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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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 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 ...
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Using manipulate with a defined funtion to solve a ODE

As many in this community I'm new in Mathematica and while exploring the numerical solver for differential equations, I tried: ...
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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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Variable number of controls in manipulate

i want to add a variable amount of variables to manipulate, but i got stuck at one point and can't figure out a solution (even after reading here for hours...). I have a function (e.g. here a ...
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Manipulating elements of a matrix, to loop or not ?

I have a grid of values generated from a MATLAB evaluation. Most of these elements are 0, some 0.5 and the remainder 1. I'd like to write a mathematica script which reads in the CSV and then, in every ...
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ListAnimate for nested lists with two sliders

I have a very complicated function of three variables (a,b,c). Now I want to plot the function value as a function of a while ...
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The case of the disappearing locators

I have a complicated Manipulate that uses multiple locators, and need to document the output by saving the graphics to a file. The problem is that when I try to save the graphics, the locators ...
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Sequence not working in Manipulate?

I have a function that I would like to construct the Manipulate parameter list with Sequence. This is a simpler example but it ...
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Not seeing plot of solution returned by NDSolve

I am having trouble with generating a parametric plot with the following code: ...
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Combine 3D plots into one with Manipulate and different region plots

The following script generates two plots in a row, both of them controlled by Manipulate. I would like to combine them together in one. The problem I don't know how to solve is that the plotting ...
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How use TraditionalForm input in InputField?

Inside a Manipulate, I'd like one of the controls to be an InputField and to allow the input entered to be in traditional form. ...
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Size of the box using Manipulate function

I am using the following command: Manipulate[Graphics[Arrow[{{0, 0}, {a Cos[ω t], a Sin[ω t]}}]], {t, 0, 10, 0.1}] In order to display a vector in circular ...
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How change style of InputField in a Manipulate?

Is it possible to specify a style, e.g., font size, for InputField type controls inside a Manipulate and if so, how? For ...
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Problem with showing results in a Manipulate in a cdf-file

I have a problem with showing my results correctly in a Manipulate in a cdf-file. My program (for my bachelor thesis) can calculate the income law with a income entered into an input field; the use ...
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Dynamically Update both a HorizontalGauge range and the value

I'm developing a demonstration that allows students to explore the location of a point on a number line simultaneously at various scales. I'll show a very simplified version here to get to the nub of ...
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There is an issue with Manipulate in which it updates its argument twice in V10

I have asked this question before (here) and I thought that the issue is only when moving the Notebook window. It appears that Manipulate is working in weird manner. ...
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Manipulate - Plot - Function with Parameters [duplicate]

dear community! How do I make this construction work? ...
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Manipulate and Plot, How to keep vertical axis still? [duplicate]

Consider this: Manipulate[Plot[1./n*Sin[t], {t, 0, 10}], {n, 1, 10}] When I change n, I expect the height of the plot ...
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How to fix the PlotRange on LogPlot? [duplicate]

I'm plotting families of Boltzmann'esque distribution functions $\propto\exp\left(-{\dfrac{\varepsilon+{\mathcal O}(\varepsilon^2)}{k_\mathrm{B} T}}\right)$. But it won't let me fix the ...
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Updating Manipulate output from within a Button

Consider this (edit: Pause[3] represents some long computation the button should do): ...
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Using MatrixForm in a Manipulate

I have declared some lists vAwG = {{{0}, {0}}, {{1}, {1}}}; psi = {0, 1, 2, 3}; vBwB = {{{1}, {0}}, {{0}, {1}}}; and created a function ...
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Pausing a dynamic display

I'm trying to display some graphs, which were defined with plot above this line of code. The parametric plot moves through all of the x values, the others are stationary. I would like the parametric ...
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Manipulate Exp[I θ]+b Exp[-I θ]

I've uploaded an image showing a demonstration I'd like to create, but I definitely need help. There is a lot of talent on this list, so maybe someone can help me get started learning how to add ...