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Automatically positioning a legend relative to multiple plots in groupplots

This question deals with centered legend placement in a set of plots aligned with groupplots. However, as the OP stated in a comment, the (accepted) solution requires some hand tweaking. I suspect ...
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Problem with pdfpc and latex-beamer presentations

I have a figure which uses pattern. The same behavior I notice with one of the examples of pgfplots, http://pgfplots.sourceforge.net/pgfplots.pdf page 211. When I use envince everything looks normal ...
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PGFplots 3D: Axis labels are placed “in the middle” of axis instead at the tip

I would like to use the "center"-style for axis and place the label of the axis near the arrow tip. It works in 2D but in 3D the labels for the x and y axis are placed at very weird places. See the ...
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Custom column intervals in a PGFPlots histogram

Is is possible to give columns in a PGFPlots histogram custom interval of different sizes? Eg. I would like my histogram to have five columns over these intervals: [-100,-50[ [-50,0[ [0,1[ [1,50[ ...
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Compactifying histogram at empty tick values

I have the following histogram: \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[ x tick label style={ /pgf/number format/1000 sep=}, ylabel=Throughput, enlargelimits=0.15, legend style={at={(0.5,-0.15)}, ...
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How to draw the vectors from point to point

I have the file "gradmethod.dat" that contains the values ​​of the 3D coordinates: "gradmethod.dat" is 0.4166337995 -0.0003214561 0.1735863062 0.0036860331 0.0076438475 0.0014742969 ...
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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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\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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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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Creating a tornado plot with pgf and force a break in one of the horizontal bars

To display a sensitivity analysis I want to produce a Tornado plot. In the plot a specific base case value is compared to the values produced after changing parameters in the model. I started from ...
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Contour plot of data, where the data is of the form x_i, y_i, f(x_i,y_i)

I would like to plot the following data in a contour plot using pgfplots: data.txt. The data is of the form x_i, y_i, f(x_i,y_i) and contains NaN values. I am able to plot this exact data in a surface ...
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Conversion of big “amount” of seconds into HH:MM:SS when plotting timeseries with pgfplots

My aim is to plot a timeseries (experimental data) using pgfplots in LaTeX (pdfLaTeX, TexLive on Mac). The data I'm using is seperated with semicolons (columnwise) and has the following structure: -- ...
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create bar chart from select table row(s) for select column

The code below creates a bar chart but does not use the included data table. I would like to create the chart for an arbitrary year by specifying the year and using the table. Possible? ...
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normalizing graphs in pgfplots

Suppose you have multiple graphs in a pgfplot whose y ranges are [0 y1] [0 y2] etc, y1 < y2 < .... I want to divide all graphs by max(yi), so that the plot would be in the y range [0 1] (but ...
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How to draw stacked /vastellated bar charts

i want to draw a chart like this (Chart / Image taken from here): First of all: How is this type of diagram called? By searching "stacked bar chart" in google, I cannot find charts like this. My ...
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Barchart, Boxplot Data Table PGF Math Errors from mixed format inline data

My code for a horizontal bar chart with a summarizing boxplot is coming together, but I still have a nagging PGF Math problem if I try to plot the boxplot values, which are commented out at the bottom ...
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pgfplots - How can I increase TeX's capacity for plotting large datasets? (TeX Live on Windows)

There are several questions and replies on this topic, yet so far I haven't found one which reliably details the steps for TeX Live and TeXstudio on Windows. Of course the editor might be an ...
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How to automatically optimize the PDF output of TiKZ externalize?

I use pgfplots with externalization for generating plots in my document. For heavy plots the output PDF for a figure can grow to few hundred KB. I used Adobe Acrobat to optimize the PDFs which ...
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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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Generating Gantt Charts for process scheduling

I am trying to create a gantt chart for my thesis on blocking analysis. I know of the pgfgantt package for generating gantt charts. But this package generates charts for normal schedules, what I need ...
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How to scale both data and error bars in pgfplots

I am able to scale the data using the y filter option in pgfplots plot object (like here How to scale existing coordinates data in pgfplots?). However the error bars are not rescaled as expected. Is ...
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tikzscale and \tikzsetnextfilename

I'm using Windows 7 or 8.1 with MiKTeX 2.9. I still have the problems, described here and here. I updated the packages with the package manager and I use \documentclass{report} ...
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How to automate right node alignment for labels from table AND marker size AND marker color of scatter plot?

Problem: Labels from table are placed right, but overlap. Is there a way to automate alignment of the labels near nodes so that labels do not overlap? This is a small example but I have bigger table ...
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How to color groups of bars in a graph, coming form an external file?

