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Re: Text on a curve,

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  • Subject: [mg104997] Re: Text on a curve,
  • From: "Sjoerd C. de Vries" <sjoerd.c.devries at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 17 Nov 2009 05:14:28 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <200911131055.FAA11361@smc.vnet.net> <hdqb65$6ps$1@smc.vnet.net>

Hi Syd,

You could try Clock[ ] for this:

Dynamic[
Clock[{1, 1}, 0.1, 20];
 Text[Row[Style[#, 24, Hue[Random[]]] & /@
    Characters["Typing onto a curve works."]]]]

Cheers -- Sjoerd

On Nov 16, 3:51 am, Syd Geraghty <sydgerag... at me.com> wrote:
> 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 ....
>
> TimeConstrained[
>  Text[Row[
>    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.
>
> sydgerag... at mac.com
>
> Mathematica 7.0.1.0 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  2GBRAM
>
> 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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