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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Embed CDF into an Apple iBook?

Edit From the comments I received and verifying the information about CDF at wolfram.com, it appears that it is presently impossible to embed CDF into iBooks. WRI does not appear to be happy with this ...
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Circumnavigate a curve (part 2)

I got help from Kuba on a previous post regarding this issue I'm having but after integrating that solution into my code, the problem changed and I am left with something I don't know much about (even ...
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How can I get precise frame rates in dynamic?

I've been the Spritz sdk in my ios apps, and I love it. For funsies I wanted to see how much less code a mathematica version would take! Using dynamic I get a nice result, shown below in code. ...
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How can I terminate a running computation in Manipulate?

I want to make a simple cdf file that makes some hard computations inside Manipulate. Is there a simple way, lets say using a "stop!" Button, to terminate the time consuming calculations--without ...
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Combine a dynamic module with a manipulation

I would like to combine a dynamic module with a manipulation, whilst maintaining the functionality of both. I have tried things like Show and ...
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How can I use Manipulate[] to click on a Graphics3D output and generate $(x,y)$ outputs on a projection plane parallel to my screen?

Say I have some Graphics3D object that I'm looking at from a top down perspective, e.g.: ...
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How to link a button to a manipulate play

I am wondering how I can link a button to the play button shown if you expand "Show Animation Control", So something like, ...
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Manipulating a catenary in Mathematica

I have a catenary curve in Mathematica, and I wanted to add a variator (dimmer) with Manipulate, so that the user can modify the value of the x/y-coordinate of the ...
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Generate a new output using Manipulate

Thanks to methods found in the below, I was able to assemble those elements : Tile image on specific location without space between them How to combine images with the same dimensions in a grid? ...
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How avoid white space and tags in CDF on web page

A CDF manipulate made in Mathematica 8 works fine and looks fine in a web page except for unsightly notebook tags and white space around the outside of and below the panel. What can be done? ...
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How can I selectively trigger computations in Manipulate?

I have a Manipulate that uses RandomVariate and Random that I would like to have redraw and ...
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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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Restricting a plotted expression to reals in a Manipuate

I have an expression from which I'm trying to create a plot that I can manipulate. The expression contains Abs, and I only want to have it evaluated for reals. What ...
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Manipulate inside a function definition slows down when passed a large data set

I'm working with large data sets (>1gb) which I'm visualizing with Manipulate[]. The following example works fine for me with no additional memory overhead: ...
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How can I independently move vector components (in 2D)?

Here's what may well be a simple problem that I have been having difficulty with: There are two connected vectors, v1 and v2, such that: v1 begins at the origin and and ends at point a1 v2 begins ...
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How can I control the controlplacement of Manipulate? [duplicate]

I want to place the Slider of manipulate as I want but I can't, help me to get rid of it ...
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Manipulate (Linux version of Mathematica)

I'm runnning Mathematica 9 on Ubuntu 11.10. After installing CDF player I still have problem (most of time) with Manipulate. Only way I'm able to change value of a ...
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Manipulate Iterated Logarithm

Could I create a third slider that controls two other sliders? I would like to master slider to move slider k from min to max, at which point, the master slider ...
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Scoping inside of Module and Manipulate

This is driving me nuts: I'm trying to control the parameters for a relatively large system of ODEs using Manipulate. ...
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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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Introduction of straight Line into Manipulate function

I just want to implement a line within my chart that starts from time point 0 to time point T and whose y-coordinates can be manipulated, which in my case is represented by D. I tried to implement a ...
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Manipulate fails with f[x]=x^k/(1+x^k)

I have this code: Clear[f] f = Function[x, x^k/(1 + x^k)]; Manipulate[Plot[f[x], {x, 0, 5}], {k, 1, 10}] But nothing draws as I move the slider. Am I missing ...
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How to manipulate nested expressions?

I have the following expression, only slightly complicated, and I'd like to do two things: Plot the elements of the lists (though messy, all are in the same ...
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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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Placing some controls above and some below plot

The code below is something I wrote quickly to simulate the problem I'm having with more complex code. I use Row (or Grid) to get the first 2 manipulate variables (a and b) on one line above the plot ...
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Avoiding RandomVariate update with use of Locator

I am preparing an activity that simulates the response from a noisy spectrometer. The function I use to generate the data has the form: ...
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Slider resistance and Play-Pausing with Manipulate, TabView, and attempt an granular TrackedSymbols?

