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TikZ: drawing an evolution of an ellipse to a hyperbola with the same focus

Is there a high speed way to draw the evolution of an ellipse, to a parabola, and then into a few hyperbolas with the same focus? From the picture, we see that we start out with three elliptical ...
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Color Management with a Family of Curves

I am struggling with following fairly simple looking problem of plotting a family of curves. \documentclass[border=1mm]{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplotstable} \pgfplotsset{compat=1.8} ...
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TikZ: Combining multiple paths in and outside foreach

I am trying to generate a path from a list of directions (as seen on the numpad). The coordinates are generated correctly, but because I use multiple call to \path the arrowheads are drawn on each ...
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StrSubstitute for multiple replacements in a loop?

I am trying to replace multiple keywords using \StrSubstitute inside a loop using foreach - but unable to accumulate all the results. The result of each \StrSubstitute call is getting lost inside the ...
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Draw a path between many nodes using foreach

I'm running into a weird problem here... I have very many nodes defined, and I would like to draw a path from the first to the last using foreach. But, when I try, it just draws edges between p1 and ...
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TikZ: \foreach in macro with argument as list

The code below generates: What I expect is: Why does the \foreach seem to treat the entire list as one value? How do I fix it? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xparse} \usepackage{xstring} ...
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Error compilation tikz, intersection & foreach

I want to compile this code (using PDFLaTeX) \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage[ansinew]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{color} ...
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TikZ Drawing a changing vector field in a grid

So far I succeeded in drawing a simple grid along with it's centres using grid and nodes. \draw[step=1] (0, 0) grid (4, 3); \coordinate (a) at (0.4, 0.3); \coordinate (b) at (3.8, 0.8); ...
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Iterate over certain matrix cells [duplicate]

I have a matrix and want to reference several nodes of this matrix. How do I add a line for some of the cells? I came up with this: \documentclass[12pt]{scrbook} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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Trouble using pgfmathsetmacro in foreach loop more than once

I'm trying to draw a series of lines where the x-coordinate is given by a geometric sequence, as in the following example: \begin{tikzpicture} \foreach \i in {0,...,3} ...
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Errors in passing a previously concatenated string to foreach

Motivation While attempting to answer Pie chart with values as angles not percent, I stucked on passing a string to a foreach. The context To makes things clear, I briefly introduce the context. ...
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A list of pairs in pgfkeys

Having learnt a lot about the pgfkeys package as a result of my last question, I'm now trying to do some more adventurous things. Let's say I have a command called \blob, whose value is the ...
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PGF's \foreach when list requires completion

Please is there anything I am doing wrong that PGF's \foreach is failing here? \def\alist{} \foreach\x in {% 2pt_A,4pt_A,...pt_A,10pt_A }{% \xdef\alist{\alist\ifx\alist\@empty\else,\fi\x}% } ...
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Resetting numerical labels in \foreach commands on a numberline

I am looking to create quick number lines. What I have so far is this: \documentclass[letterpaper,12pt]{book} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{shapes,snakes,backgrounds,arrows} \begin{document} ...
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looping using both arabic numerals and actual numbers

Is there an easy way to loop this script in .tex: \immediate\openout\mytest1=test1.tex \immediate\openout\mytest2=test2.tex \immediate\openout\mytest3=test3.tex \immediate\openout\mytest4=test4.tex ...
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How to use declared TikZ functions in \foreach condition?

How is it possible to use a declare function in the condition of \foreach? Here's my MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}[declare function={a = 0; b = ...
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Tikz: \foreach and axis environment incompatibility

I'm trying to plot a figure with TikZ. I have a few .txt files with the coordinates of the curves that I want to plot, in a list such as file2.txt, file4.txt, ... file30.txt and I want to add ...
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TikZ \foreach loop evaluate variable using pgfmath function

I have problem with defining a new variable within the \foreach loop using the evaluate option using a pgfmath function: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} ...
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Syntax for smoothing a coordinate plot with the foreach command

Currently implementing the solution of Curve synthesis - Adding two curves to get another one. I would like to smooth out the resulting curve. The present code: % red line \path[red,name path=one] ...
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Determining tikz drawing style, depending on the values of two nested loop iterators

So the question is a tikz one! Assume that you are drawing things inside two nested foreach loops in tikz, and the iterator variables are \x and \y. What I'd like to obtain is to be able to specify a ...
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Using foreach loop in TikZ to plot at non-uniform locations

As a Teaching Assistant for a class, I am trying to draw a seating chart for the professor. The seating chart will have a photo of each student, the student's name, and where the student is sitting in ...
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tikz label coordinates using mathematical expression from foreach variables

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \foreach \x [count=\xi from 1] in {-3.0,-2.8,...,1.8} \draw[thin] (0,0) ++(\x,2) rectangle ++(0.2, 0.2) ...
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What is the correct way to generate notation for a finite set using for loop in Latex?

