{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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Problem with snake ticks in pgfplots for bell shaped normal distribution

I want to draw two sided created region for normal distribution (see figure below). I have issue with snake ticks proper alignment and area looks suspicious to me. Am I missing something here? Any ...
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Create standalone pictures

I am trying to write a sample code to be used as a template to generate pictures that will be latter included in a paper. At this stage, the pictures are only plots. I have the following code. But it ...
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Fading of horizontal lines is impossible?

The path fading option in TikZ is obviously not working for horizontal lines. For plotting constant functions as well as for drawing a line between two points. Making them slightly tilted solves the ...
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External graphics and tikz externalize won't work together

I am using the tikz library external a lot and with success - so far. Now, I need to import an external file (eps, png, pdf... I don't care), and add the axes. I know I can do this with \addplot ...
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read strings from csv file for usage as figure meta data

I got the following problem, I use pgfplots(table) to generate plots and tables in my latex document from generated data. I would like to read additional information from a metadata file. The reason ...
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pgfplots: get color setting from table

I want to plot multiple lines using pgfplots. Each of the lines should have a color, depending on the group it belongs to. In the example attached, a table is provided, containing all the ...
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tikz plots alignment

I'm trying to produce a figure using \begin{figure} \centering \makebox[\columnwidth]{\input{try1.tikz}} \makebox[\columnwidth]{\input{try2.tikz}} \end{figure} The files try1.tikz and try2.tikz ...
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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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How to draw horizontal(row) legend without the surronding rectangle?

I found the following code to manually draw legend, but it produces vertical(column) legend. How to draw it horizontally? I don't want surrounding rectangle also. \documentclass{article} ...
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How to switch x- and y-axes?

Is there a simple way to switch the x- and y-axes, so that the x-axis becomes the vertical axis? \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis} \addplot+[domain=0:10]{1.2*0.000001*(0.2*(x*1000)^2 + 700*x*1000 + ...
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How to manually draw horizontal legend and place it correctly in tikz?

This is my tikz code to draw some plots. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz,subfig} \begin{document} \begin{figure} \centering \subfloat[Iteration Domain for a Tile]{ ...
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How to ensure equal font sizes in all included TikZ/pgfplots figures?

I would like to have many tikzpictures in my document. Since each tikzpicture has its own size, I don't know how to manage the font size among all the pictures. Some of tikzpictures are of size ...
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pgfplot — label, referencing and caption

I've the following pgfplot: \begin{center} \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[ xlabel = Number of threads (\#), ylabel = Task completion time (seconds), ...
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Adjustable absolute axis labels in pgfplots

How can I use absolutely placed y labels, but still adjust the absolute placement? In the below example, I want to be able to get the two plots to align exactly, including the y labels. If I add ...
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Grouped bar chart

I'm trying to construct a grouped bar chart and have three questions I can't seem to find the answer to: 1) How do I modify the spacings between the groups? Or at least make sure that no bars are ...
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How can I force the pgfplots coordinate system and the tikz coordinate system to match and why do they not match by default?

I plot a function with pgfplots and want to combine it with some simple \draw commands from tikz. But to my suprise the coordinate systems seem not to match. The rectangle drawn ranges from x=-10 up ...
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Bounding box calculation in groupplots suddenly fails? [closed]

Suddenly some graphs changed in my documents. I have not the slightest idea what changed but as of today the bounding box calculation for some plots created in pgfplots is going haywire. My MWE looks ...
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Multiple Labels on X coordinate when using symbolic coordinate [closed]

I am using pgfplots to plot bar charts; when I try to use symbolic labelling for the x coordinates, I get the labels repeating. Any ideas why, the snippet is below. \begin{figure}[!h] \centering ...
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Multiple axis discontinuities with pgfplots [duplicate]

I want to show narrow segments out of a large spectrum. Since it is one spectrum, I want to use one single plot, but hide the irrelevant parts. To make clear that I show disconnected parts, I want to ...
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How to generate a separate legend picture?

I want to generate a tikzpicture which only contains the legends, and not the plots themselves. I use the following code and it returns an error: ! Package pgfplots Error: Sorry, the supplied plot ...
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How to draw an additional line over an existing TikZ figure?

\documentclass[border=5mm] {standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots, pgfplotstable} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \pgfplotstableread{ % Read the data into a table macro Label First Second ...
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Problem in increasing the distance between labels in contour plot in a TikZ picture

I am having problem in increasing the distance between the labels in a contour plot in a TikZ picture. I tried a value from 10 to 10000 for the key contour/label distanc just to have only one label on ...
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Draw group line error

How draw group line works? I tryed to use this example, but when chaged the index it gives me an error: Undefined control sequence \end{axis} CODE: \documentclass[conference]{IEEEtran} ...
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Increase the X length of a tikzpicture [duplicate]

This is the code that i'm using (Thanks to percusse in here): \documentclass[conference]{IEEEtran} \usepackage{lipsum} %<-- For dummy text \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat=1.7} ...
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Problem in modifying contour label style in pgfplots

I am trying to modify the contour label style in a TikZ picture. I would like to have the label values in the format 0.0 instead of being integers. The following code produces a picture in which ...
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Plotting functions with parameters from an external file using gnuplot/pgfplots/pgfplotstable