Attempting to implement @Nasser's answer for How to avoid an expensive subset of a Manipulate computation when dependent variables have not changed?, using a ...
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Manipulate graphs in 3D

Is it possible to Manipulate Graphs (e.g. a ...
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Manipulate - why does the axis scale change when I release the slider?

I was playing around with Manipulate to demonstrate simple geometric idea of conic sections and put this little sample together. When i move the slider it moves my plane, which is what I expect. ...
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How to Dynamically Locate (get coordinates) of a point, inside a Manipulate?

I've been searching all around the "Documentation Center" and other forums and just can't get to solve this issue. I'd like to dynamically locate a point (get it's coordinates) inside a Manipulate. ...
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ControlsRendering and operating systems

Controls, such as those appearing in Manipulate constructs, are by default rendered depending on the operating system. Wrapping everything in ...
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hyperlink in label

In a FrameLabel for Manipulate, I would like part of the string to be a hyperlink. Is this possible? I have tried various things ...
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Updating a tracked symbol inside Refresh?

I have some code inside a Manipulate, whose goal is to allow the user to edit the upper half of the matrix while keeping it symmetric at all time. The minimal code ...
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Manipulate a Differential Equation result

I want to Manipulate the result of Differential Equation like : ...
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Graphic using manipulate runs too slow

Here is a naive coding of a projection of a point on a sphere. It runs very slow. Can it be changed to run faster without losing its essential analytic character? ...
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Problems with Manipulate (indicated by blinking output cell)

The following code produces the error message when exported to CDF in the title of this question. Although I have seen similar issues on SE, the problem is manifest by the "blinking" of the plot ...
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Change locator object appearance inside Manipulate

I have read earlier discussions of changing Locator appearance in Manipulate. I would like to change the rendered size of the locator object based on one of the manipulate variables. I can't get ...
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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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Manipulating several values from the same interval

Some of my calculations depend on the choice of several values from the interval [-2, 2] (it is more or less interpolation of a fixed function using the points as parameters). I want to create a ...
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Effect of Block[] on iterators in Manipulate[]

The following is a toy example that hopefully shows the problem clearly enough. Why does the following code create a nice, manipulable output: ...
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How to prevent errors in Manipulate with ListPlot when a result is an empty list?

I am trying to plot two lists, where one is the reference list, and the other is only used to select and highlight the first list. Basically, I want to use the selection list ...
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Dynamically choosing which Manipulate controls to use

I have some stuff I would like to manipulate, using two different kinds of control, one at a time, using another variable as a switch. These controls are similar in principle to ...
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Why is slider not working properly in Manipulate?

This script is an abstraction from a script intended to plot errors in guiding a small telescope that is tracking a guide star. The data loosely imitate the kind of data one might get from the program ...
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Manipulating an arbitrary-precision ContourPlot

I have a function, say minimizeme[ω_][β_][ϵ_] = ϵ^2 ω-Log[2 (Cosh[2 β]+Cosh[2 β ϵ])]/(2 β); I want to make a high-precision dynamic ...
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How to set different labelstyles for controls in manipulate?

Background: Manipulate[ {jj, kk}, {{jj, 2, "Select j"}, 1, 11}, {{kk, 2, "Select k"}, 1, 11}, LabelStyle -> {Bold, Medium} ] In the example above ...
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How to set range of values on BarLegend and Manipulate Polygons color filling using BarLegend

I have a simple graphics which display a polygon and a bar legend. I am having difficulties defining a range of values for my bar legend. What I am looking to get is 4 values: 10^-10, 10^-6, 10^-3, ...
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Manipulate for variable number of sliders

I'm trying to use Manipulate for plotting multidimensional data, where higher dimensions are defined as sliders. First, this simple example works: ...
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Alternate controls in manipulate

Is there a way to have two controls that govern a single variable in a Manipulate? Specifically, I am using a Locator to select an {x,y} coordinate, but I would also like the user to be able to ...
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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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Restarting an Animate animation after variable in Manipulate changes

I've been trying to restart an animation after variables change from Manipulate PopUpMenus. My animation takes the form: ...