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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Using absolute locator coordinates in Manipulate

In this simplified code below, I'd like to display two plots within Manipulate, and use the Locator controltype to set the value ...
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Can Manipulate controls have the option Appearance -> “Labeled” by default?

I was wondering if there's a way to tell Mathematica to use the option Appearance -> "Labeled" for all Manipulate commands by ...
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How to create a discrete 2d slider using existing 2d data?

data = Sort[RandomReal[{0, 1}, {100, 2}]]; Manipulate[pt, {pt, data}, ControlType -> Slider2D] I get a error message: Manipulate::vstype: ControlType -> ...
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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 ...
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Can a large Grid of 3DListPlots be rotated by a single Dynamic control?

So I have a few hundred plots in a grid, that I thought would be nice to adjust the data view with a Dynamic slider. I'm using Jens solution for the Grid plotting here . Manipulating multiple plots ...
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Manipulate and function definition

I have read the documentation, and know the way Initialization works with Manipulate, but I can't seem to understand why this piece of code ...
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Manipulate and global assignments [duplicate]

I've a (perhaps too) basic questions that has been bugging me for a while. Manipulate seems to ignore global assignments. For instance the following does not result in the obvious output one would ...
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The dangers of SaveDefinitions — should this really happen?

I have been bitten hard by SaveDefinitions -> True. I'll describe in detail what happened below. My questions are: Is this a bug? What is the most convenient ...
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Manipulate graphs in 3D

Is it possible to Manipulate Graphs (e.g. a ...
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Manipulate executes expressions multiple times

I am using Manipulate for a rather intricate front end for data visualization. I was getting very sluggish performance and was able to boil the problem down to a ...
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Can I combine a manipulate plot and a plot of data from a file?

I am fitting a theoretical equation for a complicated curve to some experimentally measured data. As you might be aware, algorithmically quantifying 'goodness of fit' for a complicated curve is ...
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“Reset” Button for Manipulate

I want to distribute a .cdf to my students wherein they manipulate 5 locators on a graph to define various shapes. The .cdf opens with the locators in a "nice" position, but of course it is very hard ...
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Manipulate using a variable defined outside of the manipulate function [duplicate]

I want to do something like this: expr := x^e; Manipulate[Plot[expr, {x, 0, 4}], {e, 1, 3}] But the plot shows up empty. Yes, it works if I do: ...
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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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How can I track the execution time of an evaluating Manipulate cell?

In Wolfram's tutorial on Advanced Manipulate Functionality, a nice example of a continually evaluating Manipulate cell is presented: ...
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Using Solve Within Manipulate to Model Feedback Control System Problem

This post is extremely long and I do apologize - but please bear with me with all the explanation of the context of the question - due to how long the code is I have included a hyperlink where you can ...
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How do I scale three independent variables in a Manipulate?

cross-posted on the Wolfram Community forum I'm trying to ilustrate the difficulties in assigning bins to a data set and then running a comparison of the bins against a binomial distribution for all ...
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How Do I Upgrade a Show to a Manipulate?

I'm trying to ilustrate the difficulties in assigning bins to a data set and then running a comparison of the bins against a binomial distribution for all values- n, p. The code I have so far is ...
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Increase Size of InputForm in Manipulate

I would like to set a variable equal to a copy n' pasted list, all within the Manipulate[] environment: Manipulate[list,{list,0}] I would like to view and edit ...
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Elegant Matrix Combinations

Suppose you have a matrix (mxn), simplified for illustration m= {{a, b, c}, {d, e, f}} And a set of combinations (simplified for illustration purposes but can ...
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Manipulate store values

Is there a way to store the numerical values from a manipulate function in the form of a table? For example, if the function is f[x_] := x^2 - 2x Can one store ...
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How can I make check boxes that put elements into a list?

