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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SaveDefinitions->True changes the displayed image

Bug introduced in 9.0.1 or earlier and persisting through 10.1.0 or later I have a Manipulate[ ] that displays an image with a superimposed ...
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Continuation of a Problem with Manipulate

For the beginning of this discussion, see: A problem with Manipulate. Now, the final use of the Initialization command doesn't protect the Global workspace. What I am discussing is not a single ...
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How to hide and show graphics within Show[] function (in Manipulate wrapper)

There is a well documented way to "Dynamically Hide and Show Plots" (link). In the example 'Opacity' option is effectively used. Is there an efficient way to make the same functionality with "Show"? I ...
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Manipulate - 3 sliders for a list of 3 elements [closed]

I'm trying to create a slider for a list of 3 elements. I know that I can create a 2D slider for a list of 2 elements and it's impossible to create a 3D slider for a list of 3 elements. So, I just ...
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Using NDSolve within Manipulate

I'm trying to use NDSolve inside manipulate. Specifically, I have a series of differential equations with coefficients, k1, k2, ...
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About Manipulate : How to make this work properly?

Manipulate[ Plot[PDF[NormalDistribution[mu, sigma], x], {x, -4*sigma, 4*sigma}], {mu, -10, 10}, {sigma, 0, 10} ] I got the following error:
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How to conditionally combine a RegionPlot3D with a ContourPlot3D inside a Manipulate?

I know how to combine a RegionPlot3D and a ContourPlot3D, which I did (see below for details on the code I'm referring to) with ...
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Compiling a function that takes lots of optional arguments

I have a function that takes lots of optional arguments (basically some design parameters, about 10 of them) and performs some basic algebraic calculations involving complex numbers with the options. ...
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Adding circles on a function plot depending on the slope

I have the following function and I use manipulate to change the plot of the function and the integral respectively. In nonlinear dynamics one plots a little circle/point on the intersections of the ...
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How can I mark a point on a slider control?

I have a Slider control inside a Manipulate which spans some range of values, say from 0 to 10, like in: Manipulate[ Sin@x, {x, -2 Pi, 2 Pi} ] I would like ...
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Standalone cdf with precalculated result

I'm wishing you a nice day. I needed some interactive plots so I used Manipulate. My function is function of several parameters, let's call it $f \left( L, \Gamma, ...
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How would I use sliders to manipulate the slope and intercept of a plane in a graphics 3d box while the cdf was running

Would I link a slider value to a polynomial that represents the plane and draw it in the draw plane a function, Or, is there a way that would allow me to have sliders in the draw plane function ...
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How can I get a manipulated parameter to show up with text next to it?

I'm trying to make a dynamic demonstration involving the $\epsilon-\delta$ proof of the limit, $$\lim_{x\to c}(2x-1)=2c-1$$ with the following code. d and ...
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Manipulating a damped oscillator plot - plot does not show

I was trying to make an oscillation plot that could be manipulated depending on the value of $\beta$. The differential equation is below, and when I just plot the solution, it turns out to be the ...
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Stopping resetting of linked locators in manipulate [duplicate]

I have found several solutions for linking locators (using the second argument for Dynamic) but they have the following problem: How do I keep the locators from resetting, when I choose something ...
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How to use Buttons to run alternate Manipulate functions

I wish to use Buttons to trigger alternate Manipulates. According to the documentation: "The first argument to Button is the label" ....and the "second argument is the function that will ...
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Unexpected Manipulate behavior

I get unexpected results when I run the following code (even before moving the sliders): ...
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Locator and manipulate

How can I achieve that the points on a Graphics element could be manipulated both by Locators (clicking and moving) and on the Manipulate panel as well. As you can see, only one of the methods work. ...
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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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Interactive level sets of polynomials

I'm new to Mathematica and I need some help with the following problem. I would like given some positive integer n, to have mathematica plot the level sets of a (say monic) polynomial of degree n, ...
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Is it possible to return a list of variable values set by Manipulate?

Is it possible to write a function that returns a set of values that are set by Manipulate? For example, a function that returns a dataset of variables modified by ...
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Rolling Disk Animation

I am trying to create an animation in Mathematica of a rolling disk outside a disk of equal radius. The following coding is what I have tried but without the one circle staying in a fixed position I ...
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Interactively inspecting parts of an object

There have been times when I want to find the structure of an object in order to extract some part of it. For example, extracting the x and y coordinates from a Graphics object generated by Plot. I ...
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Using Manipulate to make a 3D plot of a function of three variables [closed]

I have a function $S = S(\alpha,\tau,q)$. I am interested in plotting a 3DPlot of $S(q,\tau)$ for a given value of $\alpha$. However, I would like to visualize this by manipulating $\alpha$ with the ...
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Better way to visualize cylinder puzzle solution

The above puzzle has been a recent source of amusement in my clique. I decided to provide a visualization to motivate solution (here): My code: ...
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What does None mean in a control specification for Manipulate?

