse. I thought that maybe the ...
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Dynamic does not update when wrapped in DynamicModule

I'm trying to wrap some dynamic code into DynamicModule to localize all the variables, yet when I do that, the variables stop updating. That does not happen if I ...
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Strange behavior of CreateDialog's WindowSize option

Compare the two dialog windows, created by the same code except in the first WindowSize has a value while I omit it in the second one. Note, that ...
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What is special about 70.329862 and InputField and Number and Dynamic?

Is this a bug (happening in V9 and V10 Windows, Linux) or not? It only happens for certain numbers and you need Number in InputField. ...
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Creating self destructing notebook

Inspired by this post I've been trying to implement the idea in Wolfram with no success yet. I've come pretty close though and need some help. So I've managed to do this: ...
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Dynamically transform one Graphics to another

I would like to have two Graphics objects displayed side by side such that: they are mirror images of each other if I change the left-hand one interactively using ...
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How to interactively transform an image (rotate / translate / etc) on a per-component basis?

I have binary images like this one and I want to be able to interactively select its components and rotate them around its centroid by a different angle for each component. I may also want to ...
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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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Trouble understanding TrackedSymbols

While developing a relatively complex demonstration for Manipulate I encountered the problem that my output was unintentionally self-updating in an endless loop. ...
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There is an issue with Manipulate in which it updates its argument twice in V10

I have asked this question before (here) and I thought that the issue is only when moving the Notebook window. It appears that Manipulate is working in weird manner. ...
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Front-end glitch when interacting with dynamic content

This is now bugging me too much to ignore it anymore. When I interact with a notebook that has dynamic content, for example moving a slider, Mathematica regularly brings other open notebook windows to ...
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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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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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Is there a way to make an interactive plot so one can pan and zoom? [duplicate]

My googling efforts returned nothing so I thought I'd ask here. I often make a ListPlot[] with a huge array, and sometimes it has smaller features that I'd like to take a closer look at, but aren't ...
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DynamicModule issues with Refresh, double evaluation, and CDF Player preview

I am in the middle of making a CDF for a calculation of many random variables. I've gone with DynamicModule and have read the documentation plus these posts: 32294 ...
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InputField as both in- and output fields with ContinuousAction

Many years ago, I made a handy little program in Flash. It consisted of a number of input fields, each representing a variable that was dependent on all the others. As soon as any field changed, the ...
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Working with ScheduledTasks inside DynamicModules

I have a question - is it possible to run ScheduleTask[] inside DynamicModule[]? What I have tried so far: ...
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How can I selectively trigger computations in Manipulate?

I have a Manipulate that uses RandomVariate and Random that I would like to have redraw and ...
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Dialog notebook with multiple popup menus

I'm trying to create a user interface in Mathematica; the user will enter specified information, it will be processed, and then data will be inserted into a MySQL database. The pieces work ...
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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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Dynamically show usage

As the title states I would like to dynamically show ::usage on several functions. Let's consider two functions here: ...
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How to have an Input cell that doubles as an Output

Motivation / examples: on a spreadsheet environment, each cell doubles as input and output. If we click on it, it shows the input; if we hit Enter, it shows the output; on this answer, I tried to ...
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LocatorPane, Dynamic and deleting locators

Compare the following two code snippets : Version 1 ...