{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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Draw a spline with pgfplots

Is it possible to simplify the code, that is to say not to use three times the command \addplot[] ? \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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How to insert degree Celsius symbol in node text in pgfplots/tikz?

Here is my code. \resizebox{\textwidth}{!}{ \begin{tikzpicture} \selectcolormodel{gray} \begin{axis}[xlabel=Voltage,ylabel=Current,title=IV Characteristics of PV Module] \node[label={Set 1}] at (axis ...
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Pgfplot logaxis customization

I am trying to reproduce the following picture: but currently I am able to: There are a lot of issues: log scales are not logarithmic, i.e. 256, 512, 1020, 2050. I would like to have 256, 512, ...
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Pgfplots: Add curly rotated braces to a graph

I created a simple graph of a demand function so far. Is there an easy way of addition curly rotated braces and labels to the graph (like in my sketch). Those should mark the intervals for a value ...
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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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Draw points inside or outside of a polygon (TiKZ)

Hello I have this plot and I would like to draw two points at coordinates (3,1) and (4,4) in colour red. \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[ title={Low capacity scenario (Scenary=2)}, axis x ...
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plotting a function with smooth curves

I am trying to plot the following function The issue is I do not know what is the best setting for the coordinates. I tried different coordinates with no success. Here is my code: ...
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How to align two pgfplots that are overlapping?

I'm fairly new to pgfplots. I'm trying to graph two things, and have them plot side by side. However, when I use subfigure, my plots (and axes labels) overlap. How can I fix this? ...
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Aligning subfigures in a 2x3 grid with tikz

I have a number of plots obtained with matlab2tikz. Now I want to align these plot in a neat way. I used the subfigure package, but the result is not aligned very nice, see My latex code is: ...
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How can I make a simple graph with grids using pgfplots?

I want it to look like this: Preferably with comments so I can learn how to make my own!
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How to plot only some value of a table?

I want to plot only some values of an external tex value table, for example from the 3rd value to the 6th value. I could manually comment the non-wanted values but the table may often change and I ...
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PGFplots and GNUplot with addplot3

I am trying to plot the following: \documentclass[tikz, convert = false]{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat = 1.9} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[view = ...
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Create groupplot 3 x 6

I asked a similar question before: Create 2x2 groupplot with +1 plot to the side? For that time using the subfigure environment wasn't a problem. But I do not want to use the subfigure environment ...
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Add straight line beneath a plot

I would like to add straight lines beneath a scatter plot for instance in order to delimit the region where |y| < x and |y| < 2 * x. I wrote something similar to th code below which give ...
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How do I arrange diagrams in pgfplots vertically with labels?

I have two ternary diagrams I put side by side on the same page using pgfplots.How can I arrange them vertically and as well label them? An example of what I have is given below: ...
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TikZ exits with “do not know the key '/tikz/restrict y to domain”

When I try to compile, I get the following error. Runaway argument? samples=60, domain=0:10, xmax=10.5, restrict y to domain=0:10, axis l\ETC. ! Paragraph ended before \pgfplots@@environment@axis ...
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Compile time optimized “area under analytical curve” plotting with pgfplots?

There are some question regarding how to plot an area under a curve with pgfplots. But as far as I can see, all the answers have in common that a function has to be plotted twice with different style ...
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How to fill a rectangle with two corners on the function

I would like to be able to apply the same thing in the following figure for any function: Right now my code is like this(which is an edited version of some post here in Tex.sx): Wich only fills ...
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Use \def without including the square bracktes with pgfplot?

I would like to define a line style to use in my pictures. But would still like to retain the flexibility to be able to tweak these if needed in the actual picture, as in the third picture ...
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Pgfplot how to make scientific number format with “e” exponent style

The normal scientific coordinate is something like 10^2, how do I change it to 1e+2 style ? For example: \documentclass[border=4mm]{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \begin{document} ...
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Unable to plot both axes and arccos function in pgfplots

What I want to plot is 3 functions: x=0, y=0, and x=cos^{-1}(x). The plot and graph of the first two look like this: \begin{center} \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[domain = -1:1, samples = 500, ...
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PGF Plots line not all thick

I have looked on the forum and haven't been able to find a solution to my problem. I have a .tikz file made in MATLAB and exported using matlab2tikz, with two plots containing a very large number of ...
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Dimension too large with \pgfmathsetmacro

I want to define varafterglowepsdown, varafterglowa and varafterglowb and use them in a tikz function like this: \newcommand{\varafterglowepsdown}{0.0001} ...
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Document compiles with pdflatex but not lualatex but why?

