{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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Matplotlib's PGF vs Matplotlib2Tikz

I want to generate some plots to be integrated into a LaTeX document compiled with pdflatex. I also want the plot font (legend, title ...) to follow the settings of the LaTeX document. My search so ...
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Stacked bar plot with explicit axis domain

I have a data table which contains positive and negative values for different categories (columns) as input. I want to visualize these values by a stacked bar plot, which shows a stacked bar plot for ...
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x tick label style issue, anchor=east and text width command not working together

I have a figure where one of my labels is very long. I would like this label to be split to two rows. Currently my code is like this \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} ...
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3d plot of a surface with nonrectangular domain

I need to make a 3D plot of a step function For example, suppose that I want to plot the function f:[0,1]x[0,1]->[0,1] given by: f(x,y) = 1 if x < y^2 and f(x,y) = 0 otherwise I would like to ...
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How to remove small value labels from ybar chart?

I can't figure out a way to prevent small values showing in my labels. A problem that looked very similar to mine can be found in here. Due to my non-existent coding skills I couldn't figure out this ...
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Why do I get black areas instead of pattern fills when compiling with xelatex? [duplicate]

I want to draw this picture with TikZ. I've used the following code. But the outcome was not good (fig1). While the Fig 2 is the correct form. I do not know where is the problem? My texlive version ...
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Matlab2tikz, alignment of subplot ylabel (large distance from plot)

Matlab2tikz came to my attention in the past month and have been using the simple tutorial from HowToTeX. It has worked great so far only one issue remains, I am unable to anchor the ylabel to the ...
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How to make part of x-axis normal scale and other logarithmic scale in pgfplots?

I'm trying to make such graph (made in Origin), using PGFplots: But I do not know hot to make x-axis correctly. This is my MWE: \documentclass[tikz,12pt]{standalone} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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Spherical Rectangle with TikZ / PGF Plots

How would you do a spherical rectangle? I know that for a sphere you do this: \documentclass[border=2pt]{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat=1.9} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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How to do \flushleft and \flushright with tikzpictures

I have two charts, one is drawn with pgfplots, the other with pgf-pie. I want put these two chart in align horizontally, so one is on the left and the other is on the right. I have read Aligning using ...
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How to plot data with time in x-axis, but no date?

I have a set of data in below format, #time #value 01:10 2 02:15 3 02:20 7 ... The 'time' is given in HH:mm format. I want to plot the data with the time dimension on the x-axis. The ...
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Gap at origin when using axis lines*=left in conjunction with line width spec via axis line style

Please forgive the strange graph displayed here - I am simply trying to display a replicable chunk of code in the presence of all the packages I am attempting to use and want to avoid displaying data ...
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Cylindrical Bar Chart

I know this might be a long shot, but does anyone happen to know (or point me to where to start) how to draw this chart. Say we have 6 values (5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30), one for each column. Thanks in ...
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Scaling pgfplot with tikzscale

I'm using tikz and pgfplots for graphs. When using a second y-axis on the right the scaling of tikz is not proper. So I tried to use the tikzscale package and the includegraphics but it seems to scale ...
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pgfplots: Using the fillbetween library

I want to use the fillbetween feature which is here decsribed by the pgfplots author Christian Feuersänger. In my case I have a coordinate list and want to fill the area between -10 and 10. But it ...
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how to set properly ymax and ytick

I'm trying a plot the left y-axis from 0.5 to 0.88 with 0.88 at the top border of the box (like the 160 at the 2nd y-axis). But even to get 0.88 I have to set ymax and (the last ytick) to 0.9 and ...
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Warning for TeX main capacity exceeded when loading files with \pgfplotstableread

I am loading quite a few data files via \pgfplotstableread, but do not further use them via pgfplots. I just kept them in the preamble and switched to plotting them in a standalone document. But now ...
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Interpolation and curve fitting - Tikzpicture? Gnuplot? Pgfplot?

well, I am fairly new to LaTeX, but I tried my hardest do find a solution for my problem but I couldn't find a proper answer, so I hope someone here has the answer or another suggestion for me. I ...
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Aligning ticklabels in secondary y-axis in pgfplot

I want to right align the ticklabels in secondary y-axiz in pgfplot. Here is my output and MWE. Thanks in advance for your help. \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat ...
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pgfplots error using matlab2tikz

I am trying to plot a matlab figure in latex file. so i use this matlab2tikz function. It works really well, until I try to add some customised text on the figure before converting it to tikz file, ...
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Parametric plot using pgfplots package

I want to make a parametric plot using pgfplot in LaTex. My equations are \rho= K (sinh t-t) P= 1/3 K (sinh t - 8 sinh (1/2) t +3t) with K=1\pi I have written the LaTex code for equations , now ...
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How to print in a node the \coordindex multiplied by a value?

