I have some data indexed by gamma. For each gamma I want to find the intersection points of two lists and plot the lists and the intersection points. I convert the two lists into two functions ifun[gamma] and ifun2[gamma] using interpolation, find their intersection using FindRoot and plot them. Instead of creating a separate plot for each gamma, I'd like to be able to throw that inside Manipulate. But I am running into trouble with Manipulate needing to explicitly define dependence on variables, as mentioned in the possible issues.

Table[ifun[gamma]=Interpolation[Table[{i, i^gamma}, {i, 1, 10}]], {gamma, 1, 2, 1}]
Table[ifun2[gamma]=Interpolation[Table[{i, gamma^gamma}, {i, 1, 10}]], {gamma, 1, 2, 1}]
Table[solE[gamma] = {x} /.FindRoot[ifun[gamma][x] == ifun2[gamma][x], {x, 0.15}], {gamma, 1,  2}]

Framed@Show[ListPlot[{#, ifun[1][#]} & /@ solE[1], PlotStyle -> PointSize[Large]], Plot[{ifun[1][x], ifun2[1][x]}, {x, 0, 10}],RegionPlot[x < solE[1][[1]] && -5 < y < 5, {x, 0, 10}, {y, -5, 5}, PlotStyle -> {{Yellow, Opacity[0.2]}}]]

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Ok so I did the indexing on the data and not on the functions, solved for the solutions outside the manipulate and just stored the points, interpolated inside Manipulate for plotting..and it works.

Table[data1[gamma] = Table[{i, i^gamma}, {i, 1, 10}], {gamma, 1, 2}]
Table[data2[gamma] = Table[{i, gamma^gamma}, {i, 1, 10}], {gamma, 1, 2, 1}]
Table[solE[gamma] = {x} /.FindRoot[Interpolation[data1[gamma]][x] ==
 Interpolation[data2[gamma]][x], {x, 0.15}], {gamma, 1, 2}]

This works:

Manipulate[fun = Interpolation[data1[gamma]];fun2 = Interpolation[data2[gamma]];Plot[{fun[x], fun2[x]}, {x, 1, 5}, Epilog -> {Black, PointSize[Large],   Point[{solE[gamma][[1]], fun[solE[gamma][[1]]]}]},  AxesOrigin -> {0.5, 0}], {gamma, 1, 2, 1}]

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  • $\begingroup$ Could you tell me if you tried working with my answer and if so what it did/didn't do? $\endgroup$ – rm -rf Oct 4 '12 at 22:31
  • $\begingroup$ Hey rm-rf, thanks for your answer. I tried working with it and it worked. I'll posted the working verison below in the question. The trick was to index the data and calculate a fresh interpolation inside the Manipulate, as opposed to indexing the interpolation function. $\endgroup$ – Amatya Oct 4 '12 at 22:45

You haven't shared your data, so I can't run your code. Here's an example of using an InterpolatingFunction inside a Manipulate:

    pts = {{0, 0}, {1, 1}, {2, 3}, {a, b}, {4, 3}, {5, 0}};
    ifun = Interpolation[pts];
    Plot[ifun[x], {x, 0, 5}, PerformanceGoal -> "Quality",
        Epilog -> {Black, PointSize[Large], Point[pts], Red, Point[{a, b}]}], 
    {{a, 3}, 0, 5}, {{b, 4}, 0, 5}]

Moving the sliders will recalculate the interpolating function for the new set of points.

  • $\begingroup$ Thanks, I'll post data in a sec and also try your method. The problem with me is that my interpolating functions look like ifun[gamma][x] where gamma $\in \{1,100\}$. I'll post a MWE in a few minutes. $\endgroup$ – Amatya Oct 4 '12 at 21:11

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