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Add break node to plot in pgfplots

I was able to 'break' the vertical axis using pgfplots, but some issues came along with it: Most importantly, I can't find how to add the 'break sign' (the two parallel lines) to my plot as well, ...
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Custom area legend image not working

I'm trying to use the result from a fill between as a legend entry, but I can't get it to work: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{pgfplots} \usepgfplotslibrary{fillbetween} ...
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Am I properly inserting legends in groupplots? Labels “multiply defined”

I have a few places in my document where I use groupplot to insert several figures, but I only want one legend as it's common to them all. I've done this using legend to name=foo and then, after the ...
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Pgfplots: Placing legends individually to the end of lines

I have a few days of experience with LaTeX. It seems almost everything is possible if you just find out how. So, here is a challenge... If a plot has many lines it is much more readable to have ...
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Setting all nodes to use \sffamily without overriding font size

In my document, I want all labels in tikz and pgfplots graphics to use sans-serif, so I use \tikzset{every node/.append style={font=\sffamily}}. This works. However, when I use this, inside my axis ...
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Bar Chart Patterns in Legend

I have a groupplot with three bar charts using a common legend. This worked great when I was using color, but now I have to prep for publication in black and white. I'm not well versed at all in ...
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Different space between nodes for Tikz legend

I want to add a legend to my graph, explaining what different arrows mean. I thought I might be able to do it using coordinates, but the spaces between them are the same as spaces between the nodes ...
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Selectively add legend entries to plot on large CSV

I have a plot with 63 lines, only some of which I would like legend entries for. The full legend takes up half a page, and using the \ref method does not give me consistency with the surrounding ...
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Pgfplots: put plot legend on the outside margin?

I use classsicthesis style for my PhD. Since this style is somehow geared towards using the outside margin for additional notes and stuff, I thought I could also place the legends of my plots there. I ...
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Legend image arguments for the command `\addlegendimage`, 3d legend image

In the 3d plot I want to modify the third legend entry to only show the marks and not the line. From http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/113765/28093 I understood that I'm supposed to use something ...
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Add one legend to several subcaptionfigures

I have the following problem: I have several pgf plots in one figure (see screenshot). I make it with \subcaptionbox. Now i want to add one legend for all 6 plots, since in all plots the same signals ...
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How to add one single legend entry for several plots?

How can I create a single legend entry for 4 plots at the bottom of the group of plots?. Something like this: Title Title -------------- ---------------- - ...
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How to draw a bubble column chart with a legend?

I am very new to plot in Latex, and am trying to piece together a bubble column chart with a legend and labelled axes. So far, I have a working chart, but can only get the legend or a labeled x-axis. ...
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PGFplots axis legend with multiple columns/rows of different lengths

I have an axis environment in PGFplots with multiple graphs which correspond to certain group of data types. I want to stress this distinction by grouping the legend entries. In particular, using a ...
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Generating pgfplots legend from gnuplot data

I’m having trouble getting pgfplots to typeset very small numbers, e.g. 6.82e-08. I don’t know if the problem lies in it being a very small number, or if it’s because of the interaction with reading ...
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How to make a legend entry image consist of line, pattern and markers in pgfplots

I'm trying to make the legend entry image look like a chunk from the "whole" of the following plot (so it has a line, pattern lines and marker). Is it really possible? I'm after an unsuccessful ...
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Align legend label to text

I have this MWE. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} \usetikzlibrary{patterns} \definecolor{nrgray}{HTML}{F0F0F0} \newcommand{\graphTripleData}[4]{ \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[ ...
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Problem with legend on a 2 y-axis line & ybar figure

I cannot seem to figure out a way to switch the legend symbol to the ybar symbol in a two y-axis plot. Here is a minimal working example of my problem Which yields this: So the only problem with ...
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Automatically positioning a legend relative to multiple plots in groupplots

This question deals with centered legend placement in a set of plots aligned with groupplots. However, as the OP stated in a comment, the (accepted) solution requires some hand tweaking. I suspect ...
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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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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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How to put legend below the chart?

I have the following code that produces a line chart: \begin{figure}[p] \centering \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[ use units, cycle list name=exotic, %This defines the color. It ...
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How to make a custom legend with a squared box followed by a text?

