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Difference between “right of=” and “right=of” in PGF/TikZ

In the PGF/TikZ manual, sometimes I see the option right of=somenode instead of right=of somenode. They look very similar, but the effects are different. The distance between nodes positioned with ...
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Manual/automatic line breaks and text alignment in TikZ nodes

How can I insert a line break in a TikZ node? Simply putting \\ where I want the break doesn't work (see MWE). Is there a way to make lines break automatically at some specified width? And can I ...
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How to place a node in the middle of an arc?

I think it is a simple question, but I didn't find the answer yet. The code I'm using is the following: \draw[->](1,0) arc(0:-30:1) node[midway]{$30$}; But in this way the node is placed at the ...
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Package PGF Math Error: Unknown operator `o' or `of'

I am getting a weird error while trying to place a node above another node using the below= syntax. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \node[] (node1) at ...
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How can I set the TikZ label anchor explicitly?

I want to add a label to a node, but "inside" the node. Something like this: The manual seems to indicate it might be possible, although no actual key is named. The ... anchor point for the ...
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Tikz: purely vertical arrow from nodeA.south to nodeB.north

I have the following tikz code % compilation command: pdflatex --jobname=Diag-f1 Diag.tex \documentclass{book} \usepackage{tikz} \pgfrealjobname{Diag} \begin{document} \beginpgfgraphicnamed{Diag-f1} ...
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TikZ picture shapes

I am very new to the TikZ package, and I need to draw some flow chars by using the following shapes. However I couldn't figure out how to draw the 4th and and 6th ones below. It would be very nice ...
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Creating a node fitting the horizontal width of two other nodes

I have the two PGF nodes foo and bar positioned in a row. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{positioning} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}[node ...
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Add more anchors to standard TikZ nodes

I frequently find myself needing more than the standard anchors TikZ nodes provide, i.e. north, north east, east and so forth. I usually use coordinate calculations for this, as in the example below, ...
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How can I know if a node is already defined?

I think I've seen this question before, but I can't find it. The problem is simple; before I assign a name to a node I would like to know if the name is already used. I think when a node is created ...
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How to modify nodes in TikZ to automatically add a line on their top?

In TikZ there is the very flexible node system. As a beginner I am still stumbling over a few details. How can I modify a node or create my own nodes easily? As an example I need a node with a thick ...
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TikZ: difference between \node and \coordinate?

What is the difference between \node and \coordinate in TikZ? Exchanging them does no visual effect in my (to be honest: still simple) pictures. When to use what?
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Horizontal row separation line in tikz matrix (like \hline in tabular)

In this question tikz-matrix-as-a-replacement-for-tabular a nice solution was given to let the matrix in tikz behave like tabular. In this solution cell/.style={rectangle} was used to draw lines ...
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Center nodes near coords in a stacked ybar plot

I'm trying to center the node values, at the middle of each bar, in a stacked plot. However I can only put those nodes in the top of each bar. Is it possible to move those down? To the center of each ...
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Drawing a proper shadow for overlapping objects

I draw images that are composed of several overlapping nodes. If I add a drop shadow to each node, the shadow of the second node is drawn over the first node, as seen in the picture below (which ...
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TikZ: Make node height span several others

How can I make the Z node span the total height of the ABCD column? My current code is: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{calc,positioning} \begin{document} ...
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Node shapes in TikZ

I want to draw a block diagram for a software app and I need two shapes which I couldn't find on the Internet. The shapes are a parallelogram and a rectangle with double side margins. One is for data ...
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How create circle node in Tikz with T from lines inside? T made split node to 3 sectors

I woud like create 3 sector circle node. See the following figure sectors are bounded by lines
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Increase the thickness of node border in TikZ

Suppose I have a node in the shape of a circle. How can I make its border thicker? \node[circle, draw=blue!80, inner sep=0pt, minimum size=12pt] (1) at (0,0) {1};
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TikZ: using the pos = x in a node

Why doesn't the pos = x option work when the node is used in the plot command? \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \draw plot[domain = 0:2, samples = 100] ({\x}, ...
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How to change the size of nodes?

How is it possible to change the size of a node, for example: \begin{tikzpicture} \draw node[fill,circle]{} (0,0);% \end{tikzpicture} How to make the circle smaller or larger?
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Defining a new environment whose contents go in a TikZ node

I would like to define an environment which typesets the contents in a box, and I'd like to use TikZ (I'm aware of alternatives like fancybox). So I would like something like \newenvironment{abox}% ...
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How to draw inside a TikZ node, using node style?