I am now struggling to understand code that contains the following (simplified) Manipulate structure. ...
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Strange evaluating indication of output cells

Something like this happened when I was working with two Manipulate cells. I saved the notebook, duplicated it and only keep these two cells, and opened the ...
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Why wrapping this ContourPlot inside a Manipulate changes its output into something unrecognizable?

I am a bit puzzled: I wrap the same exact ContoutPlot inside a Manipulate, and it looks all wrong (I don't know what it's drawing but it does not look like the zeros of my polynomial). What am I doing ...
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Manipulate with multiple locators [closed]

How can I work with tables/lists of Locators under manipulate? Note this is very similar to this question: http://mathematica.stackexchange.com/a/51956/2079 The ...
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Approaches to solving non-linear systems of equation with assumptions

The specific type of system looks as follows: \begin{align} (r-r')x+4d_1 x^3+4d_{12}xy^2 &= 0 \\ (r+r')y+4d_2 y^3+4d_{12}yx^2 &= 0 \\ \end{align} Where $r,r',d_1, d_2, d_{12}$ are all real ...
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Module and Manipulate: Why the Red Highlighting? [duplicate]

If I define a function that returns a Manipulate object, and the Manipulate has a local variable inside of it, the local ...
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Toggle plot visibility of dynamic number of data sets

I have multiple curves in my plot, and want to be able to toggle their visibility off/on. Which I got to work thanks to a different post. ...
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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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How to make a time slider like Manipulate[n,{n,1,20,1}]?

I want to make a time slider varied from 12:00:00 Jan 1,2015 to 22:30:00 Jan 1,2015 for every 5 minute. So like using Manipulate[n,{n,1,20,1}], ...
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How to restart a Clock

The code below is to demonstrate color afterimages. The user chooses a color, fixates the changing numbers at the center until they reach 30 (seconds), then manually switches to white to observer the ...
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How do I get the bounds of my Slider to correspond to the current length of a string entered in another control?

I have a text entry control in a Manipulate that I index into the value of using the value of a Slider control. This works as ...
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Solving a PDE with a spatially piecewise-constant material parameter

I would like to solve equation for the 2D distribution of an electrical potential in the conductive medium: $$\nabla\cdot(\sigma\nabla f) = 0$$ where $f=f(x,y)$ is the electric potential (in 2D) and ...
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Why won't Select work on my Dynamic values?

Why won't Select work on my list of Dynamic values? For example if I have some Dynamic ...
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When using PopupMenu other controls stop working

I have an interactive plot in a Manipulate expression with a PopupMenu. I want to be able to select the function being plotted ...
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How can I get “custom” controls to appear and behave like “default” controls in my Manipulate?

For various reasons I need to define some controls in my Manipulate with complex behaviors that are not (or at least I don't think can be) accomplished using the ...
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Entering an differential equation in a Manipulate box

Does anyone have an example of a Manipulate demonstration where the user can type into a box the differential equation, time interval, initial condition, and the result is plotted? This possible in ...
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Dynamic updating of Slot number [duplicate]

I want to change the slot number inside Manipulate[]. Here is a minimal example which does not work: ...
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How do I dynamically construct a string from a variable number of 'PopupMenu's in 'Manipulate'?

I have a string with a variable length, determined by the value of a SetterBar and whose characters are determined by a corresponding number of ...
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How could I add the WorldMap skin to this parametricPlot3d?

How could I stamp the worldmap inthis sphere of variable radius? I´m interested in the meridian of greenwich (longitude=length=0 Degree) is in the position of the longitude=length=0ºDegree of the ...
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What are Epilog x-Axis Positions In BoxWhiskerChart (with BarSpacing option)?

I have a dataset that has a number of groups with overlapping sets. There is a point in the group within the intersection of the sets that I want to highlight by placing a marker of that point between ...
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How to add a static JPEG into a Manipulate without slowing it down

I´m trying to add an image from a book into a Manipulate but it makes the Manipulate update very, very slowly. So much so that ...
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Unwanted interaction between instances of a Manipulate function

The function trajectory below is defined in terms of Manipulate and calls the auxiliary function ...