{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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Declare nodes in pgfplots as overlays

The Background In pgfplots, it is possible to make plot elements such as axis labels, ticks and legends overlay, which means they will not be considered when determining the bounding box of the plot. ...
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PGFplot Axis Labels Detaching From Graph

Update: Aug 04, 2013 With the current version of TeXLive 2013, the second MWE below still exhibits the same behavior if the \todo[inline] is commented out after the first run. Furthermore, the ...
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TikZ datavisualization or pgfplots? [duplicate]

I want to create a few plots that should have the same style as my main document and it seems tikz is more than capable of achieving that. Now while browsing the current tikz documentation (2.10 ...
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Using a pgfplots-style legend in a plain-old tikzpicture

I am using a plain-old tikzpicture to produce a pie-chart-like plot. Now, all other plots in my paper are handled using pgfplots (which doesn't do pie charts) and have their legend typeset by ...
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Need to do some changes to pgfplots axis

I am still in the habit of learning TikZ, barely started using pgfplots to create my images Although I am still not sure what the best way to do so is, I need to create the image below. My problems ...
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pgfplots: alignment and size of math in legend

The legend entries created by a more complex math formula as in this example are overlapping and the alignment to the lines is wrong. \documentclass[]{scrbook} \usepackage{pgfplots} ...
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How can I hatch the areas delimited by two intersecting curves like so?

This is a follow-up to one of my earlier questions: Fill area between curves. I want to color three regions delimited by two curves and a vertical line. Each should have its own shading and color. ...
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Fill a contour-plot

I did some calculations in Mathematica that gave me a contour plot: To include the output I wanted to however draw it with pfgplot. But there I don't get it to work, first of all the y-axis doesn't ...
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Change the appearance of grids in pgfplots

I am asking if there is a command in the pgfplots package that changes the appearance of the grid in terms of kind of the lines. What I mean is how to change the kind of lines. I have read the ...
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Use first row of a table as legend entry in pgfplot graph?

I'm using pgfplots extensively and I'd like to avoid having to write legends every time, since all the text files I want to plot have explicit headers. As a comparison, \pgfplotstabletypeset makes a ...
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Smooth option sometimes produces incorrect arrow tips in PGFplots

It seems that the smooth option applied to lines sometimes effects the arrow tips and produces incorrect results. No problem with vertical lines, but any other seems to have a problem. Is this a ...
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Is it possible to detect the “current color”? (for example in a pgfplot drawing?)

Is there a code to deduce the current color of a PGF plot to which a node is associated? Better yet, is it possible to get the RGB decomposition as well? ... addplot coordinates{ (0,0) (1,1) } node{ ...
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Dimension too large while plotting with pgfplots

I have the following pgfplots code: \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[domain=-8:2] \foreach \i in {-10,-9.8,...,10} {\addplot+[smooth] {-x/\i+\i};}% \end{axis} \end{tikzpicture} I need several ...
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pgfplots: dimension too large when reading data from file

Based on the following data table data.dat x a b c d 0 284.15 69.18 284.15 70.26 0.03 284.15 70.20 284.15 70.04 0.04 318.15 70.20 284.15 ...
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PGFPlot - Missing values in table data

I am using PGFPlot with external table data. However, some values are missing for some plots. This causes data in column 2 does not exists error. Is there a way to solve this. The value does not ...
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What is the opposite to “only marks” option in PGFPlots?

For some application I generate a bunch of plots automatically from a script, that means that sometimes I issue contradictory options to pgfplots objects because one is the default (within the ...
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Axis with trigonometric labels in PGFPlots

How do I make the axis labels use multiples of \pi in PGFPlots?
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Is it possible to create overlays in beamer inside pgfplots graphics?

When working with pgf-tikz, I can create overlays in beamer presentations with \path<overlay specification> ... However, I could not get this to work in pgfplots graphics. It would be nice ...
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Non-slanted (siunitx style) unit prefixes with pgfplots

I've taken the example from the pgfplots manual on Preset SI prefixes and modified it slightly, changing a prefix from milli to micro. The result is that the units of the yaxis are stated as ...
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Tikz: intersection of line and plane

I am struggling with drawing a plane and a intersecting line. I would like to have the line C,P',P in the image, disappear if it is "behind" the plane and have it reappear if it is not behind the ...
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Waterfall Chart

For displaying the total effect of a series of values, a waterfall chart can be useful. For example this chart, taken from The Economist, illustrates estimated efficiency potentials in the UK public ...
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How to change only the last xticklabel?

I would like to set the last xticklabel to \infty. How can this be achieved without necessarily knowing the xtick value? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} \begin{document} ...
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Defining a Piecewise Function for PGFplots

I want to define a piecewise function q(x), and attempted to adapt the solution to this question on using pgfmathdeclarefunction to create a unit pulse function, and this works fine. However, when I ...
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Add a legend title to the legend box with pgfplots?

