{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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Is there a workaround against loss of precision in pgfplots axis?

I am generating a bunch of plots automatically using pgfplots. For some datasets the span of data in one axis (y) is relatively small (relative to the absolute value) and therefore pgfplots when ...
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How can legend entries be obtained from different plots in a groupplot?

I would like to place a legend outside an axis using symbols from multiple plots within a groupplot. Trying it the way I show below doesn't seem to work, just the last entry is shown. How can this ...
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Having tick labels like 1, 10, 10^2, 10^3,

I would like to have y tick labels like 1, 10, 10^2, 10^3, ... So far I found found to display them either 1, 10, 100, 1000, ... or with exponents. Is this possible with pgfplots?
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pgfplots: Coloring a Single Column in a Histogram Differently

I have a huge data file and want to visualize the data using histograms. I would like to color a single columns differently than the rest. Here's an example from the documentation (Section 5.11.2 ...
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Label a single coordinate (pgfplots)

I have the following plot: \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[grmin=-5:5 -5:5] \addplot[mark=none] {x^2/4}; \addplot[mark=none] {-1}; \addplot[mark=*] coordinates {(0,1)}; ...
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Histogram with Tikz

I am a newbie in TeX. And I need to use Tikz to make a copy of this histogram Of course, I am able to make something similar. Unfortunately, I need a replica (90%) of it. Can anybody help me? ...
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PGFPlots: How to draw a label at a zero of a function?

Is there an easy method to construct a node (and hence a label) at a zero of a function, i.e. at the intersection of the function with the x-axis? The examples I found were somehow too complicated, ...
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pgfplots quadrics

I wonder whether it is possible to draw the three following quadric surfaces (cone, hyperboloids) x^2+y^2-z^2=0 x^2+y^2-z^2=1 x^2+y^2-z^2=-1 (and the axis) using pgfplots 3d or TikZ as it is ...
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Plot the cusp catastrophe surface

I'm trying to draw (plot) the Cusp catastrophe surface into latex using any software logic. I am completely stuck because I'm definitely not a mathematician. The surface has the potential: V(x) = ...
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How can I create a polar plot on a Cartesian grid?

I'm currently using tikzpicture and pgfplots to plot this polar function: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{polaraxis} ...
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Not recompile unchanged pgfplots graph

I'm writing a document with something like 30 graphs with a lot of points in each. The graphs are almost ok and I don't need to change them for now. I'm improving the text, so I need to recompile ...
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plot 3d graphs of functions defined implicitly

How can I plot 3d graphs of functions defined implicitly (quadratic forms, for Linear Algebra course notes -- I'd like to include lots of examples)? As far as I can see it is not possible with ...
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pgfplots: mark max/min value of a function

How can I mark the maximum or minimum value of a function like x^2 in pgfplots? \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis} \addplot+[mark=none] plot {x^2}; \end{axis} \end{tikzpicture}
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Unexpected clash between babel and pgf spy

The following example taken from the pgfplots manual (p. 121) works fine only if the line loading babel is commented \documentclass{article} \usepackage[frenchb]{babel} % this is the troubelsome ...
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matlab2tikz - TeX out of memory

I am using matlab2tikz to import figures from MATLAB to tex. However I quickly get the message TeX capacity exceeded, sorry [main memory size = 3000000]. I have tried expand main memory using ...
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How to plot three-dimensional polar functions with pgfplots

I would like to plot the following functions with pgfplots: I know how they are defined: \sqrt{r}\sin\frac{\theta}{2}, \sqrt{r}\sin\frac{\theta}{2}\sin\theta, \sqrt{r}\cos\frac{\theta}{2}, ...
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Coordinates of intersections

In axis environment I have a curve and a line intersecting it. How can I get components of intersection-1, intersection-2 etc. in axis units? \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage{pgfplots} ...
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pgfplots - Add offset to pins

I'm trying to make a bar plot for an optimization parameter in quantum physics. To be more informative, the graph should display the values of these parameters above the bars. So far I did ...
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Using LaTeX to draw time series graphs and histograms

I have some graphs I drew in maple, some simple line plots and histograms. Now I'd like to redraw these graphs in LaTeX, so I can do fancy stuff in beamer like have one histogram appear, and then ...
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pgfplots: Grid Lines below Filling

I want to fill the area between two curves and have the grid lines below the filling. Is this possible? (From Showing grid on top of plot fill with PGFplots? I thought axis on bottom might work, but ...
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Background color in pgfplots that extends beyond the axis of the plot

I am interested in adding a background-color to my pgfplots plot that extends beyond the axis of the plot. See the image bellow for clarification; I am interested in adding a background color such as ...
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Legend in tikzpicture

I am looking for a way to create a legend in a regular tikzpicture. I found this Using a pgfplots-style legend in a plain-old tikzpicture but I don't know how to put the legend at the wanted ...
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pgfplots line colors

Is it possible to make pgfplots use a predefined color map while plotting multiple lines, I currently have 9 samples that I want to plot, but don't want to type different colors for each one. Right ...
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How to control pgfplots axis scaling for engineering notation (multiple of 3 exponent)?

The automatic power-of-ten scaling of pgfplots is a great feature that unclutters the numeric ticks in the axis (see image). However since the exponent value (e.g. 10^3, 10^4) is difficult to keep ...
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Can I rotate a marker with a scatter source?

