{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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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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Draw pgfplot markers whose origin is outside the xmin-xmax,ymin-ymax range?

As a followup of this question, i am coping with drawing certain markers. And the solution by John Kormylo works fine for the presented MWE in that question. Here, I would like to extend the plot by ...
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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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Change periods on x-axis in time series? [duplicate]

I want my graph to only show the following time periods 1986, 1992, 1998, 2004, 2010, 2016, instead of the ones shown in the graph. Someone knows a solution? Thanks! The data in .dat-file is in 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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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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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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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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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 ...
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The endpoints of the domain entered as a function in a `pgfplots` not recognized

I have the graph of y = 1/x in a tikzpicture plotted to the right of text in a minipage environment. I have domain=-3:{-1/9} for the part of the graph to be plotted over the set of negative real ...
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Using pgfplots with x-axis that is not evenly distributed

I am trying to plot a graph with the the following x-values: 0.01, 0.05, 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.5, 0.6, 0.7, 0.8, and 0.9 When I set them to my xtick values, the numbers get pushed to the left, since they ...
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How to draw a normal curve using pgfplots

I only create this: With this \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat=1.13} \usepgfplotslibrary{fillbetween} \begin{document} \begin{center} \begin{tikzpicture} ...
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Displaying two graphs adjacent to each other with their x-axes aligned (Version 2)

I have two graphs drawn using pgfplots. The graphs are drawn as I would like them to be drawn, and the x-axes are aligned, as I would like them to be aligned. There are three modifications that I ...
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How can I force a pgfplots graph to be in the center of the page?

using width and height I can make the graph bigger, however if it is made too big the graph will start to shift towards the right and bottem of the page, despite there being plenty of space left on ...
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Unsatisfying visualization - Tick labels touching each other

On the bottom right part of the added picture you see that the x and y tick labels are almost touching each other. Which isn't really beautiful in my opinion. Are there any good solutions of this ...
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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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String concatenation in Tikz

How can I replace the sequence (in a pgfplots, Tikz environment) \addplot[black] table {plot3/fnxspy1.txt}; \addplot[black] table {plot3/fnxspy2.txt}; \addplot[black] table {plot3/fnxspy3.txt}; ...
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Mark and Label Angle in 3D Plot Using Pgfplots

I'm on the verge of tears here. Why is pgfplots so hard to use? This is my minimal code: \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{width=10cm,compat=1.9} ...
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Overlay vector field and contour plot with tikz and gnuplot

I've been trying to produce a plot which has a contour of the magnitude of a vector field and the same vector field plotted on top. There seems to be no problem with generating the contour, but I ...
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How can I reduce the font size of the numbers shown on the axes?

Does anyone know how can I reduce the font size of the numbers shown on the axes? Right now, the numbers on the axes look kinda messy so I would like to reduce the font size of the numbers so they ...
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How can I set a legend outside subfigures?

I'm making a figure with three subfigures inside of it. I'd then like to create a legend on the top left of the figure. Currently I've created the legend in the third subfigure but it would be ideal ...
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Automatically externalizing content of a PGFplot as a PNG

I've got basically the same issue as in this question: I have a rather complicated plot made with PGFplots and I can get a very significant file size reduction by using a rasterized image (PNG) ...
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pgfplots x-axis scaling to very small size

I've got a problem here. When I use the code like its shown below, it all works fine. BUT if I'm changing the xmax parameter to a smaller value like for example xmax=0.05 there are some errors ...
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Color cycle and forget plot

I use cycle list name=exotic as coloring for my plots. I am looking for a way, either to use a number referring to a color (index from the exotic list), or a way to get the color of a labelled plot. ...
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Normalized histogram (density) in pgfplots

I have a data file containing 100 256 values ranging from 0.01 to 3, approximately. I would like to plot the density of this data set. I have the theoretical (asyptotic distribution) drawn for ...
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Package pgfkeys Error(s)

I am searching for a solution of 5 package pgfkeys errors. I think the root of the problem is the same. Preliminary I tested if the pgfplot version is the same I have installed (v1.13) and I used in ...
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How to sample a function non-uniformly?

