{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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Change arrow type in custom style in pgfplots

I tried to define a custom style for my plots in pgfplots \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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How do I zoom a rectangle area in pgfplots adding a gray background even for the axis labels?

The background to this question is: I want to "zoom" into a certain area of a function and show it a little bigger. Furthermore, I want to put a gray rectangle as a background of the zoomed area, ...
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Forcing a common z-scale in a surface groupplot

I've come across some similar questions, but not this exact one. And nothing I've tried has been able to achieve precisely what I'm looking for. I have a groupplot that contains two overhead views ...
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`every loglogaxis/.append style` not working in PGFplots

I'm trying to apply to scientific notation as constructed in Number format of ticks in log log axis won't change to scientific notation `a x 10^b`, 'a' real, 'b' integer to all ...
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Number format of ticks in log log axis won't change to scientific notation `a x 10^b`, 'a' real, 'b' integer

I'm trying to set the number format of the ticks in a loglogaxis to the scientific notation a x 10^b ($a \cdot 10^{b}$ in LaTeX, a a real number and b an integer), but it's not working. I use the ...
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PGFplots axis label style not working when `axis lines=center` in axis environment options

When compiling the code \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots}\pgfplotsset{compat=newest} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis} [ x label ...
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Inline calculation gives `Could not parse input` error in PGFplots

The inline calculation exp(\tick) in PGFplots gives me a Could not parse input error when compiling the code \documentclass[margin=1cm]{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \begin{document} ...
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Weird plot from discontinuous data [closed]

Tex gurus; I'm trying to plot some data against time, for which I have some missing values. Most of the time, this works well, but for one plot in particular I am getting some very strange results. ...
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Number format as optional key value argument for LaTeX function

I followed the answer as given in http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/34318/28093 in constructing a function which uses key values. It works fine, but I also want to be able to give the number format as ...
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How can I draw pulse-like decorations?

I have an old image with ppt style and I would like to customise it a bit. Main problem is I'm a beginner in Tikz/PGF and i really don't know where to start and which environments I should use. If ...
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“fill between” from pgfplots is placed behind other objects

The following is a (more or less) minimal example illustrating my problem: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{pgfplots} \usepgfplotslibrary{fillbetween} ...
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put a plot inside a table

i want to :) well as you can see \documentclass[french,12pt,oneside,openright]{memoir} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{lmodern} \usepackage[a4paper]{geometry} ...
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Different anchors for tick marks

To avoid interfering with the graph, I would like to position -2 with xticklabel style={anchor=north east}, and 2 with xticklabel style={anchor=north west}, within the axis environment. With this ...
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Normalize Y-axis by y=(y-min(Y))/(max(Y)-min(Y))

I am new to pgfplots and would like to get your help on my question. Basically I need to read y value from a file that only contains a list of data (in one column), normalize each value by ...
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Annotate / plot triangle with slope in PGFplots log log axis environment

As a follow up question on the question posted at Annotate / plot triangle with slope in PGFplots axis environment, how do I do this in a loglogaxis? So, given a relative position in the loglogaxis ...
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Annotate / plot triangle with slope in PGFplots axis environment

In journal papers, I often see annotations in figures depicting triangles with certain slopes to emphasize which slopes the different graphs in the figure (approximately) have. For example Is ...
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'Dimension too large' in `loglogaxis` plot

I constructed a macro to annotate slopes of graphs by means of triangles in a loglogaxis. It works fine for small slopes, but for large slopes I get a Dimension too large error. Minimum working ...
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Am I properly inserting legends in groupplots? Labels “multiply defined”

I have a few places in my document where I use groupplot to insert several figures, but I only want one legend as it's common to them all. I've done this using legend to name=foo and then, after the ...
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Compilation problem with pgfplots

The following code does not produce the figure expected. \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat=1.8} \usepackage{amssymb,amsmath} ...
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Plot data points with 'linespoints' but lines should have gaps [duplicate]

I have asked following question on stackexchange regarding a gnuplot solution: Plot data points with connecting lines but which leave gaps. The question is about using following linestyle for data ...
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Wrong axis limits when using `\pgfplotsextra` in `loglog` axis environment?

This is a follow up question on Key names of the axis limits when not set explicitly. The solution as given there works great for regular PGFplots axis environment, but not for a loglog axis ...
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Interplay of description placement and units

The following minimal example of a group plot with units shows a problem (note the spurious [m] and [s] towards the center of the figure): It seems to me that descriptions at moves the regular text of ...
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arcsin x function in pgfplots with normal axis

This is my code for asin x (picture on the left): \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[domain = -1:1, samples = 500] \addplot[color = red] {asin(x)/180*pi}; \end{axis} \end{tikzpicture} ...
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PGFplot multiple histograms using CSV file

I have tried to draw a comparative graph using histogram and taking data from different CSV source files. I can draw the two histograms but the resulting graph is not what I want: I don't want the two ...
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Interaction between “scope + shift” and “fill between” from pgfplots

I am trying to draw a picture using tikZ and pgfplots. The following is a minimized example of what I am doing. \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{pgfplots} ...
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Why does pgfplots scale dimensions differently in a polar plot

I am using pgfplots to draw two images with polar coordinates. Even though I specify the same value that represents the 100% value (radius of a 100 for both red circles, they are the last plots in ...
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How to draw a graph from CSV with TeX?

