I have a bunch of TeX code for precalculus and calculus. The pictures are in tikzpicture environment. In our project we want to create TeX file on the fly and compile three times. The compilation is slow for files with many pictures. I wonder, if it is possible to prevent evaluation of a function when we draw graph using syntax like
I am aware on gnuplot and externalize ways, but none of them is convenient for me.
It would be nice to have a setting which draws almost the whole picture and just skips the plots. Is it possible in tikz?
All pictures are cropped to some rectangle, so I hope removing the graph of the function will not change the size of the resulting picture.