{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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Ticks vanish in pgfplots if groupplot is combined with set layers and axis on top

I am trying to use set layers to get the grid behind the tick labels and axis on top=true to get the axis on top of the plot lines. If I use these settings in a groupplot neither the ticks nor their ...
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Calculation of coordinates for TikZ annotations in PGFplots axis environment

I'm trying to do some annotation with TikZ in a PGFplots axis environment by means of nodes. However, the placement of the nodes is going wrong all the time, see the minimum working example below. How ...
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Monte Carlo Method Drawing

I would like to produce a Monte-Carlo-Plot with tikz and pgfplots, similar to this: I've already tried to adapt from this thread: Filling specified area by random dots in TikZ I've tried defining ...
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How to make a Minkowski Diagram [closed]

I just started using LaTeX and need some assistance creating a diagram like this. Except I don't need multiple hyperbolas, just one. My trouble is making the hyperbolas using \addplot. I was able to ...
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Align of the x coords in pgfplots

I have this code \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{pgfplots} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} ...
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PGFPLOTS Graph with many x values for the same y label

I am trying to create a diagram with PGFPLOTS like this: This is my data file: SN STAR PLANET R RU RL 1 51 Peg b 0.0521068 0.000868447 0.000868447 2 55 Cnc b 0.113377 ...
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Automated plotting with \input inside \addplot

I'm trying to draw some figures with externally generated data. I'd like to draw a simple line inside a tikzpicture using pgfplots like so: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} ...
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TeXstudio - get output of pgf externalize in log Window

I like the functionality of TeXstudio to show me errors concerning my latex-code in the Log-window. If I use pgfplots and externalize all externalized pictures are compiled in a separate call. So I ...
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Number format for a node

In the following minimum working example, how do I change number format that is used for the node? For instance, cut off the number after 5 digits. \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{currfile} ...
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Using math-mode in pgfplots axis unit

I want to apply a unit to my axis. Usually I use the siunitx package for that. However, this time I would like to use a Greek letter with a subscript \mu_\text{B} but my document won't compile. Here ...
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Problem with tikz foreach

I am using a foreach loop to add plots to an axis environment and want each plot to have its own color. To achieve this I tried the following: \foreach \x/\barcolor in {1/red, 2/green, 3/blue, ...
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Setting all nodes to use \sffamily without overriding font size

In my document, I want all labels in tikz and pgfplots graphics to use sans-serif, so I use \tikzset{every node/.append style={font=\sffamily}}. This works. However, when I use this, inside my axis ...
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Crowded contour plot lines

Many thanks to Harish Kumar for getting me this far. He made an immense difference with a single character here :) I have a contour plot that is, to be frank, ugly. The surface it was generated ...
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Contour Plots in Groupplot

I am trying to produce a groupplot with two contour plots. I suspect I could work this out on my own given enough time to play with it, but I am up against a bit of a time crunch... As background, ...
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How do I change the color of average in boxplot n pgfplots?

I have a simple graph using boxplot and I'm trying to customize the look. I'm part way there, but am having trouble with the average. where I have changed the color of the box and the median, but the ...
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pgfplots skip hours

For my current project, I need to display a series of percentage changes in a plot. This is the code I have so far \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat=1.11} ...
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Same pgfplots within standalone for usage in elsarticle and revtex4-1

Suppose I have created a plot with pgfplots for a scientific paper. However, for usual reasons the targeted journal is not certain. Possibly the plot has to be adjusted to match different journals ...
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Pgfplots “set thousands separator” introduces errors for < 0.1

I don't want the comma as the thousand separator, so in the preamble I set \pgfplotsset{ x tick label style={/pgf/number format/.cd, set thousands separator={}} } This works OK, but when I try ...
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Skip “Inf” values when plotting data with pgfplots

I know that with pgfplots you can skip "unbounded coords", but latex only accepts "nan", "inf" and "-inf" (and actually different capitalization for "nan" also) as the unbounded coords. My data ...
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get caption/subcaption every plot using groupplot pgf tikz

Hello I want to have Under each plot (subgroup plot) its caption or label, so I can also reference it in my document. Here in my example I used (a), (b), (c) I can keep them but they are not well ...
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Error using tikz externalize: can't write md5 file

I tried to use the externalize library. It worked fine when all my files where located in the same folder. Usually I am using a subfolder as build folder, where all generated files should be stored. ...
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pgfplots axis labels in wrong place after scaling

When using the scale key for tikzpicture, the axis labels of pgfplots are no longer in the correct place. In the example below, the first axis environment is not within a scaled tikzpicture ...
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Make plot smoother in pgfplots

I'm trying to plot a function using pgfplots: \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat = 1.12} \newcommand{\param}{2.0} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} ...
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Create a plot line with a gradient

TikZ allows you to have shapes with gradients like this \fill [ left color=red, right color=blue, ] (0,0) circle is the same possible for a plot line? Something like \addplot[very thick, ...
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Bar plot with y-error and nodes near coords

I have to plot some data as a bar plot. These data is processed with pgfplotstable, so I can plot the mean and the error for my data. Now I want to print the nodes near coords for each of the bars; ...
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Problem externalizing pgfplot figure with two parallel LaTeX distributions

