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Re: DynamicModule not saving reliably a variable between

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  • Subject: [mg106651] Re: [mg106797] DynamicModule not saving reliably a variable between
  • From: Ariel Sepulveda <sepulveda.cuevas at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 27 Jan 2010 01:43:18 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <201001231237.HAA16510@smc.vnet.net>

Dear Hannes:

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On Sat, Jan 23, 2010 at 8:37 AM, Hannes Kessler
<HannesKessler at hushmail.com>wrote:

> Hello,
>
> I have a rather complex dynamic notebook GUI with several TabView,
> Button, InputField and other objects that does not save reliably a
> variable "jobs" between Mathematica sessions. The basic structure of
> the GUI is a follows:
>
> DynamicModule[{jobs = {}, ...},
>  ...,
>  TabView[{..., "Edit jobs" -> Dynamic[jobDefinitionPanel
> [jobs_, ...]], ...}],
>  Initialization :> AbortProtect[
>   Needs["context1`"];
>    Needs["context2`"];
>    ...]]
>
> where jobDefinitionPanel has the attribute HoldAll and contains a
> button for adding an object Job["name"->...,"item 1"->..., "item 2"-
> >..., ...] to the list of jobs
>
> jobDefinitionPanel[jobs_, ...] := DynamicModule[{..},
>   ...;
>    Column[{
>      Dynamic[Length[jobs]],
>      ...,
>      Button["Add job", jobs = Append[jobs, makeJob[ ...]], Method ->
> "Queued"]
>      }]];
>
> makeJob[ ...] returns _Job objects of the form given above:
>
> makeJob[name_String, item1_, item2_, ...] :=
>  Job["name" -> name, "item 1" -> item1, "item 2" -> item2, ...]
>
> In a given Mathematica session everything works fine: After adding
> several job objects, Dynamic[Length[jobs]] shows the correct length of
> the jobs list. Exporting the list with CellPrint[Cell[BoxData[ToBoxes
> [jobs]]]] from the GUI to its notebook shows the jobs list {__Jobs}
> with all _Job elements. But saving, closing and reopening the notebook
> always gives a shorter jobs list, sometimes it is even empty. The _Job
> objects are rather large due to one item which is a 15x15 matrix of
> elements None or FA[...]. The problem does not occur if I do not add
> this item to Job-objects. It looks as if a size limitation exists for
> saving dynamic objects in the notebook cell containing the dynamic
> expressions.
>
> Does anybody have an idea what the reason might be and how to fix this
> problem?
>
> My current workaround is to additionally save the jobs list to a file
> jobs.m
>
> Button["Add job", jobs = savedJobs =..; Save["jobs.m", savedJobs],
>  Method -> "Queued"]
>
> and to load this file during initialization
>
> DynamicModule[{jobs = {}, ...},
>  ...,
>  Initialization :> AbortProtect[
>   Needs["context1`"];
>    Needs["context2`"];
>    Get["jobs.m"];
>    jobs = savedJobs;
>    ...]]
>
> Thanks in advance and best regards,
>
> Hannes Kessler
>
>



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