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Manipulate with Wrapping SetterBars

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  • Subject: [mg80366] Manipulate with Wrapping SetterBars
  • From: "David Park" <djmpark at comcast.net>
  • Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2007 03:36:14 -0400 (EDT)

I always find that there is a disconnect in the documentation in specifying 
the operation of various ControlTypes in Manipulate. Various Control 
elements have options but it is never quite clear how these options are to 
be supplied to the Manipulate statement.

So here is a simple case that has me stymied. I want to display a long 
SetterBar and I want it to wrap to the size of the displayed expression. But 
I can't make the SetterBar wrap even though, according to the documentation, 
there is a SetterBar option that is suppose to make it wrap - and does for 
one example.

nvalues = Flatten[Table[{2, 3, 5, 7, 10} 10^i, {i, 0, 4}]];
Manipulate[
 Row[{Text["The value of the parameter n used in this case is: "],
   n}],
 {{n, First[nvalues], "n: "}, nvalues, ControlType -> SetterBar,
  Appearance -> "Row"}]

I don't think the Appearance->"Row" option is even being picked up.

And even if it does get picked up, how can I control the wrapping width of 
the SetterBar?

Thanks for any help.

-- 
David Park
djmpark at comcast.net
http://home.comcast.net/~djmpark/




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