{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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Two ordinates - gray tick lines overlay black axis line

I want to plot two data series with different y-coordinates over the same x. Therefore a second ordinate is drawn with a second axis environment. When I now limit the range to be drawn, the gray tick ...
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Legend entry not showing correct image

I don't know why the legend does not reflect the correct image for its respective entry. I want the last two entries to just show the marker and not the line (dashed line). I set the last two to just ...
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Compute average value of a column with pgfplots

Based on the famous example to create a new column containing the min/max/avg... value of one column, I was wondering how to compute the average value and then to use it as a float variable in a ...
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Add the letter of a subfigure to each axis in a tikzpicture

Is there a possibility to add a letter/number to each axis (without additional text) in a tikzpicture generated by matlab2tikz script, maybe with a \subcaption? Because of the lack of space, it would ...
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How to plot the graph so that it doesn't touch the y-axis?

I have the following code and I would like to know what changes should I do so that the graph doesn't touch the y-axis: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} ...
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Adding arrows to axes using pgfplots

Using axis lines=middle in the brackets after \begin{axis}, I can get arrows to appear on the x and y axes of a graph in the positive but not the negative direction. How do I add arrows in the ...
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Change arrow type in custom style in pgfplots

I tried to define a custom style for my plots in pgfplots \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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Forcing a common z-scale in a surface groupplot

I've come across some similar questions, but not this exact one. And nothing I've tried has been able to achieve precisely what I'm looking for. I have a groupplot that contains two overhead views ...
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'Dimension too large' in `loglogaxis` plot

I constructed a macro to annotate slopes of graphs by means of triangles in a loglogaxis. It works fine for small slopes, but for large slopes I get a Dimension too large error. Minimum working ...
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arcsin x function in pgfplots with normal axis

This is my code for asin x (picture on the left): \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[domain = -1:1, samples = 500] \addplot[color = red] {asin(x)/180*pi}; \end{axis} \end{tikzpicture} ...
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Am I properly inserting legends in groupplots? Labels “multiply defined”

I have a few places in my document where I use groupplot to insert several figures, but I only want one legend as it's common to them all. I've done this using legend to name=foo and then, after the ...
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Skip “Inf” values when plotting data with pgfplots

I know that with pgfplots you can skip "unbounded coords", but latex only accepts "nan", "inf" and "-inf" (and actually different capitalization for "nan" also) as the unbounded coords. My data ...
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Changing number precision on y-axes

When I try to plot this: \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[% scale=1.5, max space between ticks=25, ticklabel style={font=\scriptsize}, axis lines = middle, xmin=-8000, xmax=9000, ...
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pgfplot: adjust legend style and add several paths

I read the pgfplots manual the whole day, but unfortunately I am not able to achieve the following: (1) legend style: make the legend-equation align left and modify the rectangular box to another ...
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pgfplots fillbetween doesn't work with newenvironment

Here is a minimal nonworking example: % preamble \documentclass[class=minimal,border=0pt]{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat=1.12} ...
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Stacked ybar problem

The figure I'm looking to reproduce is the following: I have been able to produce a stacked ybar chart before by using coordinates by following the examples given in the pgfplots manual chapter ...
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Plot data row-wise with pgfplots

I have some data stored to file, that I would like to plot with pgfplots. The data is stored row-wise, that is the file looks something like this: a 1 2 3 4 5 b 6 7 8 9 0 c 2 4 6 8 0 ... ...
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How to remove the border in axis with pgfplot?

As illustrated in the circle in the image, there's a little gap between the 0 and the border. How can I remove that little gap? MWE Sample code to generate above plot % in preamble ...
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Problem connecting nodes from and axis environment and using /tikz/scale

Consider this almost-MWE: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{pgfplots}\pgfplotsset{compat=1.9} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}[] \begin{axis}[clip=false, width=12cm, ...
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How to plot with TiKz the following performance?

I would like to plot some percentages as lines. So I tried the following: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat=1.12} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} ...
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Unable to typeset LaTeX maths characters in pgfplotstable table header

I am typsetting a simple table with pgfplotstable and attempting to include units in the headers. I've noticed that certain math macros e.g. \circ or \gamma (2 random test cases) fail to typeset. When ...
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How to disable the spaces before the first bar and after the last bar?

\documentclass{article} \usepackage[adobefonts]{ctex} %支持中文就靠这一行了 \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage[active,xetex,tightpage]{preview} %这一行有改动,将pdftex换成xetex ...
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Point meta not working for for coordinates plot, example page 186 PGFplots manual Revision 1.12 (2015/01/31)

On page 186 of the PGFplots manual Revision 1.12 (2015/01/31) an example of the use of point meta is given: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} ...
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pgfplots: figure too large

I have a problem with pgfplots and it took me a while to strip down my problem to the minimum. I try to add two lines and fill the area between them. The curves have points outside of the axis area. ...
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Log mode of short X-axis pfgplots

I'm trying to obtain this graph (made in Origin): Both axes in log scale. This is MWE: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \usepgfplotslibrary{units} \begin{document} ...
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Problem with legend on a 2 y-axis line & ybar figure

I cannot seem to figure out a way to switch the legend symbol to the ybar symbol in a two y-axis plot. Here is a minimal working example of my problem Which yields this: So the only problem with ...
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Why does pgfplots's “current plot style” throw an error even when it works?

