Questions on the Manipulate function of Mathematica, a function that allows the interactive manipulation of certain parameters in a Mathematica expression.

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Proper way to handle free variables in manipulate/plot?

It took me a while today to figure out that Manipulate (used with Plot) requires that the variable I'm manipulating be an actual ...
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RevolutionPlot3D: but NOT revolving about the z axis

I want to demonstrate generating a solid of revolution by revolving a planar region about, say, a horizontal axis. However, RevolutionPlot3D doesn't seem to have an ...
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Why does Manipulate execute the expression twice?

When I execute Foobar[] in the code below and move a slider, the variable grad is printed twice. Why is this? How can I make the ...
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How to manipulate nested expressions?

I have the following expression, only slightly complicated, and I'd like to do two things: Plot the elements of the lists (though messy, all are in the same ...
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PolarPlot render oddities

I apologize if this is a obvious question and answer, I don't often use Mathematica to display plots or graphics in general to be honest. So, I was tutoring my cousin yesterday in relation to Polar ...
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In a CDF can I suppress or avoid “This file contains potentially unsafe dynamic content…”

I created a CDF to distribute to a single trusted user who both knows and trusts me and everything I make for them. I downloaded the CDF player and the CDF to one of their computers. The CDF works ...
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How can I crop manipulator from a plot

I wanted to know how can I crop a Manipulator from a plot. the code for plot is ...
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Manipulating a catenary in Mathematica

I have a catenary curve in Mathematica, and I wanted to add a variator (dimmer) with Manipulate, so that the user can modify the value of the x/y-coordinate of the ...
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Plot3D in Mathematica: how to plot in presence of parameters

I realize I the earlier question was ill-posed. To clarify: I am trying to find the values of $A$ and $B$ that will maximize a function f on the domain ...
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Moving controls from Manipulate to a Palette ( or similar GUI object )

Consider the following snippet as a reference. ...
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Graphics and panel size

Consider the following snippet: ...
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How can I animate a set of points imported from file?

I have an external program which generates a set of data - X points at the time t1, X points at the time t2 and so on. These points are stored in CSV file and I can change the format if necessary. ...
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Manipulators and Dynamic in more concise code

Is there a way to update dynamic variables through a function. I was looking back at one of the answers from Heike where she showed me how to make my custom ...
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Formatted text in a Dynamic or Manipulate control

I am using a Manipulate control to show different calculations for the same user-specified parameters. I would like to show the results for the calculation the ...
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How to add graphics options to an already produced plot having manipulator?

I am new to Mathematica and stuck with one problem i.e. How can I add a graphics option to an already made plot which a manipulator to control itself. ...
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Noticeable slowdown in graphical performance when using manipulate

I have been making these mathematica 3D objects that involve a molecule with some sort of surface displayed above them. This is done fairly easily by: ...
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Restrict Locator to a certain graphic inside Manipulate

I would like to restrict the Locator inside Manipulate to a certain graphic. For example if I display two graphs, I would like to be able to click on the right one and use this information in other ...
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Control which variables get embedded inside Manipulate

While trying to analyse several different datasets I got what I thought was a good idea: define a "function" that returns a Manipulate object. But this has some ...
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Stopping Evaluation of Manipulate after it goes through once

I do quite a bit of textual analysis with Mathematica, and am currently making some Manipulate objects to walk people through key terms in the database. One issue ...
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Scoping inside of Module and Manipulate

This is driving me nuts: I'm trying to control the parameters for a relatively large system of ODEs using Manipulate. ...
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Question about making TabView remember what tab to open

Background: Consider the following ( for the purpose of illustrating this question ) simplified, but working snippet of code. ...
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Manipulate and ExclusionsStyle

How can I change ExclusionsStyle for a plot inside Manipulate? Here's a sample that (though it shouldn't) seems to produce ...
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How to use Locators on a graphic in a tabview

Background: I want to split graphics in a Manipulate in several parts in a tabview control. But the tabview somehow interferes with the locators as in the following simplified example: ...
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Interdependent controls in Manipulate [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to create interrelated sliders? locking a value when manipulating variables I need to create a Manipulate with two control ...
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How to modularize custom controls for Manipulate?

