Suppose I have something like

Manipulate[Plot[Sin[n x], {x, -Pi, Pi}], {n, 20, "Frequency"}]

with a manual input field but I want to accept inputs like 20 Hz. Is there any way of doing that?


Does it fit your needs?


  Plot[Sin[hz x], {x, -Pi, Pi}]

, { {input, "1 Hz", "Frequency"}
  , InputField[#, String, ##2] &
  , TrackingFunction :> Function[
    , Catch[
        hz = Check[
          QuantityMagnitude[Interpreter["Quantity"] @ new, "Hertz"]
        , Throw @ $Failed
      ; input = new
, {{hz, 1}, None} (*just for scoping*)

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  • $\begingroup$ Actually, whoever edited the question screwed up. My original question was about % input, so if you input 20% it should be passed on as 0.2 (so, you want to transform the input in a fixed way). $\endgroup$ – Igor Rivin Oct 22 '19 at 16:53
  • $\begingroup$ But looks like the right thing, thanks! $\endgroup$ – Igor Rivin Oct 22 '19 at 16:56
  • $\begingroup$ @IgorRivin it was me because it was slightly confusing. If you want we can revert it and add clarification. $\endgroup$ – Kuba Oct 23 '19 at 5:27

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