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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Increase Performance in the Manipulate Command

The code below pretty much looks like and does what I want it to. However, it is sluggish. I realize I have many calculations, and perhaps this is the best I can hope for. But if anybody has any idea ...
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Resizing or moving Notebook window causes Manipulate to update its argument

Bug introduced in 10.0 and fixed in 10.3.0 Check this example: Manipulate[Grid[{{RandomReal[10]}, {Plot[Sin[x], {x, 0, 2 Pi}]}}], {a, 1, 3}] As you can see, ...
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Control with label doesn't work properly inside Manipulate

Consider the following example: Manipulate[{1}[[i]], {i, {1 -> "a"}}] Execute it and you'll get: The correct result will be displayed if you select ...
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how to use InputField function within the manipulate function

I am trying to make a demonstration that can take in a matrix and create a vector field. Currently I have the demonstration all functioning but to define the matrix it uses sliders. I know they cannot ...
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Manipulate starts to recalculate infinitely

I'm fitting data inside Manipulate and it works good model = Evaluate[H1*complex[r, k1, 1]]; fitRes = FindFit[data, model, {H1, k1}, r, Method -> "NMinimize"]; ...
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How to prevent a definition from overwriting my input

I developed the following manipulate code to be a limited knockoff of Polking's dfield. I export the code to Enterprise CDF so that one may type a first-order ODE into the input box and create a slope ...
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Approximate UnitStep for use in Enterprise CDF

The following Manipulate code displays the VectorPlot for all functions. (This code is a subset of a more extensive notebook which is based on the structure you see below. Consequently, I need to ...
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Multiple interactive adjusters for multiple parameters including locator

I want to make a program that allows to vary multiple parameters via multiple adjusters. It may well be that this question has been answered already somewhere. However, I am pretty new to programming ...
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Showing Mathematica's dynamic UI in external Java programs

I want to run Mathematica from an external Java program and display an interactive app in my own Jpanel. Is it possible? When I tried using MathGraphicsJpanel, I am getting only the snapshot of the ...
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How do I animate just one variable out of three inside Manipulate/Not show line until Animate?

1) In the following code, I want to Animate just the Elapsed Time (t) variable. How do I write an ...
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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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I want to change the outer background color of a manipulated plot

I downloaded some demonstrations' sources (for example) and I want to change their colors. I am only stuck with the white outer background that is around the plot's yellow background. I would like to ...
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Manipulate: how to hide manipulator

Suppose one creates a simple Manipulate in a notebook, with a single numerical control and no changing of the default appearance. Then there is a small + in the upper right, for accessing the ...
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(Again) eliminate curly brackets from PopupMenu?

How can I display the items in a PopupMenu , which is fed by a list, without the curly brackets? The sample code is: ...
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How to create a new window with manipulate? [duplicate]

How can I create a new window with a Manipulate expression? Currently I'm using: ...
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Creating plots of second order polynomials [duplicate]

I am supposed to write a notebook meant for teaching graphs of second order polynomials, a x^2 + b x + c : There should be a 2x2 grid of four significant plots ...
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Automatically expanding sliders in Manipulate

Is there some way to have all sliders expanded by default in a Manipulator object, i.e. as if I had clicked all "+" signs?
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How to plot an arbitrary function in mathematica [duplicate]

I have plotted and manipulated the Von Mises Distribution as follows: Then I want to change the function of the distribution a bit Because I want its function be as: ...
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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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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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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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Wrap custom control inside Manipulate or DynamicModule

[Apologies if this is a duplicate: I have looked at quite a few related questions but have not seen this issue dealt with] I have built a custom control, using the following method: ...
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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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Part of longer code has an error - how can I debug?

