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pgfplot xbar legend ordering

when I am drawing a xbar chart, I have troubles with the legend entries. They appear to have the opposite ordering as I suppose they should have. \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[xbar] \addplot ...
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tikz legend with only 1 bar, not 2 [duplicate]

I have bar graphs made with tikz picture and pgfplots and the legend has two bars shown for each item. If this were printed in black and white I can see it being confusing given that I have multiple ...
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legend in Unequal upper and lower deviation in PGFplots error bar!

I want to set different lower and upper deviations for error bars. It seems that PGFplots does not support unequal +,- error bar length. I have come up with a solution, that is to draw + and - error ...
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How to label a TiKz shape for referencing its legend in the caption

How can I label a TiKz line style for further referencing in figure caption. For \addplot the label just follows it. However, I don't know how to do it for \draw. MWE: \documentclass{book} ...
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Strange interaction between `addlegendentry` and `y filter` in pgfplot

From this answer How to scale existing coordinates data in pgfplots? I am using y filter to process data, all fine until I decide to put a legend entry in the plot. I cannot seem to simultaneously use ...
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Customize legend position in PGFplots axis environment

I am trying to customize the position of the legend in the axis environment of PGFplots. A simple way to do this is by using something like legend pos=south west|south east|north west|north east ...
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pgfplots: multiple legends or one legend and a heading

In my plot, I want my standard legend that says what value of c corresponds to what color. However, I would also look to put the function in plot. \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} ...
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Color legend in Y axis

I have the following multiple y-axis plot that results in the image on the top image. However, I want to add a sort of legend in each of the Y axis, similar to what I manually drew in the bottom ...
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Adding a legend next to subfigures of pgfplots

I have an error bar chart, where I would like to add a legend. Using this type of code, I am facing problems to add any kind of legend. Please consider my current code: ...
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pgfplots - How can I achieve an xbar plot with bars adding up to 100% on both ends?

edit I don't need a solution anymore, I decided to not use the "negative" bars on the right side but I am leaving (and not deleting) this question in case someone else is looking for this in the ...
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How to put legend graphic representation to the right of the label

All the pgfplots examples I could find have the graphic (e.g. symbol) to the left of the label (see example below) in the legend. I think this default is very good but due to space constrains I have ...
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Legend in graph with tikz [closed]

I need to make a legend for my graph in TikZ, but I need that legend would be from 3 columns, how can I do this? I use this code: \newenvironment{customlegend}[1][]{% \begingroup \csname ...
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pgfplots: Changing horizontal spacing in the legend [duplicate]

I'm drawing a simple scatter plot with pgfplots, which also includes a legend as shown in the upper part of the picture next. However, I find the horizontal spacing odd because the distance between ...
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In Lyx, align text inside a float caption

I'm trying to align a legend inside a table caption, so that the colons are vertically aligned. I can do it with the align ambient outside of the caption, but if I use the same code inside the caption ...
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How to get the drop shadow for a pgfplots legend right?

When using drop shadows in legend style of a plot created with pgfplots not only the legend box but also the lines that are part of the legend images "cast a shadow" in the final picture. Since ...
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pgfplots and hyperref clash for complicated figure in book class

When using the book class, pgfplots, hyperref, and section labeling according to "How to reset chapter and section counter with \part", I get the following error ! You can't use `the character -' ...
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Despite using the 'no markers' option, I still get plotmarks in my legend. Why?

Nice to finally post a question myself after finding solutions to my problems on numerous occasions within these forums. I hope someone can be of help (and that this hasn't been asked already). The ...
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Comma in legend in pgfplots

The following code with the comma in the legend entry fails to compile. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{pgfplots} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} ...
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How to fill the mark in pgfplot legend

I would like to create a graph using pgfplots. I don't like the legend symbol used for ybars and decided to go with a line legend entry and squares instead. How can I fill these marks, so that they ...
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legend problem in highlighting a data plot

I followed the tips on highlighting in data plots at http://www.howtotex.com/tips-tricks/highlighting-in-tikz-plots/ The highlighting does not work well with \addlegendentry. A MWE is shown below. ...
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Pgf plots and a tabular legend

I have a plot where I want to add a legend which is the combination of lines and marks. For that I want to replace (or define a new) the original pgf plots legend type. As said before, in the ...
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Legend on second frame has only one entry, labeled wrong

Using pgfplots in beamer with \only frames, the legend for the second frame (only) inexplicably shows only one entry, with the color of the last \addlegendentry, but the legend of the first. The other ...
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dashed line in pgfplots legend results in incomplete marks

When defining the pgfplots legend entries myself, I have a problem when using dashed lines in combination with marks. The mark is also dashed (or dotted, etc.), just as the accompanying line is. Is ...
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Modify the legend-style in pgfplots

I have a question concerning pgfplots. I made a minimal example which is related to the example in the pgfplots manual (page 182): \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{pgfplots} ...
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legend placement with bounding box restrictions and externalization in pgfplots

