I want to make a time slider varied from 12:00:00 Jan 1,2015 to 22:30:00 Jan 1,2015 for every 5 minute.

So like using Manipulate[n,{n,1,20,1}],


but it doesn't work! Any idea?

  • $\begingroup$ This may give a quick hint Manipulate[ DateObject[date], {date, DateRange[{2015, 1, 1, 12, 0, 0.}, {2015, 1, 1, 22, 30, 0.}, Quantity[5, "Minutes"]]}] You can of course pull most of the code into the manipulate function rather than in the manipulate range specification for date. $\endgroup$ Commented Mar 31, 2015 at 15:03
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    – bbgodfrey
    Commented Mar 31, 2015 at 15:16

2 Answers 2


It could be as simple as this:

 DateString[t], {t, DateObject[{2015, 1, 1, 12, 0}], 
  DateObject[{2015, 1, 1, 22, 30}], Quantity[5, "Minutes"]}]

Using DateObjects rather than a List to indicate a date & time seems to work.

  • $\begingroup$ It works! Thanks a lot! $\endgroup$
    – hptru64
    Commented Mar 31, 2015 at 15:40

I can't test this right now but I think this will work.

basetime = AbsoluteTime[{2015,1,1,12,0,0}];
max = AbsoluteTime[{2015,1,1,22,30,0}];
  DateList[basetime + millis],
{millis, 0, max, 300000}]
  • $\begingroup$ There's at least one typo in there. $\endgroup$ Commented Mar 31, 2015 at 15:25
  • $\begingroup$ Is there? I can't see any but I'm also from mobile right now $\endgroup$
    – Braains
    Commented Mar 31, 2015 at 15:53

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