{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 viridis colormap

I am trying to create a PGFPlots surf using the colormap viridis in a similar fashion as some examples of the PGFPlots package manual. I will get the error Package pgfkeys Error: I do not know ...
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How can I change font size on x-y labels

I have the following code which I copied from here How to draw the unit hyperbola in LaTex?, and rotated it. The axis labels font is too large. Going through the manual and deveral posts, am not able ...
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pgfplotstableread{mydata.csv} VS table {mydata.csv} efficiency and capability for csv files pgfplots

I am trying to plot a very large .csv file with multiple columns using pgfplots. I want to use the first column for all my plots. My usual routine is to do something like: \addplot [solid] table ...
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Fixing horizontal axis in pgfplots [duplicate]

I have the following plot and I would like to have the horizental axis fixed, but it scales and therefore I cannot see the details of the values between 0-50. To be more specific, in the horizental ...
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pgfplots filter table with float content and conditions

I want to filter some data for a plot, and so far the best thing I found is this here. This is the relevant code from the mentioned question: \pgfplotsset{ discard if not and smaller/.style n ...
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I miss my ylabel in my latex pdf file

I draw the pic with tex, and I have included all the packages listed: \usepackage[perpage]{footmisc} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{tabularx} \usepackage{paralist} ...
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PGFPlots xtick and ytick

I am having trouble working with xtick and ytick functionality within \pgfplotsset tag which I use for axis manipulation for all my tikzpicture tags for sketching graphs. I call this pair many times ...
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Fill between curves in pgfplots for two plots side-by-side

In the following code I want to have the area between the curves filled in both plots. I tried the "fill between" package but when I apply it to both plots, the first one is not displayed. Any ideas ...
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pgfplots: minor y ticks not showing

below code does does not draw y minor ticks. I could specify them manually, but would prefer to have them drawn automatically by 'minor y tick num=1'. Also I do not understand why exactly they are not ...
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Exponential Function with “wrong” Plot in PGFPlots

While experimenting with PGFPlots, I found out a little weird issue: I want to plot the function given by f(x) = 2^x, so I type: \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[ axis x line = center, ...
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Adding emphasis to a PGFPlots function

I have a function plotted with PGFPlots, and I'd like to add some emphasis to some maximum values and to some minimum ones, like the image below. How can I achieve that? (Sorry if duplicated, but my ...
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How Can I Decorate a Parametric Curve?

I'm trying to draw a special parametric curve, but my results are not good enough, because I'd like to decorate it. So, I've tried this: \documentclass[10pt]{article} \usepackage{pgf,tikz} ...
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Non-uniform colormap

I am trying to use non-uniform colormap and I get this error: Package pgfplots Error: Sorry, non-uniform colormaps are only partially implemented, yet: the provided points must be multiples of the ...
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Faster calculation of complex functions

I want to draw some complex functions using pgfplots. The problem is that drawing takes really a lot of time, especially some of sub-functions are repeated (calculated several times). For example ...
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pgfplots: math expressions of variables in axis style

I would like to use a calculated value of pgf variable exp(\pgfplots@data@xmin) This is a concrete example what I need \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat=newest} ...
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Alignment of labels in piecewise linear Tikz plot

I have the following code to draw a piecewise linear function and label it. \begin{tikzpicture}[ declare function={ func(\x)= (\x<=4) * (50) + and (\x>=4, \x<7) * (49.999 - 2*(\x-4)) ...
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Placement of the scale tick label in pgfplots

My question on the placement of the scale tick label is related to Placement of scale tick labels in pgfplots. In contrast, I do not want to have the label placed behind the x-axis, but behind the ...
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Common scaling for ticks and extra ticks

How can I tell pgfplots that I want the same scaling (number format) for xtick and extra x ticks? \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat=newest} \begin{document} ...
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Draw pgfplot markers whose origin is outside the xmin-xmax,ymin-ymax range?

As a followup of this question, i am coping with drawing certain markers. And the solution by John Kormylo works fine for the presented MWE in that question. Here, I would like to extend the plot by ...
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Tikz pgf plot: cyclic shift of alphabetic labels on x axis

I have the following code to produce a plot \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotstableread[row sep=\\,col sep=&]{ letter & freq \\ a & 11 ...
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Remove the first and last values of xtick and ytick

I use the following code to create a tufte-like range plot as suggested here: Tufte like axis with pgfplots \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat=newest} \makeatletter ...
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Tufte like axis with pgfplots for log axis

I used the excellent code from TUGBoat issue 34 mentioned in this post Tufte like axis with pgfplots and was very happy until I tried to use it with logarithmic axis. The problem seems to be that the ...
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Latex pgfplots graph axis scaling [duplicate]

I have the graph to the left. I want the graph to the right, or else I can't see the difference between the two lower ones. \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{article} \usepackage{float} ...
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Graphs of the motions - physical [duplicate]

How can I make these three graphs that are each other's consequence ? For the first and seconde I wrote: \begin{tikzpicture}[baseline=(current bounding box.north)] \begin{axis}[hide ...
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Clipping markers in pgfplots - strange behaviour?