I'm trying to make one of that legends that we can find in some graphics such as bar plots. Just to clarify, I'm not displaying a plot. I have to present a schedule, which is defined trough a ...
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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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Display mark instead of line in tikz legend

When using \addplot[color=black, mark=o, draw=none] table [y=Y, x=X]{Data/bottoms.dat}; \addlegendimage{New record}; \addplot[color=black, mark=x, draw=none] table [y=Y, ...
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Matlab2Tikz legend changes position

I have a matlab output figure with subplots where the legend is just at the right spot (fig. 1). I used legend({'Country 1','Country 2'},'Orientation','horizontal','Position', [0.25 0.95 0.5 0.05]); ...
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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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pgfplots: Dual axis

I want to display a dual axis as pictured in Fig.1. But When i write the file .Tex I obtained a different presentation. I want also to display all the numbers between 1-12 in the x-axis. Any help ...
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Add legend to pgf plot results in \end{axis} error

I exported a Matlab figure to tikz, using matlab2tikz. It is a simple plot of some lines and I need to label them. matlab2tikz did not add the legend entries automatically for the first time, so I ...
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pgfplots : Row title in legend

I would like to add a title to each row of my legend in pgfplots. I achieved this with this example : \documentclass{article} \usepackage[pdftex, active, floats, tightpage]{preview} ...
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Providing legend for pre-rasterized data

I have a plot containing several million data points (real-time sensor, 50 samples/s, multiple channels, 5 hours). To keep the file size of my document down, I made a bare PNG with the line graph in ...
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How to adjust the legend line length in pgfplots

I have a plot using pgfplots but I need to adjust the length of each legend. I can modify the width of each legend line, but I don't know how to modify the length of them. Is there any option to ...
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pgfplots legend nested in matrix

I'm using a \matrix to arrange subplots, each created using pgfplots. When I tried to use \legend to add a legend to individual plots, lualatex tells me Package pgf Error: You cannot nest ...
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table legend - wrong reference

I'm using these commands to create a table with a legend, but the problem is that when I make a reference to it, it appears as "Table IIIB" instead of "Table III". Can you help me please ? ...
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How to have a color square in a text caption

Just like the figure on the right hand. The small squares in green color.
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Tikz-Create a Picture Legend

I am trying to create a legend inside a tikzpicture. The picture shows an accelerator and I would like to make a legend that will explain each part. My code is \documentclass{standalone} ...
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I have 3 data series and 2 different y-axis. How can I add, outside the graph, the legend for each of three series?

Does someone know how can i change the position of my legend to right-side of my graph? I try many things but i can't. Please give me some help! Here is my code! \resizebox{\textwidth}{!}{ ...
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How can I place a node relative to a legend?

I'd like to place custom formatted nodes relative to the legend in a plot. The answer to Placing node relative to legend is a solution per se, but related to op's actual intent so it isn't helpful to ...
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2 rows legend and alignment

I got a legend with two rows and I would like to have a different alignment on each row. Is it possible ? In my current code, the legend entries on the second line are much longer than ones on the ...
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Cannot align legend's text in plots using tikzpicture package

I'm trying to align the text (text + $math$) within the legend in my pgfplot. Despite I put the "legend cell align=left", the text still is centred. Any guess? \documentclass[]{article} ...
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plot legend : increase its area

So my question in general is what is the method to change the precise area of the rectangle used in pgf plots? Yes, to make it larger ... MWE: a typical bar chart ...
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pgfplots, custom legend and tikz library external

I try to create Tikz figure with several pgfplots subplots. I want to have one legend for them since they all have the same curves. I found out from this question that i can label and than reference ...
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pgfplots: “group” legend entries?

Actually, I'm working on a study where I've to plot a lot of temperature data etc. Therefore, I use "pgfplots". Everything works pretty well, so that I get the result as shown in the attached picture ...
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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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pslegend with dot instead of rule

I have the following MWE \documentclass[pstricks,border=0pt]{standalone} \usepackage{pst-node, pst-coil, pst-plot} \begin{document} \begin{psgraph}[axesstyle=frame,Ox=0, Dx=0.1, ...
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PGFPlots - trying to combine legends

I have an interesting problem. I am trying to create two graphs using the groupplots environment, side-by-side, that show different sets of data elements with different legend entries and different ...
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matlab2tikz and legend location

I have a matlab plot given below, that is converted to tikz. Let's call it myfile.tikz \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[% width=\figurewidth, height=\figureheight, scale only axis, xmin=1, xmax=3, ...
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Pgfplots: let legend show two linestyles

I do have a double axis plot which which compares two different things (part 1 on the left axis in solid, part two on the right axis in dashed) for different paramters which are common for both plots. ...
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Tikz legend cannot be added?

I thought I can add a legend to a tikz picture by \addlegendentry{...}. But as soon as I uncomment the command the compiler complains about missing }. But when I comment the lines again, then it ...
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Problems using \addlegendentry in a loop with pgfplots

I have some spectra to plot, which I exported from the Siemens Xray toolbox, which works nicely with pgfplots. Since these are multiple files that look the same I think I can do it with a for loop, ...