I have a graph displaying bars and error bars, the numbers comming from an external .dat, being simply black and white. And this is how I got there: \documentclass[12pt]{report} ...
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PGFPlots: importing data from a txt file

So I imported data from two txt files. However, I would like to plot the mean of the data and then the standard deviation bars. How can this be done? \documentclass[tikz, convert = ...
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Clustered Stacked bar Chart Overlapping Labels

I have following code by which I generate the following graph \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{xcolor} \usetikzlibrary{arrows,automata,calc,shapes, ...
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Free space in bar-chart with empty entries

I would like to plot some data set with the ybar option of pgfplot. But not all entries are nonzero. The zero entries waste space between the bars and when the plot gets crowed it is not clear anymore ...
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pgfplots trim to axis area even with extra ticklabels

I have a plot with extra x tick labels on top in pgfplots that i wish to display in a figure at the top of my page. I wish to have the top of the actual axis rectangle directly at the top, with the ...
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Reading a defined number of line from a file with **addplot**

I'm using addplot to create figures from an external txt file. I want to create different figures, using an increasing number of lines of the data file. Obviously i can create different data files ...
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How to make 3D ribbon plots in PGF/TikZ

I'd like to make a bunch of 3D ribbon plots in TikZ or PGF, I've taken a look around and I've found no hints on how this might be accomplished, is there a simple way to do this? I'd settle for a 3D ...
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stacking histograms in pgfplots

The stacking is not working correctly. This is what I get: This might be a problem of different bins, but even restricting them is not working (slightly related questions about common bins are ...
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Why the `.tex` file is running indefinitely in PdfLaTeX?

I am using the following code to plot a set of graphs from the experimental data given in book1.txt. This .txt file is also kept in the same folder along with .tex. My book1.txt file is A B ...
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Blurred colormap using matlab2tikz to export Matlab imagesc picture

I'm using matlab2tikz to export imagesc figures into TikZ/pgfplots code. This process gives me a TikZ file and a rasterized png version of the image with colours matching the colourbar at the time of ...
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Little problem ploting edge with mesh, pgplots

I'm ploting the function z=1+|x²-y| making \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplots,tikz} \pgfplotsset{compat=1.12} \begin{document} \section{Introduction} \begin{figure}[h!] \centering ...
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Polaraxis with error bars in pgfplots

Im trying to plot some values with error bars in polar coordinates. Here is my MWE \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{polaraxis} \addplot+[only marks,mark size=1.5pt,error bars/.cd,y dir=both,y ...
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How do I set /pgfplots/trig format?

I am trying out pgfplots: \documentclass[]{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[xmin=0,xmax=2,ymin=0,ymax=1.25, samples=50, /pgfplots/trig format=rad] ...
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pgfplots 3D plots size versus 2D plots size

I wanted to create a 3D plot but it's not possible for me to set the right size. Should I try out until I find the right values for height and width for the 3D plot or is there an easy way to find ...
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Translate plot data from file in tikz

I have some x,y coordinate data organised as two columns in my mydata.dat text file. I have no problem plotting this, but I want to plot the same data but just translated by some 2d Vector. My attempt ...
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Adding a Trend Line to a dateplot

How could I add a trend line to this plot? Many thanks! \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[ date coordinates in=x, xtick=data, xticklabel style= {rotate=90,anchor=near ...
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Increasing datetime resolution, to be used for log files

I have some log files with a full time stamp like this: time value 2015-10-15 13:16:48.019901 56 2015-10-15 13:16:48.066701 53 2015-10-15 13:16:48.097900 57 2015-10-15 13:16:51.126281 61 ...
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PgfPlots - Data in one column to be plotted into separate graphs

I have a large amount of measured data, that I would like to plot. Data are organized into three columns where the first column provides a frequency, the second and third column are values measured at ...
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Plot table in 2 colors

I have the following result: but I need this result: The code I used is the following. \begin{figure}[H] \centering \begin{tabularx}{12cm}{c} \begin{tikzpicture} ...
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pgfplots not adjusting y axis

I'm using pgfplots to do a simple plot, but where the functional values are huge with very small differences. The problem is, that the y axis is not automatically scaling as it should to look good. ...
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Using pgfplot to draw lines with semilogyaxis with negative y values

I'm trying to draw lines with log y mode using pgfplot. I have a table looking like the following: 0.00097656 -56126 0.0019531 -53585 0.0039062 -33705 0.0078125 -25956 0.015625 -18886 0.03125 -10538 ...
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pgfplots+fillbetween code no longer compiles correctly

I recently dug up some old code and it doesn't compile the way it used to. Here is a MWE: \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \usepackage[english]{babel} ...
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Arrows with curved line

I Need to reproduce a figure somewhat like the one here: Drawing Angles The problem is that I get a figure wich differ from the original one: the arrow at the end of the spiral get vertical ...
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Draw a convex hull and a plane using Pgfplots, in this specific case:

I have 2 surfaces to plot. The first one is a convex hull that passes through 7 points, and the second one is a plane formed by 3 points. The corresponding code is the following: ...
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Change ONLY the color of the plot for z = 0 with surf, possible?

Is it possible to change the classical blue color for the surface on the plane at z = 0? I would like to change ONLY the blue with a transparent colour or white. Thanks.
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Box plots from dataset with metadata in one column and data in another

How can I instruct pgfplots to generate a boxplot from a dataset with an identifier in one column (Label in the example below) and the data in another column (Value in the example below)? I would like ...
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PGFPlots colorbar incompatible with set layers

This is just out of curiosity. If I use the command \pgfplotsset{set layers} in conjunction with a colorbar, the plot is shifted on my page and the colorbar does not appear where it is supposed to. ...