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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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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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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Creating centered inline cell in text cell

The cell corresponds to the textual form ...
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Unexpected Setter Bar Behavior when Manipulate Nested in Dynamic Module

Consider this code: DynamicModule[{x, y}, x[t_] := t^2 + 5; y[t_] := t^3 + 5; Manipulate[Plot[fcn[t], {t, -5, 5}], {fcn, {x -> "Square", y -> "Cubic"}}]] ...
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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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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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Manipulate with explicit updates

I want to use Manipulate (I am open to other alternatives) to apply one of two different functions f or ...
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What's wrong with naming a rule?

Please have a look at the code below. The second Manipulate uses the name rl of the replacement rule given in the first line, ...
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Determining closest lists near any selected point

I'm plotting several lists of data (constant lines of density, temperature quality, etc. on a pressure-enthalpy diagram), none of which are fitted well by ...
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How to horizontally center a button in manipulate?

I just need to center a button in the MWE code below. Currently, all I try doesn't work. I would like to horizontally center the button relative to the sliders over it, for aesthetical reasons only. ...
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Can I disable specific items in a PopupMenu control?

I have a PopupMenu in a Manipulate with items in it that are inapplicable in some cases, and rather than removing them, I would ...
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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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Label names within Manipulate with ControlType->RadioButton

I modified an example from the documentation to have a RadioButton control over a specific list of values: ...
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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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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): ...
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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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Pink Manipulates in stand-alone cdfs

Here is a simple example: Manipulate[Plot[Sin[2 Pi f t], {t, 0, 10}], {f, 0, 5}] This makes a plot with a sine wave of varying frequency determined by ...
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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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Showing “updating…” message while Manipulate is re-evaluating

Is it possible to show a fixed text such as "updating..." instead of the last result shown, when Manipulate is re-evaluating an expression (in a slow evaluation ...
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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 to connect a checkbox with part of the graphics?

I'd like to have a checkbox in a Manipulate expression, governing whether part of the graphics is displayed or not. For instance, assume that I have a surface with ...
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Switch inside Manipulate controls statement

I am using this code inside Manipulate: ...
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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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Injecting list of controls into manipulate

I am trying to program a method to manually move around graph vertices, and then output the new coordinates. I'd like to turn this into a function that can be called with a variable number of ...
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How do I constrain the region where I can drag a Locator?

How do I constrain the region where I can drag a Locator to conform to rules, including rules that apply to computations resulting from the value of the ...
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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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Enabled option for slider in Manipulate not updating dynamically

In a Manipulate expression I have a slider control which has the Enabled option ...
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Using Manipulate to dynamically correct the baseline of a signal

i have data with a baseline and will correct it with a polynomial fit using Manipulate to see immediatly the changes in the resulting spectrum. It works so far, but ...
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Control which variables get embedded inside Manipulate

While trying to analyse several different datasets I got what I thought was a good idea: define a "function" that returns a Manipulate object. But this has some ...
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Why is C-compiled (but not WVM-compiled) code so slow in Manipulate?

Here is a small section of code from this SE question which computes the real part of the dilogarithm (the upper limit of the sum is increased for demonstration purposes): ...
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Manipulate code crashes V10.1

This code is working with Mathematica 9, but Mathematica 10.1 is becomes unresponsive when I try to evaluate it. ...
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How can I restore context menu functionality to a Manipulate that contains Locators?

Before adding a Locator to a Manipulate, I can easily print or export the result using a context menu: But after adding a ...
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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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Manipulating the pitch of a sound

After reading Manipulating a continuous stream of sounds I have to ask about controlling the frequency of a Sin sound in a continuous manner, with a ...
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Subdividing a polygon , equivalent fractions

I see that I was a real "doofus" here and my original question was flawed. You can't divide a polygon like you can a circle or a rectangle, except in special cases... I should have seen that right ...
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Shading in squares crossed by a diagonal

You have a rectangle and it is diagonal. How many squares will be crossed by the diagonal (I guess assuming the side length of the rectangle are nice whole numbers) I've seen an implementation in ...
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Manipulate changing controls

Is it possible to use Manipulate and Switch to change the Manipulate controls? ...
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What is the font of these control labels?

What is the font of these control labels? I've gone through every font Mathematica offers (through the format GUI) and don't see a match. Haven't had any luck with default format files either. I'm ...
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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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Display position information out of ListPlots inside a Manipulate

I often have the situation where I'll use Manipulate[] to compare and examine 2 or more lists. A simplified example follows: ...
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Manipulate showing the trajectory of a particle

I'm trying to plot the trajectory of a particle: ...
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Is it possible to manipulate FindFit

I was wondering if it is possible to manipulate a FindFit[] function. As a basic example, if I had an equation $ax^2+bx+c$ and a set of data, would it be possible ...
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How to speed up drawing a tangent plane?

I have this code to produce an interactive visualization of a tangent plane to a function: ...