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lavster

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**problem with mathematica - i am new to this!**

hi,

im trying to produce a manipulate graph where the controller type is the drop down menu. (or pop up menu). However, mathematica doesn't seem to like the range of my variables.

I have typed the following into mathematica:

Manipulate[ Plot[r^2 p[n, l, r], {r, 0, 30}, ColorFunction -> "RoseColors", PlotRange -> All,

PlotStyle -> {Thickness[0.008]}, AxesLabel -> {"r(a)", "probability"}], {n, 1, 4, 1}, {l, 0, n - 1, 1}, ControlType -> {PopupMenu}]

(where p is my predefined function that depends on n, l, r).

The error message is as follows:

"Manipulate::vstype: ControlType -> PopupMenu is not supported for the variable specification {l$$,0,n$$-1}. ControlType -> Manipulator will be used instead."

suggesting that it doesn't like my upper bound.

How can i get around this? is there a command i can use? i vaguely recall other ppl using the table function within the manipulate function but I am not sure how to do this either...

thanks