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How to add an extra tick without adding a new line to the grid

I need to add an extra tick to the x-axis without adding a new grid line at the new x value, the problem is that I'm using extra ticks to get a complete grid (it is one solution that was given to me ...
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Show mark labels near marks and not centered in ybar interaval graph

I'm doing a graph with vertical bars (ybar) where each bar represents not a number (1) but a class ([-0.5,0.5]). I would prefer that tick labels on the x axis appeared near the ticks marks, so ...
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characteristic of a regression line

I have a little Problem with a regression line I made. I need it to be from its zero up to the x-value of the highest point. This is how it actually looks und underneath how I need it. Does anyone ...
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Is it possible to make a gradient from 'opaque color' to 'total transparency'?

It seems like the 'color' transparent acts just like black (changing opacity acts as some kind of gray): \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \usepgfplotslibrary{fillbetween} ...
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Labelling only one point on a coordinate axis (pgfplots)

I want a grid on the whole plane like I have, but I don't want labels on the coordinate axes (other than at x/y=1) or the blank spaces that are seen in the MWE. How do I accomplish this? ...
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Funky (don't know how else to describe) Surface Plot

Below is an MWE \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} \usepgfplotslibrary{groupplots} \usetikzlibrary{pgfplots.groupplots} \pgfplotsset{compat = 1.12} \begin{document} \centering ...
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Draw a special element (line with a cross in the middle) in circuitikz

I need to draw a wire that looks like That is the symbol my lecturer uses for the Josephson junction. I googled a bit and it seems to be the commonly used symbol for such an element, so it would ...
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Adding a 2D plot to a 3D plot without closing the ends

I want to add 2 parabolas to a plot of a hyperbolic paraboloid, but I can't figure out (and couldn't find any information on the internet) how to keep pgfplots from closing the ends of the graphs. My ...
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Colored circles from data

I have a data file which gives x-position (xpos), radius, and color. I wish to draw a circle at ever (xpos,0) with appropriate radius and color. How do I achieve that? I have used two approaches. ...
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How to add node above pgfplot Y axis max?

I want to add some nodes (labels) above the max value of the Y axis in a pgfplots. I came with the following MWE: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{pgfplots} ...
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Runaway argument using int() function in pgfplots

The MWE below yields Runaway argument? 3\pgfflt@EOI \ifpgfmathfloatparsenumberpendingperiod \pgfmathfloat@a@Mtok \ETC. ./TeX-SE.tex:29: Paragraph ended before \pgfflt@readlowlevelfloat was complete. ...
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Modifying some features in a scatter plot

I would like to have the following modifications to the scatter plot. The title should be typeset on two lines. I would like a break on each axis indicating a skip from 0. (When I was in junior ...
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Ticks stop early in PGFPlot

So I was trying to produce this with PGFPlot and got pretty close with the code below but (apart from the major/minor ticks not being as different in their lengths as in the example) I have one ...
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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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Contour Plots in Groupplot

I am trying to produce a groupplot with two contour plots. I suspect I could work this out on my own given enough time to play with it, but I am up against a bit of a time crunch... As background, ...
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LuaTeX, unable to read file in pgfplots

I am trying to switch to LuaTeX, but I am not able to compile any pgfplots figures with external data files, which used to compile with pdflatex. Here is the MWE: \documentclass{standalone} ...
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Drawing Sinusoids with Phase difference

My first goal was to draw sinusoid plots similar whit these images: This is what I've done (similar to one code in this forum): What I'd like to know is (if possible) how to change integral ...
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How to draw a z-simple paraboloid in a “clean” way

I'd like to draw z=x^2+y^2 on the interval 0<z<9. So normally I've just been using pgfplots with the addplot3 command, and for rectangular domains that doesn't seem to cause too much trouble. ...
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pgfplots build just hangs

I'm very new to using pgfplots, so maybe I'm just being impatient... Here's the first five lines of my data file, plusMethods.csv. In total, the data file has 58 lines. ...
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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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pgfplots: How can I write square brackets in xlabel or ylabel?

The following works fine: \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[xlabel=$k$, ylabel=$x(k)$] \addplot coordinates {(0,1) (1,4) (2,2) (3,-1) (4,2)}; \end{axis} \end{tikzpicture} But as soon as I ...
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How to remove automatic exponential coordinate value (Polystyrene Foam in this case) in tikz?

\documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz,pgf,pgfplots} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[ xbar, xmin=0, xlabel={\textbf{Unit Weight (in $\mathbf{kN/m^3}$)}}, symbolic y ...
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Vertical alignment of legend entries in pgfplots

I have multiline legend entries in my plot. The default styles uses centered alignment for both legend image and legend text. How can I change that such that the legend image is top-alignment next to ...
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pgfplots, axis limits and axis equal

I would like to apply the axis equal option and scale the y-axis from 0 to pi. Unfortunately both is not working with the minimal example provided below. The output still contains white filled space ...
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Change style of PGFplots 3d box

When making a 3d axis plot by means of PGFplots, one can for instance change the style of the grid with \pgfplotsset{grid style={dashed,gray}} . But when using 3d ...
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Long node undesiringly cropped outside of pgfplot

I have a node within a pgfplot that is rather long. I know I can move the node along using pos but that's not what I want, since in the actual applications I have more objects on the plot. On the ...
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Font size in pt (pgfplots)

how can I set the font size in pt in pgfplots? Reduced to the basics, my document looks like this: \documentclass[border=10pt]{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{ compat=newest, ...
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Why are my marks not drawn?

