{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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Quiver scale in pgfplots (unit scaling)

Quiver plots can be made within pgfplots. Here is a minimal example which is a vector field of [1, x-y]: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{pgfplots} \begin{document} ...
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Highlighting Extremal Values in Table

In a table generated by pgfplotstable, how can I highlight for each column or row the cell with the minimum value (e. g. displaying the corresponding entry in bold face)? Example:
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domain option for pgfplot's \addplot ignored?

I want to do a simple plot of goniometric functions with pgf in a beamer presentation: \usepackage{tikz,pgfplots} % ... \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}\addplot[domain=0:pi]{sin(deg(x))}; ...
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Some simple surface drawing using addplot3 for pgfplots won't compile

I am having trouble compiling even some very simple surface drawing using pgfplot and addplot3, for example please see the attached code, I keep getting error saying \begin{axis} on input line 8 ended ...
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error bar colors in scatter plot

A data file contains four columns: x, y, error on y, class. class is an integer which I feed to scatter src so i get a graph that has different colors for different classes. However, the error bars ...
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Pgfplots: put plot legend on the outside margin?

I use classsicthesis style for my PhD. Since this style is somehow geared towards using the outside margin for additional notes and stuff, I thought I could also place the legends of my plots there. I ...
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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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Legend with Markers for Mesh Plot

I use a mesh plot with scatter points (2d) where the colors are determined from a third coordinate of the data as described in this question. The legend however should contain the markers of a curve ...
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Styled or fixed color line-segments in PGF

When I want to plot coordinate data, I know that I can color individual scatter points using defined colors using point meta=explicit. The line segments between two points seem to be colored by an ...
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How can I change the font family in pgfplots?

I am using the classicthesis package in LyX to typeset my thesis. I have a plot produced with pgfplots. It uses math fonts same as elsewhere in the text, which is inconsistent with other plots of mine ...
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dropping ticklabel on pgfplot axis

I've just started to play with pgfplot. I'm trying to prepare a plot like to following \begin{figure}[h] \centering \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[minor tick num=1, axis x line=middle, axis y ...
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Consistently specify function to be graphed with or without gnuplot

I would like to be able to specify a function and then graph that with with pgfplot only, or use gnuplot to compute the coordinates. As far as I know there are two main differences in how the ...
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Consistent Pgfplot Labels Positions with/without Gnuplot

I like that I can place a node at the end of plot and the node appears relative to the last point on the graph. When the domain is specified in increasing order \DomainMin:\DomainMax, the label gets ...
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pgfplots: “nodes near coords” on xbar chart is off

I am trying to make an xbar chart using pgfplots, and I'd like to add the bar's value to the bar. Simply using "nodes near coords" positions the value for a ybar chart, which isn't correct here. ...
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pgfplots: auto-size chart?

I have an xbar graph with some some data that I don't necessarily know the length of beforehand. Is there some way I can tell pgfplots to automatically expand the height of the chart according to the ...
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Using pgfplots with a0poster

I want to use tikz/pgf to plot some graphs in a poster done with a0poster. That is the code: \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[xlabel=lambda, ylabel=int] \addplot[blue] table [mark=none, col ...
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How to generate templates for charts

Most of us create charts that have to be repeated a number of times with only the data varying. Applying DRY (do not repeat yourself) programming principles to such problems is not an easy task. To ...
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How to minimize the ink-to-data ratio for pgfplots

Tufte advocates to "minimize the ink-to-data ratio" for charts. I am trying to style a multi data series bar chart, that can have a grid and axes as shown below (chart at the left is from the ...
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How to stack and align multiple plots with same x but different y axes?

I have several series of datapoints from each of several sites. I would like to produce a series of stacked plots, close together as in the attached example, to allow comparison both within and ...
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How to configure axis on pgfplots?

How to configure axis on pgfplots? Similar for this. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz,pgfplots} \pagestyle{empty} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}[>=latex] %x axis \draw[->] (-5,0) ...
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number format in pgfplots axis

How can I change the type of the decimal/thousand separator from the american one to the european one? More precisely, I want: "1000" to be written as is, instead of "1,000" "0,1" instead of "0.1" ...
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Line break in datapoint label with pgfplot?

I have a bar chart, with labels for each column. I would like to break these labels over two lines. I'm not using nodes so the "align" trick doesn't seem to apply. Minimal example: (from Lyx) ...
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How to maintain the ratio between two axis in pgfplots

I have two axis environments both containing different plots. I do however want to maintain comparability between both, i.e. I want both plots to consume the same space on the paper for a coordinate ...
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How to use sin function in pgfplots?

