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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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 ...
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Why doesn't my Manipulate work?

I am new to Mathematica and reading my way through a few books. Playing around with Manipulate and I noticed the following does not work: ...
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Slide show - how to autorun manipulate

Is there a way to automatically run a manipulate command when you move to a slide ? I am trying to create a presentation and i have a number of slides which have use manipulate and i want these to ...
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How to present a Graphic and a Table in close proximity to each other

Often, with a Plot or within Manipulate I want to display a graph and, in close proximity to it, a table showing the results of ...
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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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How to save Manipulate bookmarks permanently?

I would like to save current Manipulate parameter values to load them again later. Bookmarks (previously discussed here and here) work fine until the cell is ...
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Manipulate code creates error messages when file is opened

When I open the file containing the following code I get a series of error messages. Once I evaluate the cell with the code the error messages disappear. What is Mathematica doing when it opens a ...
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Manipulate[]'ing complex roots of an equation using a 2D slider [closed]

I want to make a demonstration of how the complex roots of a polynomial change when I alter the coefficients. Here is my attempt: ...
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What does None mean in a control specification for Manipulate?

I am now struggling to understand code that contains the following (simplified) Manipulate structure. ...
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Manipulate Exp[I θ]+b Exp[-I θ]

I've uploaded an image showing a demonstration I'd like to create, but I definitely need help. There is a lot of talent on this list, so maybe someone can help me get started learning how to add ...
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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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How to make a Tooltip display dynamic based on a parameter value?

If k=3, then I would like the following to say "Sine Curve, k=3" when you hover over the output of the Tooltip command: ...
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How can I control the behavior of a Manipulate with check boxes and radio buttons?

I've been stuck for a long time on this problem, and I really would appreciate if somebody helps me move in the right direction. I have two functions and each can take one of two forms. I am ...
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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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Changing the number of locators with SetterBar

Typically when adding locators I would use a button i.e. something along the lines ...
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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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“Show” with Manipulate runs fine normally, but gives errors as a CDF

I've simplified my code to what can reproduce my error. Basically, I have two lines: ...
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Is there a way to continuously update only *some* variables in Manipulate?

I have a Manipulate control, the main element of which is a single slider. Moving the one slider triggers calls to two functions - one which is evaluated very quickly, the other more slowly. I'd like ...
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Controlling the speed of Manipulate animations exported to SWF

I would like to export in .swf a "Manipulation" output. I am using ...
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Can I select or implement a Manipulate bookmark from an arbitrary control?

I understand how I can select a bookmark from the "+" menu of a Manipulate. Is there a way to select a bookmark from an arbitrary control, or define a control that ...
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Putting large amounts of data inside a self-contained Manipulate

This is half tip, half question. If one tries to put a large amount of data inside the Initialization:>(code) part of a Manipulate, as one may be compelled to do in a Demonstration or where one wants ...
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Make a slider controlling a generated character's code value

If I execute the following code: char = 97; Slider[Dynamic@ToExpression@FromCharacterCode@char, {0, 5}] the slider will fail to change the value of ...
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Label names within Manipulate with ControlType->RadioButton

I modified an example from the documentation to have a RadioButton control over a specific list of values: ...
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Adding another control to Manipulate[MatrixPlot[matrix]] to take specific part of matrix

I got matrix, let's say, 100 rows and I would like to plot only 10-rows window of it. Is it possible to add a slide control to Manipulate[] window so to shift 10-row "window" interactively? I trying ...
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Localizing variables within a Manipulate

I have a notebook with several examples of very similar computations, each involving the same variable/parameter names of the ingredients used in a final ...
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How to generate new random numbers in a Manipulate only on demand?

I was playing with a Manipulateto visually compare calculating the mean of Normal and Cauchy random data. ...
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Vertical RadioButtonBar in Manipulate

I want to make a vertical RadioButtonBar in Manipulate. So far I only have a workaround that looks like this: ...
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Locators in Manipulate not moving properly

I thought a simple Mathematica kerning machine (for adjusting the space between characters) would be interesting, but I'm having trouble with the locators. (There are a number of other questions ...
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Placing Manipulate controls in multiple columns

I have a Manipulate construct with a square Graphic on the left side and all the controls placed on the right side. There are so ...
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Dependent Manipulate sliders

I would like to use dependent sliders in Manipulate. First slider K0 should be independent and varied from ...
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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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Cournot Equilibrium

I'm trying to determine reaction functions of a Cournot equilibrium for $n$ firms using the same optimal condition, using the fixed point method. This is the method I'm using: ...
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Manipulating PlotRange

Currently, I am working with some dynamic simulations of mechanical/electrical systems (in this case a kitchen scale). The main simulation is running smoothly but while building a nice GUI around the ...