I would like to define a node style, so that the node will look like the LaTeX symbol \oplus, i.e. a circle with lines from north to south, and east to west. (I also have more complicated examples in ...
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How to avoid covering nodes with connection lines

When drawing connection lines (edge) between nodes, the lines will be drawn over the nodes (due to the drawing sequence). If having many connections, it may problematically cover the nodes, and ...
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Creating node shapes

I am currently learning how to use TikZ/PGF to make some figures for a project report, and so I have a question: Is there is a practical way of making a particular object into a node? The object ...
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Cylinder shading with PGF/TikZ

I'm trying to create a cylinder with 3D shading effects. The cylinders in the picture are standing vertically, and have a body and an end. I'd like the body to be shaded so that it varies uniformly ...
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Checking whether or not a node has been previously defined

I use the following code to draw a line to connect two nodes in my graphic: \draw ( p-\prow-\col) -- (p-\row-\col); At the edge of the figure, however, not every node will have a predecessor from ...
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Using [midway] to label a curved path at its centre

I am trying to label two curved paths connecting two nodes with labels placed at their centres using the node[midway] option. This is something that should be very simple but I have not been able to ...
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Strech the text to the borders of a node by using \hfill

The text inside the nodes is not streched to the right side of the node by using \hfill. Could it be the reason that it doesn't work with font=\tiny? But I need the text that small and I would like ...
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using foreach to draw a chain with a branch

This is an extension to How to draw the border of a node using late options I'm drawing a chain of nodes with different colors using foreach from tikz. Now I want to add a branch, also using foreach. ...
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Fancy arrows with TikZ

I would like to draw an arrow like this using TikZ: This is taken from Workflow diagram. I didn't succeed in reproducing the arrow; is somewhat beyond my (extremely limited) TikZ abilities. I don't ...
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TikZ set node label position more precisely

This seems like it should be really easy but I can't seem to find it anywhere... I'd like to be able to fine-tune the positioning of a node label. I'm aware of the ...
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nodes structure like file system

I would like to draw a picture that reflects some file structure. Below code works almost as expected. I need to adjust the connections between nodes so they don't start from the center of the bottom ...
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TikZ rectangle split parts with fixed height

I was wondering if there is a way to set the height of rectangle split parts. I had no luck finding something in the pgfmanual. (Using \phantom seems just like a quickfix.) Here is an example to ...
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TikZ - multi-color double circle node

How do I draw a node with a double circle shape where one circle has a different color than the other circle? A single \node[whatever] {content} would be nice!
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How to center a typewriter (ttfamily) '+'

I would like to draw a circular TikZ node with + in its center, but font=\ttfamily moves it up. Why? How to solve it? \documentclass[border=3mm]{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} ...
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Tikz shape similar to rectangle with selective drawing of borders

I am looking for a tikz shape similar to the rectangle shape, but with the possibility of drawing individual borders selectively. Also when used with rounded corners, the corners missing a border ...
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How to nest a graph within a node in TikZ and draw edges between the graphs?

I'm trying to draw a graph and have a separate graph within one of the outer nodes. I seen this question, but I don't understand how the matrix nodes will help me. I would also like to draw edges ...
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Nested TikZ nodes

This isn’t the first time this question was asked but the other solutions don’t work in my case. Consider the following image: It was created using this code: \begin{tikzpicture}[ node ...
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TikZ: shade also the border of a node

I would like to shade a node and the border of the node. The following code works but I don't like it very much that I have to draw something after the node on the background layer. I would prefer a ...
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How two connect any arbitrary nodes of tree in tikz

I need to be able to connect any arbitrary nodes in a tree to each other. I am using the tree package in tikz to create my tree. I cannot figure out though how to connect to nodes by let say a draw ...
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Is it possible to use a macro to name a TikZ node?

Is it possible to use a macro to name and reference TikZ nodes. For example: \begin{tikzpicture} \node (0) at (0,0) {X}; \node (\mymacro{2}{3}) at (1,2) {Y}; \draw (\mymacro{2}{3}) -- ...
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How to allow labels' anchors in TikZ to be affected by rotations without rotating the text itself?

I usually write macros when I need to draw many times a kind of figure. In the final document, I call the macro and then I always apply two transformations : a scale transformation to fit in the space ...
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Align pinned nodes in PGFplots

I'm working with plots generated from matlab2tikz and I have several plot lines close to each other. Labeling them is proving difficult, but I believe a good looking solution could be to list the ...
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creating a fifo symbol with pgfdeclareshape

I'm compiling with: pdfTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.3-1.40.12 (MiKTeX 2.9 64-bit) (preloaded format=pdflatex 2011.7.8) pgf 2008/01/15 v2.10 (rcs-revision 1.12) tikz 2010/10/13 v2.10 (rcs-revision 1.76) ...
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macro for empty nodes in tikz-qtree

I'm trying to define a macro for writing empty nodes in a binary tree using tikz-qtree. Referring to the code below, I want the string \missing in my code to be replaced by \edge[draw=none]; {} as-is ...
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pgfplots - Placing Nodes on x Coordinates of a Plot

I want to plot some graphs in pgfplots and want to place nodes on the exact same x coordinate of the plot. The position of the note has to be set in x direction but free in y direction. Here is one ...
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Triangle node with adjustable height

I'm trying to draw AVL trees with TikZ, what I need is: Binary tree with simple circle nodes, and adjustable height triangle (or rectangle) nodes for subtrees, both containing only single ...
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Size of TikZ ellipse node

When I set the minimum size of an ellipse in a tikzpicture environment, it expands into a circle if the inner content does not grow as large as the ellipse shape itself. Is there any way around it? ...
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Fill a node shape

I am trying to fill a custom shaped node but as can be observed in the example below the fill does not occur naturally rather it uses its default shape to fill. Any insights? ...