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3-dimensional histogram in pgfplots

I have a simple 3d histogram which I want to import into pgfplots, e.g. using matlab2tikz or by hand. PGFplots does not offer 3d histograms. Is there an easy way to do this?
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Importing csv file into latex as a table

I am using the \csvautotabular function to import data from a csv file. It has worked beautifully; however, I only want to import certain columns from the file. How can I exclude certain columns? ...
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Can i automatically load chapters and sections based on the filesystem?

I was interested in knowing if i can load chapters and sections of my book based on the filesystem. For example: Chapter 1/ Section 1.tex Section 2.tex Section 3.tex Chapter 2/ Section 1.tex ...
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build dynamic documents from a Textdatabase

I need a dynamic solution to produce questionnaires from a database of questions which gets updated from time to time. I thought of LaTeX for set out the layout but the question is whether LaTeX can ...
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subimport and includeonly

Say I have a document structured as follows. main.tex + ch1 - ch.tex - s1.tex - s2.tex + ch2 - ch.tex - s1.tex - s2.tex Here, *.tex are LaTeX ...
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How do I import a text file so that it becomes the body text of my LaTeX document?

I want to completely separate formatting and content creation. The articles I will write are all plain prose that requires minimum or zero LaTeX formatting. Also, the text file doesn't have the ...
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Importing CSV file as a table in Latex but file too long

I am trying to import a CSV file but the data in the table is too long it goes down till the end of the page and disappears without continuing on the next page. Here's the file: ...
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Lyx: can't import LaTex file

I'm trying to import this latex document into Lyx (version 2.0.2 on Ubuntu 12.04), but it fails and won't give any explanation about the error: Lyx: cannot convert file An error occurred while ...
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How to import separate standalone latex documents and assemble into one document

I am not asking about \include or \input here. I know all about these. Here is the setup. I'd like to be able to build as standalone one of my HW reports which sits in its own folder. Then I also ...
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How to import a text file (with accent, special chars)

I got some text file (logs) that I want to import I saw this post: How do I import a text file so that it becomes the body text of my LaTeX document? which work, but all the special chars (UTF-8) are ...
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Beautifully format text of an external document

I have some formatted long text files looking like this: f=50 k_max=420 Iteration Func-count min f(x) Procedure 0 1 7.07212e-09 1 2 ...
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How to use the import package?

I've read about the import package and am now trying to use it in my document, but I only run into errors. I have a main file named /ProjectPath/header.tex which loads all packages, etc. ...
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Importing single symbols in the sense of “How does the assignment work?”

I looked at Importing a Single Symbol From a Different Font and Handwritten R-like-kay. As a result, I downloaded the STIX package and looked up the highly welcome curly k \kay and found it to have ...
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Getting data dynamically into LaTeX from a spreadsheet

Is it possible to access to data from spreadsheets (i.e. excel spreadsheets) and include them dynamically into a LaTeX document? We need to compile each month a lot of factsheets and therefore want ...
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How can I get the actual relative path using \import and \subimport?

I have structured my PDFLaTeX document in folders. Inside them there are .tex files, .PDF figure files. And all works using \import and \subimport commands from the Import package: Main/ |-- ...
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How to include Big Draft text as background only for imported document part

I want to include a big "Draft" text on the background in some files imported by the import package in this way: \subimport{}{test.text} How can you include such a big "Draft" text to the ...
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Using \import correctly

I've got a main-file which includes the preamble. I then use \import to put together all chapters of my final document. When saving the main-file in another directory than the chapter-files I get the ...
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How can I import matrix data (2d function) from matlab into pgfplots?

This question arised in Spectrum colormap for multiple curves, but since it is of general interest, I add a separate question and my answer here. Suppose you have a matlab figure which needs to be ...
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How to import ASCII coordinates to TikZ

I have a long file of Brazil coordinates like: (-3.43,-0.56) -- (-3.44,-0.56) -- (-3.44,-0.55) -- (-3.50,-0.55) -- (-3.52,-0.55) ... and I want to import then into a tikzpicture environment to use ...
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subimport issues: tikz/addplot

I am using subimport to include .tex chunks from different folders. Everything except my tikz figures seems to work fine. Here is a minimum working example: organization: main.tex > Folder1 ...
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I'm having trouble with \includegraphics I'm using MacTeX

Firstly and fore-mostly I am a complete new comer to the world of LaTeX and so please do bear with me. I will try to be as accurate as I can but if you need any more info please let me know. All I ...
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How can I use relative paths?

I want to add a table from a separate tex file to my document. I get an error saying the file vr_sets.tex is not found, when I do this in Chapter2/chapter2.tex: \input{tab/vr_sets} This also fails: ...
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DPI for imported bitmaps

I am importing a number of .png files into my document as follows: \usepackage{wrapfig} \begin{wrapfigure}{r}{0.5\textwidth} \centering \vspace{-1.5cm} ...
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Getting \includeonly functionality with import package

I had problems compiling with the \includeonly \include system since I had images in the document form different subdirectories. For example the main file would be at /Main/MainFile.tex and the ...
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Import selected rows without header in pgfplots

Import of selected rows of a data set (without header line) The import should make use of the column numbers instead of row headers. The pgfplots' manual presents the possibility to use the command ...