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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Combining manipulated plots

Let's say I have two manipulated plots: Manipulate[Plot[Sin[a x], {x, 0, Pi}], {a, 0, 10}] Manipulate[Plot[Cos[b x], {x, 0, Pi}], {b, 0, 10}] How can I create a ...
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Why is my animation so slow?

I have an animated plot of the kind ...
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Manipulate and ExclusionsStyle

How can I change ExclusionsStyle for a plot inside Manipulate? Here's a sample that (though it shouldn't) seems to produce ...
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Manipulate Controller - Simplex

Imagine you have three numbers a, b and c, and using ...
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Combining Two Manipulated Plots Dependent on Same Variables

I need to combine two plots on the same graph to highlight the intersection of the two while being able to manipulate various parameters that are common to both functions. I need to have the slider ...
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Getting arrays of values out of Manipulate

More about getting variables out of Manipulate: If I execute the following: ...
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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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Track object movement

Referring to this link I happen to realize that actually the trace being projected is dependent on an equation and not on disk or circle. Though I was presuming that it is getting traced because of ...
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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: ...
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A problem with Deploy and Locator in a Manipulate

I recently asked a question about Locators not behaving properly (see Locators and Table within a Manipulate are not behaving) and thought I had figured out the answer. However, as I played around to ...
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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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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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Click on a curve to start Manipulating another function

I'm able to plot two lists with a tooltip on the curves to display the name of the curve: ...
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“Show” with Manipulate runs fine normally, but gives errors as a CDF

I've simplified my code to what can reproduce my error. Basically, I have two lines: ...
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Thread[] seems to reset changes made with Manipulate[]

Recently I have been working on group theory and I have found checking for associativity for specific Cayley tables to be rather tedious so I wrote a program to do it for me. Most of the time I would ...
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Manipulate in Manipulate

Question 63982 (Altering values in Manipulate with dynamically generated controls) got a very interesting answer from @belisarius, in which he used a Manipulate ...
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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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Clicking to add/remove a Locator

I would like to add a Locator to a figure displayed by Manipulate when I click inside the figure, at the location where I click, ...
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Upon opening my notebook, I must evaluate cell for code to work properly

I am new to Mathematica. Once I evaluate the cell containing the code, my Manipulate works as desired; however, if I open the file and do not evaluate the cell, the Manipulate goes haywire. Can ...
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Mathematica's external controllers?

While reading the Manipulate reference I've noticed this line: What are the available external devices for that? Some months ago I was thinking on what would be needed to use a MIDI Controller ...
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Layers of Locators of Different Colors?

I am a Mathematica novice trying to do some interactive segmentation of microscopy images. I've been trying to understand and build upon some code from a previous StackExchange discussion (Can ...
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Dial control for Manipulate?

I'm trying to make a control item in a Manipulate that is a simple dial. I'm trying to mimic Manipulate[theta, {theta, 0, 360}], ...
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Anchor Manipulate Controls to Edges of Content

I'm running into an issue with arranging Manipulate controls and a dynamic module around the content pane of the Manipulate. For example: ...
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Manipulate Plot and control variables using multiple controls

Here's a simple Manipulate example: ...
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Graphics updating from inside double-Fold-iteration within Manipulate

Normally, when using Manipulate[expr, controls, options], the graphics updating should be carried out at the very end of expr. But now I encounter a situation ...
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How to dynamically change the Appearance of a control in Manipulate?

How can I dynamically change the appearance of b? Strangely it works for the Enabled state but not for the Appearance. Thanks. ...
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How can I highlight the vanishing-partials in an interactive 3D plot?

I am using Manipulate and Plot3D to plot a function with two real variables and two extra parameters. ...
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Why does one of my Manipulate integer variables get turned into a real?

I'm developing code for manipulating graphs. Spot the difference in the 2 Manipulates below: ...
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Manipulate: size of controls

As you can see in the drawing, I'm making a little Manipulate program. I'd now like to decrease the size of the controls at the left—to have more space for the ...
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Noticeable slowdown in graphical performance when using manipulate

I have been making these mathematica 3D objects that involve a molecule with some sort of surface displayed above them. This is done fairly easily by: ...
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Change CurrentValue of a key press

I was wondering if there is a way that I could change the value of a key press such as Shift, Ctrl, etc. Normally, when nothing is pressed, the CurrentValue will ...
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How to control variables of outer and inner Manipulates?

Consider the following ( working ) snippet: ...
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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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SetterBar divider style in Manipulate on a Mac

MMA 9.0.1 MacOSX "Mavericks". This issue is apparently mac specific. The issue of this post is illustrated here, for example. In a SetterBar control straight out ...
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'Play' button in Manipulation and slow evaluations

I'm trying to create animation of some discrete process using Manipilate: ...
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Modelling Hysteresis with a Differential Equation

I want to implement the bulk ferromagnetic hysteresis model (mostly the Jiles-Atherton Model), see http://drum.lib.umd.edu/bitstream/1903/6043/1/PhD_99-1.pdf page 44 equation (30). The needed ...
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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 a Plot that contains a variable that contains symbol [duplicate]

This snippet mm = m Manipulate[{mm, Plot[mm x, {x, 0, 1}]}, {m, 0, 1}] (m is not defined anywhere) produces a sadly fixed ...
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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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Matrix of given size with unspecified elements

I want to generate a Matrix of given size whose elements are not specified I can use Array[a, {3, 2}] to get ...
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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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Style changes between controls and graphics

In the following Manipulate, the style (font?) of the a changes between when it is a control label and when it is a label in the graphics. Is there a way to make ...
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Constrain movement of a locator inside Manipulate

Once again a big thank you for the great help in my earlier post: Plotting function with Dynamic parameter. It totally worked out. I now have a new coding problem ...
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How to make slider in/visible in Manipulate?

I need your help with making a slider invisible and visible in a Manipulate. Here is my code: ...
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Manipulate for probability distribution with multiple parameters, kernel smoothing

I'm looking to use the Manipulate command to take a distribution with multiple parameters (e.g., mean and sigma for the normal), generate some variates, then plot ...
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Controlling margin around PlotLegends

Here's my code: ...
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How draw a line dynamically using manipulate?

I want to paint a curve on a sphere while I’m manipulating stereoscopic projection points on the plane with a 2D slider, but I’m having trouble collecting the points needed to create the Line ...
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Dropping value of one variable when another changes

Context: There is a list of lists list where lists are different length. Using one control I change a part of list to view, and with another one — what certain ...
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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) = ...
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Why does the syntax highlighter color a local symbol red inside DynamicModule?

I am adding a Module inside DynamicModule here is an example (thanks to @rm-rf for this simple example) ...