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

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Question about usage of Style as Dynamic object

I saw a Dynamic snippet in this answer, which wrote ...
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Dynamic graph visualisation using JLink/Java and GraphStream

Visualising the addition of new nodes and edges to a graph to 'watch it grow' is to something Mathematica is not suited to by default. However this type of animation really helps convey the emergence ...
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Dynamic Updating CreateDialog Problem

In this code, one cannot close the dialog window: {TogglerBar[Dynamic[x], Range[5]], Dynamic[x], Dynamic[CreateDialog[x]]} If I use ...
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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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Equivalent of MATLAB's “hold on” function

I'm making an animation where the number of iterations is known. I tried using Dynamic, as I prefer updating in real time over generating data before plotting. I ...
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Labelling Curves Using ListLogLinearPlot within DynamicModule (So Close)

I currently have a large number of time-series datasets in the form where the name and time-series transposed data, so I have a list of lists of names for datasets and their time-dependant data. The ...
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Refresh dynamic variable when used with Get

I came across this issue with a more complicated program I was working on. Suppose we have a volatile variable data: ...
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Automatically evaluating related cells

I have the cells: In[1]:= l = 2 + 2; In[2]:= l >= 5 After evaluating them: Out[2]:= False Is there a way to evaluate ...
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Manipulate slider unresponsive after suspend in Linux

I've tested Linux Mathematica versions 7-9 on various Linux distributions, with identical problem: after suspend/resume cycle my Manipulate controls (i.e. sliders&buttons) appear unresponsive, ...
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How can I find ,Which InputField was recently updated?

I have 4 InputFields.I want to find which InputField was recently Updated out of all ...
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Cusom PopupMenu file selector

Lately I come across what I think not uninteresting problem which is a good exercise for the usage of Dynamic. Assume you have files in a directory structure (a ...
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How to display data in a Dynamic Pane?

How to display data in a Dynamic Pane without exponents? Some data: data = Range[1, 1000]; Slider data has to be added to data: ...
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Problem with dynamic interaction between functions?

I have written two functions one for creating list of InputField ...
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Interactively Manipulate Code

Bear with me, I'm a noob; I simply want to create a radio button bar that selects whether I want to add or subtract two numbers: ...
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Dynamically filling matrix with a[[n,m]] = 1/a[[m,n]]

I'm building a square matrix, with 1s on the diagonal and elements in U the inverse of elements in L, which are random integers drawn from the sequence 1, ..., 9. Given the nature of the problem I ...
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How can I monitor and detect when a website has changed?

I'd like to detect when a website has changed, in particular when new products are announced on a site that doesn't change to often. Here's the code I wrote but I don't think it is perfect. Also the ...
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Is SynchronousUpdating->False supposed to make this simple Dynamic example work?

x = 0; Dynamic[{x, Button["+1", Pause[6]; x++]}, SynchronousUpdating -> False] The documentation states that Dynamic and Manipulate will abort synchronous ...
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How to prevent errors in Manipulate with ListPlot when a result is an empty list?

I am trying to plot two lists, where one is the reference list, and the other is only used to select and highlight the first list. Basically, I want to use the selection list ...
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Automatically tracing and keeping ViewPoints in a list while manually rotating 3D graphics

I will need to make a video from the manual rotation of a 3D graphics. In order to do this, I will need to record the set of all view points that I made during rotation. There is method that we can ...
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Using the mouse coordinates to index a matrix

I would like to "write" on to a matrix using the mouse. That is, I would like to use the integer value of Locator coordinates (p) to index a matrix. Then, if the mouse button is down, write a 1 in ...
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Making ColorSetter work like a PasteButton

I might be missing something obvious here. I am building a palette for constructing code to make certain graphics. The idea is that my colleagues can click buttons instead of having to know the right ...
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How can you show data in a CDF Animate Graphic?

I want to show (dynamically) the curvature and torsion in a CDF to understand the quantitative measure of any points. Do you know what I have to do to show data in a ...
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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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Combining two notebooks

I have a notebook which contain all the variables and defined functions. I want to do two tasks. As an example, I want to find the density and energy which have equations in terms of above mentioned ...
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How to dynamically update Locator[] constraints?

