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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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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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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What is the equivalent of TogglerBar that will work with Manipulate? [closed]

I use this code to pass on options to a custom function: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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: ...
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Combining two notebooks

I have a notebook which contain all the variables and defined functions. I want to do two tasks. As an example, I want to find the density and energy which have equations in terms of above mentioned ...
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is it possible to modify BaseStyle of Manipulate dynamically?

I can't decide what is a best color for the background for a Manipulate I am writing. So, I thought since this is Manipulate, why not make this part configurable as well, so one can change the RGB ...
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Plotting a dot product

From a conic equation obtained from a dot product, I want to plot its 2D graph, while being able to manipulate the variable. ...
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Why is LogLogPlot[] slower than Plot[]?

I notice that LogLogPlot runs quite bit more slowly than ordinary Plot. For example, consider the following two blocks of code ...
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Manipulate AnimationRunning equivalent?

I have a Manipulate function with two variables. I would like one of them to begin autorunning immediately once the function is evaluated, but the other to remain ...
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Is it possible to create a manipulate control with lower and upper value

I'm trying to create a manipulate controller to set four value. High and low temperature for both test and use conditions. The four values then go into a calculation. I can set these as four ...
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Animation is jerky, but slider is not

When I do the following simple animation (from the book Mathematica Navigator, p. 316) the slider control changes the image smoothly, but when I play the animation it is jerky. Is there anything that ...
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Manipulate, Import external table, save as CDF, mail presentation

For my work I do data analysis. Most of these analysis are done on big databases with milions of records. I would like to make a manipulate (or animate) using a external dataset and create a CDF ...