{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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Better way of embedding OpenOffice plots into LaTeX?

Right now, I create plots in the spreadsheet, copy them to OpenOffice Draw, save as images, and then put them (as images) into my .tex file. But that leads to problems with resolution (labels too big/...
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Plot one function per row of table

I want to plot a polynomial that is parametrized by an additional parameter d. I took samples of the domain of d and stored the coefficients of the polynomial for each of these samples in a table: d ...
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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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Can PGF plot the integral of any specified function?

How can I use the pgf maths engine to plot the integral of any function? For example \addplot {int(cos(x))} does not work.
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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 can a title be placed for a group of pgfplots?

Using the groupplots library in pgfplots, how can a title be set for a group of plots? The following code (basically from the manual) is an example layout. I don't want each plot to have a title, ...
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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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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 from ...
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Drawing curves and multiple y-axes in one plot with pgfplots

I'm aware of the possibility given by pgfplots to have two y-axes, one on the left and one on the right with two different scales. But I'd like to explore other ways to have multiple axes, e.g. ...
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Creating Bezier surfaces using procedural graphics

Are there any package for LaTeX that can create Bezier surfaces? I mean a actual existing function that takes matrices as arguments and generates the surface, not a function written by myself.
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pgfplots data time format

I have this type of data set: Time State 22:54:14.716 5 22:54:14.716 5 22:54:14.716 5 22:54:14.716 5 22:54:14.729 4 22:54:14.919 1 22:54:14.919 1 22:54:15.128 5 I ...
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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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Positioning a tikz scope relative to another tikz scope

In the manual of PGFplots on page 333 the author describes how to position an axis environment relative to another axis environment: \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[name=plot1,height=3cm,width=...
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Having y-axis in log scale base 2 using pgfplots

I have made a chart using pgfplots as written below and I want to have the y-axis in logarithmic scale. This code works fine but the base of the logarithm is 10. How can I change it to base 2? \begin{...
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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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pgfplots using strings *from data table* as x axis labels in bar chart

I've seen some of the other threads on using strings as x axis labels, but nothing that fits my situation. I'm trying to create a bar chart from a CSV file. I can do it so long as everything in the ...
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How to draw areas between curves of the form $x=f(y)$ and $x=g(y)$?

I want to shade the region between two curves whose equations are of the form $x=f(y)$ and $x=g(y)$, where $f(y)\leq g(y)$ for all $y\in [c,d]$. I heard that pgfplots can be used. Also, the ...
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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} % \begin{...
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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] {\featuretable};...
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Reversing direction of x axis in pgfplots

I want to reverse to direction of the x axis in one of my plots. pgfplots offers the x dir=reverse key for this. However, this does not work as expected - not even in this example: \documentclass{...
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How to access \xmin, \xmax, \ymin, \ymax from within PGFplots axis environment

In the MWE example below I have the values specified twice, but would prefer not to have to do that. Furthermore, it is possible to allow PGFplots to automatically select these end points so I would ...
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Matplotlib's PGF vs Matplotlib2Tikz

I want to generate some plots to be integrated into a LaTeX document compiled with pdflatex. I also want the plot font (legend, title ...) to follow the settings of the LaTeX document. My search so ...
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How to remove ticks from the top and right axes of a plot generated with PGFPlots?

I want to remove ticks from the top and right axes of the bounding box of a plot generated with pgfplots. Any help appreciated. Here is sample code which generates unwanted ticks. \documentclass{...
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plot within a plot: zoom into a plot so that the magnified part is framed by axis with ticks and tick labels

I want to zoom into a plot much like it is possible by using the spy library but I want the spy-in node to contain its own ticks and tick labels with a finer grid than the original plot. To clarify ...
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tikz pgfplots ternary diagram, density map

I am plotting points in a ternary diagram using pgfplots and the ternary axis environment. Each point does posses a 4th value (besides the 3 that are the coordinates). At the moment I am stating ...
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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: I'...
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Plot with magnifying glass, with a different plot in it

I would like to magnify a function plot, but in the magnified area I would like to draw a different plot. As an example, I edited an image taken from another discussion on TeX Stack Exchange I have ...
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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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Multiple Files input to one pgfplotstable

I have several data files that I would like to combine into one table using pgfplots table. Specifically, I would like to use one file to set the first three columns and then have each data file fill ...
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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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Drawing the p,T-diagram with TikZ/pgfplots

I am trying to draw a p,T-diagram with TikZ using pgfplots as shown in the picture. All I have so far is: \documentclass[a4paper, 11pt]{scrartcl} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{pgfplots} \...
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Building a 2D histogram with PGFPlots

What I want to achieve The framework ROOT can create 2D histogram plots with colored boxes indicating count rate that looks something like: My question is really only: can I produce this kind of ...
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Using pgfplot externalize with .eps output

I'm trying use to use pgfplot's externalization feature b/c I've got many large plots that I don't want to regenerate every time I typeset my thesis. Other components of my thesis require compile via ...
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pgfplots - Placing Nodes on x Coordinates of a Plot

I want to plot some graphs in pgfplots and want to place nodes on the exact same x coordinate of the plot. The position of the note has to be set in x direction but free in y direction. Here is one ...
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Climographs (climate diagrams) with pgfplots

I'd like to create climographs (climate diagrams) with pgfplots, but these graphs have some special rules (defined by Walter and Lieth about 50 years ago) for axis scaling which I have absolutely no ...
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pgfplots from file: search path, looking for \graphicspath equivalent

I have recently discovered the wonderful pgfplots package and I've started coding my Python code to output tabular data of whatever is plotted (at least for simple plots). In my LaTeX source code, I ...
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PGFPLOTS: Show x labels for every second tick

How can I show xaxis labels for every second data in this dataset. I want a bar for each tick, but not a label. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat=newest} \usepackage{...
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Polar Plots - layout and extraction of crucial parameters

Let S be some sort of function, depending on direction and frequency, for example: envir. background noise. I have S defined on a rectangular grid and I wanted it plotted on a polar grid. So far I ...
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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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Draw a cylindrical spiral with TikZ

I want to make a tikzpicture to illustrate the construction of a spiral capacitor. These are made of spiral coiled films. So imagine a rectangular paper that you tail around one side. Thats basically ...
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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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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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How can I change place of y label on pgfplots?

I want to change place of ylabel near the axes.
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pgfplots plots function not correct

This code \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat=newest} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis} \addplot [domain=15:30, samples=1000] {4*65*sin(0....
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How can I plot two lines in the same style (using cycle lists) with pgfplots?

I am using cycle lists and the \addplot+ command to plot lines in different styles. I would like to plot several things using each style, however, like this: % Plot using style 1 \addplot+ ...
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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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Aligning tangents of graphs

I am drawing some graphs with tangents. I calculated the tangent should be centered at x=57/27 which is approximately x=2.11. I'm currently using the pos and sloped keys for nodes to draw tangents, ...
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How can I draw a pretty population pyramid graph with pgfplots?

I'm trying to plot a graph population pyramid. I wrote this MWE. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} \usepackage{pgfplotstable} \begin{document} \pgfplotstableread[col sep=comma]{ age,...
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pgfplots function x^(0.5) skipping first sample, sqrt is not

In the following example, you will see that the sample at (0,0) is not drawn using x^(0.5) (blue), with sqrt it is (green). How can you explain that? \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \...