{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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tikz externalization and multiple axis using \ref and \label for legendentry

I have a plot consisting of two y-axis. When I'm adding the legendentries in each axis environment, the first legendentry will be plotted "behind" the plot of the second axis. Thus I thought a ...
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Help drawing vectors in a PGFplots axis environment using calculated coordinates and \draw

Why does using \draw and calculated coordinates not follow what a graph of projectile motion ought to look like? Any suggestions for code that would work using formulas in coordinates? ...
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How to set intervals for step-like plot (`const plot`) in pgfplots?

How do I set the precise intervals that pgfplots should consider when performing addplot with the option const plot mark mid? For example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} ...
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Pgfplot display only x axis, one value point with label and text

I want to plot a chart with one axis and draw a point at a specific value and show it with a label. In addition I'd like to place two label on the min and max tick of x axis. For q better ...
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Plotting time series data

I would like to plot quarterly time series with special x-axis features. In particular, I would like to see small ticks indicating when the quarters begin and larger ticks indicating when the years ...
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Getting the same angle marks using pgfplots as those using TikZ

I am using pgfplots to draw intersecting lines. Three right triangles are made by these intersecting lines - two of them in the third. I am trying to mark the two pairs of acute angles of equal ...
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How to show the “data-does-not-start-at-zero” symbol on a pgfplot graph?

I have a graph and it doesn't start at zero. How do I add the symbol (my vague description is mentioned in the title) to the y axis of the graph? If it helps, my graph is a scatterplot.
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Create graph in LaTeX writer [closed]

How I can to create this graph in LaTeX writer? Please send me code of this graph for LaTeX. Thank you.
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Single year interval on dateplot x axis

I am plotting a time series with weekly resolution. Minimal example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{pgfplots} \usepgfplotslibrary{dateplot} \begin{document} ...
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controlling pgfplots axis labels

I prepare Multiple Y-axis plot -4 Ys YY-YY But I have only one problem, I want my x number only show 0,4,8,12,20 time But when I write commander show me all from 0 to 20 How I will do this? ...
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pgfplots: how to display a label next to my plot when the option clip = true cuts out a part of the graph?

Question I want to attach a label to the curves I draw. My current solution is to add a node after the plot of my function (see the code below). But, when I explicitly cut out a part of my graph, ...
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pgf plots, barplot, irregular spacing between bars/columns

I've created a (grouped) bar plot with three groups of bars/columns, but it would be great if the space between the first and the second group would be a bit larger than the space between the second ...
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Erroneous graph, values are different but the plot is same, what to do?

Trying to plot some data from text file, the values are different but the plots overlap in the end result. The code is this: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{geometry} \usepackage{amsmath} ...
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Draw ellipse axis

I would like to plot an ellipse and its axis in a pgfplots axis. I tried using cross out but then it is diagonally crossed instead of horizontally and vertically. The axis I want are just straight ...
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Boxplot in LaTeX

I am new to LaTeX. How can I draw a boxplot in LaTeX. My data set is as below index median box_top box_bottom whisker_top whisker_bottom 0 1 1.2 0.4 1.5 0.2 1 2 2.3 1.5 2.7 1 2 0.7 1.4 0.5 1.9 0.1 ...
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Can I plot an average-line plot like this with PGFPlots?

I would like to create a plot like this (maybe a bit better looking - this is my attempt): Here is how the data for the plot looks: x,min,max,avg 0,800,3600,2628.571429 1.5,2000,3600,2942.857143 ...
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Alignment of colorbar with colorbar to name

I am trying to make a group of plots with groupplots sharing the same colorbar and the same y axis. An example: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \usepgfplotslibrary{groupplots} ...
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What exactly are the 'unsuitable tick labels' mentioned in pgfplots' compatibility warning?

When I use pgfplots, I get the following warning: Package pgfplots Warning: running in backwards compatibility mode (unsuitable tick labels; missing features). Consider writing ...
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Lines plotted in front of others, though they should behind in a 3d plot

After converting a figure to TeX using matlab2tikz, I figured there's a little problem. The figure consists of many lines, but there are two different sets of lines a cloud set, forming a stream ...
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pgfplots plot only odd 3d segments

Given a table of 3d coordinates like this: x1 y1 z1 x2 y2 z2 x3 y3 z3 x4 y4 z4 I would like in a single \addplot3 command print the the segments that go from the 1st point to the 2nd point, ...
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How to label subfigures in Tikz package?

Making labeled subfigures is a bit tricky using the tikz package. Could someone please show me how to provide each subfigure its own letter (A for the left subfigure, B for the middle figure, and C ...
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Pgfplots: 3D plot with shader=interp and opacity

I have a rather simple question : is there a way to use shader=interp with an opacity factor in a surf mesh ? Here is an example that does not work: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} ...
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pgfplots: Dual axis

I want to display a dual axis as pictured in Fig.1. But When i write the file .Tex I obtained a different presentation. I want also to display all the numbers between 1-12 in the x-axis. Any help ...
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Enable a default static frame for incompatible browsers with the animate package

I am working on a document where I want to embed animations using the animate package. A minimal compilable example of such would be the following: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} ...
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Only one xlabel for matrix of plots in pgfplots

I am looking for a way to make only one xlabel for a matrix of plots with pgfplots. My current plot looks like this and would like a xlabel where the red circle is drawn. The code for the plot is ...
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How to cut the upper part of the plot?

\begin{tikzpicture} \draw[->] (-1,0) -- (5,0) node[right] {$x$}; \draw[->] (0,-1) -- (0,8) node[left] {$y$}; \foreach \a in {0,...,5} \draw[scale=1,domain=1:3,smooth,variable=\x,purple] ...
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PGFplots 3D: Axis labels are placed “in the middle” of axis instead at the tip

I would like to use the "center"-style for axis and place the label of the axis near the arrow tip. It works in 2D but in 3D the labels for the x and y axis are placed at very weird places. See the ...
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Custom column intervals in a PGFPlots histogram

Is is possible to give columns in a PGFPlots histogram custom interval of different sizes? Eg. I would like my histogram to have five columns over these intervals: [-100,-50[ [-50,0[ [0,1[ [1,50[ ...
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Inputenc error pgfplotsset

When I try to compile my code throw me an error between inputenc and pgfplots. I compile the following code: \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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Putting coordinate axes on a TikZ picture

I get the following error: Package pgf Error: No shape named Q is known. Without the \begin{axis} ... \end{axis}, the code is compiled but the images depicted is a jumbled mess. I intended to get a ...
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Get pre-defined colors into table in TikZ

I'm doing some plots in TikZ via matlab2tikz, which gave me the following output: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage[dvipsnames]{xcolor} \usepackage{pgfplots} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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pgfplots, how to select only certain classes to plot

I started to use this fantastic package pgfplots, and I would need a little help. In this example taken from the manual (page 106) \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[scatter/classes={ ...
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Option clash for package xcolor

I'm writing a report, and have a rather large table in my appendix. I'd like to emphasize some specific values by coloring some single cells. I'm trying to do it with xcolor. But receiving the error: ...
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pgfplots : Row title in legend

I would like to add a title to each row of my legend in pgfplots. I achieved this with this example : \documentclass{article} \usepackage[pdftex, active, floats, tightpage]{preview} ...
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Effective potential with tikz

How I can draw a perfect picture of an effective Newtonian potential? I tryed, but it is not so good as I want. \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[ xmin=0, ] \addplot[ red, smooth, domain=-5:1, ...
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How to center a pgfplot? [duplicate]

I am trying to center a graph made with pgfplots with \centering. If I put \centering within a group to limit its scope, the graph does not get centered. If I don't limit the scope of \centering, then ...
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Plot the probability density function of the gamma distribution

I want to draw gamma distribution with different shape and scale parameters. The following MWE displayed error. The error information is : Here is MWE: \documentclass[border=5mm]{standalone} ...
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Disable automatic subticks on semilogyaxis plot with pgfplots

I found many questions regarding why subtics do not appear on a semilogyaxis plot. But I actually would like to not have those subticks as this adds too many ticks so that my plot looks pretty full. ...
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Drawing Vertical Plots

is there any quick way to draw vertical plots with pgf-plots? I need to draw successive vertical lines for the plot below: \begin{center} \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[ clip=false, ylabel={}, ...
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Multi-Line/Wave Generator Package for LaTeX?

I'm looking at my professors slides now: http://www.math.ucla.edu/~virtanen/40a.1.14s/schedule/lec1.pdf The first slides always have these intricate wave lines. If you Google search for "wave ...
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Clipping 3D plots using pgfplots

This is a follow-up question to Plotting a function on a triangular domain using tikz. I am interested in plotting three functions on a triangular domain, specifically x*y ...
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pgfplots mistake with label

i have a problem with my graph. i can't figure out why latex puts this into my description. i had to specify the xticklabels manually. but latex still gives me that number on that position. i'd like ...
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How to get two data series in tikz plot?

How do I create a second data series from the code below? I have tried separating the two curves with curly brackets but it was not the correct code. \begin{figure}[h!tp] \centering ...
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How to make this bar plot visible?

I am trying to visualize about 21 data points, each which gives a different value for 3 different tasks, so there are 63 unique values to plot. I have tried using pgfplots colored bar plot, but I ...
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Printing a title below the y-axis

I have a graph of two lines. Below the y-axis and centered about the y-axis, I would like to put "Graph of lines in the case $e=f=1$" in a box. "Graph of lines" above "in the case $e=f=1$." Here is ...
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Exclude from fill. It works, but WHY?

I need to create a plot with an area filled outside a circle. Because the filled area has to be colored with 2 different colors, simply applying the odd-even rule did not work. This, it worked for one ...
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Adding label to a pgfplot

How can one include a label on the x-axis of a pgfplot. Below is a MWE. What I desire is simply to have the label -0.7 indicated on the x axis. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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Plotting a function on a triangular domain using pgfplots

I would like to draw a function on a triangular domain using tikz. For example, I would like to draw the function x*y on (-1, -1) -- (-1, 1) -- (1, -1). This is a MWE for the rectangular domain (-1, ...
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Reverse Axes of pgfplots Ternary Plot

I am trying to make a ternary plot, however the default axis is opposite of what I need to accomplish. Here is an example: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat=1.9} ...
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pgfplots tikzpicture node to the right of axis is cut

I have a piecewise-defined function and would like a describing node to the right end of it. Unfortunately the node is cut and not visible using this code: \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[ ...