{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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Plots with data coming from different files

Is it possible to draw a graph with pgfplots using data from different files ? Let say I have two data files : data.dat and error.dat and would like to plot column 1 versus column 0 from data.dat and ...
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Contour plot labeling applied to ordinary 2D plots

I was trying to obtain the effect that I manually created below,shown with the letter n. Now, I know that this is customary to do in contour plots, hence I've checked the manual and saw that it is ...
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Cut-off cone in TikZ

How would I draw the following cone using TikZ? I have no clue how to incorporate the "cut-off". I want to draw a picture of the cone given by the points (y, t) for y in R^d and t in (0, infty) such ...
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How to create a bar chart in which the y-axis is expressed in percents?

Suppose there is a chart like the following: This chart was created using the code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{pgfplots} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} ...
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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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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 can I adjust the position of xlabel and ylabel with pgfplots?

I would like to have \sin x on top of the y-axis' arrow tip and x somewhere on the right of the x-axis' arrow tip. How can I achieve that? On top of that, I would like to know how I can tweak the ...
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TikZ node pin angle in 2D plot

I would like to rotate the pin corresponding to the point -3.09% to the left, but when I increase the angle past 87, it snaps to 90 and the minus sign gets in the ticks and even at 87, it doesn't look ...
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How can I draw dirac deltas with arrow heads with pgfplots

I would like to draw this in pgfplots: I've tried this, but I can't figure out how to get the arrowheads. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} ...
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pgfplots: color a (3D) surf using arbitrary RGB colors

I would like to color a surf using arbitrary RGB colors (unlike this question, which just colors the surf using the colormap). In this minimal example (which plots the x+y function), I would like the ...
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Enlarge limits by absolute value when using symbolic coordinates

How can I expand the x-axis by, say 1cm, in both directions in the following bar plot? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[ybar,symbolic x ...
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Bar chart - Single colored bar

For the bar chart proposed, I would like to use different color for each single bar. How can I do this? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} ...
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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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PGFPlots: How to draw a label at a zero of a function?

Is there an easy method to construct a node (and hence a label) at a zero of a function, i.e. at the intersection of the function with the x-axis? The examples I found were somehow too complicated, ...
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Extract the x/y part from a coordinate in pgfplots

How can I extract only the x or y part of a predefined coordinate? For instance, let's say we have \coordinate (A) at (1,2); And I want to use the x part of (A) like this \draw (x of A,3)--(0,0);
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pgfplots function x^(0.5) skipping first sample, sqrt is not

In the following example, you will see that the sample at (0,0) is not drawn using x^(0.5) (blue), with sqrt it is (green). How can you explain that? \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} ...
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Using ifthenelse in pgfmath

Following questions on constructing functions on the forum, I tried to build some myself. I can't seem to get the ifthenelse function in TikZ/PGF to work. Here is an example: ...
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half of a hyperbola

Only top portion of half my hyperbola is coming in correctly. The other half is doing something strange: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz, pgf} \begin{document} \begin{center} ...
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How to save a figure produced by tikz save/export as JPG/PNG file

I have created various plots using pgfplots package for my thesis. Now I would export them in jpg or png format. Does it exist a way to achieve this porpouse?
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matlab2tikz imagesc TikZ/pgfplots equivalent

I'm using matlab2tikz to export imagesc figures into TikZ/pgfplots code. This process gives me a TikZ file and a rasterized png version of the image with colours matching the colourbar at the time of ...
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pgfplots import data from table with comma as decimal separator

I am trying to plot data from data files which are using the comma as decimal separator instead of a point (as is normal in SI style (French version): ...
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Is there any way to remove mesh lines completely in a pgfplots faceted 3d plot?

I can not seem to find the way to remove the lines in the surface mesh in a 3d faceted plot. I need a solution that does not use the "shader=interp" (i.e. gradient filling) so that the faces are ...
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font size scaling and node placement issues using pgfplots and tikzscale

From the tikzscale documentation I understand, that it is supposed to keep font sizes constant. However, this does not seem to apply to axis ticks or axis labels from pgfplots' axis environment. Also, ...
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Settting PGFplots axis environment options by means of \newcommand and {\newlength,\setlength}

Because I often use the same options for multiple axes in my LaTeX documents, I use the following code to simplify my life. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} ...
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edit x-y data from different files/tables

