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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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 ...
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How to feed parameters obtained from direct 3D manipulation back into Manipulate's controls?

Here's a simple example of using Manipulate to interactively change the viewer's point-of-view for a 3D graphics object: ...
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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 ...
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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}], ...
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Manipulate Plot and control variables using multiple controls

Here's a simple Manipulate example: ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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. ...
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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. ...
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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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How to conditionally combine a RegionPlot3D with a ContourPlot3D inside a Manipulate?

I know how to combine a RegionPlot3D and a ContourPlot3D, which I did (see below for details on the code I'm referring to) with ...
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Why does one of my Manipulate integer variables get turned into a real?

I'm developing code for manipulating graphs. Spot the difference in the 2 Manipulates below: ...
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Manipulate: size of controls

As you can see in the drawing, I'm making a little Manipulate program. I'd now like to decrease the size of the controls at the left—to have more space for the ...
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Change CurrentValue of a key press

I was wondering if there is a way that I could change the value of a key press such as Shift, Ctrl, etc. Normally, when nothing is pressed, the CurrentValue will ...
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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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Noticeable slowdown in graphical performance when using manipulate

I have been making these mathematica 3D objects that involve a molecule with some sort of surface displayed above them. This is done fairly easily by: ...
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ControlType -> None Vs. Module inside Manipulate (i.e. making everything local)

I'm building a program on another one made available in the Wolfram Demonstration Project. I've noticed that in the original code (working flawlessly) many variables were made local inside the ...
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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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SetterBar divider style in Manipulate on a Mac

MMA 9.0.1 MacOSX "Mavericks". This issue is apparently mac specific. The issue of this post is illustrated here, for example. In a SetterBar control straight out ...
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'Play' button in Manipulation and slow evaluations

I'm trying to create animation of some discrete process using Manipilate: ...
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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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How to make a button that allow me to control a Manipulate module? [duplicate]

I'm trying to use button that allow me to control a manipulate module. Here's what I did now, it's really simple: ...
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Modelling Hysteresis with a Differential Equation

I want to implement the bulk ferromagnetic hysteresis model (mostly the Jiles-Atherton Model), see http://drum.lib.umd.edu/bitstream/1903/6043/1/PhD_99-1.pdf page 44 equation (30). The needed ...
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DynamicModule, SaveDefinitions and global functions

Unfortunately, I had not checked stackoverflow, because there, the exact same behavior was already reported. Please see the Q&A "SaveDefinitions considered dangerous". Up-front, I'm on Ubuntu ...
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Manipulate a Plot that contains a variable that contains symbol [duplicate]

This snippet mm = m Manipulate[{mm, Plot[mm x, {x, 0, 1}]}, {m, 0, 1}] (m is not defined anywhere) produces a sadly fixed ...
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How to select interactively datasets to plot with Manipulate

I'm using Manipulate to visualize three datasets: Manipulate[ListPlot[WHAT -> what], {what, {dataset1, dataset2, dataset3}}] Now with this solution I can only ...
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Circular membrane vibration simulation

I'm new in Mathematica and I'm trying to simulate the vibration of a circular membrane for math project but I don't even know how to start. The wave equation describes the displacement of the ...
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NDSolve and Plotting

So I am having an issue using NDSolve and plotting the function. So I have two different NDSolve calls in my plotting function. ...
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Matrix of given size with unspecified elements

I want to generate a Matrix of given size whose elements are not specified I can use Array[a, {3, 2}] to get ...
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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 ...
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Unexpected Manipulate behavior

I get unexpected results when I run the following code (even before moving the sliders): ...
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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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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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Difference in rendering speed between slider and step forward in Manipulate

Consider the following Manipulate: Manipulate[Plot3D[Sin[x] Cos[y], {x, 1, 5 a}, {y, 1, 5 a}], {a, 1, 5}] When trying to step forward clicking the line of the ...
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Manipulate for probability distribution with multiple parameters, kernel smoothing

I'm looking to use the Manipulate command to take a distribution with multiple parameters (e.g., mean and sigma for the normal), generate some variates, then plot ...
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Controlling margin around PlotLegends

Here's my code: ...
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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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Dropping value of one variable when another changes

Context: There is a list of lists list where lists are different length. Using one control I change a part of list to view, and with another one — what certain ...
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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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Why does the syntax highlighter color a local symbol red inside DynamicModule?

I am adding a Module inside DynamicModule here is an example (thanks to @rm-rf for this simple example) ...
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Question about making TabView remember what tab to open

Background: Consider the following ( for the purpose of illustrating this question ) simplified, but working snippet of code. ...
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How to programmatically create a Manipulate in another Manipulate?

Background: the following Manipulate works as expected ...
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Feed a Manipulate[] Output into a Graphics[]

Please consider : ...
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Using NDSolve within Manipulate

I'm trying to use NDSolve inside manipulate. Specifically, I have a series of differential equations with coefficients, k1, k2, ...
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Toggle plot visibility of dynamic number of data sets

I have multiple curves in my plot, and want to be able to toggle their visibility off/on. Which I got to work thanks to a different post. ...
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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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Manipulate with formatted output

I would like to have 4 output fields for something like the following: Manipulate[ n*x n/x n + x n - x, {n, 1, 10}, {x, 1, 10}, ControlType -> InputField] but ...
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Export in Manipulate, infinite loop

I want to make export of a plot inside Manipulate, but only once. However, this code runs infinitely and does export infinitely: ...
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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. ...