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Interactive plotting in Mathematica?

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  • Subject: [mg5596] Interactive plotting in Mathematica?
  • From: pecora at zoltar.nrl.navy.mil (Lou Pecora)
  • Date: Fri, 27 Dec 1996 01:59:05 -0500
  • Organization: Naval Research Lab
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

One of the downsides of plotting in Mathematica that I've found is that it
is not interactive -- at least I've never found a way to do it.  I always
have to do the _whole_ calculation (creating a big list or whatever), then
do the plotting in a "post calculation" fashion.  

I'd really love to plot as I calculate (e.g. solve an ODE and plot the
solution as you generate a list of solution vectors).  Even better would
be to be able to interrupt the calculation/plot (cmd-period ?) if things
look bad and be able to reset parameters to new values or plot settings,
then start again.  That type of approach to calculations and graphics is
very useful and quite common in science.

Can this be done in Mathematica?

Lou Pecora
code 6343
Naval Research Lab
Washington  DC  20375
USA
 == My views are not those of the U.S. Navy. ==

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