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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Zooming the interval arround $0.333\cdots $, whats wrong?

I'm trying to zoom the interval arround $0.333\cdots$ with: ...
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How to allow ContinuousAction on something that is not all

I have this code: DynamicModule[{r = 1}, Grid[{{Slider[Dynamic[r]], SpanFromLeft}, {f[Dynamic[r]], g[Dynamic[r]]}}]] While I move the slider, $f$ ang $g$ are ...
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Filling between quantile ranges

Following code plots Quantiles for a GBM process. ...
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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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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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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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Manipulate freezing on large calculations [duplicate]

I have a sum that ordinarily takes some time (2 - 3 seconds) to calculate. When I put it into a manipulation though, it becomes very temperamental. It will work on some very small calculations, but ...
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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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Slider moving in irregular steps

Sorry - bit of a yes/no question: Is it possible to make the slider from a manipulation jump in irregular steps? Or would the best way to overcome this be to just create a series of buttons that jump ...
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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 ...
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PlotStyle with Table

I want to create a plot style with a table and manipulate the variables in the plot style. ...
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Manipulating the pitch of a sound

After reading Manipulating a continuous stream of sounds I have to ask about controlling the frequency of a Sin sound in a continuous manner, with a ...
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Assign one button to two variables

I am trying to use the one button to assign to two variables. Here is an example of how I want it to work. expression: ...
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Getting arrays of values out of Manipulate

More about getting variables out of Manipulate: If I execute the following: ...
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Integration of Two Manipulatable Cylinders

Introduction I created the following code to simulate the many possible interactions between a cylindrical protein crystal and a x-ray beam during serial femtosecond crystallography. ...
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How to speed up Manipulate with Graphics3D

How do I speed up the Manipulate of the Graphics3D objects here? It is currently painfully slow, and I'm at a loss. I have reviewed many other posts and implemented what I could based on them, but it ...
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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 get Manipulator control elements to appear on one line?

By default Manipulator produced by Manipulate with Appearance -> "Open" option have two ...
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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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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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Problem with manipulation and plot

I want to make my function trace the hypotrochoid through one period of its motion and trying to change the color of the trace, color of the radius, and change the color of the dot on it so I can view ...
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Place title outside of GraphicsGrid in Manipulate

I want to be able to place a text title centered just inside the bounding box generated by Manipulate yet above the GraphicsGrid and run boxes you see when ...
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Selective evaluation of blocks of code in a Manipulate

Is it possible to attach certain pieces of code to certain controls in a Manipulate? For example, consider the following Manipulate ...
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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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Manipulate with variable number of sliders plus variable number of functions

I'm trying to setup a Manipulate where I have a variable number of sliders similar to this one, where every slider controls a function. In my case, there will be an additional slider which sets the ...
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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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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: ...
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Control multiple locators along a plot

Update 1 @ Michael E2, my effort - for what it is worth!: ...
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Two-way locator & slider controls

I was wondering whether it was possible to have a two way control system, whereby one could click and drag both the locator (which would in turn move the sliders), AND click & drag the sliders ...
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Merging two line graphs into manipulate command

Ultimately the goal is to make a manipulate command and turn a line into a circle. So I am supposed to take a line that is segmented into 12 equal lengths. ...
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Manipulate syntax

I am trying to manipulate a plot of the Bernoulli roots as follows: The following code clearly is not going to work, but I have included it in an effort to illustrate my meaning. ...
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Manipulate Locator warping (snap to cursor)

I'm looking to have a Manipulator Locator that moves in discrete steps and requies the user to click on/near the locator position.. consider these two examples: ...
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What's wrong with the following Plot in Manipulate?

I try to show the convolution of a step function and a triangle function is smooth with the following code: ...
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Can Table be used inside Manipulate?

EDIT: CHanged the code. Please try again t see if it works well on our PCs. I am creating a simple Manipulate[] notebook. However when I place Table[] in the code, like: ...
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Manipulate that remembers its own input code and can show it by request

This question is a further question to my previous one. The solution for that question works well as long as the original input Manipulate code is still provided in ...
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How to define a button inside Manipulate that tells Mathematica to re-evaluate the whole Manipulate code?

I have written a Manipulate code carrying out some very complicated tasks. There is no problem for the first run, but if I click the reset button to reset all ...
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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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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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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 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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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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Export animation of a Manipulate autorun sequence?

I've got a Manipulate that does a vector field plot. Basically a function that returns a list of Graphics objects and a couple of sliders: ...
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Simple problem with Manipulate and Plot

Would anyone have an idea why the following doesn't work: rule = {z -> x^2 + 2 x + y}; Manipulate[ Plot[z /. rule, {x, 0, 10}], {{y, 2, "y"}, 1, 5} ] But ...