Please can someone help me locate the problem? ...
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Display coordinates of pointing device in VectorPlot

I want to show the coordinates of the (mouse) pointing device as I move the pointing device over the VectorPlot without a (right or left) click. I have tried ToolTip and MousePosition but I cannot get ...
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Show and hide various pieces of information in a Manipulate

I wanted to change the visibility of a function and its additional informations within a plot through the help of a checkbox, as shown in that post: Toggle visibility of elements in a plot But ...
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Dynamic update of displayed quantities on a Plot within manipulate

I'll admit that I only skimmed some other threads about this. They seem rather complicated in contrast to my simple problem. I have two lines in space defined by a two-by-two coefficient matrix. I ...
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Manipulate After upgrading to windows 10 [closed]

After upgrading to windows 10, whenever I run any kind of Manipulate function in Mathematica 10.1, the program freezes. This can be as simple as Manipulate[x,{x,0,5}]. Does anyone else have this ...
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Running a function with manipulators in a popup window [closed]

I have a function, pasted at the bottom, which I would like to encapsulate into a function that can be called, and the program would then run in a popup window, return the values energy, peaklocation ...
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Why doesn't variables take value from manipulate?

I am new to Mathematica and I am working on a code on which the final output depends on variables evaluated from the inputs A simplified example: (x,y) inputs ,(q,w) intermediate values, (z) output ...
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Use slider controls to set function domain of plotted function

I want to display Plot[f,{t, t1, t2}] in a Manipulate with the domain {t1, t2} specified by ...
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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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Using Manipulate function on time series data [closed]

I have a list of data {{date,real},{date,real},...,{date,real}} and I want to use the Manipulate function on the data. How do ...
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How to make an animation of circle “decaying” into two smaller circles using Manipulate? [closed]

I have defined three functions: $x[t], x_1[t],x_2[t]$. $x[t]$ describes the motion of a circle of some radius $r$ that, at some moment $t_0$ decays into two circles of radii $r_1$ and $r_2$. The ...
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Does DynamicModule cure Problem with Manipulate?

Hopefully, this is a final cure for the Problem with Manipulate introduced on A problem with Manipulate and then continued on Continuation of a Problem with Manipulate. Michael E2 suggested on the ...
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Antialiased text in manipulate constantly re-evaluated, ignores TrackedSymbols

I am trying to display antialiased text (using the ImportString[ExportString[]] method shown here) but inside a manipulate so that the text can be changed interactively. I have found a way to do this, ...
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Mathematica 10.2 Manipulate function settings problem [duplicate]

I am trying Manipulate function in Mathematica 10.2. The problem is that when I move the slider the graph manipulates but when I click the + sign/expand button to ...
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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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Does ContourPlot3D leak assignments inside Manipulate?

Update 5 Aug 2015 -- Karsten 7. found a minimal example of leaking not involving Manipulate, so the role of Manipulate seems ...
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ControlActive ignores SetterBar

As shown in the following example, ControlActive does not seem to respond to controls such as SetterBar. Moving the slider ...
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Running an animation if a certain condition is met using Manipulate

I'm having trouble finding a way to play an animation (inside Manipulate) if a certain condition is met. I'm representing liquid volume with rectangles and if the ...
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Specifying a PopupMenu in a Manipulate expression

In my previous question here, I had a problem with showing GeoGraphics in a CDF document, but thanks to other users, I was able to solve it. But the code I wrote to test my work gave an error. I tried ...
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Possible bug with Manipulate [duplicate]

Bug introduced in 10.1.0 and fixed in 10.2.0 I am observing a potential bug not present in MMA 10.0.1.0 on Win 7 Ultimate, but observable on MMA 10.1 on Win 7 Enterprise. It seems to work with ...
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Initial values in Manipulate are hijacked by existing global variable values

Is the following behaviour a bug? It's the same in all versions between 9.0-10.2.0. Let's try this simple Manipulate with the initial value of ...
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Manipulate not updating the way I expected it to

I want to make a selector that allows me to select a date and, depending on the date, load a list of car makes. After that, I should be able to select a specific car make. ...
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When plot a list, how to Manipulate a sequence of defined functions at the same time?

I am trying to plot a sequence of functions, for example{(a+b)^i},{i,1,100}. All the expressions I have stored in the list. Now I want to plot them and see how their value would change if I change ...