{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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Polar plot: label and legend rotation

I am using the polar library with pgfplots to plot a graph like this: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat = newest} \usepgfplotslibrary{polar} ...
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pgfplots: How to fix the number of yticks?

With max space between ticks= it is possible to set space between ticks, but I would like to setup the number of ticks, so all my graphs will look similar. I would be happy with 4 ticks, so if y vary ...
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How can I get the grid done correctly?

I'm trying to put the grid in my graphic, and I'm getting this problem below. The grid style must be help lines, and dashed, this I know how to do, but the problem remains in put the grid correctly. ...
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Trouble including a Matlab surf plot (pdf or png) with pgfplots

I have successfully used \addplot graphics before. Now I have a surf plot in Matlab, which I exported as png and pdf and I would like to include the image with \addplot3 graphics. I found some ...
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PGFPlots \addplot cannot read regression column [closed]

I am trying to plot a small dataset and a regression line for it. Here is my MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{pgfplots} \usepackage{filecontents} ...
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Error when there are plotting macros before \pgfplotsinvokeforeach

Why does \pgfplotsinvokeforeach produce ERROR: Undefined control sequence. when there are plotting macros before it inside a groupplot? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} ...
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Matching Rotated \hyperref in arbitrarily rotated x-label in Pgfplots

Similar to this question: How to make pgfplots vertical labels have proper hyperref erence box? Except, that I am trying to get hyperref working with angled rotated x-axis labels: Got it working, ...
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PGF : no legal \end found

I am trying to make a gauge, based on an answer I saw on this website, yet I am struggling with an error I can't solve. I have been looking at my document for more than 1 hour now, and I can't find ...
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how arrange my data in txt file for plot mesh in latex?

i have a data file and want plot mesh/surface for it but the output isn't suitable. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz, pgfplots} \usepackage{pgfplots} \begin{document} % Preamble: ...
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What are the minimum requirements to create a “standalone” installer for pgfplots?

I prefer to use pgfplots for my plotting needs, but I tend to use LaTeX for my documents as well, so I have the full TeX Live installed. I'd like to convince my friends/lab mates/colleagues to use ...
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Grouping bins in bar charts?

I have below bar-chart. I want to group the bars together by color. It makes no sense to compare the bins directly, but only the values with the same color directly. Is there a way to create two ...
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Drawing lines half the thickness of the default thickness

In the following code, two triangles are drawn - one is the reflection of the other across the line y=x. I would like to have a line, with the command \draw[loosely dash dot], drawn either half or a ...
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Node below axis annotation in tikzpicture/pgfplots

I want below the axis annotation a node (with some text) and from this node a arrow should point to a specific point on the x-axis MWE \documentclass[paper=a4, fontsize=12pt]{scrreprt} ...
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Obtaining a particular 3d view in pgfplots

I am trying to achieve the following plot, with the indicated perspective and the axis lines centered: I've played around with several view options and I'm just not able to reproduce the figure. Any ...
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How can I make my pgfplots title multiline

I tried title = {really\\ long title} but it does not work. One thing that I find is working is to use title = {\parbox{0.4\textwidth}{\centering really long title}}. But this is not as flexible. Is ...
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Getting the same angle marks using pgfplots as those using TikZ

I am using pgfplots to draw intersecting lines. Three right triangles are made by these intersecting lines - two of them in the third. I am trying to mark the two pairs of acute angles of equal ...
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Missing folder paths in tikz picture when loaded with tikzscale/standalone

I have a standalone mytikz.tikz picture which loads test.png. Both reside in the folder pics/. My main.tex, which uses tikzscale to load mytikz.tikz, is in the parent folder. Loading the test.png ...
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pgf plots, barplot, irregular spacing between bars/columns

I've created a (grouped) bar plot with three groups of bars/columns, but it would be great if the space between the first and the second group would be a bit larger than the space between the second ...
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pgfplots plot only odd 3d segments

Given a table of 3d coordinates like this: x1 y1 z1 x2 y2 z2 x3 y3 z3 x4 y4 z4 I would like in a single \addplot3 command print the the segments that go from the 1st point to the 2nd point, ...
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PGFplots 3D: Axis labels are placed “in the middle” of axis instead at the tip

I would like to use the "center"-style for axis and place the label of the axis near the arrow tip. It works in 2D but in 3D the labels for the x and y axis are placed at very weird places. See the ...
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Custom column intervals in a PGFPlots histogram

Is is possible to give columns in a PGFPlots histogram custom interval of different sizes? Eg. I would like my histogram to have five columns over these intervals: [-100,-50[ [-50,0[ [0,1[ [1,50[ ...
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Centre plot inside a node (Sigmoid Neural Node) [closed]

Essentially I want to make a graph topology of a neural network. Since I have different type of nodes (rbf, sigmoid, linear) I want them to have in the node a shape of the function, something almost ...
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pfgplots: customize annotation for one point

I have the following scatter plot: \documentclass[class=elsarticle]{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[ enlargelimits=0.2, xlabel=Depth, ...
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Axis drawn longer than specified

The y-axis in the following graph is about ten times higher than I want it to be. The graph has a maximum height of 0.5 units. I specify that the y-axis should go up to 2 units. ...
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Creating Tikz Legends in the Caption

i'm having a few issues with creating a legend in the caption of an image. I've made a lot of graphs using matlab2tikz and i've externalised them to reduce my compiling time and memory usage. ...
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X label in multiple bars and problem in bars

Can someone help me in this problem? I am trying to draw an histogram, but I am having some problems. This is the histogram I have made so far: \begin{center} \pgfplotstableread{ 1 800 900 ...
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Removing commas in x-axis values for pgfplots graph [duplicate]

I want to remove the commas in the x-axis values for a pgfplots graph. Here is an example with commas: Is there a way of removing these commas only in the x-values (not in the y-values)?
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Mosaic/Marimekko charts; does this answer still work?

