{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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Package pgfkeys Error: I do not know the key '/tikz/y error plus index'

I am having trouble compiling the attached mwe. I receive the following message: "Package pgfkeys Error: I do not know the key '/tikz/y error plus index' and I am going to ignore it. Perhaps you ...
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Colorbar for pgfplots contour plot

I have to draw a contour plot of a large dataset, so I use lualatex as compiler. This example also works with normal latex, i.e. latex+dvips+ps2pdf. It works fine in latex but for the large amount of ...
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changing the 3D tick style of pgfplots

Consider this 3D plot: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis} \addplot3[surf,domain=-4.5:4.5]{(x^2)-(y^2)}; \end{axis} ...
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Double Smithchart with pgfplot

I'm trying to plot a smithchart, which has negative impedances, too. This is how far i got till now: \documentclass[]{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{pgfplots} ...
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PGFPLOTS boxplot data from inline file

I have The following code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{filecontents} \usepackage{pgfplots, pgfplotstable} \usepgfplotslibrary{statistics} \begin{document} ...
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Problem with xticks when importing Matlab figures using matlab2tikz

When importing the following figure using the Matlab2Tikz, I obtain the following output , with the xticks strangely exported . Does any one have an idea how I can prevent this? Maybe by passing ...
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Axis discontinuity + enlargelimits not showing axis correctly in pgfplots

I need to make a y-axis discontinuity, but I also need to configure enlargelimits=true. The problem is that the axis is not showing correctly, as the below picture show. If I set enlargelimits=false, ...
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Tufte like axis with pgfplots

How to achieve this kind of axis with pgfplot ? Image taken from Szymon Beczkowski's awesome PhD thesis design (thesis link) I may provide you with some data to play with. ...
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y minor ticks not showing with pgfplots

I want some minor ticks on the y axis, but it doesn't work. I already tried minor y ticks num but it didn't help. Thank you in advance. \documentclass[11pt,a4paper,oneside ]{article} ...
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Padding in cell in Latex Heatmap using pgfplots

I have made a heatmap using pgfplots. But the numbers in the cell are not aligned vertically centered. How can i align them at center or how can i add padding at the bottom for making them appear at ...
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doing 3x3 subplots with the colorbar located northside

I wanted to have my nine (2d) matlab plots shown as 3x3 subplots in latex with the colorbar located northside. I have no idea how to do this especially that I have the colorbar saved separately from ...
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Why does a plot of a reciprocal function using pgfplots look wrong?

I am trying to plot the function 1/x^2 but the result is obviously wrong, here is how it looks like here is the code \begin{center} \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[ %xlabel=$x$, ...
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Why are some of my boxplots dashed?

Here's a MWE: \documentclass[a4paper]{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \usepgfplotslibrary{statistics} \pgfplotsset{compat=1.8} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[ boxplot/draw ...
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Conditionally transparent surface in PGFPLOTS

I am plotting 3D bars using PGFPLOTS, following the example and using the script given by Anton in his answer (the second one) to this question: 3-dimensional histogram in pgfplots. My code is the ...
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Pgfplots - ugly marks when using dotted or dashed line [duplicate]

Recently I spotted that applying the option dashed or dotted to a plot results in having ugly / distorted marks or marks with dots (when applying dotted) around them. Here is a MWE: ...
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How can I set the width of a pgfplot to fit that of a tikz matrix?

I'd like to be able to control the width of a pgfplots plot to that of a matrix. The plot should be below the matrix. Ideally the plot's dimension will depend only on the size of the matrix (so if the ...
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Filling specified area by random dots in TikZ

I want to reproduce the following diagram in Tikz. LaTeX code of my MWE is below: \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \draw [-latex, ...
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Adding Confidence Intervals in Pgfplots

I am using pgfplots to generate the following MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{pgfplots} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[ xlabel=$x$, ...
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Deformed drawings in loglogaxis

I constructed a graph by means of a loglogaxis with xmin=5e0, xmax=1e4, ymin=1e-16, ymax=1e0 and am trying to make an annotation by means of a circle. For this, I use \draw[color=red] (axis ...
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Big data surface plots: Call gnuplot from tikz to generate bitmap and include automatically?

Motivation I have large numerical data files, that I would like to create density (surface) plots of. Since they are very big, we can rule out a few possibilities such as to plot them directly with ...
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Pgfplots histogram with input data already counted

I have input data that looks like this: Age Count Cumulative Count Percent Cumulative Percent 24 1 1 1.4084507 1.4084507 25 1 2 1.4084507 2.81690141 30 2 4 ...
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Using \foreach to generate functions

I wish to plot a function based on collection of simple functions. For instance, the maximum of some functions: \begin{tikzpicture}[] \begin{axis} \addplot[smooth, color=black] { max( 2*x, ...
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Special decoration for TikZ pin feature

I try to achieve the curvy pin style I sketched below. It would help to distinguish pin lines from grid and other lines in the diagram. How can I realize a decoration that automatically draws such ...
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Make blue box appear after pause command in beamer presentation

I am trying to the following in a beamer presentation. Slide 1: This is Slide 2: This is a test Slide 3: This is BLUEBOXa testBLUEBOX (BLUEBOXa testBLUEBOX should be written "a test" with a blue ...
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Shell Scheme with pgfplots/gnuplot

