I asked before, but didn't get an answer I could understand.

I am using Manipulate[Select[ on a dataset, and need to use the results. One cannot simply copy/paste these results.

Any guidance appreciated.

  • $\begingroup$ Was Kuba's comment not a sufficient answer this question? Use Manipulate[ result = Select[ ... ], ... ], then you can use result later in your notebook. The value of result will get updated whenever you change the Manipulate controls. $\endgroup$
    – jjc385
    Jun 20, 2017 at 1:18
  • $\begingroup$ I tried Kuba's "add var = Select[...." the only place where it seemed to make sense: " result = Manipulate[Select[dataset " and that didn't work. I didn't try the clearer approach you show above. Will try it. Thank you. $\endgroup$
    – nkormanik
    Jun 20, 2017 at 8:10
  • $\begingroup$ Then not sure how one would use "result" to then subsequently show the spreadsheet, as the "Paste Snapshot" approach does. $\endgroup$
    – nkormanik
    Jun 20, 2017 at 8:14
  • $\begingroup$ What if you just evaluate result in a subsequent cell? It should show the dataset, similarly to the display inside Manipulate at the very bottom of the screenshot in your original question. If all you need is to use the result of `Manipulate', this should be much easier (and more robust, if you change things later) than copying and pasting. $\endgroup$
    – jjc385
    Jun 20, 2017 at 15:11
  • $\begingroup$ Not sure how one could evaluate result. What would be the code for that? result = what? $\endgroup$
    – nkormanik
    Jun 21, 2017 at 6:59

1 Answer 1


To get access to results of Manipulate for subsequent use....

Click on far right-hand tiny icon in output. "Paste Snapshot."

This pastes the 'Snapshot' into subsequent cell.

Then Evaluate that new cell.

Result is copyable. Highlight cell, right border. Copy as text. (Unfortunately some additional junk, several lines, gets copied as well, and must be deleted from wherever you copy to.)

Example In[ ] after Paste Snapshot:

DynamicModule[{c01 = 2, c02 = 80, c03 = 80, c04 = 80, c05 = 80, 
  c06 = 80, c07 = 80, c08 = 80, c09 = 80}, 
 Select[dataset, #"r_Number" > c01 && #"r_Sen_Slope_5050x_3" > 
     c02 && #"r_Sen_Slope_5050x_5" > c03 && #"r_Mean_50503" > 
     c04 && #"r_Mean_50505" > c05 && #"r_Sen_Slope_5040x_3" > 
     c06 && #"r_Sen_Slope_5040x_5" > c07 && #"r_Mean_50403" > 
     c08 && #"r_Mean_50405" > c09 &]]

Then Evaluate this cell.

There might be other ways to achieve copyable results. If so please chime in here....


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