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Kan extension in beamer.

I'm trying to include the diagram of a Kan extension in a beamer presentation (see the nLab page for an example). I've achieved to draw it through \xymatrix without the natural transformations symbol ...
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How can I make an arrow returning to same entry in xymatrix?

I'm trying to make a diagram with arrows returning to the same entry using xymatrix. The following example works perfectly fine. \[ \xymatrix{ V \ar@(dl,ul)[]^{h'} \ar@<0.5ex>[r]^{i} & W ...
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Arrow within a signal (timing diagram)

I want to draw a Manchester code and need arrows to better show the falling and rising flag within the signal, something like that: In LaTeX, it is possible to use the package timing. Is it ...
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Diagrams package that allows to draw computer buffers (memory diagrams)

I'm writing a document that explains internals of memory buffers and computers and I'm looking for a LaTeX package that would allow me to create diagrams similar to the following: Circular buffer: ...
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Drawing a circle in the complex plane.

I would like to draw the set of points in the complex plane that satisfies $|z-1+i| <= 3$ using LaTeX (with TikZ, or some related system). I would want to fill this circle with say dashed lines, or ...
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Shiny button-like node style with TikZ [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Web buttons with WYSIWYM Would it be possible with TikZ to draw (3D) shiny button-like nodes as those appearing in the mindmap on page 44 of Lukas Doktor presentation ...
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Is it possible to use spot colors in TikZ graphics?

Using ConTeXt and Metapost, it is fairly easy to define spot colors and use them in an image: \starttext \definecolor[MyRed][c=0,m=1,y=1,k=0] \definespotcolor[RedSpot][MyRed][p=1,e=MyRed] ...
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Probability Tree-diagram with TikZ

Thanks for helping me out. How can I make the following tree-diagrams? http://www.vias.org/tmdatanaleng/cc_prob_cond_independ.html
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Flow (or block) diagram tips?

I've been working on a flow diagram or block diagram using Tikz to show a simplified camera transfer function. I've gotten as far as the code below, but I have a few questions remaining. I started ...
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Centering a TikZ picture around an area

I often find myself in the following situation: A tikzpicture of mine consists of a main area and some outer material like text labels which are hardly symmetric around the main area. If such a ...
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Labeling Drawing of Euclidean Vector

I would like to know how I would go about labeling the Euclidean vectors in a diagram. For example, if I use the code provided below to draw a diagram which depicts three vectors, how would I label ...
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package(s) for creating knot diagrams

I was wondering if anyone could suggest software/packages to create nice knot diagrams (hopefully with a link to images they have made in the past). I have used xy-pic recently but am mainly ...
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How to make nice braids diagrams

This question led to a new package: braids — Blog: The Braids Package I search to draw braids diagram, if possible in xy-pic. I already know how to do that with the knot module and some ...
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Decision node on TikZ (diamond)

I'm trying to find a way to tame decision nodes (diamond shape) but I just can't do a thing! If I put a formula inside the diamond and if that formula is a little big the shape just grows like a ...
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Adding labels to graph in xy package

I'm using xy package to draw a simple graph representation. How can I add the labels to the egdes? Here is the code I've produced so far: \xygraph{ ...
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Diagram displayed as an equation

Sorry to ask a direct question like that but: how can you do that ? Is it a complicated use of align ? Is it really and equation (mathmode) ?
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xy diagram problem: too wide, some arrows too short

I'm trying to write the diagrams of the isomorphism theorems, and I'm having problems. Some objects are too wide, and some arrows too short. Currently I have $$\xymatrix{A\ar[r]^\pi\ar[d]_\rho & ...
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Taming a TikZ flowchart's structure

After finally solving many issues with this flowchart, I get this... I'm new to TikZ and I'm having a hard time fixing this. I wanted the 5 nodes from row 5 to be inside a box with a vertical ...
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Commutative diagram with rounded arrows

I want to draw a diagram which has some arrows between to points A and B. First arrow goes straight from A to B and above it should be a $\Psi$. Second arrow goes in a round way from A to B and above ...
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TikZ flowchart for a poster

I'm making a poster and need to include a flowchart. I've never done this, so I'm starting with the example in the manual. Problem is, it doesn't work. ! Package pgfbasematrix Error: Single ampersand ...
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How to create Ishikawa (fishbone) diagrams with LaTeX?

Is there an automated way or a "template" to create Ishikawa (also called "fishone") diagrams with LaTeX? They are used e. g. to show the factors influencing a process and have a hiearchical ...
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How can I draw a diagram for matrix multiplication with LaTeX?