I'm somewhat stumped by the following simple plot at the moment. I expected three black marks to be drawn. Instead, I see no points being drawn (only the axes). This is based on old code, so I'm ...
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pfgplots plot in degrees

Everywhere on the web, and in this forum, tells me pfgplot plots trig functions in degrees, which is what I'm after. Here is the code for my graph: \begin{figure}[H] \centering ...
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Build a real histogram in pgfplots

Always in my long learning TikZ, I would build a "real" histogram from the following set of data : xi ni 1000 5 1200 8 1500 24 2500 13 3000 2 The idea is to group the data into ...
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Parallel correlation of two Y axis

Can you help to parallel correlation of two Y axis-that mean I want my third Y axis 0 number begin parallel to second axis number 3. Yes, I know may be I explan in bad english, because I draw picture ...
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How to plot sinusoidal and absolute functions?

I have to draw this diagram with plots of these three functions: The code I already have is \begin{tikzpicture}[scale=0.75] \begin{axis}[xlabel=$t$,ylabel=$x(t)y(t)z(t)$,xmin=0, ...
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What's wrong with my plot?

I have this code: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[ symbolic x coords={Germany,Spain,UK}, xtick=data, axis x ...
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Pgfplots polar axis: can I draw angle labels rotated as for smith charts?

[This is a question which came up on the pgfplots mailing list. Since it might be of general interest, I post it here.] In pgfplots, the smithcharts library supports an option to draw the angular ...
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change colour of the labels within istogram pgfplots

Given the following code snippet: \begin{frame} \titlesub \pgfplotsset{compat=1.9} \centering \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[ width=0.9\textwidth, ...
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Moving one tick mark on y-axis to the right of the y-axis while keeping others to the left of y-axis

I have a plot for the function y = 15x - (1/4)x^{3}. I am labeling the local maximum value of the function with 20\sqrt{5} on the y-axis. I also have other tick marks on the y-axis. I want the ...
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How can I map a 3D plot into the planes using pgfplots?

After answering a question in pgfplots, asking to plot a function; I thought about how I can map the 3D function into the planes. Something like the plots in this page but I could not reach any ...
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Horizontal Movement of a Rotated Label in PGFPLOTS

In the following code I have a long label at one of the arrow heads. I would like to rotate the label by 90 degrees and then place it right below the arrow head. I used the rotate option and the pos ...
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How can I place a node relative to a legend?

I'd like to place custom formatted nodes relative to the legend in a plot. The answer to Placing node relative to legend is a solution per se, but related to op's actual intent so it isn't helpful to ...
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Warning for TeX main capacity exceeded when loading files with \pgfplotstableread

I am loading quite a few data files via \pgfplotstableread, but do not further use them via pgfplots. I just kept them in the preamble and switched to plotting them in a standalone document. But now ...
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multiple colormaps

I would like to define multiple colormaps. But when I try this \pgfplotsset{ colormap={something}{ color(0cm)=(blue); color(1cm)=(orange!75!red) } colormap={somethingelse}{ color(0cm)=(white); ...
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How to hide the legend in a tikz picture

I am trying to hide the legends in the following tikzpicture code. However, after I use every axis legend/.code={\let\addlegendentry\relax}, it messes up the picture. Could someone help me how I can ...
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Pgfplots axis environment, loop for function works but not for plotting options

My question is related to this one, \foreach not behaving in axis environment , but the solution there does not work in my case and unlike the related question, the loop works well in the axis ...
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Showing labels only at edge of grouped PGF plots

The options xlabels at and ylabels at in PGFplots' grouped plots library are supposed to show axis labels only at the corresponding sides of the complete set of plots, but they seem to have no effect. ...
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y minor ticks not showing with pgfplots

I want some minor ticks on the y axis, but it doesn't work. I already tried minor y ticks num but it didn't help. Thank you in advance. \documentclass[11pt,a4paper,oneside ]{article} ...
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Make blue box appear after pause command in beamer presentation

I am trying to the following in a beamer presentation. Slide 1: This is Slide 2: This is a test Slide 3: This is BLUEBOXa testBLUEBOX (BLUEBOXa testBLUEBOX should be written "a test" with a blue ...
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Tikz legend cannot be added?

I thought I can add a legend to a tikz picture by \addlegendentry{...}. But as soon as I uncomment the command the compiler complains about missing }. But when I comment the lines again, then it ...
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Set samples in tikzpicture from macro value

I'm trying to use set the amount of samples per tikzpicture globally: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfmathdeclarefunction{gauss}{2}{% ...
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Changes in pfgplot barchart

I found many, many helpful things on tex.stackexchange for pgfplots - thanks for that! But i can't figure out how to: insert a new line after "without" or "with" hide value 0 or the whole bar ...
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plotting the graph of hyperbolic tangent

Can someone help me to plot the graph of tanh in latex. I know I have to use pgfplot but I do not know actually how to use it. Any type of help is appreciated.