I found this answer How can I produce a mosaic chart / Marimekko chart? and have used it before to create beautiful charts. Under Texlive-2014, with pgfplots version 1.10, I receive a lot of white ...
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Part of specified graph is missing

I have the code to graph a rational function f(x)=(3x^{2}+5x)/(2x-3) with a vertical asymptote and a slant asymptote. The equation for the vertical asymptote is x=3/2. I decided to have two parts to ...
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Changing max/min a function will be plotted with pgfplot [duplicate]

I was hoping someone could shed some light on this issue: When I plot a function using something like \addplot+[mark=none,smooth,] (\x,{2 * \x^2 + 4 * \x + 1}); the line of the function does not ...
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Not distinct x values and different domain in one graph

I want to plot data like this \pgfplotstableread{ x y 5 10 6 12 6 12 7 11 }\dataA \pgfplotstableread{ x y 5 8 5 15 6 10 7 13 8 14 ...
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Contour plot of data, where the data is of the form x_i, y_i, f(x_i,y_i)

I would like to plot the following data in a contour plot using pgfplots: data.txt. The data is of the form x_i, y_i, f(x_i,y_i) and contains NaN values. I am able to plot this exact data in a surface ...
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pgfplots: plot data table until n-th line [duplicate]

Is there a way to plot only the first n-th lines of a data file using pgfplots? Currently I'm plotting the whole csv-file using (MWE): \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} ...
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Conversion of big “amount” of seconds into HH:MM:SS when plotting timeseries with pgfplots

My aim is to plot a timeseries (experimental data) using pgfplots in LaTeX (pdfLaTeX, TexLive on Mac). The data I'm using is seperated with semicolons (columnwise) and has the following structure: -- ...
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Forcing graphic, table, plot .. out of page boundary

I am very new to latex, so this question might be very basic. However, I have been searching the whole evening, so either I don't know how to google this effectively, or what I am trying to do is not ...
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Insert pgf with referenced png file from a different folder

I'm trying to insert a pgf file that I made with matplotlib. This file references to a png file (since I inserted a png figure in the plot). When I put the png in the same folder than my tex file, ...
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Solid of revolution about arbitrary axis

I'd like to rotate the region between y=cos(x) and y=x^2 - 0.25*pi^2 about the line x=pi. How to do this? So far I have only managed to rotate around the x-axis: \documentclass[letterpaper]{article} ...
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Flip x and y axis of ternary graph

I am trying to reproduce the USDA Soil Triangle. To do so, I would need to flip the x and y axis of the default pgfplots-ternary. I understand, that I could switch my inputs (don't really want to do ...
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How to draw stacked /vastellated bar charts

i want to draw a chart like this (Chart / Image taken from here): First of all: How is this type of diagram called? By searching "stacked bar chart" in google, I cannot find charts like this. My ...
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Passing changing (in a loop) parameters to Pgfplot function [duplicate]

Usually I just use TikZ for plots but was hoping Pgfplots would simplify life (axis, labels, etc...) but I can not find what is the right syntax to pass parameters to the function. Here is the MWE: ...
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pgfplots, representing bars from same category and series adjacently

I would like to represent the number of counts from specific cell types on a bar chart. The cells are from different mutants, consequently there are four series (742, 743, 744, 745). However there are ...
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Location and size of pgf plot axis in a tikzpicture - with tikz positioning library?

This could be a second part to Positioning pgfplots axis in tikzpicture , I guess ; consider the following MWE: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \usetikzlibrary{positioning} ...
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pgfplots: plot from csv file starting at a specified row

I do have a large csv file which contains more data than that what I actually want to plot. E.g. I have data starting from x=0, but I want to plot it starting from x=2, but still let the axis start at ...
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Scaling inset plot relative to main plot axis length

I want to create a plot with a second, smaller plot as an inset. This is easy enough using the following code, where the widths of the plots are defined. However, I often use figures in several ...
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Barchart, Boxplot Data Table PGF Math Errors from mixed format inline data

My code for a horizontal bar chart with a summarizing boxplot is coming together, but I still have a nagging PGF Math problem if I try to plot the boxplot values, which are commented out at the bottom ...
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Histogram and nodes near coords [duplicate]

When using pgfplots's hist in combination with nodes near coords, the nodes are misplaced on the edges of the bars and the last node is shown twice. Is this a bug or is nodes near coords not meant to ...
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pgfplots: dont plot each point from table [duplicate]

I have a large file with data which I want to plot using pgf. Since I don't want to edit the file and it consists of roughly 5000 data points, compiling takes quite a while. Is there any way to tell ...
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pgfplots - Is there an equivalent to 'cycle list name=color list' for custom lists?

I defined my own cycle list mycolor, which equals the vanilla color one except for 2-3 different colors and I added two more items to the cycle. The manual says on page 176: The cycle list ...
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Can pgfplots perform nonlinear regression? [duplicate]

Can pgfplots do nonlinear curve fitting? In Excel, the fitting option is called log(agonist) vs response. I couldn't find an option in the regression section of pgfplots.
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Change unit from a read in data table

I use pgfplots to create a graph from a csv file. The column that I use for the x-axis contains time values measured in ms. As my timelapse is a bit more as a min I therefor have values between 1000 ...