{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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Scaling pgfplots matching papersize

I'm facing some problems at the moment with scaling some diagrams so that they each fit on a page (landscape) in my appendix. Does anyone has some suggestions how to solve this? Any help would be ...
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matlab2tikz does not capture legend title? [duplicate]

I generate a plot in MATLAB using the code below (MWE): x = [1:100]; y = x.^0.5; [hLine1]=semilogx(x,y); hleg1 = legend(sprintf('%.4f',0.4334)); set(get(hleg1,'title'),'string','test'); set(hleg1, ...
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Simple Characteristic Function or Step Function in pgfplots

How would I go about creating a simple characteristic function plot such as this in pgfplots? It is not necessary for my Latex processor to generate the plot based on a function, manually drawing the ...
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font size scaling and node placement issues using pgfplots and tikzscale

From the tikzscale documentation I understand, that it is supposed to keep font sizes constant. However, this does not seem to apply to axis ticks or axis labels from pgfplots' axis environment. Also, ...
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I am trying to shade in-between the two lines

The lines were created from points, can anyone give any suggestions on how to do this. Thanks! \documentclass{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{siunitx} ...
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pgfplots: relative node positioning in axis cs

I have got a file to plot with pgfplots. For convenience I'd like to define a measure in the plot. Unfortunately the relative positioning seems to give weird results. If I define the node coordinates ...
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Error using lualatex and tikzexternalize to compile document with PGFPlots

I have a fairly large document with a number of pgfplots diagrams and due to memory capacity limits in PDFLaTeX I am now using LuaLaTeX to compile. While this works well, it takes forever to produce ...
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Area restricted by three functions

I am trying to shade the area restricted by the functions y \sin x, x = \sin y and y = 2pi + x. Now my problem is that I do not have access to Pgfplots 1.10so the libary fillbetween is not accessible ...
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Bar plot in PGF plots with no upper limit

I assesed particke size distribution using sieve analysis. Now I want to present the results using PGFplots. The largest opening was 1 mm. I can plot finite intervals (e.g. 0.25 mm -- 0.50 mm), but I ...
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Linear and non-linear functions inside \addplot to get a unique legend

I have functions which have two intervals, a linear and non-linear. I want to have these inside the command \addplot in pgfplots, to get only one legend. I tried it with them in a separated write, but ...
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Using \foreach to manage ticks in axis, Tikz

I want to add minor distance between y ticks. The default distance is 0.5, I need to set for 0.2. It seems easy to set different space for ticks according to pgfplots, in 4.15, page 271. I add the ...
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Grid dots in pgfplots

How can I generate a multi-resolution dot grid (see image) in pgfplots? The dot grid does not necessarily coincide with the axis ticks. edit: The above plot was created using \addplot[only ...
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pgfplots: unable to affect cycle list name while using \pgfplotsinvokeforeach

I am unable to use custom colors from cycle list name with pgfplotsinvokeforeach. Some pointers could be gauged from this post, which discusses execution of various steps in a plot function. In the ...
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Different xlabels for same x values on different plots

I have two tables that hold different values for the same x values. To compare them, I want to plot both of them in the same plot but with different xlabels. The tables should remain the same, i.e. I ...
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Plot the cusp catastrophe surface

I'm trying to draw (plot) the Cusp catastrophe surface into latex using any software logic. I am completely stuck because I'm definitely not a mathematician. The surface has the potential: V(x) = ...
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ybar overlaps axis line (and xtick removal)

When I use the MWE below my bar plots are overlapping partly the black x-axis How is it possible that the bar graph starts exactly above the x-axis and not on top of it? And is there a way to ...
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Align axis of separate plots in pgfplots

I am preparing a talk using plots generated in pgfplots' axis-environment. I want the plots' axes to be of the exact same size and position. Unfortunately, plots with different axis- and plot-labels ...
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Pgfplot axis and axis label cutomization

Well, simply, my code gives the graph below. But what I want is something like Fig. 30 (p. 56, Advanced Engineering Mathematics, 9th Ed. by Irvine Kreszig). \ssfamily font for the tick label, ...
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How to have two x parallel xtick labels in a single pgfplots plot?

I want to have this effect: The first set of xtick labels are exactly the first column in this table (is there such a command?); Then, under this first set of label, there should be another xtick ...
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pgfplots 3d cylindrical coordinate system

I am trying to plot a cylindrical coordinate system using pgfplots. The idea would be to plot the r,theta plane similar to what polaraxis provides, see here. I don't know how to translate something ...
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How to retrieve color from a specific location and use it?

Please save your time and energy on this question, this is not an important one. What's the color in the middle (or anywhere else) in these pictures? How to retrieve/compute that color to be ...
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Automatically convert colored PGFPlots in the appendix to grayscale

My document contains a lot of colored PGFPlots, which are generated from external data files. In order to save costs when printing, I would like to automatically convert the color of every PGFPlot in ...
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How can use pgfplots to fill below for a semilogy axis?