If I have a table, how can I get the table values and use them as parameters for plotting in pgfplots in gnuplot? In particular, how can multiple curves be plotted with the same functional form from ...
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Legend position & bad x ticks scale

I'm currently experimenting tikz-pgf, but facing some strong behaviour. How is it possible to have only 1 legend for a groupplot? Why is the scale 10^(-3) appearing below the first plot? Here is ...
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Axis ticks in radians in polar pgfplots

I am using the polar library with pgfplots to plot a graph like this: \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{polaraxis} \addplot[mark = none, domain = 0.4:12, samples = 600, data cs = polarrad]{sin(x)}; ...
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Problem in adjusting contour label color and numbr of samples in pgfplot

I am trying to create a contour plot using TikZ. I have two questions: How can I change the contour labels color to all black? Is it normal that gnuplot responds slow for creating smoother contour ...
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pgfplots - Provide a detailed plot inside the main plot

I have a main plot and inside it I would like to add a smaller plot that offers a higher level of detail. A rough illustration of the above is: Notice that the smaller plot provides a more ...
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PGFPLOTS coordinate filtering as a style?

I am using pgfplots to make plots for my thesis, and I have many scatter plots that I want to have consistent formatting. I am controlling the shape and color of the scatter plot marks with two ...
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Horizontal waterfall chart with labels for each bar

I've looked through similar questions here and here, but I'm still stuck. Basically what I'm trying to achieve is this plus bar labels: I have two problems: 1) My code sucks. Right now the y-axis ...
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Tikzpicture in a two column way using a one column .cls template

I'm using a .cls IEEEtran from IEEE available here http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html; and all document is in two columns. I'm ploting using pgfplots a ...
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In pgfplots, font=\small throws undefined control sequence [duplicate]

I would like to reduce the label font size in a pgfplot. When I do x tick label style={rotate=90, anchor=east}, the file compiles, when I do x tick label style={font=\small,rotate=90, anchor=east}, ...
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Omitting a range when plotting with pgfplots [duplicate]

I have to plot data of the following format: year,value1 -10000000,10 0,10 1890,10 1900,50 1930,500 1970,1500 2000,4000 Using standard pgfplots I do this: \documentclass{article} ...
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Lines missing in the graph

The code \pgfplotsset{mystyle/.style={mark=none}} \begin{figure}[t!] \resizebox{.4\textwidth}{!}{\begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[title=QWS Dataset, legend pos=outer north east, ...
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Naming 3D axes in pgfplots

I want to label the axes in a 3D plot with pgfplots. Using the anchors .right of origin and .above origin, I can label the axes as "x" and "y" in 2D with ease. In 3D, the labels must be tweaked to ...
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Axis label placement in 3d plot far out but why?

I want to plot a dataset in a 3D pgfplots graph. It looks like a good start but somehow the label placement is far out. Boiling it down to a MWE did not give me any hints how to get the labels back in ...
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How can I integrate matplotlib plots with pgfplots?

The python plotting library matplotlib will by default add margins to any plot that it generates. They can be reduced to a certain degree through some options of savefig(), namely bbox_inches='tight' ...
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Time plot with pgfplots [duplicate]

I tried to plot this type of data x y 00:00 99.42 00:15 99.44 00:30 99.41 00:45 99.37 01:00 99.00 01:15 99.29 01:30 99.51 01:45 99.58 02:00 99.49 02:15 99.50 ...
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How to omit non-integer x-axis ticks in pgfplots?

The following figure has annoying x ticks at 0.5, 1.5 and 2.5. Non-integer values have no interpretation for my purpose. Question: How can I get pgfplots to exclude non-integer x-axis ticks? ...
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Plotting Normal distribution in pgfplots

I'm trying to reproduce the following diagram in TikZ and pgfplots. My MWE with regenerated graph is below: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \begin{document} ...
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Automatically choosing preset color schemes in pgfplots based on number of entries

This is really more of a question to satisfy personal curiosity than to solve a real problem. When choosing the colour schemes for my plots, I try to select colours that will work well with the ...
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Does anyone know if the listed prerequisites for TikZ's pgfplots package are slightly off?

Does anyone (not to specifically ask Christian) know if the prerequisite PGF/TikZ version listed in the PGFPlots manual is off by a bit? I've been trying to use \tikzset{external/mode=list and make} ...
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Remove border around area legend rectangle

I have a legend with the option area legend to draw a little rectangle in the legend instead of a line segment. There is a border around the rectangle I would like to either remove or make the same ...
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Use of rnd in pgfplots

The following code fails to compile due to the use of rnd: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz,pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{width=7cm,compat=1.3} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis} ...
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Undefined control sequence: \pgfplots@data@xmin

I am trying to use Jake's excellent Tufte y bar chart style but I am getting an ! Undefined control sequence. <argument> {rel axis cs:0,0}-|{axis cs:\pgfplots ...
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Align plots in pgfplots

Can somebody help me? I try to align two plots horizontally in pgfplots! In the preamble I have: MWE* \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{pgfplots,subcaption} \pgfplotsset{ compat=1.7, ...
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How to plot circular polarized electromagnetic wave

I am searching for a solution to get nice looking circular polarized waves in my latex document. My goal is to get a graph that looks like this: I do not want the graph to be animated but I can not ...
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ytick pgfplot issue

I have the following latex code but unfortunately cannot get the ytick to be of my choice. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{pgfplots} \begin{document} \begin{center} ...