I'm trying to make a PDF manual for matrix multiplication with LaTeX. I'd like to generate a graphic similar to this one (from Wikipedia/Matrix multiplication): I guess this will be quite a bit of ...
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Comparison of plotting packages

I was wondering what some differences and relation between common plotting packages/environment: picture environment PGF/TikZ PSTricks and some others that are also common but I don't know yet ...
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Tikz task diagram (alignment and arrows)

I'm trying to create a diagram like this in LaTeX: This is what I have so far using the assignment structure from texample.net: Code: \begin{tikzpicture}[node distance=.8cm,start chain=going ...
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Need to plot a lattice and the topological building of a torus!

as told in the title I need to plot a lattice on the plane (not the standard one with basis (1,0), (0,1) ) and I'd like to show up how to build a torus starting from its topological square... If ...
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Database Entity Relationship Diagram

Is there a package that will allow me to create a database entity relationship diagram such as the one below?
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Shifting a path horizontally between nodes

With the following extract, how can I x-shift the second edge (edge2) between n1 and n2 so that it doesn't overlap with the first? Also, is there a way to add text to each of the edges so that they ...
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Align edges with anchor other than center

It seems that, when drawing an edge between two nodes, TikZ defaults to aligning the edge with the 'center' anchors of the two nodes. More precisely, the edge points from the center of one node to the ...
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How to get a 4 by 4 chessboard? Or any other size of board.

I've seen some package to draw chessboard on LaTeX such as skak and chessboard. However, after reading the documentation, they don't seem to support a change of the board size. I'm talking about the ...
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Bipartite graphs

I want to draw something similar to this in latex. How can I do it? I want it to be a directed graph and want to be able to label the vertices.
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Which font should be used for diagrams/graphs/flow charts?

I'm using the standard serif fonts in KOMA script for typesetting my thesis, 11pt for normal text. What font and font size would be recommended for use in graphs, diagrams and flow charts? The same ...
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Change the shape of a vertex using qtree

Using the QTree package, is it possible to add a shape to a node? For example, a square or a circle?
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Drawing Mechanical Systems in LaTeX

I really like CircuiTikZ for drawing diagrams in my LaTeX documents. However I mostly draw mechanical and not electronic systems, which is why I'm looking for some similar way to draw mechanical ...
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Molecular orbital diagrams in LaTeX?

This question led to a new package: modiagram I'm wondering if anyone has seen a package for drawing (qualitative) molecular orbital splitting diagrams in LaTeX? Or if there exist any packages ...
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Create Diagram - 4 blank horizontal lines in a row - Labels underneath w/lines or arrows pointing

So I want to draw a diagram explaining names of digit places ('hundreds' 'tens' 'ones'). I want blank lines with these labels underneath. I'm thinking qtree might be an idea (4 top branches being the ...
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Which package can easily write a graph, as an arbitrary curve or area, just for indication

Which package can easily write a graph, as an arbitrary curve or area, just for indication? The circle and ellipse don't be considered for their particular shape. TIKZ's Bézier curve is too ...
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Using the \newarrow command from Taylor's commutative diagrams package

I want to define new arrows to use in a commutative diagram, but I just can't make it work. The documentation is not particularly helpful; it doesn't even tell you where to put the ...
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Numbering chess diagrams (skak)

How do I put a number beside the chess diagram? I want to make a document of chess diagrams to be solved and then the solutions at the end. If someone has a skeleton to make this I would be happy. ...
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Political map in LaTeX

Is there a package that can be used to make political maps in LaTeX? Like a world map or a map of Europe?
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Can I make the page as big as my picture?

This is the reciprocal to How can I create a pdf document exactly as big as my tikz picture?. My understanding of all the answers there is that they extract a picture from a TeX document and strip ...
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Node shapes in TikZ

I want to draw a block diagram for a software app and I need two shapes which I couldn't find on the Internet. The shapes are a parallelogram and a rectangle with double side margins. One is for data ...
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Diagram editors with support for text entry as TeX?

I'm looking for good diagram editors with support for text entry as TeX. I have used ipe and dia in the past, but ipe does not let me change a rectangle (or any polygon) so it'll have round corners. ...
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Producing a PDF with clickable chart

Greetings. John Cook provides a clickable chart of probability distributions with different interconnections. Every node is linked to definition and every arrow is linked to a brief description of ...
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Inner and outer circles of a polygon in LaTeX

How do I draw a circle and its surrounding polygons, for example an octagon, in LaTeX?
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Squiggly line in Asymptote

A somewhat similar question to this one, but in a different language for graphics: Is there a simple way to draw a squiggly line in asymptote?
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Drawing random paths in TikZ

I am looking for a way to draw with TikZ something that looks like a random path. Here is an inspiration: Is it possible to have TikZ generate something that would be similar to a random path ...
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PicTeX files inside a Plain TeX file [closed]

I am using Plain TeX to write my (scientific) texts which usually include many awful equations and graphs (or figures) I am constructing with unsurpassed PicTeX. My big problem is that with my MikTeX ...
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Drawing stars/similar with Tikz

I'm writing a review for a book at the moment, and I thought I'd be clever and show off what LaTeX is capable of by adding a x-out-of-y stars graphic. Tikz can do many things so I would have thought ...
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Create a series of connected, list-filled boxes (flowchart?)

I would like to create a series of horizontally linked 'text boxes', with arrows between each one. Each box will contain some text (probably a list with a title). I would like it to look something ...
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Draw picture next to page number

How can I display (draw) a picture next to the page number. At best, the "style" of the picture would be calculated automatically, depending on the current page number, e.g., draw a circle on even ...