{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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Pgfplots - How to deal with special characters in data files?

I have a file which contains column headings such as AAA-BBB or something to the effect of CC_DD_8734-20°. How should I deal with this if I just want to use such a file? Or should I prepare each set ...
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Using set list with pgfplotstable

I am trying to create a new column in a table using the set list option, but it will not expand the list when stored in a macro. I've tried \expandafter in various locations with no joy so far. ...
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Data manipulation in contour maps (x/y-axis and contour label)

I am using contour maps in pgfplots as part of CAD as well as documentation. Serving both purposes I would like to improve the readability of my contour maps, by multiplying x- or y-axis times a ...
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Linebreak in ticks-labels

I'm using \symbolic y coords in a xbar-plot. Some of these coords are very long. There is a solution using nodes which is very ... hardcoded. And it would be nice to have it automated. How do I ...
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pgfplots - How can I use 'nodes near coords' with multiple data values for one tick?

When using displaying multiple values for a tick and then activating the display of the values/coordinates, things get messy. This is why I want to display the values inside of the bar. Or on the ...
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Stacked barplots/groupplots with text labels in x-coordinate

I was trying to stack a groupplot, or was it grouping a stacked plot? However I was trying to get something like: The ybar stacked option works quite nice here. But when I try to adapt it to a ...
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pgfplots - How can I define the bar width for a xbar plot?

I found the key bar width on page 82 in the manual. However, when I use it: ! Package pgfkeys Error: I do not know the key '/pgfplots/bar width', to which you passed '5pt', and I am going to ...
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plot legend : increase its area

So my question in general is what is the method to change the precise area of the rectangle used in pgf plots? Yes, to make it larger ... MWE: a typical bar chart ...
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Derivative of a tikz path?

I would like to draw curves that are smooth and have linear segments. These curves are to be used in the graph of one-dimensional functions, x(t). [To be used as position vs time graphs in writing ...
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Scatterplot with marginal histograms using pgfplots

I've tried to use pgfplots to create a scatterplot with marginal histograms like it can be seen here: ...
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style odd and even nodes near coords differently

I'm using this style definition in the preamble: \pgfplotsset{ base/.style={ ymin=0, xtick=data, nodes near coords, } } \pgfplotsset{ random/.style={ ybar=3pt, bar ...
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Multiple y axes in groupplot

I want to create a barplot with three groups. Compared are two criteria. To make it more comprehensive here the plot I already generated I approached this problem by using the example from Stacked ...
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How to make logarithmic axis “readable”?

How can I make a logarithmic axis more readable? I have many plots that look similar to this one: The problem is in the y axis. Anyone can imagine what 10^5 represents, or 10^6. It is not so easy ...
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Surface plot with coordinates in pgf

Is it possible to draw a three dimensional surface using coordinates instead of formulas? MWE so far: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} ...
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Default distance between axis numbers and axis labels pgfplots

What is the default distance between the axis numbers and axis labels in the plots made with pgfplots?
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pgfplots, custom legend and tikz library external

I try to create Tikz figure with several pgfplots subplots. I want to have one legend for them since they all have the same curves. I found out from this question that i can label and than reference ...
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pgfplots: “group” legend entries?

Actually, I'm working on a study where I've to plot a lot of temperature data etc. Therefore, I use "pgfplots". Everything works pretty well, so that I get the result as shown in the attached picture ...
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Colors and legend in groupplots/barplot

In order to compare three items I use the groupplot command. For each item I have n different criteria to compare. Is it possible to set the color for each criteria itself? Meaning the first bar in ...
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Using tikzscale along with correct references in externalized tikzpictures

It is not advised to use tikzscale package along with mode=list and make based on Patrick's comment here: http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/89595/24167 However, the references (e.g. \cite) does ...
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Combination Function with Factorial - Not correct result - Pgfplots

\begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[ axis lines = left, xlabel = $Number of Elements$, ylabel = {$Combinations=\frac{(n)!}{(n-r)!(r!)}$}, ] %Axis \addplot [ domain=2:10, samples=100, color=red, ] ...
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pgfplots update Texlive2014

I am currently using Texlive' 2014 on Ubuntu 12.04LTS machine. The problem I am facing is updating different packages (eg. Pgfplot). I have tried changing repositories, and this does not seem to ...
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PGFPlots - trying to combine legends

I have an interesting problem. I am trying to create two graphs using the groupplots environment, side-by-side, that show different sets of data elements with different legend entries and different ...
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How to change the annotation of a clickable bar plot

Reading the manual always helps, but in this case it hasn't been very fruitful. I have created the following stacked bar plot. The bars are clickable (only in acrobat pdf). I would like to be able to ...
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Add a horizontal line to a PGFPlot and add it to the legend

I have a PGF Plot with some computational results from a CSV file. At the time the CSV file was generated, there was a value that was not known. That value needs to be on the plot also, however. What ...
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Rotation transformation of a parametrized plot

I'm working on this plot with pgfplots: The image is from our sister-site Mathematica.SE and there's also a nice explanation how to do it with Mathematica. I follow these steps: Parametrize the ...
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Two dimensional error bars in pgfpot

How can one plot a graph with specified error bars on both coordinates x and y in pgfplots? I have been trying to use the following: \addplot[scatter,only marks, scatter src=explicit symbolic, ...
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Arrow tip center with TikZ (and pgfplots)

The arrow default behaviour is shown on the left picture part. How can I achieve that the “circle” arrow tips (see the picture below) end at their center, as drawn in the right image, but without ...
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How can I add zero lines to a groupplot?