Using the current TexLive 2015 on Windows 7 I can successfully compile the following MWE with pdflatex: \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat=1.12} ...
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Addplot doesn't accept color

I tried to plot a sequence with pgfplots but I cannot set the color: \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \pgfmathsetmacro{\Start}{1} %% ...
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pgfplot fill one bin with color

I am using pgfplot to draw a ybar graph. It can fill color for full graphic but I wish to only fill one bin with red color. e.g. fill bin 3 with red. Current code fill all bins with red color as ...
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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 : 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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\draw not working inside axis environment

Judging from the pgfplots manual I expected the following code to work: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} \begin{document} \begin{figure} \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[ ...
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How to make pgfplots obey non-rotated boundaries along the axes for a rotated graph?

I'm trying to rotate a simple Gaussian, but when I try to rotate the graph, it seems clear that pgfplots is simply cropping the graph to match the boundaries specified: The above picture shows two ...
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Plotting an atan function in TikZ

I have to plot the function f(x) = atan(x)-x/(1+x^2), but it won't come out right. By looking at previous questions, I have the code: \documentclass[a4paper, norsk, 11pt]{article} ...
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axis y line*=right does not move ylabel to right

When I recompile this code from the pgfplots gallery (example_291.tex), I get the following graph which clearly does not move the ylabel to the right for the second axis ...
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Polar plot with cartesian values, lack of angular precision in the integrated arctan2 calculation?

I noticed that for values close to 0° and 180° the angular values dramatically changes if the values are imported from cartesian data. Here the code (with cartesian coordinates plotted in polar with ...
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pgfplots - Zero lines draw over anything else, especially node/pins

For adding zero lines to every plot produced by pgfplots, I used the code provided by percusse here. (A quick note after 2 replies were provided: this is a "global" solution. If one likes to add the ...
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PGF Math Error: Could not parse input

Trying to plot a BER vs SNR function using erf function. However I get an error saying " Package PGF Math Error: Could not parse input '' as a floating point number, sorry. The unreadable part was ...
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Trouble plotting arctan with pgfplots

I'm trying to plot arctan(x) with pgfplots but I don't get a good output. Here is my code: \begin{cfigur}\begin{axis}[ width=160pt,compat=1.5.1,grid style={ultra thin},every axis plot ...
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Importing .mat file to pgfplots

I am using pgfplots to create figures, and I have a (large) set of simulation data generated from Matlab. It is in the .mat format. The data are of the form (two column) (1,0.2) (1,0.3) ... ...
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removing the numbering of the axis pgfplots

How can I remove the axes numbers on this plot Helix as well as the box enclosing it? Would it be possible to now add a tikz 3d axis with pgf plots? \tdplotsetmaincoords{72}{120} ...
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Bell curve with multiple x-axes and annotations

I've just started working with pgfplots and I'm getting good results, but I'm having difficulties getting this one done in LaTeX: The curve itself is not a problem, but the multiple x-axes (I don't ...
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How to ensure equal font sizes in all included TikZ/pgfplots figures?

I would like to have many tikzpictures in my document. Since each tikzpicture has its own size, I don't know how to manage the font size among all the pictures. Some of tikzpictures are of size ...
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pgfplots - how to specify ticks?

I know how to specify ticks manually. But this is too much work if you have multiple plots. I am searching a way to do that automatically. What I want to specify is the number of ticks for an axis. Is ...
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setting z-limit on surfplot in PGFplots

I am making a 3D surfplot in pgfplots, and my situation is described by the following MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[ansinew]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{amsmath, amsthm, ...
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Adding a x tick but not the corresponding y tick

I'm generating pgf plots on the fly and I would like to avoid adding non integer y ticks on my plots, while keeping all the x ticks. Here is a MWE: \documentclass[10pt]{article} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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Why aren't the titles ordered in the same way data is in groupplots?

I'm trying to display a few plots using pgfplots and groupplots using the following example. I take the titles of each plot from a different data file than the data itself. The data appear to be ...
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coloured fitting pgfplots

I want to fit this data with a straight line and both the straight line that the points have to follow the color of the colorbar horizontal. Another problem is that I can not adapt the grid scale.. ...
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Can't replicate this graph using TikZ

I'm having trouble replicating this graph I know it's silly to do a graph with so little info, but my teacher demands it.. go figure... I can't seem to make the bars stick together. It's my first ...
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matlab2tikz spectrogram is too big

I have produced the following spectrogram in MATLAB and I am trying to import it into a LaTeX document after using matlab2tikz. I am fully aware of the issues with maximum memory etc for typesetting, ...
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How to draw this graph

It is first time for me using latex. I am trying to draw this figure . This is my code \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[ ...
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Contour plot error with pgfplot and tikz

I'm trying to plot contour lines of a two variable function. I found this example here: \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[view={0}{90}] \addplot3[contour gnuplot={ labels over line,number=9}] ...
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Colormap with Tikz

What I have tried so far \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} \begin{document} \pagestyle{empty} \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[view={0}{90}, ...