I am a complete beginner with TeX, I would like to draw JMH benchmark graph using TeX. Since I have output results in CSV format. This is my actual code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} ...
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I am trying to draw a clustering Euclidean diagram

I am a biochemistry graduate student, and I have classified breast tumours using a Euclidean centroid-based approach with 437 up-regulated and 370 down-regulated genes (dimension = 807). I would like ...
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get caption/subcaption every plot using groupplot pgf tikz

Hello I want to have Under each plot (subgroup plot) its caption or label, so I can also reference it in my document. Here in my example I used (a), (b), (c) I can keep them but they are not well ...
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Fail to produce valid PDF from pgfplots sample code

I use the following the pgfplots sample code: \documentclass[varwidth=true, border=2pt]{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[ ...
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PGF-Plot not at centre

I would like to plot some circles with pgfplots inside a diagram, however, they are always off-centered. \pgfplotsset{width=7cm, compat=1.12} \pgfplotsset{compat=1.5.1} \begin{tikzpicture} ...
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Key names of the axis limits when not set explicitly

In the minimum working example below I use the keys xmin, xmax, ymin and ymax for calculations of coordinates for annotations. However, this only works when the axis limits are set explicitly in the ...
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Why am I getting those pgfkeys errors?

Suddenly, most of the figures don't appear in the document and the first error is ! package pgfkeys error: choice '1.8' unknown in key '/pgfplots/compat/anchors' Another error: ! package pgfkeys ...
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Setting Folder for Data pgfplots in LyX

I'm trying to get a figure in my LaTeX document, but I struggle to set the search-path I use \addplot[blue] table {invcum.dat}; from the example, however it keeps saying ! Package pgfplots Error: ...
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Why does adding multiple addplots shift my axis?

I was trying to define an axis environment within a node. Upon adding multiple addplots I observed a shift in the axis position, shifting further for more addplots. Below is an example to recreate the ...
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Plot instance missing in PGFplots

I have written a small macro to draw triangles with slope in PGFplots axis environments. I try to draw two of these triangles. However, the first one is missing for some reason. How can I resolve ...
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Plot the cusp catastrophe surface

I'm trying to draw (plot) the Cusp catastrophe surface into latex using any software logic. I am completely stuck because I'm definitely not a mathematician. The surface has the potential: V(x) = ...
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Subfigures are not bottom aligned

I'm trying to bottom align two pgfplots figures (both have width=95\textwidth set) and also have a bounding box drawn. The relevant code that sets up the two subfigures: \begin{figure} \centering ...
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tabular doesn't give two equally-size figures

I have produced two boxplots. Amplification.tex: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat=1.8} \usepgfplotslibrary{statistics} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} ...
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pgfplots: tik labels missing and axis labels are inside plot [duplicate]

I am having major trouble in getting pgfplots to work on my Ubuntu 14 System. I am running the minimum example from http://www.texample.net/tikz/examples/pgfplots/ and the result looks like the ...
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How to access \xmin, \xmax, \ymin, \ymax from within PGFplots axis environment

In the MWE example below I have the values specified twice, but would prefer not to have to do that. Furthermore, it is possible to allow PGFplots to automatically select these end points so I would ...
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adding nodes to line segments

I have the following code: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{pgfplots} \usepackage[active,float]{preview} \usetikzlibrary{calc} ...
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TeXstudio - get output of pgf externalize in log Window

I like the functionality of TeXstudio to show me errors concerning my latex-code in the Log-window. If I use pgfplots and externalize all externalized pictures are compiled in a separate call. So I ...
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pgfplot mesh with end arrow decoration

Inspired by this question I tried to decorate my pgfplot mesh with an end arrow. However, this end arrow is not properly positioned so that the end of the line shows behind the arrow tip. Here is a ...
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PGFPLOTS Graph with many x values for the same y label

I am trying to create a diagram with PGFPLOTS like this: This is my data file: SN STAR PLANET R RU RL 1 51 Peg b 0.0521068 0.000868447 0.000868447 2 55 Cnc b 0.113377 ...
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Monte Carlo Method Drawing

I would like to produce a Monte-Carlo-Plot with tikz and pgfplots, similar to this: I've already tried to adapt from this thread: Filling specified area by random dots in TikZ I've tried defining ...
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Ticks vanish in pgfplots if groupplot is combined with set layers and axis on top

I am trying to use set layers to get the grid behind the tick labels and axis on top=true to get the axis on top of the plot lines. If I use these settings in a groupplot neither the ticks nor their ...
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Calculation of coordinates for TikZ annotations in PGFplots axis environment

I'm trying to do some annotation with TikZ in a PGFplots axis environment by means of nodes. However, the placement of the nodes is going wrong all the time, see the minimum working example below. How ...
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How to make a Minkowski Diagram [closed]

I just started using LaTeX and need some assistance creating a diagram like this. Except I don't need multiple hyperbolas, just one. My trouble is making the hyperbolas using \addplot. I was able to ...
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Error using tikz externalize: can't write md5 file

I tried to use the externalize library. It worked fine when all my files where located in the same folder. Usually I am using a subfolder as build folder, where all generated files should be stored. ...