Problems with dynamic contour plots produced for the CDF-reader
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- Subject: [mg126802] Problems with dynamic contour plots produced for the CDF-reader
- From: Arnulf <koehncke at gmx.de>
- Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2012 03:37:02 -0400 (EDT)
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Dear all, this is my first message to this forum, and I'm looking for help on a slightly complex issue regarding dynamic evaluation and the productoin of interactive plots to look at in Mathematica's free CDF-reader. We are trying to implement a dynamic version of a contour plot to let readers interact with our model a bit by changing its parameters and directly looking at the results in the plot. The output should be a CDF that can be opened and interacted with using the free CDF-player. Obviously, contour plots may be a bit computation intensive for dynamic updating, but we tried our best to reduce complexity... Here's the problem: When in Mathematica, the dynamic updating works without problem. When copying the output into a new file, saving this file as a CDF, and opening it in the CDF-reader, the updating doesn't work at all. Without extra settings, it will usually show "$aborted" instead of the plot. That is most likely due to the evaluation exceeding the timeout-threshold for dynamic evaluation. And indeed, if we increse that timeout via Style[exp, DynamicEvaluationTimeout->X], things change: It still works fine in Mathematica (as before, and why shouldn't it), but in the CDF-reader we now get an empty plot box containing everything but the actual plot lines as an output instead of the "$aborted"-message. So still not working... If anyone has an idea why this is and if (and how) it could be solved? It may simply be that the CDF-reader performs significantly slower than Mathematica itself. Or is there another reason for this odd behavior? Thanks a lot and best from Berlin, Arnulf PS: I could also post a (not so) minimal example if anyone is interested, but I was hoping for general comments and ideas first.