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 manipulate plot range with fixed axes

I want to achieve something like this Manipulate[Plot[Sin[x], {x, 0, r}, PlotRange -> {{0, 10}, {-1, 1}}], {r, 0.1, 10}] but my function in place of ...
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Manipulate keeps replaying the animation non-stop

I made a notebook with the following code, but for some reason when I evaluate it it keeps replaying repeatedly. What is causing this? Thanks. ...
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how to show value of y-axis value using manipulate to select x-axis value

How to add a slider for the x-axis that shows the value of the y-axis based on the position of the slider. Basically providing the result of the probably given a specific lot percent defective, lpd ...
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manipulate: time limit on calculations [duplicate]

I'd like to disable the 5 second time limit in the manipulate construct. I read about setting SynchronousUpdating -> False But for some reason this does ...
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How can I import sound from within a Manipulate expression?

I want to import sound from a file, record, and import sound. ...
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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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Using Manipulate Feature for Two ODE's

So I have not been able to find any examples of the Manipulate feature for two ODE's. I would like to plot a graph of x[t] vs. y[t] and manipulate the initial conditions, v and theta. Thank you very ...
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Simulate a simple spinner

I'm teaching some simple ideas in probability to students in grade 7. The "spinner" below works, but I'm wondering how I could make it just a bit more realistic by having it actually "spin" around a ...
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Error in extracting a column [duplicate]

I imported excel data to Mathematica using this command. kuruzD = Import[ "C:\\Users\\TMH\\Documents\\Problem Set 4\\kuruzData.xlsx"][[1]] //TableForm I want to ...
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DataRange problem in a ListLinePlot within a Manipulate

I'm trying to create a simulation of a set of lists with Manipulate[] and ListLinePlot[]. However, as my simulation starts with ...
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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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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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Manipulate - Flickering graphics

I am new to mathematica and was experimenting with NDSolve and doing a simple demonstration of orbital motion and Newtons laws. I put together the following code which all seems to work except the ...
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Use Results from Manipulate Plot NDSolve to create another plot versus variable used in DE

I created my plot using using this input: ...
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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 ...
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How can you show data in a CDF Animate Graphic?

I want to show (dynamically) the curvature and torsion in a CDF to understand the quantitative measure of any points. Do you know what I have to do to show data in a ...
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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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Tangent to a circle

I am trying to show vector of fixed length which is the tangent to a circle which rotates. Any suggestions on how to simplify this ? My question is not about using Manipulate etc but more is there an ...
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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: ...
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How to dynamically update Locator[] constraints?

I need to visualize Menelaus' theorem for a triangle with moving locators for each of six points. So the vertexes of the triangle can move in any possible way, and the three points on the sides of the ...
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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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How to relate setter buttons with equations

I want to relate or connect a setter bar with a set of equations to graph them. ...
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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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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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How to use custom Dynamic inside Manipulate

I was wondering if it is possible to use a custom Dynamic[var, function] inside a Manipulate. The reason for the need is this: ...
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SaveDefinitions->True changes the displayed image

I have a Manipulate[ ] that displays an image with a superimposed Locator object. It works fine when I have ...
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Manipulate not accepting default values

I have pasted my Mathematica code below. For some reason, the default value for h, or Δx, while set to 4.5 in the code, keeps displaying at -4 instead. I have been over and over this example, and I ...
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Possible to use Manipulate in GUIRunModal?

Is it possible to use the widget created by Manipulate within GUIRunModal? I intend to run the file using ...
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Use of Manipulate in CDF documents

I am trying to publish a cdf document, but I'm having some problems with the function Manipulate with this code: ...
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Dynamically show a specific number of the fractional part's digits

What is the fastest way to cut off all n z digits of the fractional part of a real number? (For example 12390.20934230) I came up with this so far: ...
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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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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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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. ...
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Can I set 'no-go' values in a Manipulate slider?

Is it possible to easily modify a Manipulate such that the slider automagically skips certain values? For example, say I am plotting an equation that's perfectly ...
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Controlling margin around PlotLegends

Here's my code: ...
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Control maximum value of a slider with another control

Is it possible to make $y_{max}$ of Slider[y, {$y_{min}$,$y_{max}$}] depend on another control? For example, I have three variables (Time, Type1, Type2). I want a drop down box for the user to ...
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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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Subdividing a polygon , equivalent fractions

I see that I was a real "doofus" here and my original question was flawed. You can't divide a polygon like you can a circle or a rectangle, except in special cases... I should have seen that right ...
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How to stop Manipulate changing view point

When using the following manipulate I can rotate the plot and manipulate the value without my view point changing; ...
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Manipulate and Turning Expressions into Functions

I've been trying to use Manipulate to do interactive plotting, but I've been running into a few problems with saved expressions. I have an expression saved as "func" and I want to work with it and ...
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Using a MacBook's builtin sudden motion sensor with Manipulate

With the following code I can get the value of the "Sudden Motion Sensor", which is build into MacBooks: ...
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Manipulate flickering and consuming lots of CPU

I am new to Mathematica and was experimenting with a simply problem of plotting a tangent to a curve and being able to move the point at which the tangent is drawn using ...
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Strange double evaluation using MorphologicalGraph

(MMA 9.0.0 on Mac OS/X 10.8) Please consider the following snippet (this is as SMALL as I could make it -- my attempts at making a smaller repro-case eliminated the effect that I am investigating) ...
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Resetting an animation with a custom button

I have the following code, which accepts a function via an InputField, and then gradually draws that function in a Plot using ...
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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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Moving From Dynamic Module to Manipulate

In trying to implement Vitaly's suggestion about how to take control of Locator events, I have been able to make headway using ...
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Initialization Time Out (Weighted Financial Data)

I've been playing with WeightedData and wanted a financial engineering example, a colleague suggested working with the fractional return (...
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Using ToExpression within Manipulate

I would like to use ToExpression (or Symbol) within Manipulate. Specifically, when running ...
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Manipulate: SetterBar with list of functions

From the documentation: Manipulate[Plot[f[x], {x, 0, 2 Pi}], {f, {Sin, Cos, Tan, Cot}}] How do I include a function like $1/x$ or $x^2$, etc. in that list? I ...