{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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Elements that looks different when printed with colours or in BW

Is there the possibility with LaTeX of having some element that change if it is printed with colours or in black and white? I was thinking about the rectangles around links with hyperref that are ...
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Draw a smooth surface

I would like to draw a smooth surface like http://mathematica.stackexchange.com/questions/20912/how-to-draw-a-higher-genus-surface but using Asymptote, TikZ, Metapost, PStricks, or other TeX friendly ...
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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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\pgfmathsetmacro - dimension too large (biggest value allowed?)

I want to import some data with parameters to parametrize some plots. After importing a table, I assign specific variables of the table to a placeholder by using \pgfplotstablegetelem. And it works ...
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Surface of Revolution

how to draw using surface of revolution tikz or pgfplots? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz,pgfplots} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \end{tikzpicture} \end{document} I am not able to ...
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How can I draw a chart in the economist style with pgfplots?

I am trying to draw a chart with "The Economist" style. With tikz, I draw this chart clumsily, so I would like to know is that possible to draw this chart elegantly with pgfplots. ...
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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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TikZ Plotting: Braces between tickmarks

What is the best way to draw braces between tick marks? It would be convenient to assign nodes at tick marks, is this doable? The best method for placement that I have right now is a guess-and-check. ...
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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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Custom Dashed Plot Lines in PGFPLots

I know that you can make a dashed line in pgfplots using the \addplot[dashed] option. However, the line that produces isn't dashed the way I'd like. I found \pgfsetdash in the documentation for ...
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Plotting Normal distribution in pgfplots

I'm trying to reproduce the following diagram in TikZ and pgfplots. My MWE with regenerated graph is below: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \begin{document} ...
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Intersection of two surfaces

I'm trying to create a signed distance function S(x), where I want to intersect S(x) = 0 with a plane. The problem is not to get the two functions into a plot, but to get the two functions to visual ...
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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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pgfplot: plotting a large dataset

I try to plot a dataset which is large using pgfplots. Since I'm aware of problems with large files, I used the external mode. I additionally increased main_memory from 3000000 to 6000000. It crashes ...
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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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How to make a longitudinal sine wave shading with pgfplots?

At the moment I use TikZ shadings to show up longitudinal waves in my document like this: The shading is white where the sine is –1 and blue where the sine equals 1. This looks ok, but ...
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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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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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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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How to rotate a pgfplot?

I'm trying to create a plot like this: So far, I arrived here: With the following (minimalized) code: \documentclass{report} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat=1.8} \begin{document} ...
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Dos and Don'ts of \pgfplotsset{compat=newest}

Question I just upgraded to 1.9. Christian recommends against the \pgfplotsset{compat=newest}, but that leaves one having to come back and update compat=x.y in one's projects, several times, over a ...
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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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Create x and y label which overlaps for multiple plots

I have a groupplot of 5x3. Now I want to be able to 'overlap', so to speak, the ylabel over all the plots vica versa for the xlabel. This enables me namely to make the groupplot smaller. Currently I ...
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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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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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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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Customizing legend in pgfplots

I am trying to customize the legend for this graph. First of all, I would like the legend width to be equal to the x-axis width. At the moment, I am setting the width of the legend via ...
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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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How can I hatch the areas delimited by two intersecting Gaussian distribution curves?

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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How to select a finite number of samples from the file when plotting using pgfplot

I have a datafile containing thousands of points of which I need to plot only the first 100 points. How to do this using pgfplots? I tried the following with no effect. \begin{axis}[
xlabel=k,
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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 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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pgfplots bar plot: spacing inbetween bars

How can I increase the spacing between the bars in a bar plot from pgfplots? \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat=newest} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} ...
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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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Where is the pattern list gallery for pgfplots?

Where is the list, or gallery of the patterns available for pgfplots?
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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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Scaling colormaps with pgfplots

I have two surface plots, which I would like to have to same color for the same height. So, as the first plot is dark blue for f(x,y)=0, the right plot should also be dark blue for f(x,y)=0. However, ...
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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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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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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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pgfplots: reduce tick density

I am using matlab2tikz to produce plots in latex. The default tick settings produce very dense ticks, making the axes look ugly. I know that I can use something like /pgfplots/xtick={0, 1, ... 3} ...
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Intersections in PGFplots

I can get intersections to work in TikZ, but not PGF plots. I defined a command to show the intersections to make sure that it is identical in both cases. Commenting out the \ShowIntersection line in ...
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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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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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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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3D Arrow Tips for TikZ/pgfplots

I really like the arrow tips shown in How to get rid of the viewer's (incorrect) axes in an Asymptote 3D graphics and am wondering how to produce this in pgfplots: I admit I have not tried ...