I am using the awesome pgfplots package to draw some plots. I usually use \addlegendentry and get a nice default legend box. There are some options for legend box placement and layout (e.g. number of ...
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Bar plots in sans serif font

I want to typeset my bar plots with a sans serif font (using LuaTeX). I tried many options that I found searching the manual and the internet. None of them solved my problem---using different fonts ...
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pgfplots: problem with “non-smooth” intersection of two lines' ends

I have a problem like the one in this question concerning a tikz drawing but for a pgfplots plot. I want to create a plot that has one region filled without opacity and a neighboring one filled with ...
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Plotting the solution of inequalities with WolframAlpha or Maple

I want to plot the solution of two inequalities and include them in a LaTeX paper. I really like they way this looks: Wolfram Alpha. Unfortunately, I have no idea how to export this into a ...
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How to draw a irregular circle(shape)?

I want to draw some irregular circle(shape) in my wireless scenario. with a basestation in the center. around is some irregular circle(shape). I find something(could be used) in this web(but I feel ...
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How to plot blurred curves with PGFPlots?

I'm trying to replicate the following plot with PGFPlots: In this answer, the author plays with opacity when drawing overlapping ellipses. Is it possible to use similar code with arbitrary curves? ...
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pgfplots: Legends in multiple y-axis plot overlapping

I am trying to add a legend for two plots on two different y-axes, however they are overlapping each other and each one is being written in its own box. I would like for both of them to share a single ...
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How to plot circular polarized electromagnetic wave

I am searching for a solution to get nice looking circular polarized waves in my latex document. My goal is to get a graph that looks like this: I do not want the graph to be animated but I can not ...
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Change linestyle within a plot to add dashed trendline?

I'd like to add a dashed line to the end of a plot to indicate a future projection as opposed to real data. I can do this by adding a second plot, as in the example below. However this isn't really ...
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Remove the scientific notation which is unreasonable

From the original data, we know that they are nearly 0.087 rather that 0.087 x 10^-2. Why is there scientific notation (10^-2)? It looks ridiculous. Please help me figure it out. Thanks very much! ...
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ylabel postion with pgfplots

I am using pgfplots to plot some data, but I am having problem you see in the image below. Basically, the ylabel overlaps with the axis numbering. I have googled a LOT but couldn't find any solution. ...
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How to plot integral as summation, as pictured?

I'm new to TikZ and pgfplots but would like to know how to plot the square as well as how to plot the arrows + delta x as well as arrow + delta A: I'd be most grateful if some of you had some ...
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Increasing TeX's main memory

I have a plot with a lot of measurement datapoints. I exported this plot from Matlab2tikz. When I wanted to compile this, it said that the memory was exceeded. Now I found this, How to expand TeX's ...
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quiver plot on hyperboloid surface

Using pgfplots, I'm trying to create a quiver plot on a hyperboloid surface something like this. I was able to generate the hyperboloid surface using parametric equations. I could'nt find out how ...
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Naming the nodes of `nodes near coords` for later use

I would like to use pgfplots command nodes near coords to get a list of named node ((no1), (no2), (no3) etc.) that I can use afterwards to draw some paths that I fail to construct with pgfplots only. ...
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How do I draw a plot with a variable line width in pgfplots?

I have highly dimensional data for which I'd like to draw a plot where I vary the line-width, somewhat similar to the famous Minard chart: I suspect this can be done with some combination of point ...
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Quiver scale in pgfplots (unit scaling)

Quiver plots can be made within pgfplots. Here is a minimal example which is a vector field of [1, x-y]: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{pgfplots} \begin{document} ...
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How to scale existing coordinates data in pgfplots?

I have a plot with its data, for example \documentclass[]{article} \usepackage[]{pgfplots} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[] \addplot+[%multiply x data by a factor here, multiply y ...
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PGFPlots % in ticks labels

Hi i want to put this simbol "%" in the tick labels only in the x axis how can i do?
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Modified pattern does not see the pattern color option

I have modified the north east lines pattern to accept a \LineSpace option that sets the density of the pattern (see the question Can I control the density of a pattern in TikZ?). The code works very ...
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pgfplots: Selectively reducing marker size in the legend

I have a plot created using pgfplots in which I have included a legend. However, I find that the marker sizes in the legend are the same size as the markers used in the main plot. I think this is a ...
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How to use a string column with pgfplotstable to label datapoints in a pgfplot?

I have a comma-separated list of data points. They should be plotted as a scatter plot, and should be labeled using data from the .csv file. Having specified the first column of my file as string ...
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Allow underscore in PGFPlots tick labels read from table

I'm trying to use the text data from a table column as the tick labels in a plot. The text data contains underscores, which makes LaTeX throw a Missing $ inserted error. I'd usually get around this by ...
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geographic maps with TikZ/pgfplots

I have recently discovered pgfplots and I love it. I'm converting the figures from my thesis to pgfplots, or at least the ones I have made myself. One of my figures is a map that I created using the ...
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Plotting an implicit function using pgfplots

What is the correct way to plot an implicit function using pgfplots? Consider the following example: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat=newest} \begin{document} ...
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Stacked bar plots with several descriptive nodes

I have a stacked bar plot where I would like to display additional information for each bar—besides their cumulative values. This information should include the non-cumulative values and the ...
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Better way of embedding OpenOffice plots into LaTeX?

Right now, I create plots in the spreadsheet, copy them to OpenOffice Draw, save as images, and then put them (as images) into my .tex file. But that leads to problems with resolution (labels too ...