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Get a “step by step” evaluation in Mathematica

Is it possible in Mathematica to get a step-by-step evaluation of some functions; that's to say, outputting not only the result but all the stages that have led to it? Example : Let's say I want to ...
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Does Mathematica have a built-in date picker?

Does Mathematica have an interactive date input control that lets the user choose a date by browsing to a calendar view and returning the selected date as a date list? For example, something like the ...
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Is there a way to require confirmation for execution of certain cells?

Often I have Notebooks where I generate several images and export them into files. Now when I want to change one image, I'd like to just re-evaluate the complete notebook, however I generally do not ...
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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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Extracting the coordinate of a particular point of interest from a ListPlot

Is there a way to obtain the coordinate of a point of interest in a ListPlot? As an example, I have a list containing many sets of 2D coordinates and the plot ...
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How to create interrelated sliders?

Say I want a slider that controls the value of $x$ and another slider that controls the value of $2x$, how would I go about it?
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How to place cdf file in Microsoft Word, Powerpoint or in interactive PDF file?

I would like to create a presentation for my lecture in which I would use Mathematica CDF files. Let's say I want to have such interactive content: ...
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How can I get Manipulator control elements to appear on one line?

By default Manipulator produced by Manipulate with Appearance -> "Open" option have two ...
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Restrict Sensitivity of Locators in LocatorPane

We can restrict the movement of locators in a LocatorPane as follows: In the following example, the first locator's movement is confined to the x-axis and the ...
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Can individual locators in LocatorPane be temporarily disabled?

This follows up on another question about the sensitivity of Locators in a a LocatorPane. I would like to be able to enable/disable individual locators in a LocatorPane. In the simplified version of ...
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Want Interactive PlotRange of Graphics[{}]

I am trying to do: ...
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Interactive grid

I would like to create an interactive grid, whereby one number from a grid is selected by the cursor ("3" in the example below), and all other numbers in the grid are highlighted that are related to ...
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How to create 3D architectural models in this shape with interactive faces?

I am a non-technical person in the imageProcessing side,so I don't have any idea how can I make polygon in the below shape... the above polygon is a 3D ...
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Create a CDF file with a plot that cannot be edited by double-clicking

I have created a CDF file that contains a Manipulate object with a plot. I intend to embed the file in a web site, so that users can use interactive sliders to ...
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Using the keyboard to interactively and dynamically specify coordinates in a grid (a la Battleship board game)

In Mathematica, it is possible to create a Table or Grid of \[Placeholder] boxes. For ...
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How can I execute a sequence of statements interactively?

I'm fairly new to Mathematica. Suppose I have the following function: f[x_Integer] := Module[{y, z, r}, y = 5; z = 10; r = x + y + z; r ]; and I ...
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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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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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Combine a dynamic module with a manipulation

I would like to combine a dynamic module with a manipulation, whilst maintaining the functionality of both. I have tried things like Show and ...
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1answer
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Confusing font information from CurrentValue

I'm trying to programmatically get the width of a character in Mathematica's default fixed-width font, Courier. I believe CurrentValue holds the answer but I'm ...
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How do we make a negative integer out of a string of a negative number and vice-versa?

Negative numbers are not taken into consideration by mathematica's built-in functions. FromDigits["-2"] Gives me this message: ...
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Interaction of InputField with Row (but not Column, Grid or Panel)

In Mathematica 9, there's an interaction between InputField and Row. The following fragment (without or without ...
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1answer
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Tooltips with Popupmenus, can't supress the popups prior to clicking

I'm trying to add popupwindows to tooltips for points on an ErrorListPLot but all the popupwindows appear on screen immediately when I run the command below that plots the graph. After closing all ...
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1answer
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How can I create an interactive application that accepts data and and plots it?

I have some code in Mathematica which shows a colored plot, where the coloring depends on data values. I would like to make this into an interactive application that accepts two inputs: data, a list ...
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FrontEndTokens, MathLink, and Serializer.exe

I have been using some basic MathLink programming in my work and wanted to create some more sophisticated MathLink programs. I came across the book "MathLink: Network Programming with Mathematica", ...
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Using Mathematica or WebMathematica to develop interactive, crowdsourced timeline visualizations

I aim to develop a series of timeline ZUI visualizations which will display a set of events similar to Wolfram's own Timeline of Computable Knowledge, but that can also handle crowdsourced uploading ...
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Print documentation (or front end) with all Openers open?

From the online reference: http://reference.wolfram.com/mathematica/ref/Opener.html a JS function javascript:open_ES() is invoked to open all Openers within a section. Note (1) this feature is ...
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Slider with non-linear behavior

I am trying to develop a small tool and I am stuck on a very simple problem. This how I want it to look: I have ...
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1answer
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How do the experts use the interactive notebook facilities of Mathematica? [closed]

I've evaluated Mathematica several times, including the most recent v9.0, which comes with a "predictive" UI. I don't know much about Mathematica the language or library yet, but I want to use it as ...
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Interactive plot with checklist

I'd need to write an interactive plot. I have some function I defined and some point lists I get from external data file. I'd need to see those data along with my functions, and I know how to do that. ...
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Mathematica to swf / fla

Is it possible to export an interactive (in terms of mouse clicks) Mathematica manipulation / animation as an interactive swf file, including converted actionscript? I realise this is probably not ...
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Help with interactive plot? [closed]

The following interactive plot causes Mathematica 9 to become unresponsive. Could someone please tell me what is wrong with it? ...
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How to make a mathematica button that duplicates a panel and everything inside it? [closed]

Imagine you have a panel with a single button in it, Panel[Grid[Table[With[{p = 10 + 10}, Button["Click Here", Print[p]]]]]] The button is in a table, which is ...
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How to plot image of a complex function with a given domain [duplicate]

I've been trying to figure out a way to either draw a curve in the domain of a complex function in one plane and then show the result in another plane (simultaneously?). Actually, just plotting ...
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Selecting Data Directly from a 3D Plot [duplicate]

Can a 3D datum be selected from a plot? There exists a nice solution for selecting a 2D datum from a plot (by clicking near it): Usage of plot results Is there any way to get this functionality in ...