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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DynamicModule, SaveDefinitions and global functions

Unfortunately, I had not checked stackoverflow, because there, the exact same behavior was already reported. Please see the Q&A "SaveDefinitions considered dangerous". Up-front, I'm on Ubuntu ...
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Manipulate keeps replaying the animation non-stop

I made a notebook with the following code, but for some reason when I evaluate it it keeps replaying repeatedly. What is causing this? Thanks. ...
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Mathematica Manipulate with macros AND variable number of controls (persistence desired)

This post about avoiding code duplication in Manipulate helped a lot getting as far as I did. The method of "macros" outlined there works excellent, but when the ...
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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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“Reset” Button for Manipulate

I want to distribute a .cdf to my students wherein they manipulate 5 locators on a graph to define various shapes. The .cdf opens with the locators in a "nice" position, but of course it is very hard ...
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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: Manipulate[{x, r}, {{x, r}}, {r, 0, 1}] ...
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Using more than one set of Locators in a Manipulate

I need to add locators dynamically to different sets. With one set this works OK: ...
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How can I create an interactive ColorFunction using Manipulate?

I am trying to specify my own colors and scaling for the ColorFunction in ListDensityPlot. I have several lists of 2D values ...
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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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Can Manipulate controls have the option Appearance -> “Labeled” by default?

I was wondering if there's a way to tell Mathematica to use the option Appearance -> "Labeled" for all Manipulate commands 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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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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Placing Manipulate controls in multiple columns

I have a Manipulate construct with a square Graphic on the left side and all the controls placed on the right side. There are so ...
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Manipulating plot of random iterated function system fractal

I'm generating the Sierpinski Gasket by implementing a chaos game in Mathematica. What I'd like to do is create an interactive manipulation with a slider, whereby moving it forward, plots all the ...
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Prevent interdependence of controls

My question is probably best illustrated with this small sample code: ...
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How should I deal with messages being produced by my Manipulate?

I have made a knockoff of John Polking's dfield for a web-embedded CDF (via Enterprise Mathematica). My code extends that from Belisarius who last year showed me how to use ...
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Circular membrane vibration simulation

I'm new in Mathematica and I'm trying to simulate the vibration of a circular membrane for math project but I don't even know how to start. The wave equation describes the displacement of the ...
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Plotting heat equation in a Manipulate expression

I have a 2D heat equation $u_t = \alpha (u_{xx} + u_{yy})$ with conditions: $u(x, y, 0) = 300$, $u_y(x, 0, t) = \mu_1(x)$, $u_y(x, 1, t) = \mu_2(x)$, $u(0, y, t) = \mu_3(y)$, $u(1, y, t) = \mu_4(y)$,...
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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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Evaluation indicator for a notebook

I have a GUI with a number of TabView and other Manipulate controls. Sometimes clicking from one tab view to the other can take ...
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Choppy curves with Manipulate [duplicate]

While manipulating the slider in Manipulate[], I experience choppy curves. These do however render correctly after letting go of the slider. The same phenomenon occurs when pressing the + or - button ...
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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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Manipulate: Play the animation only once and stop

I do small animations with Manipulate, but sometimes I don't like that it runs over and over again from start. I would like to have the possibility to stop the ...
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Elegant Matrix Combinations

Suppose you have a matrix (mxn), simplified for illustration m= {{a, b, c}, {d, e, f}} And a set of combinations (simplified for illustration purposes but can ...
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Altering values in Manipulate with dynamically generated controls

I have a Manipulate whose controls are generated based on a parameter in a containing Manipulate: ...
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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 number at the center until it reach 30 (seconds), then manually switches to white to observer the ...
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Substitute for 'InputField' in Wolfram Demonstration

My application relies on the ability of users to enter text, and has several settings with a huge range of potential values best entered as strings (to comply with Wolfram's admonition to "choose your ...
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How many arguments does a function require, and how to use that in `Manipulate`

The goal is to vary the order parameters in wavelet transforms in the Manipulate environment. The various transformations have arguments of different rank. For ...
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Slider resistance and Play-Pausing with Manipulate, TabView, and attempt an granular TrackedSymbols?

Attempting to implement @Nasser's answer for How to avoid an expensive subset of a Manipulate computation when dependent variables have not changed?, using a ...
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Can Table be used inside Manipulate?

EDIT: CHanged the code. Please try again t see if it works well on our PCs. I am creating a simple Manipulate[] notebook. However when I place Table[] in the code, like: ...
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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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Manipulate: strange behavior of Manipulator

Bug introduced in 10.2 and fixed in 10.3 Consider this simple code: Manipulate[n, {n, 1, 5}] When we evaluate it, we'll get Now try to click on the little ...
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Why aren't the locators independently enabled/disabled?

I am wondering why the Enabled setting for the first locator (point1) overrides the Enabled setting for the second locator (...
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Object isn't fully displayed in DialogInput

Update: Here's a simper example to reproduce the issue: DialogInput[Table[InputField[], {50}], WindowSize -> All] On my 1366×768 screen only no more than 17 <...
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Manipulate Plot and control variables using multiple controls

Here's a simple Manipulate example: ...
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Manipulate keeps updating due to a function

Edit: This is apparently only a problem on a mac running OSX. I am trying to use the 'stretchText' function by Jens. But when I use it in manipulate, the output keeps updating without changing ...
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How can I add column-rearrangement-by-mouse-dragging to my dataset display function?

A subject that I seem to take at heart... I was expecting an upgrade of the default Dataset display in MMA 10.3.1. It did not happen. Among the features I would have liked to see improved is a better/...
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Does ContourPlot3D leak assignments inside Manipulate?

Update 5 Aug 2015 -- Karsten 7. found a minimal example of leaking not involving Manipulate, so the role of Manipulate seems ...
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Manipulate a 2D point controlled simultaneously by Locator and its coordinates

I'm trying to have a point in the plane which can be manipulated both using Locator as well as inserting its $x$ and $y$ coordinates. My attempts at doing this are: ...
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Animation is jerky, but slider is not

When I do the following simple animation (from the book Mathematica Navigator, p. 316) the slider control changes the image smoothly, but when I play the animation it is jerky. Is there anything that ...
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Mathematica 10.2 Manipulate function settings problem [duplicate]

I am trying Manipulate function in Mathematica 10.2. The problem is that when I move the slider the graph manipulates but when I click the + sign/expand button to ...
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Does DynamicModule cure Problem with Manipulate?

Hopefully, this is a final cure for the Problem with Manipulate introduced on A problem with Manipulate and then continued on Continuation of a Problem with Manipulate. Michael E2 suggested on the ...
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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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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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Simulations using alternative initial conditions

With help from some of you guys here in this forum, I have developed the following code, which works perfectly. My questions are: how to automate the simulations with varying initial conditions. In ...
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Graph of second order polynomials [closed]

As I mentioned before, I want to write a notebook for teaching graphs of second order polynomials that shows discriminant and the conditions when a>0, a<0, having real roots, having no real roots. ...
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Possible bug with Manipulate [duplicate]

Bug introduced in 10.1.0 and fixed in 10.2.0 I am observing a potential bug not present in MMA 10.0.1.0 on Win 7 Ultimate, but observable on MMA 10.1 on Win 7 Enterprise. It seems to work with ...
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Specifying a PopupMenu in a Manipulate expression

In my previous question here, I had a problem with showing GeoGraphics in a CDF document, but thanks to other users, I was able to solve it. But the code I wrote to test my work gave an error. I tried ...
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Speed up manipulate by exporting each step as an image

Consider a manipulate function such as: ...
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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 ...