I would like to print in a node the \coordindex multiplied by a value. Is it possible? now: node [ some code... ] {$\coordindex$} after (?) node [ some code... ...
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Polar plot with cartesian values, lack of angular precision in the integrated arctan2 calculation?

I noticed that for values close to 0° and 180° the angular values dramatically changes if the values are imported from cartesian data. Here the code (with cartesian coordinates plotted in polar with ...
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Line break in date ticks label

I want to plot some data depending on dates, but as the date range is quite large (4-5 years) I would like to have ticks in the form dd.mm\\yyyy, is it possible ? It would be even better not to repeat ...
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Using LaTeX commands inside pgfplotsset

Is there any way to use LaTeX commands inside \pgfplotsset? For instance, the following code produces an error indicated in the \pgfplotsset line, whereas if one replaced \contents in the ...
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pgfplots - plusminus doesn't match its definition

I've been trying to make a ybar plot with error bar using pgfplots. I want to make this graph inside a tex template, but one weird thing has occurred - when I inserted the following code (be more ...
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Graphing trigonometric functions, axes labeled with tick marks

I am providing the code for graphing three trigonometric functions. (In the preamble, I had to put a % before the command \usetikzlibrary{calc,angles,quotes} because LaTeX could not compile it with ...
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multiple colormaps

I would like to define multiple colormaps. But when I try this \pgfplotsset{ colormap={something}{ color(0cm)=(blue); color(1cm)=(orange!75!red) } colormap={somethingelse}{ color(0cm)=(white); ...
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How can I add the index of value of a table to a point on a graph?

I would like to add to each branch of my polar comb graph the index value as a label. I give you my code and a screenshot with what I would like to have: \documentclass{minimal} ...
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How can already binned data be plotted as a histogram?

I have the following data: [0, 1000) : 14524 [1000, 2000) : 38214 [2000, 3000) : 36169 [3000, 4000) : 25875 [4000, 5000) : 16942 [5000, 6000) : 10603 [6000, 7000) : 6778 [7000, 8000) : 4288 [8000, ...
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How to plot only some value of a table?

I want to plot only some values of an external tex value table, for example from the 3rd value to the 6th value. I could manually comment the non-wanted values but the table may often change and I ...
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Plotting a directed graph using pgfplots

I have a few files in the following format: x y 12 12 12 13 13 15 15 15 15 13 13 12 12 10 10 8 8 8 8 10 10 12 12 12 12 10 10 10 And I wanted to plot them as a directed graph in a ...
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zmin axis value for a 3d plot in TikZ

If I plot this the z axis does not start at 0 but somwhere negative. How do I fix this? \documentclass[border=2pt]{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat=1.9} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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How to add labels to polar plot / polar comb in polaraxis and show FULL coordinates?

In pgfplots, I am trying to: for a first figure: label 12 polar plots plotted on the bases of 12 tables (values given in cartesian coordinates) without showing a legend but adding a label directly ...
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pgfplotstable will not generate table

I have some data from a table that I would like to tableize with pgfplotstable. After many hours of going through the pgfplotstable 1.10 manual and basicly copying the example code with my data. Are ...
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PGFplots - label each group plots

In this group plot how do I add labels to individual graphs. I want to label each graph as (a), (b), (c)... \documentclass[margin=5mm]{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} ...
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Black Fill in my plot

I'm using the following code and when it compiles the result is not what i expect. \begin{figure}[h] \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[xbar,enlargelimits=0.15] \addplot [draw=blue,pattern=horizontal ...
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Gap between line and point in pgfplots, like pointintervalbox in gnuplot

I wondered if it is possible to create a scatter plot in pgfplots with a similar style as the "pointintervalbox" option in gnuplot, i.e. a plot with points and lines, but there is a gap between the ...
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pgfplot: how to render 3dplot with colors black, white and gray

I my previous question, I rendered a 3d plot, but as I want to print my plots they should be in black, white or gray coloring format. How should I change the coloring scheme? ...
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pgfplot: 3d function plot

After my previous question, I want to plot a 3d surface; as a simple function I tried to render the bellow plot but I was not successful. \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{blindtext} ...
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pgftables: nodes near coords align depending on value? [duplicate]

The following code results in node labels overlapping the graph. How can I align them depending on the graph so that '1375' und '1574' are below the node and the others still above? ...
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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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pgfplots - How can I define one cycle list for all graphs (or the least amount possible)?

Due to all the maintenance after changing a color in a list, I tried to define just one cycle list so I do not have to update all my lists anymore. It is all in all an annoyingly huge amount of time, ...
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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 - 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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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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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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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 ...