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 change start and end date of DateListPlot with Manipulate?

Let's say I have a one dimension list d with length L. The $x$-axis in the plot starts from ...
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Manipulating horizontal and vertical 'guidelines'

Is it possible to create an interactive plot that has drag-down / across horizontal & vertical guides a la Illustrator / InDesign? I would like to generate something like this: I would ideally ...
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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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Problem with manipulation and plot

I want to make my function trace the hypotrochoid through one period of its motion and trying to change the color of the trace, color of the radius, and change the color of the dot on it so I can view ...
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Place title outside of GraphicsGrid in Manipulate

I want to be able to place a text title centered just inside the bounding box generated by Manipulate yet above the GraphicsGrid and run boxes you see when ...
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Speed up manipulate by exporting each step as an image

Consider a manipulate function such as: ...
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Change all Options of Plot Dynamically

I am trying to make a series of changes in the appearance of the Plot of some function. I am trying to use Manipulate for my experiments. I tried to change the following code ...
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Manipulate with variable number of sliders plus variable number of functions

I'm trying to setup a Manipulate where I have a variable number of sliders similar to this one, where every slider controls a function. In my case, there will be an additional slider which sets the ...
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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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Draw plot with locator & slider

I would like to create a plot whereby both the slider and the locator 'draw' the plot. In the following code, the locator & the slider act independently: ...
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Two-way locator & slider controls

I was wondering whether it was possible to have a two way control system, whereby one could click and drag both the locator (which would in turn move the sliders), AND click & drag the sliders ...
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Merging two line graphs into manipulate command

Ultimately the goal is to make a manipulate command and turn a line into a circle. So I am supposed to take a line that is segmented into 12 equal lengths. ...
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Control multiple locators along a plot

Update 1 @ Michael E2, my effort - for what it is worth!: ...
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Manipulate syntax

I am trying to manipulate a plot of the Bernoulli roots as follows: The following code clearly is not going to work, but I have included it in an effort to illustrate my meaning. ...
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What's wrong with the following Plot in Manipulate?

I try to show the convolution of a step function and a triangle function is smooth with the following code: ...
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Manipulate Locator warping (snap to cursor)

I'm looking to have a Manipulator Locator that moves in discrete steps and requies the user to click on/near the locator position.. consider these two examples: ...
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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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Manipulate embedded in a CDF ducument and started by a button [duplicate]

Preamble: I am working on a document that I plan to publish as a Supplementing in a regular scientific journal in the CDF form. In this document I fail to make the following thing: Explanations: ...
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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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Manipulate that remembers its own input code and can show it by request

This question is a further question to my previous one. The solution for that question works well as long as the original input Manipulate code is still provided in ...
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How to define a button inside Manipulate that tells Mathematica to re-evaluate the whole Manipulate code?

I have written a Manipulate code carrying out some very complicated tasks. There is no problem for the first run, but if I click the reset button to reset all ...
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Selective evaluation of blocks of code in a Manipulate

Is it possible to attach certain pieces of code to certain controls in a Manipulate? For example, consider the following Manipulate ...
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Using absolute locator coordinates in Manipulate

In this simplified code below, I'd like to display two plots within Manipulate, and use the Locator controltype to set the value ...
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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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How to create a discrete 2d slider using existing 2d data?

data = Sort[RandomReal[{0, 1}, {100, 2}]]; Manipulate[pt, {pt, data}, ControlType -> Slider2D] I get a error message: Manipulate::vstype: ControlType -> ...
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Manipulate, Import external table, save as CDF, mail presentation

For my work I do data analysis. Most of these analysis are done on big databases with milions of records. I would like to make a manipulate (or animate) using a external dataset and create a CDF ...
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Can a large Grid of 3DListPlots be rotated by a single Dynamic control?

