{pgfplots} is a package for creating 2D and 3D plots of mathematical functions and numerical data, using the PGF graphics framework. For questions about the inbuilt plotting functionality of TikZ/PGF, use {tikz-pgf} instead.

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pgfplot log axis more than one tick label per decade (1,2,5,10)

I'd like my log axis to have a reasonable number of tick labels which correspond to "nice" numbers. For example, 1-2-5-10 are nearly a geometric series, so they are about equally spaced on the log ...
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Axis drawn longer than specified

The y-axis in the following graph is about ten times higher than I want it to be. The graph has a maximum height of 0.5 units. I specify that the y-axis should go up to 2 units. ...
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censoring tic with TikZ package

I've managed to create a plot for a censored Gamma pdf. I'm now trying to change the color of the censoring line to cyan (now it is gray). I've managed to change the color of the distribution's ...
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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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Remove space between x axis and bars in bar plot

I've created a grouped bar chart with pgfplots and pimped it with the help of a few questions here. The only remaining problem is that my x axis is at -1, whereas the bars start at 0. How do I get the ...
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help with complex plane image

Is it possible to draw the following image to replace -1i and 1i with just -i and i? Thanks! \documentclass[landscape]{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{pgfplots} \RequirePackage[scaled]{helvet} ...
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Quiver plot with pgfplots: scale arrowheads with arrowsize

It is my understanding that the quiver plot with pgfplots keeps a constant arrowhead size, irrespective of the size (should I say length) of the arrow itself. Is there a way to have the arrowhead size ...
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How to deal with large numbers in chart axis labels

I am using pgfplots to visualize my experimental results, but some of the experimental results have very large numbers ($10^18-10^19$ for example). The way pgfplots deals with them is that, it puts a ...
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Make “axis cs” the default coordinate system in a PGFPlots plot

I would like to know if there is a way to specify axis cs to be the default coordinate system inside a plot in PGFPlots, so I don't have to type axis cs: in front of every coordinate pair. Here's a ...
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pgfplots: frame not closed for surface plot

If you compile this MWE you will find that the frame for the 2d plot is closed, but for the contour plot, which is a 3d plot, not. Both figures are taken from the examples from the pgfplots manual. ...
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Graphing the sine function - a period of it

I am trying to plot a period of the sine function. The following code did not give me the appropriate graph. Should I plot it using degrees or radians? (How do I put a legend "y = sin(x)" in a box ...
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Table of ybar plots with specific colors

I am trying to use specific coloring in an table of ybar plots. Maybe someone can help me out here. I have read other threads concerning the coloration of ybars but none of them really worked. This ...
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pgfplot: centering the axis above the caption without trimming axes

is there a stable way to center the axis (without the axis label) above a figure caption without trimming the axis with \begin{tikzpicture}[trim axis left, trim axis right] ? Trimming the axis ...
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Fix group bar chart spacing

Consider the following MWE \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} \usepackage{lmodern} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat=newest} \usepackage{pgfplotstable} \begin{document} ...
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PDF for the hypergeometric distribution

I wish to plot the p.d.f. for the hypergeometric distribution, and I have been using lua combined with pgfplots. However I get an error when I use the density function with the formula for the ...
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Creating Tikz Legends in the Caption

i'm having a few issues with creating a legend in the caption of an image. I've made a lot of graphs using matlab2tikz and i've externalised them to reduce my compiling time and memory usage. ...
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Plotting an atan function in TikZ

I have to plot the function f(x) = atan(x)-x/(1+x^2), but it won't come out right. By looking at previous questions, I have the code: \documentclass[a4paper, norsk, 11pt]{article} ...
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Create a new pgfplotstable that is a subset of another pgfplotstable

I'm using pgfplots to plot a data set, and I want to add a local regression line for a subset of the data. I'm able to calculate the regression line and plot if for the subset, but pgfplots is still ...
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Is it possible to plot non-numerical data alongside normal data in a normal plot?

I'd like to try and plot non-numerical data to indicate some information for the usual numerical data. The former would then help understand the latter. So in the MWE, it is only one column of extra ...
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How to enable minor y ticks for a logarithmic axis

I am using pgfplots to create some plot with logarithmic axis. But Latex automatically shows minor y ticks for some of them and doesn't show them for the others. Here is an example (when I increase ...
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How can I produce a colour bar with pgfplots?

I want to produce a horizontal colour bar with colours varying from black and grey to white. I searched the net for a small code but I couldn't find any. Could you please help produce something like ...
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\addplot table with input filename relative

I include plots using matlab2tikz to generate tikz-files. There was a nice feature added which enables external datasets. A file plot.tikz is generated with the following code (unnecessary code is ...
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How to stop pgfplots scatter to sort the data table?

I want to draw a scatter plot, using pgfplots and I want the data to appear in the plot area the same as it is listed in the table. I don't want the data to be sorted and then be plotted. As it is ...
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pgfplots ybar intervals on the left instead of on the right

I would like to make a pgfplots ybar interval plot with the interval extending to the left of the marked point. Here is a minimal non-working example: \documentclass{standalone} ...
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fillbetween from pgfplots does not work inside groupplots

MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} \usepackage{pgfplotstable} \pgfplotsset{compat=newest} \usepgfplotslibrary{groupplots} \usepgfplotslibrary{fillbetween} \usepackage{filecontents} ...
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reduce the number xlabels in a plot

I have a huge dataset which I'm processing using lualatex. (Normal compilation runs out of memory). The data cannot be sampled as it has some spikes (see figure). So I use the whole dataset. For the ...
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Formatting pgfplots bar graph with tabular* legend

When I attempt to change the size of my bar chart so that it sits centered above my legend, I can't get the height and width to simultaneously fit my specifications. One dimension is always too small. ...
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How to draw some lines between figures in LaTex

I want to draw the following figure. How do I do this? Some lines between figures, and Can you give me this lines some color? Some color lines in figure, as following:
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How do I change the font size of the labels along the axes in pgfplots?

