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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Accessing the logic values of a TikZ coordinate

In TikZ accessing the coordinate values of a node can be done using the let syntax of the calc library or using the PGF command \pgfpointanchor. However, this values are dimensions/lengths in points ...
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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 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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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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Highlight a group of nodes in a tikz tree

To make it simple, I want to highlight a group of tikz nodes like in the following picture It was borrowed from the JLatexEditor. I would like to know which Tikz commands I can use to do the job in ...
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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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TikZ: Bend text so that it follows a line

I have two arrows going from a node on the left to a node on the right. Both arrows are slightly bent. I want to label the arrows with text that is bent just like the arrows. This is as far as I've ...
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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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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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TikZ: anchors of special node “current page” seem to be incorrect in landscape

I've got a document that I wish to format in landscape in conjunction with some material added as an overlay via TikZ. I can get everything correct if I create a portrait page, but not if I create a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Highlighting some nodes of a TikZ binomial tree

In this binomial tree I have 4 columns of nodes. I want the entire last column to be highlighted with light blue, and perhaps a border around this highlighting. Something like a opaque blue-ish ...
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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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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: Using Loop to Draw Grid of Nodes

I am trying to draw an Ising model (in my case, a grid of nodes with an undirected edge between adjacent nodes on the same row or column) using TikZ. I have the grid of nodes working nicely using a ...
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How to place label in middle of line (above and below) with TikZ

\fbox{ \begin{tikzpicture}[scale=1,auto=center] \node[circle,fill=gray!20] (n1) at (2,8) {Node A}; \node[circle,fill=gray!20] (n2) at (8,8) {Node B}; \foreach \from/\to in {n1/n2} \draw ...
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TikZ: How to connect nodes and specify line direction?

When drawing a line between two nodes in TikZ, you can specify the anchors on the beginning and end nodes in order to control how the line is drawn. I would like to specify the anchor on the ...
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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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TikZ Nodes not exactly centered

In my solution to draw a plot with point, it was pointed out that the nodes containing \textbullet and $\circ$ were not placed exactly centered at the specified point. I found this hard to believe ...
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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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How to rotate hyperlink with text

How can I rotate the link of a text in a node. Here is my MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{hyperref} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \node (rect) [rectangle, ...
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Edge nodes, auto and node distance

Consider the following MWE \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \draw (0,0)--(1,1) node[auto,midway] {$A$} -- (2,0) node[auto,midway] {$B$}; ...
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How to force nodes to have the same size in tikz matrices

Is there some intelligent way to have several tikz nodes have the same height and width? Consider the following example with output below. I'd like every node in each row to have the same height ...
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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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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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Naming the nodes of `nodes near coords` for later use

I would like to use pgfplots command nodes near coords to get a list of named node ((no1), (no2), (no3) etc.) that I can use afterwards to draw some paths that I fail to construct with pgfplots only. ...
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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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Strange movement of objects when highlighted item in beamer is uncovered

Can anyone explain to me why there is this strange "shift" of objects when passing from the first to the second slide in the below MWE? \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{beamerthemeshadow} ...
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TiKZ matrix of objects

I am drawing diagrams which consist of grids, some cells of which are filled with circles, like this: I created this picture with \begin{tikzpicture}[scale=0.6] \draw[shift={(0.5,0.5)}] (0,0) ...