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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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 ...
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Interdependent Setter controls in Manipulate?

Documentation here shows a nice example of interdependent Slider controls in Manipulate: ...
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How to Include multiple plots in a single Manipulate [closed]

For example if I had one function Sin[x]/x=c and a second one Cos[x]/x=c than Manipulate for ...
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Specifying the PlotRange according to a desired center

I have this plot of $f(x)=\ln x$ and the tangent line at $x=e$, and I'd like to specify the PlotRange so that it's the rectangle with its centroid at $(e,1)$, kind ...
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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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Keeping a plot fixed as one parameter changes in Manipulate

In the following code I'm plotting the contour $f(x,y)=0$ as well as the family of lines $y=mx$: ...
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How to restart a Clock

The code below is to demonstrate color afterimages. The user chooses a color, fixates the changing number at the center until it reach 30 (seconds), then manually switches to white to observer the ...
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How should I debug a failed Manipulate of RegionPlot?

I am trying to build a package that will display a sector of an ellipse where the angle is taken from a focus of the ellipse rather than from the center. The code seems to work fine when called with ...
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Manipulate a 2D point controlled simultaneously by Locator and its coordinates

I'm trying to have a point in the plane which can be manipulated both using Locator as well as inserting its $x$ and $y$ coordinates. My attempts at doing this are: ...
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Set control A to a specific value if control B is ever changed?

I've had trouble with this and issues similar to this in the past, where I need to track when a controlled variable is changed. Basically I have two Sliders (call ...
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How to use locally scoped dynamic variables in Manipulate for expression and control parameters

I have a Manipulate that has dynamic variables that I want to use in the displayed expression and use in the parameters for the manipulate controls. I only ...
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ToExpression in Manipulate

lets take this small example code: Manipulate[Plot[Sin[x (1 + a* x)], {x, 0, 6}], {a, 0, 100}, Button["a=90", ToExpression["a=90"]]] By clicking the button I ...
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How to restrict the motion of a Manipulate-generated Locator along a line?

If one uses a stand-alone locator and needs it to only be movable along a curve, say, defined by a function f[x], one can use a simple construct: ...