I am plotting my y axis on a log scale, and many of the y values are less then one. Using the following code: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{pgfplots} % drawing plots ...
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TikZ, PGFPlots, or GNUplot: plotting a curve without the known function

I would like to make a plot of a function that has an overshoot of 25% and then settles with subtle oscillations at 100%. I would like to create it in one of the listed packages or in gnus case add ...
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PgfPlots column name with multiple words

I have a simple data file consisting of two columns (x and y coordinates). I would like the first row of the file to be the names for the columns. I would like the user to have the option to specify ...
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Peculiar tikz-external, pgfplots, tikzscale combination problem

I want to use \tikzexternalize and tikzscale with pgfplots' \addplot graphics command and \clip=false option. I am using three files: A.png, A.tikz and A.tex. A.png can be any graphics file. A.tikz ...
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create a stacked histogram with tikz

I try to create a stacked histogram. Like this: My data consists of classes (0-4) and a float value for each class. I already have a histogram for all mean values. But I would like to color the ...
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pgfplots “Dimension too large” returned when plotting rational function

I've been using pgfplots for graphing for a while, now, and have recently run into a situation where I need to graph rational functions. Most of these have worked out fine, but one has caused me to ...
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How to plot a normal curve with proper y-values

Follow-up question to Plotting bell shaped curve in TikZ-PGF I'm new to LaTeX, and I'm typesetting a document for my stats class, and trying to use LaTeX to produce a normal probability distribution. ...
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Opacity for pst-3dplot object

How can the opacity of a pst-3dplot object be set to be transparent? I have an example where using opacity or strokeopacity options do not work. I am trying to make an image similar to the following: ...
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Strange Vertical Grid in TiKZ bar plots

I've trying to make a set of bar plots using TiKZ and pgfplots but for some unknown reason, the plot displays a vertical grid in X = 1, even when there is no grid added to the graph. Is there a way ...
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Adding legends to tikzpicture [duplicate]

I have tikzpicture (with 3 graphs from my data files. I want to add legends to data1, data2 and data3 to my picture, is it possible? \documentclass[english]{article} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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PGFPLOT Externalization not working

I am trying to externalize PGF Plot to be saved as EPS file using latex and enabled shell-escape. \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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External PDF from pgfplots contains several pages when with floatrow

Plotting with pgfplots and the external library creates the single PDFs for every plot as wanted. But every of those PDFs contains several pages, each showing the same plot. Sometimes there are three ...
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Exclude certain plot points from smoothing

How do I exclude certain coordinates from being smoothed by the "smooth" option in a PGF plot? How do I avoid that \closedcycle jumps to zero? Here is my example: \documentclass{minimal} ...
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Positioning pgfplots axis in tikzpicture

I want to put a pgfplots plot beside several other pdf images that I import into my document, but I can't figure out how to position the pgfplots axis in the larger tikzpicture: ...
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Plotting Multiple Time Series plots in LaTeX using PGFplots and txt files - Relativity Issues

I have a problem with plotting multiple time series plots in a single graph in Latex. Background: I have three products - Potatoes, Apples, and Oranges. Each products' historical price and ...
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How to interrupt a plot?

Please consider the following example code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplotstable} \pgfplotstableread{ 1 19.178 26.027 8.219 6.849 39.726 1 2 54.795 21.918 4.110 6.849 ...
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pgfplots bar chart: single symbolic x coord results in “! Package pgfplots Warning: Axis range for axis x is approximately empty; enlarging it”

How to avoid the error "! Package pgfplots Warning: Axis range for axis x is approximately empty; enlarging it" when there is only a single symbolic x coord in bar chart. Please see the following MWE: ...
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Inserting graphics into asymptote or pgfplots

How another graphics can be inserted into Asymptote or pgfplots? The following is a MWE in pgfplots that creates three figures in the document. The main figure which I want to insert graphics in is a ...
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Nested ifnum conditional groupplots with pgfplots?

I want to use groupplots, and set a variable to conditionally plot the plots. Here is the minimal non-working example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} \usetikzlibrary{calc} ...
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Plot legend without line break

I am having a plot with legend entries. The entries are not really long, it would be nice to have them in a single row. The default behavior adds a line break after each entry. Furthermore, the are ...
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Add label to bars in bar chart

I am trying to get labels over the bars in my bar chart. I found \node [above] at (axis cs: 1, 810) {$Q1$};, but this one centers itself in the middle between two bars. I want the value from the ...
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Uniform appearance of tick marks in 3d pgfplot?

In the default configuration the tick marks in a 3d plot from pgfplots are looking nicely when using a box but in my opinion not really uniform when the axis lines are in the center. Is there any ...
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Apply shift to (current axis.left of origin)

I was trying to improve the solution at Drawing lines in a plot and give them a label? by using Jake's answer at How to access \xmin, \xmax, \ymin, \ymax from within PGFplots axis environment. So, ...
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pgfplots with nonlinearly scaled color maps

This here is a question which came on the pgfplots mailing list; I answer it here since this allows an answer of higher quality. I have a picture that uses a diverging color map. In this case, ...
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Line graph superimposed on “Grouped Stacked” bar graph with pgfplots?

I need to superimpose a line graph over a stacked grouped bar graph (similar to answer to the question: Two level labels in bar plot). I have to superimpose a line graph for each group (it breaks at ...
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Draw a surface from scattered curves

I have a few curves determined by some points. I need to plot the surface that they determine. That is, I have this \begin{tikzpicture}[scale=0.8] \begin{axis}[% width=12cm,height=12cm, xmin=0, ...
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pfgplots: axis with empty range

With the following MWE (I want to plot a bar chart with symbolic coordinates using pgfplots) I get an error that I have no idea how to fix: Package pgfplots Warning: You have an axis with empty range ...
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Color and legend for 3d surface

I'm trying to plot a 3d surface using pgfplots and this is what I have done so far: \usepgfplotslibrary{patchplots} \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[% width=12cm,height=12cm, xlabel={$J_1$}, ...