I'd like to add zero lines to a groupplot by defining them once in the groupplot environment. I of course based this on the clues and replies I found on here & in the manual, but so far I ...
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Make pgfplot load data automatically

I have a (hopefully) nice pgfplot (If you have any optimization suggestions towards the layout, don't hesitate to tell me :) ), which I will be using repeatedly. Therefore I would like to create a new ...
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PGFplots - single legend in a group plot [duplicate]

I have a group plot and when I try to add a legend it repeats on all subgraphs. I want a single common legend line at the top of the whole graph. \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{graphicx} ...
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PGFplots multiple ylabels

I want to have multiple y labels in a group plot. Now I have 4 different values for ylabels:Range1, Range2, Range3 and Range4. I want to add a common ylabel say "throughput". How do I do that? ...
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PGFPlots x-axis problem

I've been stumped on how to get the y-axis to turn off, but to have the x-axis have a set domain. Every time I run the two code samples, the x-axis domain is always 0->1. The goal is to set the x-axis ...
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How to draw areas between curves of the form $x=f(y)$ and $x=g(y)$?

I want to shade the region between two curves whose equations are of the form $x=f(y)$ and $x=g(y)$, where $f(y)\leq g(y)$ for all $y\in [c,d]$. I heard that pgfplots can be used. Also, the ...
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PGFplots xaxis to use exact values and not scale

I have a graph with values in xaxis as powers of 2. PGFplots automatically changes the x labels. I want it to use the exact values. What option should I use? \documentclass{article} ...
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Weird result plotting sin(x) using tikz/pgf [duplicate]

Trying to plot the sin(x) function, I get this result: The MWE is here: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{ pgfplots} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis} ...
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Loop through table for boxplot prepared

I am trying to produce figure with 2 boxplot prepared plots from an inline data file. I grabbed this code from here to use as a starting point. Given that the wrapper code allows the boxplot data to ...
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Flip x and y axis of ternary graph

I am trying to reproduce the USDA Soil Triangle. To do so, I would need to flip the x and y axis of the default pgfplots-ternary. I understand, that I could switch my inputs (don't really want to do ...
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Create violine plots

I use pgfplots for most of my plots. Now I need to add a violin plot. Is this possible with pgfplots or any other package?
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Pgfplots, Units and “Modify Number Data Scale”

I've got a question with tikzpicture in LaTeX. Data of Tikzpicture are in a external file. The y-axis scale is like: 100,000 - 150,000... (thousands). I need to put the scale of this axis like 100 - ...
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pgfplots - How to enlarge a plot when the nodes' coordinates are on/over the edge?

I am creating a groupplot (at least intend to) with a width 4cm for each plot. As I'd like to have the values shown via nodes near coords, this proves problematic because I can't figure out how to ...
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pgfplots - How to draw zero line for y (from xmin to xmax) when one uses symbolic x coords?

Based on the code provided by Jake: \draw[very thin] (axis cs:\pgfkeysvalueof{/pgfplots/xmin},0) -- (axis cs:\pgfkeysvalueof{/pgfplots/xmax},0); I am drawing a zero line for y-values for bar plots. ...
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pgfplots - How can I fill the background to a “node near a coordinate”?

I'd like to have the nodes/values for each plot fill with white, so the grids get overdrawn, so to speak. Is this possible? (Note: I only activated the major grid for x for the sake of the thread.) ...
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Title distance to axis/labels [duplicate]

How can I change the distance from the title to the axis of a plot? I'd like to have some tick labels at a axis at the top of a plot and a title above it. The title and the labels are written to near ...
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how to avoid drawing of graph through inset

I have a figure which requires an inset. Using pdfplots i am nearly there but have the main graph plotting through the inset. How can i avoid the drawing through the inset? Also is it possible to ...
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Pgfplots 2 horizontal barplots, back to back, share y-axis, have different x-axis

Is it possible to have 2 horizontal barplots which share a common y-axis with one plot reversed, ie. back to back. The x-axis would be scaled differently. I have 2 items in my data that are scaled ...
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Matlab2Tikz FaceColor Surfplot

I would like to export a surf plot, whose face color is for example green, out of MATLAB R2014a to latex with the aid of matlab2tikz. Unfortunately when i run pdflatex the face color now ranges from ...
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Barplot: alternating colors, bars side by side

I'd like to have a barplot with bars side-by-side and with alternating colors. It should look like the ouput of the code below, just with alternating bar colors. (Got the idea from here) ...
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Graphing each trigonometric function and its inverse

May I have the code for graphing each trigonometric function and its inverse on the same Cartesian plane? I have the following code for only graphing the sine function, and I got the following error: ...
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Specify x and y in different coordinate systems in pgfplots similar to gnuplot

In gnuplot you can specify positions in several coordinate systems: First, Second, Graph, Screen, Character. What are the equivalents in pgfplots? I know the following: First : axis cs: Second : ...
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How to mark/label nth data point from file in pgfplots?

\documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \usepackage{pgfplotstable} % For \pgfplotstableread \pgfplotsset{compat=1.10} \pgfplotstableread{ 0.01 1.00 0.02 2.00 0.03 3.00 0.04 4.00 ...