MathGroup Archive 2012

[Date Index] [Thread Index] [Author Index]

Search the Archive

Re: Type-Ahead Searches in a Manipulate or Dynamic Module

Am 23.03.2012 07:33, schrieb Gregory Lypny:
> Hello everyone,
> I'm cleaning data and prototyping rudimentary databases in
> Mathematica.  I have a few data arrays, consisting of a few thousand
> lines each.  I'd like to be able to search the arrays for lines
> (lists) containing search strings by typing into a text field and having
> the hits appear as I'm typing the search string, sort of like
> Spotlight on the Mac does.  This may be something as simple as using
> Select within the Manipulate combined with ControlActive.  Has anyone
> tinkered with something like this?

this is not really optimized, but I'd give it a try and see if it will 
just work. It should be simple enough to serve as a starting point for a 
more specialized version:

data={{"hello",1},{"test",2},{"something else",3}};




the real trick is the ContinuousAction option, everything else should be 
pretty straightforward...



  • Prev by Date: calculation error in series
  • Next by Date: Re: Different Color in ToString
  • Previous by thread: Type-Ahead Searches in a Manipulate or Dynamic Module
  • Next by thread: GConf errors when running from cron