So I have a few hundred plots in a grid, that I thought would be nice to adjust the data view with a Dynamic slider. I'm using Jens solution for the Grid plotting here . Manipulating multiple plots ...
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Manipulate and function definition

I have read the documentation, and know the way Initialization works with Manipulate, but I can't seem to understand why this piece of code ...
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Manipulate and global assignments [duplicate]

I've a (perhaps too) basic questions that has been bugging me for a while. Manipulate seems to ignore global assignments. For instance the following does not result in the obvious output one would ...
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The dangers of SaveDefinitions — should this really happen?

I have been bitten hard by SaveDefinitions -> True. I'll describe in detail what happened below. My questions are: Is this a bug? What is the most convenient ...
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Manipulate graphs in 3D

Is it possible to Manipulate Graphs (e.g. a ...
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Manipulate executes expressions multiple times

I am using Manipulate for a rather intricate front end for data visualization. I was getting very sluggish performance and was able to boil the problem down to a ...
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Can I combine a manipulate plot and a plot of data from a file?

I am fitting a theoretical equation for a complicated curve to some experimentally measured data. As you might be aware, algorithmically quantifying 'goodness of fit' for a complicated curve is ...
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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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Manipulate using a variable defined outside of the manipulate function [duplicate]

I want to do something like this: expr := x^e; Manipulate[Plot[expr, {x, 0, 4}], {e, 1, 3}] But the plot shows up empty. Yes, it works if I do: ...
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Incorrect information displayed when slider is moved (intermittent)

All, the following code graphs 10 different solutions for a first order ODE and allows the user to modify certain equation parameters to see how the graph is affected: ...
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How can I track the execution time of an evaluating Manipulate cell?

In Wolfram's tutorial on Advanced Manipulate Functionality, a nice example of a continually evaluating Manipulate cell is presented: ...
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Using Solve Within Manipulate to Model Feedback Control System Problem

This post is extremely long and I do apologize - but please bear with me with all the explanation of the context of the question - due to how long the code is I have included a hyperlink where you can ...
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Placing Buttons within Manipulate [closed]

I want the freedom to place buttons either on the Left or the Right within Manipulate. I can do so by specifying "ControlPlacement" as Left or Right, but the problem is that that only moves BOTH ...
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How do I scale three independent variables in a Manipulate?

cross-posted on the Wolfram Community forum I'm trying to ilustrate the difficulties in assigning bins to a data set and then running a comparison of the bins against a binomial distribution for all ...
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How Do I Upgrade a Show to a Manipulate?

I'm trying to ilustrate the difficulties in assigning bins to a data set and then running a comparison of the bins against a binomial distribution for all values- n, p. The code I have so far is ...
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Increase Size of InputForm in Manipulate

I would like to set a variable equal to a copy n' pasted list, all within the Manipulate[] environment: Manipulate[list,{list,0}] I would like to view and edit ...
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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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Manipulate store values

Is there a way to store the numerical values from a manipulate function in the form of a table? For example, if the function is f[x_] := x^2 - 2x Can one store ...
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How can I make check boxes that put elements into a list?

Right now I have a blank list that I am putting in Manipulate[]. I want to be able to choose whether 1,2, or 3 are in this list by setting z1,z2, z3 as True or False: ...
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Export in Manipulate, infinite loop

I want to make export of a plot inside Manipulate, but only once. However, this code runs infinitely and does export infinitely: ...
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Ploting a 3D vector field using Manipulate, VectorPlot3D and NDSolve

My aim is to plot a vector field of the following system with a few trajectories: $$r'(t)=i-l.r(t)-\text{ux}. r(t). x(t)-\text{uy}. r(t). y(t) \\ x'(t)=\text{ex}. \text{ux}. r(t). x(t)-\text{mx}. ...
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How to format labeled Slider in Manipulate

I need increased precision of parameter 'k' in my Manipulate ...
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Change the colour of a ListPlot element in each iteration of Manipulate

I would like to modify the colour of dots in a ListPlot[Table[function]], e.g ...
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Manipulate showing the trajectory of a particle along a parametric curve

I have a particle which follows a certain trajectory given by rx and ry ...