Right now I have a blank list that I am putting in Manipulate[]. I want to be able to choose whether 1,2, or 3 are in this list by setting z1,z2, z3 as True or False: ...
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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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Ploting a 3D vector field using Manipulate, VectorPlot3D and NDSolve

My aim is to plot a vector field of the following system with a few trajectories: $$r'(t)=i-l.r(t)-\text{ux}. r(t). x(t)-\text{uy}. r(t). y(t) \\ x'(t)=\text{ex}. \text{ux}. r(t). x(t)-\text{mx}. ...
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How to set precision and format labeled Slider in Manipulate?

For my calculations, I need increased precision of parameter 'k' in my Manipulate: ...
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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 ...
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Manipulate showing the trajectory of a particle along a parametric curve

I have a particle which follows a certain trajectory given by rx and ry ...
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Manipulate changing controls

Is it possible to use Manipulate and Switch to change the Manipulate controls? ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Manipulate keeps updating due to a function

Edit: This is apparently only a problem on a mac running OSX. I am trying to use the 'stretchText' function by Jens. But when I use it in manipulate, the output keeps updating without changing ...
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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 ...
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CDF with numerous independent manipulate objects

I have been working on my senior project that involves the creation of a CDF with multiple Manipulateexpressions. I need to protect my code so I have been trying to ...
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How can I rewrite my game without using Manipulate?

Snake Games ...
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Unexpected Setter Bar Behavior when Manipulate Nested in Dynamic Module

Consider this code: DynamicModule[{x, y}, x[t_] := t^2 + 5; y[t_] := t^3 + 5; Manipulate[Plot[fcn[t], {t, -5, 5}], {fcn, {x -> "Square", y -> "Cubic"}}]] ...
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Building conditional lists with Manipulate

I'm trying to select elements of a list that satisfy some criteria using Manipulate[]. Given 2 lists: ...
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Behaviour of Locator

I seek advice regarding the constrained behaviour of the Locator: appears confined to square {0,0}->{1,1}. When I change starting position it snaps to this constrained region. The code I am referring ...
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Lists not being recognized correctly within manipulate

I've created a keyboard-free panning system within Mathematica. The code does the job, but I continually get errors in relation to it, and I cannot seem to get it to perform within a CDF because of ...
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Altering layout and sizing of Manipulate controls?

I'm currently working on a display project using Manipulate and was wondering if there is a straightforward way to alter the placement of the control options that I ...
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Manipulate Plot and control variables using multiple controls

Here's a simple Manipulate example: ...
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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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Manipulate doesn't work for plotting a region where a matrix is positive semi-definite

I'm facing the following problem and would very much like you help. Thanks is advance! I have defined the following 4x4 matrix: \begin{equation} S=\left( \begin{array}{cccc} ...
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Switching among view points in a Manipulate expression

Edit: Some additional viewpoints were included to make it easier to test. Here's code for an alternative function, the graph of which is a bit less symmetric. Feel free to use either code set: ...
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Applying Some Kind of Timing Function to AutoRunSequence [duplicate]

Ok, so I'm exporting a video to MOV format that is coming from a manipulate function (I'm demonstrating CLT to a class that doesn't have calculus as a pre-req, if anyone is curious). Anyhow, I'm ...
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Is it possible to manipulate FindFit

I was wondering if it is possible to manipulate a FindFit[] function. As a basic example, if I had an equation $ax^2+bx+c$ and a set of data, would it be possible ...
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Logarithmic slider

Is it possible to create a logarithmic slider similar to this one that responds to a change of the variable value? That is, when the slider is moved, the variable value should update. When the ...
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Select and plot real positive solutions for a sixth order parametric equation

I need your help in order to solve the following problem: I have a sixth order equation: $ax^6+bx^5+cx^4+dx^3+ex^2+fx+g=0$ and I solved it using Solve[] command, ...
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Mouse click on BarChart elements

What I would like to do is explore a data set by clicking on elements in a BarChart. I have some existing code which uses a manipulate which I was hoping to modify. ...
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Manipulate Slider over discrete collection. Keyboard control.

I would like to create a Manipulate slider that iterates over a discrete set of items. Something like the following ...