This tag marks questions about the basic layer of the TikZ/PGF graphic language stack. For questions about higher layers use the tikz-pgf tag.

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TikZ: compilation time performance of decorations

I want to produce a picture that contains lots of two-part cylinder-kind shapes (maybe about 200) along certain paths. Here is an example of such a shape: \documentclass{standalone} ...
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How to define a pgf curve with points instead of controls?

The syntax to produce a B├ęzier curve in pgf is \pgfpathcurveto{first control point}{second control point}{target} This defines the curvature by control points. Considering the degrees of freedom ...
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different coordinate frames for anchors and backgroundpath in node shapes?

I want to create a triangle shape for flow diagrams, so far I succeeded but the anchors I have defined are badly placed. This seems to be wired as I have just copied and pasted the code from the ...