{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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Using \tikzexternalize

I want to use tikzexternalize in my document, because the amount of tikz pictures is quite large. In general my tikz pictures are generated using matlab2tikz providing every tikz picture as a ...
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pgfplots: calculating intersections and drawing arrows to the axis with foreach

I am trying to find the intersection points between two curves and draw arrows from each of them to the x-axis. I tried the following code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} ...
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Put pgfplots axis on the margin of printable text area

In order to gain some horizontal space (e.g. to put two plots next to each other) and because this is the least ugly solution for that I would like to be able to put the axis line of a pgfplot exactly ...
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“scale only axis” only for one axis?

EDIT: I completely rephrase the question. Consider the following MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{showframe} \usepackage{pgfplots} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} ...
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Axis label positioning in pgfplots

Can someone please help me explain why label positioning in the following code does not work? It is not clear what I am doing wrong. I also tried axis description cs. That does not change the label ...
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reading inline table from macro

For a patch plot I need to read the patch table from a previously defined macro \mytable. However this results in an error: ! Package pgfplots Error: Sorry, the choice 'row sep=crcr' is currently ...
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Generating bar plot of sepearte colours

I am trying to plot a graph like below: Code that I have written already is: \begin{figure}[t] \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[ % symbolic x coords={$\tau =5$,$\tau = 10$,$\tau =15$,$\tau =20$, ...
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How Can I Decorate a Parametric Curve?

I'm trying to draw a special parametric curve, but my results are not good enough, because I'd like to decorate it. So, I've tried this: \documentclass[10pt]{article} \usepackage{pgf,tikz} ...
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Grouping data with pgfplots

Right now I have some data year,0-19 years,20-39 years,40-59 years,60-79 years,80-99 years,100 years+ 2015,100,100,100,100,100,100 ...
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Tufte like axis with pgfplots for log axis

I used the excellent code from TUGBoat issue 34 mentioned in this post Tufte like axis with pgfplots and was very happy until I tried to use it with logarithmic axis. The problem seems to be that the ...
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Plotting data series with pgfplots [duplicate]

I have a csv file index.dat with data Year,0-19 years,20-39 years,40-59 years,60-79 years,80-99 years,100 years+ 2000,100,100,100,100,100,100 2001,101,102,101,102,101,102 ... I am trying to plot ...
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foreach with colors leads to “undefined control sequence”

The following MWE works nicely when I remove the optional argument [\forcol] from the \addplotcommand or when I change it to red, for example. Though I would like the curves to have different colors ...
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PGFPlots xtick and ytick

I am having trouble working with xtick and ytick functionality within \pgfplotsset tag which I use for axis manipulation for all my tikzpicture tags for sketching graphs. I call this pair many times ...
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mark size dependent on y-value or variable

I want to make a scatter plot and vary the mark size dependent on a variable. Furthermore, I want the mark color to be dependent on the meta value given in a file (which works in the given code). As ...
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Is there a way to automatically force xticks on first and last data point in pgfplots?

I have created a custom pgfplot style which allows me to create line plots with the x axis being a time in hh:mm format. The data is loaded from .csv files. The automatic tick placement on the x axis ...
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Box on pgfplot with X-axis at origin?

I am doing a plot where I want the X-axis positioned at the origin, which is accomplished with the code below: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} \tikzset{>=latex} ...
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How to keep the same mark colour when using meta data for marker size?

Probably an easy answer to this, but I can't get it to work, and I obviously don't understand the manual or the other answers given to similar questions here on tex.sx (see 1,2, and 3). Basically I ...
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pgfplots: Scaling legend font size

There are a few posts that ask and answer how to scale the legend font size. For example, pgfplots: alignment and size of math in legend Resize font in legend below \tiny However, these rely upon ...
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How to display the y-values of each bar in pgfplots bar chart above the bar?

I am using code from this thread. link: Making one bar in a bar-graph stand out pgfplots Everything is working fine but I want to display the y-values of each bar in pgfplots bar chart above the bar. ...
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define manually the position of a pgfplots plot inside the TikZ picture

I just started using matlab2tikz for the graphics in my thesis and got stuck with a probably simple problem: I have a plot of a function and an inset (zoom-in) on it. Both the main plot and the inset ...
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combining absolute and relative coordinates for axis label

Consider the following MWE \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{ compat=1.12, stdaxis/.style={ ylabel style={at={(ticklabel cs:1.06)},anchor=west,rotate=270}, ...
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pgfplots other tick labels than symbolic coords

\documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{pgfplots} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[ symbolic y coords={A}, ytick={A}, % I want to have B here ...
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Tikz/pgfplot: draw option to plot a plot file at given position

I would like to use the draw function of the tikz package to plot a 2D experimental data at a given z altitude. Since I am using some kind of projection view, I would like to fix the z position of ...
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pgfplots: prevent single plot from being listed in legend

In order to fill the area between two complex curves I use tables and the vertcat command (see Fill between two curves in pgfplots.). Now I don't want the plotted area to appear in my legend, just ...
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PGFPlots viridis colormap

I am trying to create a PGFPlots surf using the colormap viridis in a similar fashion as some examples of the PGFPlots package manual. I will get the error Package pgfkeys Error: I do not know ...
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How can I change font size on x-y labels

