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Re: Text on a curve,

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  • Subject: [mg104987] Re: [mg104921] Text on a curve,
  • From: Syd Geraghty <sydgeraghty at>
  • Date: Sun, 15 Nov 2009 20:49:45 -0500 (EST)
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Hi All,

The code below is a very interesting attention getting display but how do you control the length of time it is active?

I have tried using TimeConstrained without luck.

The code runs continously and I can only stop it by changing the TimeConstrained time limit to 0.00001 as below.

Using 0.00001 returns $Aborted immediately, setting t=0.0001 runs continuously ....

   Dynamic@Style[#, 24, Refresh[Hue[Random[]], UpdateInterval -> .2]] & /@ 
    Characters["Typing onto a curve works."]]], 0.00001]

This question really goes to the whole question of setting timers for interactive displays and forms via Mathematica 7.

Any and all insight would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers .... Syd

Syd Geraghty B.Sc, M.Sc.

sydgeraghty at

Mathematica for Mac OS X x86 (64 - bit) (12th September 2009)
MacOS X V 10.6.1 Snow LeopardMacBook Pro 2.33 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo  2GB RAM

On Nov 13, 2009, at 2:55 AM, Bill wrote:

> The next section of code presents text that blinks different colors:
>  (* Code part B: *)
>  Text[Row[Dynamic@
>     Style[#, 24, Refresh[Hue[Random[]], UpdateInterval -> .2]] & /@ 
>   Characters["Typing onto a curve works."]]]

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