I am trying to create a command that will take an index n as a parameter, and generate the the expanded form of this {a_1, a_2, a_3,...,a_n}. For my first attempt, I tried to use the syntax suggested ...
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Tikz: Using relative positioning and foreach variables

I want to generate a picture that replicates itself and slowy fades out. For that i plan to use a foreach statement and redraw the picture to its rigth. How can i use the foreach variable to position ...
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Correcting TikZ code

foreach how to fix the code below so that the center of the figure is at the origin (0,0)? \begin{tikzpicture} \fill[blue] circle (2pt) node[right] {$(0,0)$}; \draw (-3,1) -- (3,1); \draw[blue] ...
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tikz/foreach: Protect space after “iteration variable”

I try to draw some nodes in tikz, and as they are very simple I wanted to "shorten" this using a \foreach command: \foreach \xnum in {1,2,3,4,5} { \node at (X\xnum center) {$x_\xnum$}; } You ...
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Drawing a gear with Tikz [duplicate]

I need some help to modify the \gear macro of this answer in order to be able to fill the drawn gear with a solid color. I've tried to move the \draw command outside the loop, but it does not work as ...
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\DTLdeletedb (from datatool package) has no effect within \foreach

This question led to a new feature in a package: datatool \DTLgdeletedb is available in (v2.13) and later. I am trying to use a \foreach loop to iterate over a few items. For each iteration ...
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External images displayed in circle

I'd like to have several external images organized in a circular shape, with TikZ drawing on top of it. I tried the scope option in TikZ with \includegraphics command, the whole thing being included ...
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How to make hyperlinked tabs with specific colors?

I modified this project How to print section titles like tab-list? in the following way: usletter, 8 tabs on the edge of paper, odd pages only, text within the tab is set by the user (\TabText), ...
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Using foreach to generate computed indices in a plot

I have a table with 8 columns, and I want to generate 4 plots (1 vs 0, 3 vs 2, 5 vs 4, and 7 vs 6). I was going to use foreach to generate the plots using \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis} \foreach \x ...
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tikz foreach used for number in filename for addplot [closed]

I have quite a few tables generated which I want to plot in the same TikZ figure (using pgfplots). I am currently trying to use a foreach loop to plot them all, but it is only plotting the last ...
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Expansion issue when adding to CSV list from within a \foreach

Another expansion issue that I am unable to guess at the correct combination of \edef/\expandafters to get to work. Background: Below I have defined \AddToCommaSeparateList which uses \g@addto@macro ...
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tikz gives null character in \document

Please why does \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \foreach \x [remember=\x as \lastx (initially A)] in {B,...,H}{% $\overrightarrow{\lastx\x}$, } \end{tikzpicture} \end{document} give Missing ...
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\foreach has a problem with ‘initially’ argument in remember part

Is there an error in my code or did I find a bug? It seems like the \foreach statement doesn’t increase \lastn if there is an initally (value) but it works with a manually given initially value ...
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How to make global a color list definition with \@namedef done inside a foreach loop

Motivation As stated in the title, I'm trying to define a command able, from a list of colors as input, to create a list in which colors are numbered. This, manually, has been done in Arrows ...
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How to get the list of predefined colors in xcolor such that the list can be used in foreach looping?

I need to get the list of predefined colors in xcolor. Hard-coding as follows is not a good coding practice. \documentclass[dvipsnames,cmyk]{minimal} \parindent=0pt \usepackage{pstricks} ...
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Defining commands using two loops

I would like to define a series of command using two loops. For instance I want to create a series of variables that can have YY or NN as subscripts. I would like to define commands \yy and \nn that ...
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Using \foreach loop in Cubic B-spline curve refinement

This question is only about TikZ (/PGF) implementation. This is a MWE of what I want to ask for: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{calc} \begin{document} ...
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How to invert list used for a tikz foreach loop

Given \def\stuff{a,b,c} I would like to be able to do \foreach \x in {c,b,a} {...} without inverting the list \stuff manually. For example is there some sort of \invert macro that would allow me ...
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Have \foreach restart or loop

I understand that trying to have a "loop function" like \foreach loop sounds like a paradox but I'll try to explain what I mean. Recently, I've asked a question about automatising the creation of ...
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Numbers as markers with \foreach and additional macro based on counter

First issue I would like to plot several curves using the \foreach command and have their number in the sequence as markers. Here is the code I came up with : \documentclass{article} ...
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How keep a running list of strings and then process them one at a time

I would like to keep track of all the \AddRef commands in a document and then process them one at a time, for instance print them in the document on one line per value. It seems that this should be ...
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Using etoolbox macros in tikz foreach loops

I am trying to wrap my head around etoolbox for use with TikZ. In this example (I know there are probably simpler ways to do this), I would like to draw a series of rectangles that are next to each ...
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How to loop through a list of tikzpicture within animateinline?

I have the following code which uses animateinline and several tikzpicture for it's animation effects: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{ifthen} ...
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TikZ: Drawing the same data with scatter plots and parallel coordinates

I am new to TikZ and trying to recreate the following image (which was created in R): (Translation: correlation = +1, correlation = -1, two clusters, circle, normal distribution) Each "column" ...
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tikz \foreach dynamic list with environment arguments

I'm making an axis environment that recieves 5 arguments (the first is optional and it's 1 by default). To make the x marks on the x axis I use \foreach \x in {#2,...,#4} {\ifthenelse{\x = 0}{}{\draw ...
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Why do paramaters of \renewcommand need to double up the # within a \foreach

Introduction: When you use \renewcommand within another macro or environment, one needs to double up the ## to access the parameters of the inner macro. This serves as a way to distinguish the inner ...
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Macro to check if an element is a member of a list, and access associative lists

Inspired from Macro to access a specific member of a list. I want to have a macro implementing the lisp functions (member item list) and (assoc id alist). The first checks if an item is contained in ...
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How to define macros in a foreach loop with effects between iterations and after the loop without using global?

Without using \global, the following code: \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{etextools} \newcommand\appendbyforeach[2]{% ...