I have a problem with pgfplots. I want to create a shell scheme from an E-motor characteristics. In the end it should look like this (well, with some more pleasing colours): The data is stored in a ...
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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 dynamic opacity

I'm trying to add multiple plots on one axis and I would like them to have different opacities (e.g. 0.1, 0.2 etc.). I have tried with different options: The only thing that actually compiles is ...
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pgfplots: node positioning

I want to place a node at the end of a curve. Since I did not find an automatic way to realize it I tried to place it manually. But the node does not appear at the expected position. It's placed near ...
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Stacking scatter plots with different y-axes in pgftex

I'm trying to create a stack of scatter plots with a common x-axis but different y-axes, alternating between left and right sides. I'm just learning pgfplots and while I've read up on using multiple ...
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Seeking an explanation for a tikzpicture code

I have found the following solution in stackexchange. It has been perfectly answered here by @Jake. \documentclass[border=5mm]{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat=1.8} ...
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How to get a Waddington landscape?

The idea is to make a plot like this Source: http://figshare.com/articles/_Waddington_s_8220_Epigenetic_Landscape_8221_/620879 But only with 2 wells in the front, not 4. Also the colors don't ...
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Plotting a signal along with its harmonics in one figure [duplicate]

I would appreciate it if someone could help me plot a figure similar to the following picture. I want to draw the fundamental signal along with a few first harmonics using pgfplots.
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LuaLaTeX - Linux libertine (math and pgfplots)

I have some problems using Linux libertine font within equations or pgfplots and tried this answer but it doesn't work. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{pgfplots} ...
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Fillbetween library has different effect based on plot contents

I'm trying to get fillbetween to fill the area of two graphs in two seperate plots: I've set the same domain for both fillings, but it seems to be filling different domains. (quite frankly I'm not ...
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Specify radius of an arc with pgfplots and axis direction cs?

I'm trying to draw an arc (the top half of a circle of radius 8, centered at (-8,0)) but I can't figure out how to specify the radius in pgfplots's coordinate system. Here's a MWE: ...
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Pgfplots ybar option draws tickmarks outside the plot area

I'm seeing x tick marks drawn outside the plot area when ybar is active. Is this expected, why, and how can it be prevented? Here's a MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} ...
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Fractions in annotations

I want to use the \frac command in an annotation to a line \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis} ...
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How do I make label (node) to appear in front of markers in pgfplots?

How do I make label (node) to appear in front of markers in pgfplots? For example in: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis} \addplot ...
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PGFPlots option to include/ignore data set when determining axis limits? [duplicate]

Is it possible to tell pgfplots whether or not to consider individual data sets when automatically determining axis limits, or call some sort of "maintain axes limits at their current values from now ...
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Iterating over pgfkey list - macros inaccessible

I have to draw a number of annotated number lines such as this: For this I adapt the pgfplots interface with a few extra keys. \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[ number line, ...
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pgfplots: howto read touchstone files (s1p, s2p, s3p,…)

With pgfplots you can simply create nice plots that seamlessly integrate into your tikz figure. As a high frequency engineer you will inevitably use a network analyzer to measure S-parameters. The de ...
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log scale plot and filter not interacting well in pgfplots

It looks like when I try to scale coordinate data in a pgfplots, I cannot do it in log scale simply, since the expression filter seems to be applied to the final point and not the table value. For ...
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plotting data from rows instead of columns in latex

How can I use the addplot table command to select data from rows to be plotted instead of columns? Thank you.. I tried that but still I got errors.. here is my script: \documentclass{article} ...
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Put numbers in legend using pgf pie

I would like to have the numbers that are inside the pie chart to be in the legend. How can I make that happen? Here is the MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgf-pie} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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Fill area between curves

I need to reproduce the following plot: I tried the following code using pgfplots: \documentclass[8pt]{beamer} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{patterns} \usepackage{pgfplots} \begin{document} ...
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Move ylabel up/down in pgfplots

I'm creating a graph with pgfplots with two y-axes, one on the left and one on the right. I'm wondering how to move the ylabels up or down to vertically align with the middle of the tick marks: ...
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How can several boxplots be combined into a single figure as groups?

Currently I have the following MWE: \documentclass[a4paper]{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \usepgfplotslibrary{external,colormaps,groupplots,statistics} \pgfplotsset{compat=1.8} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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pgfplots - Zero lines draw over anything else, especially node/pins

For adding zero lines to every plot produced by pgfplots, I used the code provided by percusse here. (A quick note after 2 replies were provided: this is a "global" solution. If one likes to add the ...
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Wrong ticks in colorbar using pgfplots

I'm using pgfplots and addplot3 to show a 3D function, provided by the following csv: 100,2.0,100 500,2.0,500 1000,2.0,1000 1500,2.0,1500 2000,2.0,2000 100,2.1,158.489 500,2.1,930.823 ...
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Wrong placement (and/or size) of picture / plot with groupplot of table (… and discontinuity)?

Consider this MWE: \documentclass{article} % \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat=1.5.1} \usetikzlibrary{pgfplots.groupplots} \usepackage{pgfplotstable} ...