Manipulate + Algorithm

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg121406] Manipulate + Algorithm*From*: Lengyel Tamas <lt648 at hszk.bme.hu>*Date*: Wed, 14 Sep 2011 05:13:34 -0400 (EDT)*Delivered-to*: l-mathgroup@mail-archive0.wolfram.com

Dear MathWorld users, I have successfully implemented an algorithm in Mathematica. To keep it short it basically calculates rows of vectors and then uses these Tables and vectors in the next few steps of the algorithm to create a final Table which then I can plot. The first step is defining some physical parameters (in this case optical fibers). Some sets of parameters define a type of fiber, while the rest (e.g. length, input power from lasers) define the link. My goal is to create an interface where I can choose between the different types of fibers (from a drop-down column) and fields where integers can be typed in (length, input power etc). Once that is done, I'd like to run the algorithm and plot the result (for example a "RUN & PLOT" button). I know Manipulate is the answer, but I can't find a proper example for algorithms, just simple functions. If you have an idea how to start, please share your ideas :) Thanks. Tamás Lengyel Is it possible t