Questions on the Manipulate function of Mathematica, a function that allows the interactive manipulation of certain parameters in a Mathematica expression.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

4
votes
4answers
344 views

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 ...
4
votes
3answers
147 views

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 ...
4
votes
4answers
155 views

Make a slider controlling a generated character's code value

If I execute the following code: char = 97; Slider[Dynamic@ToExpression@FromCharacterCode@char, {0, 5}] the slider will fail to change the value of ...
4
votes
3answers
422 views

How to control the speed in Manipulation

As the title says, I want to control the speed when I use Manipulate. I have the following piece of code ...
4
votes
4answers
270 views

Change the colour of a ListPlot element in each iteration of Manipulate

I would like to modify the colour of dots in a ListPlot[Table[function]], e.g ...
4
votes
3answers
529 views

Slow image manipulation

This is some extremely simple code that shows an image and manipulates a circle (that will be used to select a region of the image to analyze). All those Dynamics ...
4
votes
2answers
246 views

Vertical RadioButtonBar in Manipulate

I want to make a vertical RadioButtonBar in Manipulate. So far I only have a workaround that looks like this: ...
4
votes
2answers
1k views

Why is my animation so slow?

I have an animated plot of the kind ...
4
votes
2answers
102 views

Want Manipulate to be low resolution enough to render fast but no so low resolution that it is useless

When using Manipulate to graph a simple surface (sum of 2 sine waves) with Plot3D, setting PerformanceGoal->"Quality" makes it take about 1/3 second to render, while "Speed" sets it at such a low ...
4
votes
1answer
138 views

The case of the disappearing locators

I have a complicated Manipulate that uses multiple locators, and need to document the output by saving the graphics to a file. The problem is that when I try to save the graphics, the locators ...
4
votes
2answers
275 views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
208 views

Manipulate Controller - Simplex

Imagine you have three numbers a, b and c, and using ...
4
votes
2answers
522 views

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: ...
4
votes
3answers
211 views

PlotStyle with Table

I want to create a plot style with a table and manipulate the variables in the plot style. ...
4
votes
2answers
223 views

How to change start and end date of DateListPlot with Manipulate?

Let's say I have a one dimension list d with length L. The $x$-axis in the plot starts from ...
4
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
237 views

Manipulate not showing anything

This works: Manipulate[Plot[2*x + 3*y, {x, 3, 4}], {y, 3, 4}] But this doesn't ...
4
votes
1answer
284 views

How to programmatically create a Manipulate in another Manipulate?

Background: the following Manipulate works as expected ...
4
votes
1answer
144 views

Rotating a contour plot

I am working with some students on transforming conic sections by rotation of axes. I would like to create a simple Manipulate where I plot the before and after ...
4
votes
1answer
74 views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
107 views

Manipulate in modal mode

It is sometimes convenient to use Manipulate to set up global values which are to be used in the rest of the notebook. In such cases one can select and run the ...
4
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
136 views

Getting arrays of values out of Manipulate

More about getting variables out of Manipulate: If I execute the following: ...
4
votes
1answer
844 views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
230 views

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: ...
4
votes
1answer
119 views

How to display the controls where I want?

I would like to show the controls as in the image, but after I try ControlPlacement->Right and some combinations of Row[] and Column[], I can´t get the solution. Could you help me? ...
4
votes
3answers
128 views

Showing results of the previous value in Manipulate plot

I want to show a multi-variable Manipulate plot with the current and last setting together but not using Bookmarks as I want to ...
4
votes
1answer
75 views

How to get function output with Manipulate

I have a program, which makes Gauss-Jordan transformations (not too pretty, I suppose). I want to get output with Manipulator like that: Two-Phase Simplex Method with only "step number" slider. One ...
4
votes
1answer
74 views

How to get a 2D Plot from a 3D plot?

I have the following code below, that relates Concentration C[x,t], Time [t] and Space [x]: ...
4
votes
1answer
129 views
4
votes
3answers
311 views

Using NDSolve within Manipulate

I'm trying to use NDSolve inside manipulate. Specifically, I have a series of differential equations with coefficients, k1, k2, ...
4
votes
2answers
153 views

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: ...
4
votes
3answers
525 views

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: ...
4
votes
2answers
362 views

In a Manipulate[], control timing of Autorun

I've made a gauge like instrument that will get used to prompt someone to maintain rhythmic breathing patterns during heart/brain coherence training. ...
4
votes
2answers
104 views

Dynamicaly add multiple integrals to Manipulate

I want to use Manipulate[] for parameter n for this expression. $$\underbrace{\int\limits_\mathbb{R} \dots ...
4
votes
1answer
110 views

Unwanted interaction between instances of a Manipulate function

The function trajectory below is defined in terms of Manipulate and calls the auxiliary function ...
4
votes
2answers
251 views

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 ...
4
votes
3answers
318 views

Altering values in Manipulate with dynamically generated controls

I have a Manipulate whose controls are generated based on a parameter in a containing Manipulate: ...
4
votes
2answers
211 views

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, ...
4
votes
1answer
293 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
431 views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
114 views

Get value of symbol

ab := {{a, 10, 100}, {b, 0, 10}} Manipulate[a*b, Evaluate[Delete[ab, 0]], Button["SHow", Print[Evaluate[Symbol[ToString[ab[[1]][[1]]]]]]; Print[a, "---", b]]] In ...
4
votes
1answer
69 views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
191 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
127 views

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}], ...
4
votes
3answers
141 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
282 views

Labeling SetterBar in Manipulate

This is the form of my list list1 = {{1, 2}, {3, 4}}; list2 = {{5, 6}, {7, 8}}; list = {{list1, list2}}; I want to plot list1 and list2 in a ListPlot with ...
4
votes
3answers
202 views

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. ...
4
votes
1answer
120 views

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. ...
4
votes
1answer
604 views

Exporting a Video of a Simulation of Pendulum Motion

In a series of previous questions, I asked how to solve a series of differential equations describing a series of coupled pendulums, and then how to plot this data by coloring the different pendulums. ...