Background: My Manipulate programs are becoming (too) long. I want to split them up in to independent modules, if at all possible. Take this program as a prototype: ...
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Question about modifying a Slider2D control

Background: I want to develop a custom control, based on a 2D slider. I currently have this ( working ) example. ...
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Using function with multiple definitions in Manipulate

I'm trying to use Manipulate to visually try out different values of lambda in a Box-Cox transformation. I've created a boxcox ...
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Manipulate BarChart with Mathematica

In the following minimal working example: Manipulate[BarChart[{a,b}],{a,1,2},{b,1,2}] I'd like to be able to control the size of the bars by using some sort of ...
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What is the equivalent of a prototypical Manipulate in lower level functions?

Background: In the Mathematica tutorial 'Dynamic Interactivity' I read that there is a way of developing GUIs in Mathematica that do not use Manipulate. I want to ...
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How to control variables of outer and inner Manipulates?

Consider the following ( working ) snippet: ...
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Display position information out of ListPlots inside a Manipulate

I often have the situation where I'll use Manipulate[] to compare and examine 2 or more lists. A simplified example follows: ...
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How to set different labelstyles for controls in manipulate?

Background: Manipulate[ {jj, kk}, {{jj, 2, "Select j"}, 1, 11}, {{kk, 2, "Select k"}, 1, 11}, LabelStyle -> {Bold, Medium} ] In the example above ...
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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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Shading in squares crossed by a diagonal

You have a rectangle and it is diagonal. How many squares will be crossed by the diagonal (I guess assuming the side length of the rectangle are nice whole numbers) I've seen an implementation in ...
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Interpreting text entry and splitting it in a Manipulate text field?

I have the following program that plots the number of trigram appearances across a corpus of textual information between 1964 and 1989 (apologies for the messy code): ...
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Question about scoping data in a multi-level Manipulate construction

Background: In a module containing an outer / inner manipulate I select the key of data with a dropdownlist in the outer manipulate. Data is read and displayed in the inner manipulate for edit ...
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What is the proper method to load a Mathematica package inside a DynamicModule

I have a DynamicModule that requires loading of Mathematica packages. The usual methods do not seem to apply (...
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Export animation of a Manipulate autorun sequence?

I've got a Manipulate that does a vector field plot. Basically a function that returns a list of Graphics objects and a couple of sliders: ...
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Locking a value when Manipulating variables

I'm trying to achieve something similar to Bret Victor's brilliant Scrubbing Calculator in Mathematica. By using Manipulate I'd like to change the values of the variables such that if I modify one ...
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How to add several Locators to a Graphic with a mouse click?

Background: Suppose I have something like this: ...
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How To interactively create a Polygon in a Graphic?

Background: suppose I start with the following (working) snippet. Manipulate[Graphics[Line[{{0, 0}, p}], PlotRange -> 2], {{p, {1, 1}}, Locator}] Ideally, I ...
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How to programmatically create a Manipulate in another Manipulate?

Background: the following Manipulate works as expected ...
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How to specify the InputField as a String in Manipulate

I'm putting together a Demonstration which utilizes a function which operates on a (manipulated) String, and I'd like the ...
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What is an efficient way of selecting multiple colors via Manipulate?

Background: The following snippet is what I (intend to) use in a Manipulate form where up to 12 different colors can be selected: ...
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How to generate a real-time stream of data?

I'm experimenting with Inversion-of-Control (callback) programming patterns, and I would like a way to generate streams of data at specified real-time intervals. I came up with the illustrated way to ...
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Manipulate not working inside DialogInput

Some controls do not appear to work with Manipulate inside a DialogInput. For example: ...
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Manipulate Evaluation Order Problem

I seem to be getting some unintended results from a nested Manipulate that I have not been able to resolve. I boiled down the problem I'm having to a simplified ...
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Change the color of a Locator in a Manipulate

How can I change the color of a Locator in a Manipulate? As an example, consider the following. ...
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What changes in Dynamic have occurred from Mathematica 7 to Mathematica 8 that might induce incompatibilities?

I have a function that outputs a Manipulate (say FAnimated[params_]:= Manipulate[F[params,t], {Time, Animator[t]}] where F ...
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How to use button to evaluate a cell

I would like to create a button that when I click it it evaluates a cell containing a manipulate code. Also, I would like another button that when I click the output of manipulate disappears. How can ...