I'd like to be able to use pgfplots to show a skier going down a ski slope. Here is what I have done so far. \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat=1.7} \makeatletter ...
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Visualize data on a variable-radius graph/network

I am trying to visualize the output from a simulation model I have been working with. The simulation finds the steady-state solution to a system of differential equations on a variable-radius (and ...
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PGFPlots: Change the color of axis lines

I want to change the color of the axis lines only without changing the color of the axis labels, tick labels etc. MWE: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{pgfplots} % ...
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Compiling a document with PGFplots processing only every x-th data point? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to select a finite number of samples from the file when plotting using pgfplot Compiling my document with many PGF Plots, each containing thousands of data points ...
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pgfplot: Datafile format for datetime field

I have a datafile (which I may manipulate to any format), it contains a date-time stamp currently in the form "year-month-day hour:min" and a single variable for each recorded time. When I attempt to ...
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Chart with long x axis text labels looks ugly

Thanks to Caramdir and Alan Munn I am now able to create basic bar charts that use text as x axis labels. Functionally they are perfect, but some of them look kind of ugly. See for yourself: ...
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How to jam the axis of a pgfplots plot?

I need to have some kind of jump on the axis of the plot in pgfplots package. Something similar to the following figure where some part of the scales are jammed. It would be interesting to have ...
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Scaling colormaps with pgfplots

I have two surface plots, which I would like to have to same color for the same height. So, as the first plot is dark blue for f(x,y)=0, the right plot should also be dark blue for f(x,y)=0. However, ...
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Using Labels from a File in PGFplot

I am using LaTeX, TikZ and PGFplot in order to automatically generate several series of diagrams, one of which is comprised of bar charts. Each bar in each bar chart may have a unique label and height ...
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I am trying to add a trend line to this plot

I have this graph: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{textcomp} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{width=10cm,compat=1.9} \usepackage{filecontents} ...
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How to plot the first n rows of a table using pgfplots?

When using pgfplots, is there a way to plot only the first n rows of a given table ? Considering the following MWE file: \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{pgfplots} ...
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Why does \mathbb{R} cause '! Undefined control sequence. - \GenericError'?

When I compile the following document, I get ! Undefined control sequence. \GenericError ... #4 \errhelp \@err@ ...
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Problem with legend in pgfplots

I want to make plot with fill area. I try this code \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{report} \usepackage{pgfplots} \definecolor{plotmain}{HTML}{97bbcd} \pgfplotsset{every axis legend/.append ...
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pgfplots: two axis for one dataset e.g. °C and °F

I want to plot ONE dataset in a pgfplots and use TWO axis with different units on each axis. For example I have one dataset with temperature and want to print a °C scale on the left and a °F on the ...
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pgfplots: reduce tick density

I am using matlab2tikz to produce plots in latex. The default tick settings produce very dense ticks, making the axes look ugly. I know that I can use something like /pgfplots/xtick={0, 1, ... 3} ...
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Pgfplots axis, option to remove (or ignore) legends

Is there an option in pgfplots at the axis level or a setting of legend style option, that would effectively ignore the subsequent legend entries in the plot? \documentclass{article} ...
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Why does pgfplots package cause tikz layer to disappear?

I wish to include a pgf-generated line plot and a tikz-generated graphical model in the same document. However, the presence of the pgfplots package (needed for the axis environment) seems to turn one ...
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Place point on helix

Pasted below is a helix created with PGFPlots package and now I need to add points to a helix. What I was able to get so far is pasted below. I also included a figure depicting desired output I ...
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Is it possible to change the color of a single bar when the bar plot is based on symbolic values?

I am beginner in LaTeX, trying to use it for industrial documents. I wonder if there is a way to change the color of only one bar of the plot below, ie "TestDetails", to illustrate it is a local macro ...
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How to add a jitter to a scatter plot with pgfplots

I have the following scatter plot: \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[ enlarge x limits=0.02, xmin=0, ] \addplot+[only marks,mark size=1pt] table[x=rmsd,y=seq_score_min] ...
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multiple legends in pgfplot

The problem: I have plots with 8 lines, and need to put the legend for all 8 lines into the plot. The document format is IEEE, and the plots need to fit in the single column. The current solution: ...
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Automatically label groupplots (A), (B), (C),

Is there a way to automatically label a set of groupplots from the pgfplots package (A), (B), (C), ...? \documentclass[margin=2pt]{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \usepgfplotslibrary{groupplots} ...
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Consistently specify a Function and use it for computation and plotting

I would like to be able to specify a mathematical function and be able to use that for multiple purposes including: Computation of values (see bullet points below) Graphing using pgfplot Graphing ...
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Draw Pareto chart with pgfplots?

I've been following the pgfplots documentation to make some basic bar charts, mostly following this example: \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[ ybar, ymin=0, width=12cm, height=3.5cm, ...
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Tabs in output file written by xelatex and pdflatex are different

I'm trying out pgfplots with gnuplot to generate the data. This works by having pgfplots write some stuff to an external file, run gnuplot on the file, and then use the generated data to plot the ...
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Double Smithchart with pgfplot

I'm trying to plot a smithchart, which has negative impedances, too. This is how far i got till now: \documentclass[]{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{pgfplots} ...