I need to visualize Menelaus' theorem for a triangle with moving locators for each of six points. So the vertexes of the triangle can move in any possible way, and the three points on the sides of the ...
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How can I increase the speed of a dynamic visualization of a Raster3D? [closed]

I have big list of data. Its length is 56203*100 and I partitioned biglist into 100 sublists, so each sublist length is ...
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How can I change a Slider's appearance?

I am using Mathematica 9.0 and Windows 7. I want to create a Slider that looks like the following: I tried the following: ...
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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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Using Refresh[..] with TrackedSymbols

This is a very basic question, but I don't understand the following behavior. The usage to Refresh reads represents an object whose value in a Dynamic should be ...
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Alternative updating of a dynamic expression

I am looking for a solution to selectively update a dynamic expression expr which is dependent on multiple control variables ...
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How do I stop my joystick from rotating a 3D graphic?

I am trying to use Mathematica to illustrate mixed strategies in Game Theory. I want my students to be able to use common joysticks as controllers. What I find, however, is that in addition to doing ...
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Time range selector à la InteractiveTradingChart

I have time series data and I would like to interactively select a part of it. This problem is beautifully solved in the lower part of the InteractiveTradingChart command: I would like to be able ...
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In a Manipulate[], control timing of Autorun

I've made a gauge like instrument that will get used to prompt someone to maintain rhythmic breathing patterns during heart/brain coherence training. ...
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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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Why does ; suppress Dynamic output? [duplicate]

Dynamic[x=7]; does not make x dynamic! But Dynamic[x=7;] makes ...
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Soft-Match String Comparison

I have a list of names in which I would like to check for duplicates. However, within the list, the duplicates may not show up as exact duplicates of each other - for instance, ...
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Is it possible to select outliers on a graph and determine the index of the outliers?

I have a large data set of experimental data for which I have determined a theoretical fit. However, for some of the experimental data I took, there was systematic error, leading to the data deviating ...
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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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How to dynamically toggle curves on/off in a crowded Plot?

When multiple curves appear in a single plot, it is useful to interactively turn certain curves on or off to visually compare smaller numbers of curves. It is trivial to put a quick dynamic together, ...
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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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Why does the syntax highlighter color a local symbol red inside DynamicModule?

I am adding a Module inside DynamicModule here is an example (thanks to @rm-rf for this simple example) ...
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how to interactively select points inside certain region in a plot [duplicate]

Very often I encounter a situation that I want to select some points inside certain areas of a plot. For example, ...
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System Dialog Input with Button

I am trying to create a button that uses SystemDialogInput["FileOpen"] to browse for a file and assigns the file name to a variable. For example: ...
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Dynamically splitting Disks with Mouseover

I've recently stumbled across this site: Koalas to the Max, and the first thought that came to my mind was "I want to recreate this with Mathematica". As a first step I tried to create a ...
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Dynamic graphics are less responsive inside a Manipulate

I have some code which displays a GraphPlot and allows the user to click on any vertex in the graph to display some information about that vertex in a popup window. ...
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Mathematica Minecraft

Some time ago I asked myself: with all these great graphics and interactive capabilities of Mathematica, what kinds of 3D games can be implemented in it? And the answer which came to mind is ...
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EventHandler {“MouseDown”, 1} with PassEventsDown -> True not working as expected

I want my EventHandler to respond only to left mouse clicks and pass the right mouse click to the built in event handler. I have tried ...
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Cell output controlled by CellFrameLabel Checkbox?

The following generates a Cell that returns the state of the checkbox when evaluated: ...
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Can't see dynamic updating when my function is evaluated inside Dynamic [duplicate]

I defined a function, solve, with a free variable n, which changes while solve is running. Therefore, evaluating ...
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Resetting an animation with a custom button

I have the following code, which accepts a function via an InputField, and then gradually draws that function in a Plot using ...