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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How to set precision and format labeled Slider in Manipulate?

For my calculations, I need increased precision of parameter 'k' in my Manipulate: ...
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Localizing variables within a Manipulate

I have a notebook with several examples of very similar computations, each involving the same variable/parameter names of the ingredients used in a final ...
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How to make TraditionalForm display the same in the Manipulate output as in a notebook?

I noticed that TraditionalForm does not display as nice in the Manipulate output as in normal notebook. Is there a way to make it look the same? Here is an example, ...
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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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Manipulate and Turning Expressions into Functions

I've been trying to use Manipulate to do interactive plotting, but I've been running into a few problems with saved expressions. I have an expression saved as "func" and I want to work with it and ...
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Interactive Mandelbrot Zoomer?

I want to combine Manipulate with ManbelbrotSetPlot just to get Mathematica to give me a quick and dirty Mandelbrot Zoomer. I want to be able to single/double click on a section, and have it zoom in ...
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How to allow ContinuousAction on something that is not all

I have this code: DynamicModule[{r = 1}, Grid[{{Slider[Dynamic[r]], SpanFromLeft}, {f[Dynamic[r]], g[Dynamic[r]]}}]] While I move the slider, $f$ ang $g$ are ...
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Is there a way to continuously update only *some* variables in Manipulate?

I have a Manipulate control, the main element of which is a single slider. Moving the one slider triggers calls to two functions - one which is evaluated very quickly, the other more slowly. I'd like ...
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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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How to use custom Dynamic inside Manipulate

I was wondering if it is possible to use a custom Dynamic[var, function] inside a Manipulate. The reason for the need is this: ...
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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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How to save Manipulate bookmarks permanently?

I would like to save current Manipulate parameter values to load them again later. Bookmarks (previously discussed here and here) work fine until the cell is ...
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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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What causes Manipulate to stop evaluating expressions?

I'm working on a N-body simulation within Mathematica, and currently I have something along these lines: ...
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For[] or While[] can't be used inside Manipulate[]?

Here is a code sample that creates a control object which calculates the expressions inside Maniplate again and again and never stop (it's proved by the code in the ...
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Make which controls are visible in a Manipulate depend on a control value

I want to make a simple demonstration using Manipulate in which I have one or two input fields show depending on whether or not another control is True or False. How can I achieve such functionality? ...
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Add text after label in a Manipulate graphic

I can add the value of a slider to the right of it using the Appearance-->Labelled option, but what if I want to add text after the automatic label. How can I do that? Normally I want to do this to ...
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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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Moving controls from Manipulate to a Palette ( or similar GUI object )

Consider the following snippet as a reference. ...
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How to set the slider width inside Manipulate

I use the code below to visualise the connection between a sine curve and the unit circle, but would like to make the slider wider, so it has at least almost the same with as the image. I have tried ...
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Can I set 'no-go' values in a Manipulate slider?

Is it possible to easily modify a Manipulate such that the slider automagically skips certain values? For example, say I am plotting an equation that's perfectly ...
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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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Make ControlActive respond faster within Animate

The following code uses Animate to create an animation that displays as {t, "Inactive"} when paused, and {t, "Active"} when running: ...
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Momentary Checkbox

I'm trying to create a demonstration in Mathematica where a checkbox will show an answer, but I only want the answer to be shown while the mouse button is pressed. There seems to be a ...
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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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Prevent interdependence of controls

My question is probably best illustrated with this small sample code: ...
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How to wrap this dynamic code inside a Manipulate?

My goal is to set up a Ising-type simulation, where many fast simulation steps are done in the background, and a visualization of the current state is displayed as the simulation evolves, being ...
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How to eliminate the backward play in Export of Manipulate?

I find that the Export of Manipuate contains backforward play, see a simplified example: ...
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How can I have interruptible computations inside a manipulate?

Here's a perfect example of my problem: Manipulate[Pause[n], {n, {1, 10}, ContinuousAction -> False}, SynchronousUpdating -> False] It is illustrated by ...
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Can I select or implement a Manipulate bookmark from an arbitrary control?

I understand how I can select a bookmark from the "+" menu of a Manipulate. Is there a way to select a bookmark from an arbitrary control, or define a control that ...
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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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Manipulate (Linux version of Mathematica)

I'm runnning Mathematica 9 on Ubuntu 11.10. After installing CDF player I still have problem (most of time) with Manipulate. Only way I'm able to change value of a ...
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Manipulate flickering and consuming lots of CPU

I am new to Mathematica and was experimenting with a simply problem of plotting a tangent to a curve and being able to move the point at which the tangent is drawn using ...
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Graphics and panel size

Consider the following snippet: ...
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Easy way to bind rect to geometrical 2D line?

I got stuck with the following problem. For some calculation and visualization purposes I need to draw different shapes (like rectangle) with proper slope on custom line. The trivial example: ...
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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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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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Moving From Dynamic Module to Manipulate

In trying to implement Vitaly's suggestion about how to take control of Locator events, I have been able to make headway using ...
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A command for outputting a list of parameter values in a Manipulate interface

I am looking for a command that will output a list of values that correspond to the current parameter values manually set on a particular Manipulate interface. For ...
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Changing background colour of a Manipulate element

Please consider the following: Manipulate[Plot[Sin[x (1 + a x)], {x, 0, 6}], {a, 0, 2}]; Now, I would like to change the background colour to yellow. I tried ...
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Locators in Manipulate not moving properly

I thought a simple Mathematica kerning machine (for adjusting the space between characters) would be interesting, but I'm having trouble with the locators. (There are a number of other questions ...
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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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How to eliminate the need to double evaluate a Manipulate so that a Module in its Initialization section works?

Using V 8.04 on windows. I think this issue might be related to the fact that Mathematica reads main body the Manipulate before evaluating or running the Initialization option. Or, might be ...
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saving Manipulate data inside a notebook

I want to send a few Manipulate Plots and regular plots to my advisor in a notebook. I ...
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How to dynamically update Locator[] constraints?

I need to visualize Menelaus' theorem for a triangle with moving locators for each of six points. So the vertexes of the triangle can move in any possible way, and the three points on the sides of the ...
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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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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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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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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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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): ...