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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} ...
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How can I adjust the column width of legend in PGFplots?

I would like to adjust the width of the legend lines (images) in PGFplots. Since legend is a TikZ matrix, I can adjust the separation between lines, space between text and lines by changing the matrix ...
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fix position legend in pgfplot [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Put legend (pgfplots) below the plot I'm trying to set correctly the right position of the legend of my plot. I would have the legend just bottom right of my plot. Any ...
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LaTex Pgfplots Two axes 1 legend [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Using a pgfplots-style legend in a plain-old tikzpicture I'm trying to accomplish this: I have a plot with two y-axes. The first y has two plots, the second has one. I ...
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How can I adjust the width of legend images in PGFPlots? [closed]

I am using pgfplots to create charts. How can I adjust the width of images of legend entries? I have adjusted plot coordinates in legend image code in the line legend style, but this not worked ...
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pslegend bounding box odd while using Cirkuit

This question is regarding pst-plot and more specifically \pslegend. The code below produces the two following plots: One of these figures is generated without the \pslegend and it appears to have ...
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Put legend (pgfplots) below the plot

I have a pgfplot where the legend is right to the plot. I create the plot as follows: \begin{axis}[ scale only axis, xmode=log, ymode=log, width=7cm, legend cell align=left, ...
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pgfplot column chart legend shape

I have the following code in Latex using gpfplot. The legend in the generated graph always looks like the image attached. There are two boxes instead of one for each entry. Why this is happening? How ...
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Two columns in legend in pgfplots

I know how to create a legend in a pgfplots plot. See Legend in tikzpicture and Using a pgfplots-style legend in a plain-old tikzpicture. But I do not know how I can create a legend with two ...
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Marker color in legend

Since I updated to TexLive2012 yesterday, I can't get ant colored markers in my legend. Where as first I could put the following in the \addlegendentry options, it now won't work. ...
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pgfplotstable: How to access column name?

I have used \pgfplotstableset to assign column names in the preamble. However, I don't know how to access them. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{pgfplots, pgfplotstable, ...
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Pgfplots axis, option to remove (or ignore) legends

Is there an option in pgfplots at the axis level or a setting of legend style option, that would effectively ignore the subsequent legend entries in the plot? \documentclass{article} ...
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Is it possible to combine cases with pgfplots legend?

I would like to print a function and add a legend which makes use of cases. The current code is: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[pdftex,active,tightpage]{preview} \setlength\PreviewBorder{2mm} ...
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Use symbols with \label and \ref in custom legend

I would like to build a legend entry that refers to two simultaneous plots, because it is more intuitive to do so. I use \label and \ref to refer to the plot symbols, but they are shifted in the ...
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Manually add legend symbols in text (without \label and \ref)

I would like to add legend symbols from pgfplots in my text. I am aware of the possibility to use the \label and \ref commands but my setup is complicated and I fear that making it work will more time ...
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Vertically aligned legend to PGFPlots subplots

What I want to do is to have 3 PGFPlots subplots and the legend arranged in four equally sized boxes. However, when I use the following code, in the output the legend is not vertically aligned with ...
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Custom legend for intensity plot

I created an intensity-plot (x and y axes are positions, the color of the point gives the intensity) in an external program (igor pro) and included the "bare" plot via the \addplot graphics command ...
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Plots with only a few scattered marks and correct legend

I would like to draw several plots with lines and only a few marks. The markes are irregularely spaced, so I used a method alluded to in the pgfplots manual, section 4.8.5 (Legend appearance), page ...
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How can I add a legend in aligned subplots

I want to have two subplots with the same x axis aligned above one another. In the manual I read, that I should use \matrix{} to achieve this. Now I want to have legends in both plots. But since the ...
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tikz externalization and multiple axis using \ref and \label for legendentry

I have a plot consisting of two y-axis. When I'm adding the legendentries in each axis environment, the first legendentry will be plotted "behind" the plot of the second axis. Thus I thought a ...
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Legend referencing in caption *and* externalization

I am trying to make a reference to a plot inside a figure's caption while using the externalize library. The issue of plot reference using externalization has already been raised in this question. I ...
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Using node shapes or self made tikzpicture as image in legend

I am using the solutions of Using a pgfplots-style legend in a plain-old tikzpicture and Legend in tikzpicture to create a legend in a tikzpicture. In this legend I need a cylinder as image. I ...
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Legend in tikzpicture

I am looking for a way to create a legend in a regular tikzpicture. I found this Using a pgfplots-style legend in a plain-old tikzpicture but I don't know how to put the legend at the wanted ...
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pgfplots particular legend

\usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{width=10cm} \begin{figure} \centering \begin{tikzpicture} \makeatletter \newcommand{\pgfplotsdrawaxis}{\pgfplots@draw@axis} \makeatother \pgfplotsset{axis line ...
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Using a pgfplots-style legend in a plain-old tikzpicture

I am using a plain-old tikzpicture to produce a pie-chart-like plot. Now, all other plots in my paper are handled using pgfplots (which doesn't do pie charts) and have their legend typeset by ...
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Translator doesn't work in external pgfplot legend

I would like to have my pgfplot legend automatically translated wrt the language used in my article. Thus, I use to use the translator package, which a very easy and pleasant solution. It works like a ...
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pgfplots: alignment and size of math in legend

The legend entries created by a more complex math formula as in this example are overlapping and the alignment to the lines is wrong. \documentclass[]{scrbook} \usepackage{pgfplots} ...
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pgfplots: Legends in multiple y-axis plot overlapping

I am trying to add a legend for two plots on two different y-axes, however they are overlapping each other and each one is being written in its own box. I would like for both of them to share a single ...
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pgfplots: legendentrys are wrong

I'm using pgfplots to plot a lot of data as you can see below. For some of the plots I'v specified a legendentry, but the marks for these plots are not shown in the legend. does anyone know where the ...
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Colors and legend in groupplots/barplot

In order to compare three items I use the groupplot command. For each item I have n different criteria to compare. Is it possible to set the color for each criteria itself? Meaning the first bar in ...
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pgfplots: externalization and legend referencing

There are some issues when using the pgfplots option legend to name together with externalization. When I disable externalization, everything works fine. When I enable externalization, I get an error ...
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pgfplots - subplots with common legend [closed]

This is a followup question of this one. It uses the same MWE but about a different issue so a separate it here. I used Tikz node to create the custom legend but used absolute positioning to place it ...