How to use sin function in pgfplots? In this post Timing and integration with TikZ PGFlots i need [/pgf/declare function={f=sin(x);}] but generate a line, and [/pgf/declare function={f=sin(x r);}] not ...
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Timing and integration with TikZ PGFlots

How do I set intervals or integration with TikZ PGFlots? Something similar to the figure below, but I want to define the function, the intervals of integration and the partitions. ...
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Multi-line nodes/annotations in pgfplot

It would be great if I could get the annotation in the graph depicted below on two lines, but I can't seem to figure it out. Presently, I have: \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[ ...
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How can I export pdf files with tikz/pgfplots? [closed]

I am writing a long thesis and would like to source out some graphics, so that I do not have to in every run I am compiling the tex file. Here is a simple example: \documentclass[a4paper]{scrreprt} ...
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Asymmetric “enlarge x limits” in pgfplots

I need to specify different "enlarge x limits" for the lower and upper axis extrema. Something like enlarge x limits={{value=0.2,upper}, {value=0.4,lower}} does not work however. Any ideas? Using xmin ...
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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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How do I change font in pgfplots with plain XeTeX?

I have tried: \font\figfn="Myriad Pro:mapping=tex-text" at 8pt \input tikz \tikzset{font=\figfn} \input pgfplots \pgfplotsset{ width=\hsize, compat=1.3, every axis label={font=\figfn}, tick ...
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How to prevent pgfplots from using the 10^n notation for axis ticks

When creating a plot like this one \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis} \addplot coordinates { ...
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Rectangle around data points in pgfplots

If I have some data points in a pgfplot, how can I draw a rectangle around them, with the rectangle using the same coordinate system as the points? I've included an example which does not work below. ...
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Adding values to pgfplot legend

As a follow-up to my earlier question (here), here is a question that is perhaps a little more latex than gnuplot. having used gnuplot and pgfplots to generate a fitted curve, is there an easy way to ...
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Non-linear curve fitting with gnuplot

I am trying to use gnuplot with pgfplots in TexShop, following on from an example by Martin H in the comments here. I can get the data points in OK, and plot them but the fit (red line) does not seem ...
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Pgfplots: how to fill the area under a curve with oblique lines (hatching) as a pattern?

I want to hatch the area under a curve (graph of a function) with oblique lines on an interval (to illustrate the function's integral on that interval). This can be done elegantly in gnuplot... ...
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How to get the domain for the line of best fit w/pgfplots to be all real numbers?

Although I already worked around this problem by finding the x-intercept with the linear regression equation I calculated w/gnuplot, I'm still curious to know how pgfplots can do it without me ...
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Is there a package that provides graphing in the style of Ed Tufte?

I have recently started using the tufte-latex package for various science writing and, while I love the package generally, am dismayed that it does not include the ability to produce graphics (charts, ...
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Specifying a domain and pgfplots

I'm making a graph with pgfplots with a specific domain, but the graph's domain (both x and y) are not changing. I'm reading through the pgfplots manual and I think I'm doing the right thing except ...
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PGFplots skip the first row of a table on which there are NaN values. Why?

Suppose to have a file .dat like this: -4.8767000e+000 -2.9142000e-001 NaN NaN NaN NaN -3.9017000e+000 -4.1404000e-001 NaN ...
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Problems by enlarging tex memory [closed]

I have a problem with the tex memory while using pgfplots and a very huge dataset in Ubuntu. Under Windows with MikTeX I have the following settings and the texfile compile without any problems: ...
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Cut-off cone in TikZ

How would I draw the following cone using TikZ? I have no clue how to incorporate the "cut-off". I want to draw a picture of the cone given by the points (y, t) for y in R^d and t in (0, infty) such ...
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PGFPlot - Missing values in table data

I am using PGFPlot with external table data. However, some values are missing for some plots. This causes data in column 2 does not exists error. Is there a way to solve this. The value does not ...
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pgfplots axis descriptions from file

I was wondering if there is any way to make pgfplots read the xlabel and ylabel from a file. This is similar to this question Using Labels from a File in PGFplot but I'd like to read the column ...
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How to fill area under plot using a color map?

I have one diagram showing a function f(x,y) like imshow does, and a second diagram that shows the probability distribution P(f). Find below an image of the situation. The code for the plot at the ...
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baseline of custom marks in pgfplots

I'm trying to plot some intervals with pgfplots and wanted to use a custom mark for upper and lower bound. I planned doing this by using a "V" for the upper bound and a "^" for the lower bound ...
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pgfplot: Pin drawn on top of ybar stacked plot

I need to label some components of a stacked bar plot in pgfplot, and I would like the pin to be visible to the center (rather than the edge). I believe it is currently being drawn to the center of ...
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How to emphasize within a listing two successive identifiers separated by a space?

I have this pgfplots code that I want to put in a lstlisting environment: \pgfplotsset{ every axis x label/.append style = { font = \small }, every axis y label/.append style = { ...
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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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pgfplots: stacked plots using absolute values instead of relative

I would like to use absolute coordinates instead of relative values when using a ybar stacked plot. Is this possible? I know I can just reformat my data to be relative, but it sounds like pgfplots ...
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Problem plotting histogram using pgfplots package

The following code plots a histogram using pgfplots. \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat=newest} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \centering ...