I managed to produce the following diagram with pgfplots and TikZ: This is exactly how I want it to look. The following M(-ish)WE reproduces the diagram: \documentclass{article} ...
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How can I add/translate points in axis cs?

I don't seem to have a problem placing a coordinate in the axis coordinate system, and translating in the x direction seems to work as expected also. But as soon as I try to translate in the y ...
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How to plot with tikz without graduations in the axis?

I'm trying to plot a function with tikz and let the plot as clean as possible, but I can't remove the lines along the axis. Can anyone help with this? \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[ axis ...
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How to change the tick labels of extra ticks in a loglog plot made with pgfplots?

I am trying to make the tick labels of extra ticks of a loglog axis (ie in the MWE, extra x ticks={.5}),consistent with the "log ticks with fixed point", the general format of the label ticks in the ...
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aligning plots in pgf plots and a couple other associated questions

I am fumbling my way through pgfplots. I have 3 plots on a page. I have a few issues: The bars in the plots are floating above the axes to various degrees. How do I anchor the bars down to the axis? ...
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Y-tick labels on the right side, y-axis label on the left

Is there a way to only move the y-tick labels to the right? The option yticklabel pos=right automatically moves the axis-label, too. Here a MWE of how the axis-label is also moved: ...
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Drawing lines half the thickness of the default thickness [closed]

In the following code, two triangles are drawn - one is the reflection of the other across the line y=x. I would like to have a line, with the command \draw[loosely dash dot], drawn either half or a ...
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A triangle not being plotted

I have the code for a triangle on the Cartesian plane. There seems to be two commands that TikZ is not able to compile. The first line is \addplot[samples=501,dashed,domain=1:3] {3,x}; which should ...
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PGFPlot equally spaced coordinates

how can i make the plot that the provided x-coordinates are separated visually with the same distance. So instead of 0 500 1000 1500 2000 there should be 0 10 20 50 100 200 ... and the second thing ...
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How to make Loop?

I need to make for loop analog in LaTeX. My code has following form \documentclass[9pt]{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{pgfplots} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}[scale=1.2, font=\tiny] ...
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Bar chart using pgfplots with both positive and negative bars

I am trying to create a bar chart with both positive and negative stacked bars. However, my negative bar doesn't appear/it is hidden behind the positive bars. How should I change the settings to make ...
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Only one xlabel for matrix of plots in pgfplots

I am looking for a way to make only one xlabel for a matrix of plots with pgfplots. My current plot looks like this and would like a xlabel where the red circle is drawn. The code for the plot is ...
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Linear Regression with symbolic x-coordinates

I have been having difficulty with this problem for a few days now so I'm hoping you can come to my aid. I am trying to create a line of linear regression for a very small chart using pgfplots. ...
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pgfplots is skipping first ytickslabel from file

Rendering the MWE below pgfplots skips the first 'Adiff' label of the CSV. I'm sure this is a no-brainer and easy karma points for experienced pgfplots users, but I am stomped. ...
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pgfplots with gnuplot: 3d-surface/mesh plot and problems with number of samples

I want to plot a 3d-surface/mesh of a given function via 'gnuplot'. Of course the smoothness of the surface depends on the number of samples. But here I run into a small problem. Take the following ...
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Label faceted surf in pgfplots

I have a series of X,Y,Z points and like to create a discrete surf plot and label each point. I am using \addplot3[surf...] to generate the plot but I can't figure out how to label the colors. I don' ...
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pgfplots: Why does samples quantity has such effect on the shape of the plot?

By varying the value of the samples in drawing such plot in pgfplots, the shape of the plots changes so much; is it because of some instability in drawing plots or the function has such behaviour? ...
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PGFPLOTS: How To Put \addplot boxplot prepared Inside Macro Definition

I have a need to wrap the `\addplot [boxplot prepared]' inside a macro to greatly save typing. It seems simple enough, but the devil is in the details with macro expansion issues. Is this doable given ...
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How to deal with large numbers in chart axis labels

I am using pgfplots to visualize my experimental results, but some of the experimental results have very large numbers ($10^18-10^19$ for example). The way pgfplots deals with them is that, it puts a ...
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Fix group bar chart spacing

Consider the following MWE \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} \usepackage{lmodern} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat=newest} \usepackage{pgfplotstable} \begin{document} ...
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Is it possible to plot non-numerical data alongside normal data in a normal plot?

I'd like to try and plot non-numerical data to indicate some information for the usual numerical data. The former would then help understand the latter. So in the MWE, it is only one column of extra ...
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“Dimension too large” while working with serial date numbers

I export plots using matlab2tikz and pgfplots from MATLAB to TeX. Most of my plots contain "serial date numbers", which are the days since January 0, 0000. As you can guess, the numbers get quite ...
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How can I renew /pgfplots/xmin (and the other 3 values) after a coordinate transformation?

I use "hybrid" coordinates made out of \ymin and raw x- and y-values. It's pretty comfortable to use, thanks to Gonzalo: \newcommand{\getpgfkey}[1]{\pgfkeysvalueof{/pgfplots/#1}} ...
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Half filled circle marker

How can I draw a half filled circle on my axis. I would like the marker to be at the origin and be filled on the left half of the circle. \documentclass[12pt,]{article} \usepackage{graphicx} ...