{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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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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Specifying which user defined colormap to use in pgfplots

I have figured out how to define my own colormap in pgfplots. My understanding is that when I define my color map and I plot any graph that requires a colorbar, the default coloring scheme used ...
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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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Same pgfplots within standalone for usage in elsarticle and revtex4-1

Suppose I have created a plot with pgfplots for a scientific paper. However, for usual reasons the targeted journal is not certain. Possibly the plot has to be adjusted to match different journals ...
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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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Appending arbitrary code to a pgfplots axis environment before curve and axes are drawn

There was some confusion about what I really wanted, so I include the actual use case here. The MWE plus corresponding picture is at the bottom of the post. I made some fancy looking graph, among ...
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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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Title distance to axis/labels [duplicate]

The answer to this question is a duplicate to Pgfplots: title covers scientific notation. However, the title/topic of this question is broader and therefore for some people easier to find. How can I ...
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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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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.
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How to properly place an object based on axis?

I would like to place a rectangle in one of my graphs. However it seams that I am mixing dimensions. Is there a way to make sure that \draw uses the same dimension and would fill what is currently ...
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TikZ, PGFPlots, or GNUplot: plotting a curve without the known function

I would like to make a plot of a function that has an overshoot of 25% and then settles with subtle oscillations at 100%. I would like to create it in one of the listed packages or in gnus case add ...
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pgfplots bar chart: single symbolic x coord results in “! Package pgfplots Warning: Axis range for axis x is approximately empty; enlarging it”

How to avoid the error "! Package pgfplots Warning: Axis range for axis x is approximately empty; enlarging it" when there is only a single symbolic x coord in bar chart. Please see the following MWE: ...
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pgfplots change fontsize to 1pt nodes near coords

i want to change the fontsize of the "nodes near coord" and also the y tick labels in a pgfplot to 1pt (no worries, that's just of theoretical interest). I found that ...
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Axis Multiplier near middle-axis

In PGFPlots I would like to have the multiplier for the specific axis near this axis when the axis is in the middle. The option xlabel near ticks does that, but moves the axis-label to the center of ...
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No scientific in ybar of pgfplots

I'm wondering how to disable scietific notation in lables of ybar. here is the tex code: \begin{axis} [width=6cm, height=6cm, yticklabel style={/pgf/number format/fixed}, ybar=5pt, ...