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Interactive Manipulation
The single function Manipulate gives immediate access to a huge range of powerful interactive capabilities. For any expression with symbolic parameters, Manipulate automatically creates an interface for manipulating the parameters. Manipulate supports not only mouse and keyboard manipulation, but also gamepads and other devices.
Manipulate interactively manipulate any expression, graphic or other object
Animate animate any graphic or expression
ListAnimate animate a list of graphics or expressions
ImageSize  ▪ PlotRange  ▪ Text  ▪ Style  ▪ ControlActive  ▪ ...
Locator make one or more 2D variables be controlled by locators inside a graphic
Trigger set up a "trigger" that starts a variable changing with time
Slider  ▪ PopupMenu  ▪ SetterBar  ▪ Animator  ▪ InputField  ▪ ...
Alt+drag, Ctrl+Alt+drag move a slider progressively slower
ControllerManipulate manipulate only with an external controller (e.g. gamepad)