See this example code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat=1.10} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[ xmin=-0.1, ...
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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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PGFPlots external crossref updates

I’m using the PGFPlots package along with its external library for my dissertation. Overall, it's worked great and has been extremely helpful. But I've had issues when trying to update ...
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Problem filling between two plots

I wanted to be able to plot two curves will fills like this: This is the code that I have so far: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat=1.13} ...
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Move y-axis in pgfplots

I wanted to get my plot to look like this: I would like to get some help to move the y-axis to x=0. Thanks for your help and time. Here is the code that I have so far: \documentclass{article} ...
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Changing color in foreach loop

I am trying to plot 12 different lines with a for loop and with a gradually changing color. I came up with this simple code: \begin{figure} \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[ ylabel={Normalized ...
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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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Common colorbar over groupplot

I have results that I want to present in a groupplot that share a common result range. Naturally, I don't want to show multiple colorbar next to each picture next to each individual picture but one ...
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pgfplots: shade area between two table-generated curves

I have three statistical quantiles generated via \addplot table. I would like to shade the area between the highest and lowest quantiles (the mid one is the median). If I use \closedcycle, I shade ...
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Draw cells in a 3D plot with only cell center data [duplicate]

I have data that is basically 3D (x,y, and temperature), a simple top view 3D plot in pgfplots \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz,pgfplots} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} ...
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Define and use column styles in pgfplotstable

Is it possible to define custom styles and use them to display columns? I have 10 columns, 3 of which are strings and the rest are floating point numbers with a series of options I've defined. I'd ...
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Smooth Contour Plots in PGFPlots

I am trying to use gnuplot within pgfplots to draw contour plots for a data file. The contour curves are unfortunately not smooth enough, and the additional limitation is the size of the data file (a ...
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Work on one figure in draft mode for PGFPlots

this is my first post in this forum, so please don't be too harsh if I do any mistake. From the post of the added link in the end of my question I got the information to use ...
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Pgfplots: Limit y-axis and colorbar to external graphics height

I use ParaView for the creation of plots. My example picture has a resolution of 2688x1635 pixel, so roughly an aspect ratio of 1.64. Using pgfplots I want to include the picture while preserving the ...
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date plot in pgfplots

I have a csv file containing date as below Date,Quantity "Apr 16, 2007",383 "Apr 17, 2007",448 . . I want to plot this using pgfplots, but I am not sure how to specify the format "Apr 16, 2007". ...
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How do I remove some unwanted x ticks in PGFPlots?

I am not sure where I am doing wrong, but in the plot I should not have two 32, two 64 and two 128 on the x-axis. Here is a minimum working example; I would appreciate any assistance. ...
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How to get rid of the following error with pgfplots?

When I am running the following code with data.txt file... \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz,pgfplots} \begin{document} \pgfplotstableread{data.txt}\Rtable ...
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How to plot anomaly using two colors in a single plot with pgfplot?

I want to create a line plot using a table data included in the MWE. The thing is that, using this data, I want that the plot looks like the next figure: i.e., with different color areas for one ...
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Pgfplots line style

I don't know why, but when I type commands such as: thick, dotted, red, blue etc. it doesn't recognize the commands or it just compiles and nothing changes. For example if I type thick, it gives me ...
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Pgfplots : need to impove my plot

Here is my try, but I would like : less space between x-axis and the bottom of the bars; the title not so hight; no small tick marks under the 0 and over 70 but still some space between the arrow ...
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How can I draw this population pyramid graph with pgfplots?

I'm using this code and it works fine: How can I draw a pretty population pyramid graph with pgfplots? But I want to draw the population pyramid like this in figure. Please guide me how to di it.
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No Line Plotted

Minimum - not working - example: \documentclass[letterpaper]{article} \usepackage{pgfplots,tikz} \usepgfplotslibrary{dateplot} \usepackage[margin=0.5in]{geometry} \pgfplotsset{compat=1.11} ...
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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 ...