I find it useful to add \pgfplotsset{/tikz/every picture/.append style={trim axis left,trim axis right}} to my preamble for bounding box restrictions. But then when I use the legend to name feature ...
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pgfplots: problem in the legend using custom marks

With the help of \pgfdeclareplotmark I defined a custom mark for a plot and it worked as expected; however, in the legend, the mark appears with a vertical shift. What is causing this problem and how ...
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Legend position in standalone pgfplot moves when plot is used in document

The following mwe shows that the legend position in a pgfplot changes when the standalone version is scaled in a document that includes it. Standalone: From driver: (I changed the sizes to ...
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Split tikz tree level in two parts

I would like to rebuild this graphic for my bachelorthesis. The problem that i ran into was, that i don't know how to split the graph in the second level, like shown in the picture above. I was ...
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StrSubstitute not working nicely with pgfplots

This question is related to my older question here, but now slightly different. I now have a function that is supposed to take two multivalued arguments. One contains the columns i want to plot. If i ...
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Legend entry with curve fits

I am plotting two data sets with curve fits added manually (by defining two functions). How can I edit my legend entry to combine the data points and lines into one icon? So instead of having four ...
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Missing mark at legend for tikz bar chart

I have the following code: \begin{tikzpicture} \pgfplotstableread{ % Read the data into a table macro Label First Second Third test 30 30 40 }\datatable \begin{axis}[ xbar ...
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pgfplots scale legend position when below xlabel

When using matlab2tikz to generate a .tikz from Matlab where the legend location is set to 'SouthOutside' (below the ylabel of figure), the position of the legend will cover the ylabel unless the ...
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New line in pgfplots/tikz not displaying in TeX

I have a multiple-line legend entry to preserve the width of my figure. I can use \newline in Matlab and the legend entry is split between two lines. When I produce a .tikz of the figure however, I ...
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How to add legend to contour plots?

The following does not work: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz,pgfplots} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[view={0}{90},legend entries={foo,bar}] % 'legend entries' causes ...
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How to modify the image of an legend entry

I have the following code \documentclass[tikz,convert={size=640}]{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[ legend entries={simulation sample 1, ...
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pgfplots: Scatter plot with multiple series side-by-side

I have multiple machines on which I did benchmarks. Now I wan to use pgfplots to show multiple y values (the variance in the measurement) for a single x value (a benchmark parameter) within a single ...
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How can I add or overlay a legend to an .eps image

Assume someone has several Matlab plots saved as .eps graphics and realizes in some of them the legend for the curves is missing. Is there a way to add these legends afterwards, or to overlay another ...
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Global legend for multiple figures

Similar to this question, I need output as follows but in a neat way. My solution code is not neat any more: I added a dummy axis to use its legend. Also the legend must be at top of the page. Here ...
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Legend of picture, caption

I would like to assign one caption to a picture in my report, without this caption begin in the listing of figure. I use the following: \begin{figure}[htbp] \begin{minipage}[l]{.645\linewidth} ...
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Spider Graph Legend and Caption

I would like to add: legend (Red, blue and Green) and figure caption (with legend) for my Keviat plot. The code of my keviat is listed below. Thank you \documentclass[]{scrartcl} ...
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line legend for mesh plots

I am doing a group plot of related curves. Since they are related by a parameter, I want to color them according to (a function of) that parameter. For that purpose, I used the mesh option, and then ...
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How to draw horizontal(row) legend without the surronding rectangle?

I found the following code to manually draw legend, but it produces vertical(column) legend. How to draw it horizontally? I don't want surrounding rectangle also. \documentclass{article} ...
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How to manually draw horizontal legend and place it correctly in tikz?

This is my tikz code to draw some plots. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz,subfig} \begin{document} \begin{figure} \centering \subfloat[Iteration Domain for a Tile]{ ...
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How to generate a separate legend picture?

I want to generate a tikzpicture which only contains the legends, and not the plots themselves. I use the following code and it returns an error: ! Package pgfplots Error: Sorry, the supplied plot ...
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Legend position & bad x ticks scale

I'm currently experimenting tikz-pgf, but facing some strong behaviour. How is it possible to have only 1 legend for a groupplot? Why is the scale 10^(-3) appearing below the first plot? Here is ...
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Remove border around area legend rectangle

I have a legend with the option area legend to draw a little rectangle in the legend instead of a line segment. There is a border around the rectangle I would like to either remove or make the same ...
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ytick pgfplot issue

I have the following latex code but unfortunately cannot get the ytick to be of my choice. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{pgfplots} \begin{document} \begin{center} ...
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Problem of superimpose and how to change legend symbol

Given the plot as follows I have two problems: a and b are superimposed on each other, how should I make this clear on the graph? How could I change legend c to other icons like star? (It looks a ...
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Pgfplots, Legend Color

I have the following problem: I Have a TikZ Picture with two data plots, each with a different color. I want each one to appear in the legend, and I'm using \addlegendentry. The problem is that Latex ...
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How to make the legend border tighter?

I am trying to make the legend border tighter. What is the \begin{axis}[legend style={...}] property to adjust the legend border (both width and height of the border)? \documentclass{article} ...