I have the following code which I copied from here How to draw the unit hyperbola in LaTex?, and rotated it. The axis labels font is too large. Going through the manual and deveral posts, am not able ...
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pgfplots filter table with float content and conditions

I want to filter some data for a plot, and so far the best thing I found is this here. This is the relevant code from the mentioned question: \pgfplotsset{ discard if not and smaller/.style n ...
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Fixing horizontal axis in pgfplots [duplicate]

I have the following plot and I would like to have the horizental axis fixed, but it scales and therefore I cannot see the details of the values between 0-50. To be more specific, in the horizental ...
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Positioning of named nodes and paths within groupplot environments

I am having issues with pgf, pgfplots and the groupplots library. The issue is best explained with an example \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} %\pgfplotsset{compat=1.12} ...
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I have 3 data series and 2 different y-axis. How can I add, outside the graph, the legend for each of three series?

Does someone know how can i change the position of my legend to right-side of my graph? I try many things but i can't. Please give me some help! Here is my code! \resizebox{\textwidth}{!}{ ...
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drawing lines using polar axis coordinate system in pgfplots

I would like to draw arrows with polar axis notation in a pgfplots figure that has Cartesian axes with the draw command: \draw[->] (polar axis cs:radius=1, angle=30) -- (polar axis cs:radius=2, ...
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I miss my ylabel in my latex pdf file

I draw the pic with tex, and I have included all the packages listed: \usepackage[perpage]{footmisc} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{tabularx} \usepackage{paralist} ...
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Adding a legend next to subfigures of pgfplots

I have an error bar chart, where I would like to add a legend. Using this type of code, I am facing problems to add any kind of legend. Please consider my current code: ...
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pgfplots: minor y ticks not showing

below code does does not draw y minor ticks. I could specify them manually, but would prefer to have them drawn automatically by 'minor y tick num=1'. Also I do not understand why exactly they are not ...
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Fill between curves in pgfplots for two plots side-by-side

In the following code I want to have the area between the curves filled in both plots. I tried the "fill between" package but when I apply it to both plots, the first one is not displayed. Any ideas ...
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Adding emphasis to a PGFPlots function

I have a function plotted with PGFPlots, and I'd like to add some emphasis to some maximum values and to some minimum ones, like the image below. How can I achieve that? (Sorry if duplicated, but my ...
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Exponential Function with “wrong” Plot in PGFPlots

While experimenting with PGFPlots, I found out a little weird issue: I want to plot the function given by f(x) = 2^x, so I type: \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[ axis x line = center, ...
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Why the `.tex` file is running indefinitely in PdfLaTeX?

I am using the following code to plot a set of graphs from the experimental data given in book1.txt. This .txt file is also kept in the same folder along with .tex. My book1.txt file is A B ...
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restricting variables in pgf plots

I am trying to draw the 'level curves' of the following function: where the variables are restricted such that x,y are non-negative, and x+y is less than or equal to one. In other words, this is a ...
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Non-uniform colormap

I am trying to use non-uniform colormap and I get this error: Package pgfplots Error: Sorry, non-uniform colormaps are only partially implemented, yet: the provided points must be multiples of the ...
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Placement of the scale tick label in pgfplots

My question on the placement of the scale tick label is related to Placement of scale tick labels in pgfplots. In contrast, I do not want to have the label placed behind the x-axis, but behind the ...
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Remove the first and last values of xtick and ytick

I use the following code to create a tufte-like range plot as suggested here: Tufte like axis with pgfplots \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat=newest} \makeatletter ...
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pgfplots: math expressions of variables in axis style

I would like to use a calculated value of pgf variable exp(\pgfplots@data@xmin) This is a concrete example what I need \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat=newest} ...
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Alignment of labels in piecewise linear Tikz plot

I have the following code to draw a piecewise linear function and label it. \begin{tikzpicture}[ declare function={ func(\x)= (\x<=4) * (50) + and (\x>=4, \x<7) * (49.999 - 2*(\x-4)) ...
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Common scaling for ticks and extra ticks

How can I tell pgfplots that I want the same scaling (number format) for xtick and extra x ticks? \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat=newest} \begin{document} ...
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Tikz pgf plot: cyclic shift of alphabetic labels on x axis

I have the following code to produce a plot \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotstableread[row sep=\\,col sep=&]{ letter & freq \\ a & 11 ...
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Clipping markers in pgfplots - strange behaviour?

I am trying to draw my manual defined markers (several stripes) but i seem unable to crop the plot (to [-.5,.5] in both dimensions). I can't even understand the effects of pgfplots here. My (n)MWE is ...
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Latex pgfplots graph axis scaling [duplicate]

I have the graph to the left. I want the graph to the right, or else I can't see the difference between the two lower ones. \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{article} \usepackage{float} ...
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Graphs of the motions - physical [duplicate]

How can I make these three graphs that are each other's consequence ? For the first and seconde I wrote: \begin{tikzpicture}[baseline=(current bounding box.north)] \begin{axis}[hide ...
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disable pgfplots temporarily

I am working on a LaTeX document that includes lots of pgfplots. I would like to disable them for the time being until I work on the rest of the text so that I can build the document fast. If I ...