I've two one column data files (A.txt and B.txt). To plot them together first I load dataA with \pgfplotstableset{ create on use/dataA/.style={create col/copy column from table={A.txt}{0}} } Then I ...
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Gap between line and point in pgfplots, like pointintervalbox in gnuplot

I wondered if it is possible to create a scatter plot in pgfplots with a similar style as the "pointintervalbox" option in gnuplot, i.e. a plot with points and lines, but there is a gap between the ...
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Error when creating a surf plot with matlab2tikz

I'm using matlab2tikz to generate the tikz code for my figures. When compiling the document with the figure code as below, i get an error: Package pgfplots Error: No such element: ...
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Problem with external graphics and 3D pgfplots

I want to include an external graphics with pgfplots. I tried to follow the instructions of the manual (p45 et seq.) as carefully as possible. But the result is hoorible as hell. Here is the code I ...
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pgfplots: Clipping Everything Outside a Specific Area

I want to add information to each column of a histogram. every node near coord is probably the best approach. It works well with bar plots but not with the histogram: \documentclass{article} ...
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\foreach not behaving in axis environment

Am hesitant to ask yet one more embarrassing question, but I can't seem to see the problem with the \foreach in the MWE. It should produce several horizontal lines but only produces the one with the ...
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Problem using atan in pgfplots

I'm trying to plot something using atan in pgfplots, but it always results in hundreds of errors. I'm using an example I found here: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} \begin{document} ...
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How to specify a name path for the axis in PGFplots

When I use the {axis} environment, the axis are drawn automatically so I am not able to specify a name for them? I would like to be able to compute intersections with the axis as in Intersections in ...
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How to define a parameterized command to be consumable in \pgfmathdeclarefunction?

This is the solution to defining a piecewise function for pgfplots. However, I would like to be able to use a macro to define each of the pieces of the function. It is simple to do this if one is ...
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Pgfplots rounded corners and plot problem

I noticed something strange recently when trying to use rounded corners in pgfplots: it totally ruins the plot. See below without rounded corners: and then with rounded corners: Here is a ...
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! Dimension too large

I keep getting the error Dimension too large when i make my \Desktops{80} and my \DTUnits{20} however if I change my \DTUnits{14} it works, can someone help me please? ...
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Creating performance profiles

A performance profile is a kind of plot used in the optimization community; here below is an example from http://www.gamsworld.com/performance. For an introduction, see Section 22.4 of Higham and ...
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Install packages in texworks missing style files

So I am trying to install the pgfplots package in LaTeX on my Windows 7 machine. I usually did this by just running the LaTeX file with \usepackage{pgfplots}, and then the computer asks me if I want ...
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Tufte like axis with pgfplots

How to achieve this kind of axis with pgfplot ? Image taken from Szymon Beczkowski's awesome PhD thesis design (thesis link) I may provide you with some data to play with. ...
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Aligning subplots in a pgfplots figure

I have the following figure (a very, very stripped down version of a figure I created using matlab2tikz) My problem is that the subplots are not aligned correctly due to the fact that the y axis ...
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Making overlay figures in TikZ

I'm trying to reproduce the following two figures in TikZ. My attempted code for Fig 1 is \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \draw ...
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How to plot a lattice of points on the surface of a torus?

I am doing a report on the Ising model, without going into the complex details of the model, in its two-dimensional form it involves a lattice of points. Which, when periodic boundary conditions ...
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TikZ externalize, pgfplots and animate

I gave a very fetching presentation written with beamer today. It included a pgfplot animated with the animate package, and the result was fantastic. The problem? One of my colleagues wants to borrow ...
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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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inset plot with pgfplots

I am using pgfplots to plot some data I have, and I wanted to generate a large plot with another plot inside of it, showing a zoom on a region of the large plot. I have noticed that when you do ...
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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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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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matlab2tikz - TeX out of memory

I am using matlab2tikz to import figures from MATLAB to tex. However I quickly get the message TeX capacity exceeded, sorry [main memory size = 3000000]. I have tried expand main memory using ...
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Filter rows from a table

I have a large table that contains results for many instances, and I want to make separate tables and plots grouped by one (or more) field. In this minimal working example, I want to make a table and ...
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Plotting a graph with several values of a parameter

I'm trying to plot the function q(t) = (4.9/ (w^2))*(cosh(w*t)-cos(w*t)) for several values of the parameter w. That is, I want to plot whole graphs of q vs t, where I plug in say w=1, w=2, w=100, or ...
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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} ...