Surely this question must have been asked before, but I cannot find it and my searches through the user's guide are proving fruitless. I have the following graph: % arara: pdflatex % arara: pdflatex ...
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Indicating the differential on a graph

i would like to indicate on a graph the error in estimating f(x) using a linearization to the graph of f. To indicate the distance between points A and B, I would like a thin vertical line, with ...
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pgfplots One node or pin to multiple points

This has been driving me insane, I've searched and checked the pgfplots manual but can't find the relevant section: consider the snippet: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz, pgfplots} ...
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X label in multiple bars and problem in bars

Can someone help me in this problem? I am trying to draw an histogram, but I am having some problems. This is the histogram I have made so far: \begin{center} \pgfplotstableread{ 1 800 900 ...
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“Dimension too large” while working with serial date numbers

I export plots using matlab2tikz and pgfplots from MATLAB to TeX. Most of my plots contain "serial date numbers", which are the days since January 0, 0000. As you can guess, the numbers get quite ...
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Pgfplots: Addplot color depending on sign

I want to create a plot where positive and negative values have a different color. MWE: \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} \usepackage{filecontents} \usepackage{xstring} \begin{filecontents}{data.txt} ...
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Custom labels for ybar plot?

I'd like to make a plot where data is arranged in bars, but each bar has a custom label if it is greater than a thousand. For instance, instead of 18,000 the label would read "18k" and for 50 million ...
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PGFplots (windows and linux) compile problem

So I am writing a report with a group where I am using Debian with texlive and my groupmates are on both Win 7 and Win 8 with miktex. I have made some plots using PGFplot on my machine, looks like ...
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Removing commas in x-axis values for pgfplots graph [duplicate]

I want to remove the commas in the x-axis values for a pgfplots graph. Here is an example with commas: Is there a way of removing these commas only in the x-values (not in the y-values)?
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pgfplots - How can I set all the default line widths / thickness values to a certain value?

Upon discussion and examining a few printouts (by my own printer) of some pages of a document, I decided to try and change the line widths to another default value, e.g. semithick (a little increase ...
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Combining surface plot, explicit colour and legends in pgfplots

This question is a result of this one. I would like to make a surface plot using tikz/pgfplots using explicit colour and including legends. Is this possible? I have gone through the entire manual for ...
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pgfplots: extending a regression line beyond the tables points

How can I extend a regression line made in pgfplots? I would like to extend the line to just shy of the top of plot boundary and just above the bottom of the plot boundary. ...
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Aligning subfigures in a 2x3 grid with tikz

I have a number of plots obtained with matlab2tikz. Now I want to align these plot in a neat way. I used the subfigure package, but the result is not aligned very nice, see My latex code is: ...
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matlab2tikz/pgfplots: Tick-labels in axis cannot be overwritten [duplicate]

I want to export plots from MATLAB to tikz and use matlab2tikz to do so. Most of the data I have has dates on its x-axis. In MATLAB I use serial date numbers to store the time. I override the ...
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Drawing a Cube with Tikz/PgfPlots Looks Stretched along X-Axis

I'm trying to draw a cubic structure (fcc crystal structure) with Tikz. I'm using pgfplots' axis cs function for the 3D projection. But the result looks like a rectangle stretched along the x axis. ...
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Mosaic/Marimekko charts; does this answer still work?

I found this answer How can I produce a mosaic chart / Marimekko chart? and have used it before to create beautiful charts. Under Texlive-2014, with pgfplots version 1.10, I receive a lot of white ...
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Pgfplots: styling the grid properly

I have to draw a grid with coordinates and lines. I was going to do this manually with TikZ, but it seems like pgfplots might be the cleaner way to go. Right now this is what I have with pure TikZ ...
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pgfplots: bar plots and xticklabels display

I have a bar plot and I would like to set x labels but when I do so, the x-axis is not appropriate: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} ...
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How to change the color of extra grid lines according to the extra tick color

My problem is similar to the one described in Is it possible to assign to two extra x-tick labels different colors?, so I just took the code from there. Additionaly to the different colors of the ...
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Plotting a distribution with tikz package

I'm trying to generate a plot of a censored Gamma distribution. I've managed to make the plot of the Gamma-pdf and reference the censoring point, but I'm failing to suppress anything beyond it. In ...
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Pgfplots: How do I make a style with consistent width while using `axis equal image=true`?

Workaround: If I set height very large, the width of the resulting plot is what I want and the resulting height is no more than it needs to be. In my case, I can set height=11in, which is the height ...
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How to recreate this graph?

I'm quite new to drawing graphs. I have the following table: \begin{tabular}{rrrr} \firstrow Frequency/[Hz] & $V_{pp}$/[V] & $V_{rms}$ DMM/[V] & $V_{rms}$ scope/[V] \\ 50 & ...