I am trying to draw my manual defined markers (several stripes) but i seem unable to crop the plot (to [-.5,.5] in both dimensions). I can't even understand the effects of pgfplots here. My (n)MWE is ...
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disable pgfplots temporarily

I am working on a LaTeX document that includes lots of pgfplots. I would like to disable them for the time being until I work on the rest of the text so that I can build the document fast. If I ...
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The endpoints of the domain entered as a function in a `pgfplots` not recognized

I have the graph of y = 1/x in a tikzpicture plotted to the right of text in a minipage environment. I have domain=-3:{-1/9} for the part of the graph to be plotted over the set of negative real ...
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Using pgfplots with x-axis that is not evenly distributed

I am trying to plot a graph with the the following x-values: 0.01, 0.05, 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.5, 0.6, 0.7, 0.8, and 0.9 When I set them to my xtick values, the numbers get pushed to the left, since they ...
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How to draw a normal curve using pgfplots

I only create this: With this \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat=1.13} \usepgfplotslibrary{fillbetween} \begin{document} \begin{center} \begin{tikzpicture} ...
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Displaying two graphs adjacent to each other with their x-axes aligned (Version 2)

I have two graphs drawn using pgfplots. The graphs are drawn as I would like them to be drawn, and the x-axes are aligned, as I would like them to be aligned. There are three modifications that I ...
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How can I force a pgfplots graph to be in the center of the page?

using width and height I can make the graph bigger, however if it is made too big the graph will start to shift towards the right and bottem of the page, despite there being plenty of space left on ...
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Unsatisfying visualization - Tick labels touching each other

On the bottom right part of the added picture you see that the x and y tick labels are almost touching each other. Which isn't really beautiful in my opinion. Are there any good solutions of this ...
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matlab2tikz spectrogram is too big

I have produced the following spectrogram in MATLAB and I am trying to import it into a LaTeX document after using matlab2tikz. I am fully aware of the issues with maximum memory etc for typesetting, ...
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String concatenation in Tikz

How can I replace the sequence (in a pgfplots, Tikz environment) \addplot[black] table {plot3/fnxspy1.txt}; \addplot[black] table {plot3/fnxspy2.txt}; \addplot[black] table {plot3/fnxspy3.txt}; ...
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Mark and Label Angle in 3D Plot Using Pgfplots

I'm on the verge of tears here. Why is pgfplots so hard to use? This is my minimal code: \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{width=10cm,compat=1.9} ...
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Overlay vector field and contour plot with tikz and gnuplot

I've been trying to produce a plot which has a contour of the magnitude of a vector field and the same vector field plotted on top. There seems to be no problem with generating the contour, but I ...
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How can I reduce the font size of the numbers shown on the axes?

Does anyone know how can I reduce the font size of the numbers shown on the axes? Right now, the numbers on the axes look kinda messy so I would like to reduce the font size of the numbers so they ...
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How can I set a legend outside subfigures?

I'm making a figure with three subfigures inside of it. I'd then like to create a legend on the top left of the figure. Currently I've created the legend in the third subfigure but it would be ideal ...
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Automatically externalizing content of a PGFplot as a PNG

I've got basically the same issue as in this question: I have a rather complicated plot made with PGFplots and I can get a very significant file size reduction by using a rasterized image (PNG) ...
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pgfplots x-axis scaling to very small size

I've got a problem here. When I use the code like its shown below, it all works fine. BUT if I'm changing the xmax parameter to a smaller value like for example xmax=0.05 there are some errors ...
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Color cycle and forget plot

I use cycle list name=exotic as coloring for my plots. I am looking for a way, either to use a number referring to a color (index from the exotic list), or a way to get the color of a labelled plot. ...
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Normalized histogram (density) in pgfplots

I have a data file containing 100 256 values ranging from 0.01 to 3, approximately. I would like to plot the density of this data set. I have the theoretical (asyptotic distribution) drawn for ...
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Package pgfkeys Error(s)

I am searching for a solution of 5 package pgfkeys errors. I think the root of the problem is the same. Preliminary I tested if the pgfplot version is the same I have installed (v1.13) and I used in ...
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How to sample a function non-uniformly?

See this example code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat=1.10} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[ xmin=-0.1, ...
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How to draw this graph

It is first time for me using latex. I am trying to draw this figure . This is my code \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[ ...
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PGFPlots external crossref updates

I’m using the PGFPlots package along with its external library for my dissertation. Overall, it's worked great and has been extremely helpful. But I've had issues when trying to update ...
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Problem filling between two plots

I wanted to be able to plot two curves will fills like this: This is the code that I have so far: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat=1.13} ...
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Move y-axis in pgfplots

I wanted to get my plot to look like this: I would like to get some help to move the y-axis to x=0. Thanks for your help and time. Here is the code that I have so far: \documentclass{article} ...
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Changing color in foreach loop

I am trying to plot 12 different lines with a for loop and with a gradually changing color. I came up with this simple code: \begin{figure} \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[ ylabel={Normalized ...
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Unable to plot both axes and arccos function in pgfplots

What I want to plot is 3 functions: x=0, y=0, and x=cos^{-1}(x). The plot and graph of the first two look like this: \begin{center} \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[domain = -1:1, samples = 500, ...