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

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Transform sequential cell operations to programmatic workflow

Let's say I have a workflow that involves importing images and turning them into an animated gif. Here's how I currently have it setup: Import Images: ...
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How to convert String to an Expression inside Manipulate which depends on control variable

Normally, in Global context, these 2 are equivalent eqn = "r-x"; r = -2; Plot[ToExpression[eqn], {x, -5, 5}] and ...
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Control variable and body variable decoupling in Manipulate

This issue was raised as an offside problem in this thread. Consider the following example, that does not work as expected: ...
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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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Prevent interdependence of controls

My question is probably best illustrated with this small sample code: ...
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How to get dynamic results of the values in three InputFields

I have three InputField-s which have no initial value. I would like all InputFields to have a value in descending order and for ...
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How to get state of checkbox?

Please explain how to get state of checkbox for its usage in further calculations. And I want to keep the selection from session to session without external savings. Thanks in advance
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Is it possible to replicate the “magic” of OptionPatterns[] with DynamicModule's local variables?

Creating richer interactive interfaces that are generated by a DynamicModule invariably requires more complex data structures and in particular, a larger argument ...
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`Trigger` autorunning when not supposed to

Recently I was trying to make something where one could vary the parameters and press play to see how the animation changed. However, when I tried running the code it would just start automatically. ...
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How are parameters evaluated for a Plot in Manipulate

I am trying to get my head around how Manipulate evaluates functions in a Plot. I have read the introduction to Manipulate, and introduction to Dynamic, but I still ...
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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 ...
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How can I change InputField value dynamically

I am storing the values from xlData to the result in a Grid form. I want when I change any of the value in any of the ...
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How to create Locator[] hierarchies?

I'd like to 'parent' Locators to one another, ideally organized in any arbitrary tree. The simplest case: If I have two Locators, A and B, then moving A will move both together, but moving B will ...
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Dynamic[] and Print[] [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Intermediate display similar to PrintTemporary Estimating progress on plots How to create a progress bar? How to determine how much of a table is generated? I'm ...
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Slow Dynamic Button Does Not Print [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why do buttons with ChoiceDialog freeze the front end? Why is SystemDialogInput failing to return a save file path? Evaluation inside Button stops after some seconds I ...
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Can I create a dynamic number of rows in TabView through an iteration?

I have written code, with the help of stackoverflow of course, and I want to make it user friendly so that other people in my lab can use it. I'm playing with DialogCreate and similar functions. I ...
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How to compare the InputField values in For loop dynamically

I am using a For loop for printing five InputFields. The loop gets its values from the variable tx. I want to compare the values ...
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help with dynamic input

I'm trying to build a pop up window with i lines. Each line would read: Number of neurons in layer 1: Number of neurons in layer 2: etc until layer i The user would enter a numeric value on each ...
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Generating dynamic Inputfields

I want to create a bunch of input fields, four in this case, one for each element of the list "x", but since Dynamic has ...
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Creating a Tooltip that knows what platform is currently being used

I have Mathematica 8 on my PC. I also have a new Mac with CDF-player, but not Mathematica. I want a Tooltip that shows one thing if running on a PC, and something ...
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Asking for input in an event handler

Why won't EventHandler["text", {"MouseClicked" :> (output = Input[];)}] work? When I click "text" the kernel hangs.
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Problem with UpdateInterval

I want to monitor current results with Dynamic ...
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How can I interrupt Speak?

I want to use an event handler to stop speaking: Speak[ExampleData[{"Text", "DonQuixoteISpanish"}]] The only way I can stop this is by restarting mathematica!
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Multi-Selection dynamic menus

I'm looking to create dynamic menus with multiple options, and would allow multiple selections. For example, mousing over an object (let's say a black circle of rad 1), a menu would popup at ...
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How can I emit a sound only during a mouseover?

Emitting a constant sound or note (no interruptions) for a fixed duration is easy, but a dynamic duration, not so easy.
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Basic question about Dynamic

Please consider the following: ...
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how to dynamically change color of setterbar

I have a SetterBar with 3 values. I want that when I hover the cursor on any of the SetterBar value,it changes its color and ...
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Unique[] symbol not properly tracked

In a nutshell, why does this work (change y and see how the value updates) ...
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Dynamic lists as function arguments

Suppose I have a function that requires a list is as input. I.e. f[list_]:=DoSomethingWithList Now, if I pass a variable as Dynamic like this ...
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Creating a list of PopupMenus that dynamically update an element in a list

So as the title says I am trying to make a list where each element is determined by a users choice of an element in a PopupMenu. My first attempt: ...
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Mathematica - Dynamic - ListPlot - baseline

I am performing baseline fitting to a raw dataset on a two-state equilibrium process. The process involves fitting the sigmoidal curve to an upper and lower linear baseline, and subtracting so that ...
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Using DynamicWrapper with multiple Dynamics with different TrackedSymbols

I have two variables A and B that are linked such that changes to one causes the other to be updated to the same value. However at each change I'd also like to know which variable cause the update to ...
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Mouse motion heat map - live visualization and analysis

Mouse motion heat map is an great way to study spatial attention distribution, styles of movement, reaction, etc. I am trying to design a code that visualizes such heat map. The requirements: 1) It ...
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Basic Dynamic Interface Programming that returns variables to nb functions

I have a dynamic module that contains some basic PopupMenu's and Buttons but also need to use the variables returned from these buttons and PopupMenu's in my nb functions outside of this ...
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Controlling plots with sliders without using Manipulate

Why are the sliders in the following code not affecting the plot? (Without using Manipulate) ...
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Using a Slider to manipulate a Plot

Why does this work (displays the curve): Graphics[Plot[Sin[x], {x, 0, Pi}]] and this doesn't (no curve) ...
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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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Using Dynamic with UpdateInterval and EventHandler Together

I've been having some difficulty with the aforementioned use of these three functions/options and would greatly appreciate some help. I know that they're is probably an easy way of making a disk move ...
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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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How can I effectively performance-profile Dynamics?

How to optimize performance-wise a complex dynamic expression (like a GUI) with lots of dynamically updated components, which require different update-frequencies? I was hesitant to ask this question ...
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Two-sided slider getting stuck

I'm implementing a two-sided slider to be able to set upper and lower bound in just one slider: The problem is that it can get stuck when both locators are at the far left: And I'm unable to ...
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How can I make a list animation of images that fade in and out?

I'm not sure how to get a "fade in" effect.
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How to access off-cell mouse position inside an EventHandler?

Consider the following example. First, I print the dynamically updated value of the actual position of the mouse, then I print pt, which is the same but is only ...
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How can one popup menu be used to add another?

I'm trying to construct a GUI that changes depending on what's chosen in certain popup menu's. For example: The default state of the menu is condition one, but when the first PopupMenu is selected ...
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Evaluation inside Button stops after some seconds

I would like to trigger a long calculation inside a dynamic module with a Button. It seems that the evaluation stops without an error-message after some seconds. I made a test outside the a dynamic ...
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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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How to make text flash for a short period

How could I display text that flashed red for a half second or so and then reverted to black? (Or was put in bold and reverted to normal, etc.)
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How to create a multi-selectable setterbar with colored buttons

Background: consider the following code-snippet. ...
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How can I defer the loading of a PopupView control until it is used?

Background: I have several PopupViews of which the loadtime adds to the startup time of a program. To improve the perceived performance I want to defer the loading ...
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How to manipulate 2D plots?

When it comes to visual analysis, large datasets or data with intricate internal details often makes plotting in 2D useless, as the outcome is either just a fraction of the full dataset, or no details ...