I am getting errors when trying to compile this minimal example, using both externalize function in pgfplots and loading siunitx. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{siunitx} \usepackage{pgfplots} ...
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Coordinate transformations: PGFPLOTS to and from PGF

How can I scale a calculated length to the appropriate axis scale? In this example I would expect 2. See below. \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \usetikzlibrary{calc} ...
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Pgfplot/tikzpicture: modify ticks and labels

I would like to modify my tikzpicture: 1.) I added an extra tick at x=92, but this overlaps with the automatic tick x=100. How to solve this overlapping? Same problem for the second extra tick at ...
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I am trying to draw a clustering Euclidean diagram

I am a biochemistry graduate student, and I have classified breast tumours using a Euclidean centroid-based approach with 437 up-regulated and 370 down-regulated genes (dimension = 807). I would like ...
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Pgfplots stops plot

I'm trying to plot the function (0.5*x+1)^(-2) for x in [0,6]. Here's my code: \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat=1.12} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} ...
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Changing number precision on y-axes

When I try to plot this: \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[% scale=1.5, max space between ticks=25, ticklabel style={font=\scriptsize}, axis lines = middle, xmin=-8000, xmax=9000, ...
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Why does my pgfplots scatter plot contain colours not in colour map?

This is a follow up to a previous post. My aim is to produce a plot that uses meta data to colour/shade data points. What I'm having trouble in understanding is how the colour map is applied at the ...
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Positioning of named nodes and paths within groupplot environments

I am having issues with pgf, pgfplots and the groupplots library. The issue is best explained with an example \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} %\pgfplotsset{compat=1.12} ...
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Can I connect the end of an \addplot to the beginning of the next \addplot?

I'm using pgfplots to plot an implicit equation, but I'm running around using gnuplot by parametrizing the curve instead. The down side is that my parametrization necessarily comes in curve segments. ...
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How can I make legends colourful? And how can I put value in bars?

\documentclass[border=5mm] {standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots, pgfplotstable} \usepackage{xcolor, color} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \definecolor{SpecialYellow}{HTML}{F9DC21} ...
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Import data to smith chart?

I have data in CSV format (or I can make it tab-delimited ASCII) and I would like to import it to a smith chart using the pgf (edit: pgfplots) package. The data contains 2 columns with the real and ...
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Command \leqslant with pgfplots

How to use the command \leqslant with pgfplots ? \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \definecolor{mycolor}{cmyk}{0.00,0.18,0.29,0.02} \begin{document} ...
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Pgfplots asymptote handling

I'm trying to plot the function f : [0,1] -> [0, ∞] given by: f(x) = 0.5*(x^(-0.5)-1) using pgfplots. The asymptote at x = 0 is causing me some problems though. I've done some research and ...
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Add nodes with pgfplots

I was trying to add nodes inside axis environment but nothing came out. I actually tried several ways... Any help is much appreciated. \documentclass[11 pt, a4paper]{article} ...
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pgfplotsset error

I am running the following code \documentclass[% reprint, amsmath,amssymb, aps,onecolumn,showkeys, %pra, %prb, %rmp, %prstab, %prstper, %floatfix, ]{revtex4-1} \usepackage{graphicx}% Include ...
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Problem with forget plot in the 1.12 version?

If you comment the line \pgfplotsset{compat=1.10}of this MWE: \documentclass{amsart} \usepackage{tikz,pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat=newest} \pgfplotsset{compat=1.10} \begin{document} ...
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Plot file could not be opened

The following code is from the "gallery of examples in the manual - PGFPlots". \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat=newest} \pagestyle{empty} \begin{document} ...
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LuaTeX, unable to read file in pgfplots

I am trying to switch to LuaTeX, but I am not able to compile any pgfplots figures with external data files, which used to compile with pdflatex. Here is the MWE: \documentclass{standalone} ...
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shading area between two curves in pgfplots

I have the following latex code: \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[ xlabel=Strike Price (K), ylabel={Put Value (p)} ] \addplot [only marks=*,blue] plot coordinates { (40,10) ...
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How to draw and label a vertical line from datapoint to x-axis in pgfplots

I have the following figure that consists of only four different values of $x$. Each of these $x$ values corresponds to a certain dataset and I need to label it in the figure. Therefore, I want to ...
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Pgfplots: rotate arrow marks by a third arbitrary data

In the following mwe, my goal is to have the arrows point in the arbitrary direction given by the third column of the data. After reading some answers (for example from Dr. Feursänger there or ...
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Drawing Kano Model

I was wondering if someone can indicate me the easiest way to sketch the following picture. I started using the axis environment from pgfplots package as you can see from my code below, but then I got ...
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Not able to plot parabolas in an array

The following two TikZ environments should give similar displays. I am trying to get five graphs of parabolas, each on the Cartesian plane, and to put a label of a.), b.), c.), d.), or e.) at the ...
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Groups of boxplots using symbolic coordinates

I would like to create a plot similarly as to the bar plot example, but with boxplots instead of bars. So far what I have this MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} ...
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Two curves not joined at same point

I have been trying to plot two functions that represent a rotated ellipse in cartesian coordinates. However, the point where these two curves meet do not look as they are "joined" or closed. Is there ...