{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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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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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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Draw axis line on top macro does not work with colorbar

I have a macro from here: Force "axis on top" for plotmarks in pgfplots Which allows me to draw the axis line on top of the markers. However, if I use it in conjunction with a colorbar, it ...
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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. ...
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How can I automate the plotting of step functions?

I'm using a lot of step functions in my master's thesis and would like to automate the plotting. I can get them to look just as I want by hand using this method, but when I try to automate it like ...
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How can we define a custom variant of addplot, including new keys and default values?

I frequently create plots with \addplot using a lot of optional arguments, making it difficult to keep the code consistent. I have a few repeating plotstyles so I tried to implement a new macro that ...
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Adding Arrows and Text in tikz figure

I need your input on something again. I'm playing around with Tikzpicture and creating plots within the latex environment. I am trying to produce this graph (or something similar to this): So my ...
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'parula' colormap in pgfplots

I try to implement 'parula' Matlab colormap in pgfplots drawings. Here is the MWE for that palette with 10 points for interpolation: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{ ...
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How to set axes limits for two types of plots when using groupplots

I have a rather big figure with two rows of plots where the first row has one y-axis and the second row has another y-axis. I would like to set the axis limits for these two sets of y-axes without ...
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Legend entry for each point in scatter plot with matching color

I have a file with multiple columns, of which I create scatter plots where positions are given from column 1 vs column 2, while the mark color is based on column 3. I now wish to automatically create ...
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Why does pgfplots scale dimensions differently in a polar plot

I am using pgfplots to draw two images with polar coordinates. Even though I specify the same value that represents the 100% value (radius of a 100 for both red circles, they are the last plots in ...
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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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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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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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Legend image arguments for the command `\addlegendimage`, 3d legend image

In the 3d plot I want to modify the third legend entry to only show the marks and not the line. From http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/113765/28093 I understood that I'm supposed to use something ...
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How to remove the border in axis with pgfplot?

As illustrated in the circle in the image, there's a little gap between the 0 and the border. How can I remove that little gap? MWE Sample code to generate above plot % in preamble ...
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Mark nodes/coordinates by label (pgfplots)

I am drawing a scatterplot, where the data is in a table and the values are labeled. I want to connect certain nodes with straight lines and in order to do so, one has to label the nodes/coordinates. ...
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3D plot from file

Hi I am currently learning how to do plots in Tex and I found a problem which I cant solve. I would like to do 3D surface plot from file but all what I get is a 3D line. For learning purpose I used ...
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Problem with pgfplot

I'm trying to use the template that can be found here https://github.com/matze/mtheme but I'm running into a problem which I can't resolve. The error message says; I can't find file ...
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How to plot multiple plots associated to different colors of a colorbar with pgfplot

I HAVE EDITED THIS THREAD, NEW QUESTION AT THE END First of all, I apologize for my possibly bad English as it is not my mother tongue. My problem is complex but I am going to try to explain it the ...
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Plot data and the mean of each column

I have a data file which looks like this: 1 256 2 197 3 190 4 188 5 219 6 169 7 179 8 181 9 182 10 178 where the first column are timesteps and the second column contains the ...
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Tips for making a lightweight long document

I wonder what tips should we keep in mind to keep a long document lightweight. I've written 3 chapters from my thesis with ~30 figs and some math, and document size is exponentially increasing (10MB ...
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Comparison of the plots of the same line on the Cartesian plane using pgfplots and TikZ

I have the plot of a line using pgfplots and the plot of the same line using TikZ. I would like them to be identical. I need to correct a mistake in the plot of a line using pgfplots. The point ...
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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: rotating a shape in 3D independent of the axes

I have a group of shapes I'm plotting in 3D via \addplot3 (such as a cone) and need to have them pointed in a direction specified by the macro arguments. I do not want to just change the view angle or ...
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Prevent Tikz externalize from rebuilding figures

I am using Tikz externalize for the figures in a manuscript. The original files containing the Tikz/pgfplots code have been deleted (but will be regenerated in several hours when my simulations finish ...
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vertical axis doesn't show in ymode=log with pgfplots

Consider the following MWE (mostly copy-pasted from this example) : \documentclass[12pt,% a4paper,]{scrreprt} \usepackage{pgfplots} ...
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How to make ybar chart where the final bar start at the end of the other one?

I want to make a ybar chart like this picture here (sorry for my bad painting skills ;) ) So that the bars switch from minus to plus or the other way round and the bar lenght should be noted as a ...
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Zero space between bars of the same interval in pgfplots ybar interval plots

I need a bar plot (containing multiple \addplot) with following requirements: ticks between x labels (and, in this respect, my question differs from Adjusting width of ybar interval separator to ...
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pgfplots: Distributing random points on surface

I want to distribute some random points on a surface. My working example looks like this: \documentclass[border=2pt]{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat=1.9} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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Grouping bins in bar charts?

I have below bar-chart. I want to group the bars together by color. It makes no sense to compare the bins directly, but only the values with the same color directly. Is there a way to create two ...
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Obtaining a particular 3d view in pgfplots

I am trying to achieve the following plot, with the indicated perspective and the axis lines centered: I've played around with several view options and I'm just not able to reproduce the figure. Any ...
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Getting the same angle marks using pgfplots as those using TikZ

I am using pgfplots to draw intersecting lines. Three right triangles are made by these intersecting lines - two of them in the third. I am trying to mark the two pairs of acute angles of equal ...
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pgf plots, barplot, irregular spacing between bars/columns

I've created a (grouped) bar plot with three groups of bars/columns, but it would be great if the space between the first and the second group would be a bit larger than the space between the second ...
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pgfplots plot only odd 3d segments

Given a table of 3d coordinates like this: x1 y1 z1 x2 y2 z2 x3 y3 z3 x4 y4 z4 I would like in a single \addplot3 command print the the segments that go from the 1st point to the 2nd point, ...
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pfgplots: customize annotation for one point

I have the following scatter plot: \documentclass[class=elsarticle]{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[ enlargelimits=0.2, xlabel=Depth, ...
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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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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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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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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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Forcing graphic, table, plot .. out of page boundary

I am very new to latex, so this question might be very basic. However, I have been searching the whole evening, so either I don't know how to google this effectively, or what I am trying to do is not ...
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Insert pgf with referenced png file from a different folder

I'm trying to insert a pgf file that I made with matplotlib. This file references to a png file (since I inserted a png figure in the plot). When I put the png in the same folder than my tex file, ...
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Solid of revolution about arbitrary axis

I'd like to rotate the region between y=cos(x) and y=x^2 - 0.25*pi^2 about the line x=pi. How to do this? So far I have only managed to rotate around the x-axis: \documentclass[letterpaper]{article} ...
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pgfplots, representing bars from same category and series adjacently

I would like to represent the number of counts from specific cell types on a bar chart. The cells are from different mutants, consequently there are four series (742, 743, 744, 745). However there are ...
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Scaling inset plot relative to main plot axis length

I want to create a plot with a second, smaller plot as an inset. This is easy enough using the following code, where the widths of the plots are defined. However, I often use figures in several ...