{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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Clipping 3D plots using pgfplots

This is a follow-up question to Plotting a function on a triangular domain using tikz. I am interested in plotting three functions on a triangular domain, specifically x*y ...
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pgfplots mistake with label

i have a problem with my graph. i can't figure out why latex puts this into my description. i had to specify the xticklabels manually. but latex still gives me that number on that position. i'd like ...
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legend problem in highlighting a data plot

I followed the tips on highlighting in data plots at http://www.howtotex.com/tips-tricks/highlighting-in-tikz-plots/ The highlighting does not work well with \addlegendentry. A MWE is shown below. ...
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How to get two data series in tikz plot?

How do I create a second data series from the code below? I have tried separating the two curves with curly brackets but it was not the correct code. \begin{figure}[h!tp] \centering ...
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How to make this bar plot visible?

I am trying to visualize about 21 data points, each which gives a different value for 3 different tasks, so there are 63 unique values to plot. I have tried using pgfplots colored bar plot, but I ...
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Printing a title below the y-axis

I have a graph of two lines. Below the y-axis and centered about the y-axis, I would like to put "Graph of lines in the case $e=f=1$" in a box. "Graph of lines" above "in the case $e=f=1$." Here is ...
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Exclude from fill. It works, but WHY?

I need to create a plot with an area filled outside a circle. Because the filled area has to be colored with 2 different colors, simply applying the odd-even rule did not work. This, it worked for one ...
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Adding label to a pgfplot

How can one include a label on the x-axis of a pgfplot. Below is a MWE. What I desire is simply to have the label -0.7 indicated on the x axis. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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Plotting a function on a triangular domain using pgfplots

I would like to draw a function on a triangular domain using tikz. For example, I would like to draw the function x*y on (-1, -1) -- (-1, 1) -- (1, -1). This is a MWE for the rectangular domain (-1, ...
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Reverse Axes of pgfplots Ternary Plot

I am trying to make a ternary plot, however the default axis is opposite of what I need to accomplish. Here is an example: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat=1.9} ...
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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 tikzpicture node to the right of axis is cut

I have a piecewise-defined function and would like a describing node to the right end of it. Unfortunately the node is cut and not visible using this code: \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[ ...
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Labeling only one tick mark but having other tick marks on x-axis

The code provided has pgfplots mark 5 tick marks on the x-axis (at increments of 5 starting at 5). I would like to have only one extra tick mark labeled - the one at 2. \documentclass[10pt]{amsart} ...
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Externalizing figures in consistent size

I'm using pgfplots to plot figures, then I'm using the externalize library to output standalone pdfs, which I include in another document. The problem is that the outputted standalone figures have ...
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Moving one tick mark on y-axis to the right of the y-axis while keeping others to the left of y-axis

I have a plot for the function y = 15x - (1/4)x^{3}. I am labeling the local maximum value of the function with 20\sqrt{5} on the y-axis. I also have other tick marks on the y-axis. I want the ...
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pgfplot: centering the axis above the caption without trimming axes

is there a stable way to center the axis (without the axis label) above a figure caption without trimming the axis with \begin{tikzpicture}[trim axis left, trim axis right] ? Trimming the axis ...
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Centre plot inside a node (Sigmoid Neural Node) [on hold]

Essentially I want to make a graph topology of a neural network. Since I have different type of nodes (rbf, sigmoid, linear) I want them to have in the node a shape of the function, something almost ...
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pgfplots very small Y values

I need to plot the following function: ...
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Text projection onto plane in 3D pgf plots

I'd like to have text that appears as though it's written "on" one of the walls of a 3D tikz plot. MWE: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz,pgfplots} \usetikzlibrary{positioning,3d} ...
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Big data surface plots: Call gnuplot from tikz to generate bitmap and include automatically?

Motivation I have large numerical data files, that I would like to create density (surface) plots of. Since they are very big, we can rule out a few possibilities such as to plot them directly with ...
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pgfplots “every quiver plot” style key?

I would like to add the same set of options to every pgfplots “quiver plot”. PGFPlots provides style like every axis plot to add to every plot, but quiver plots are created inside a quiver={...} ...
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combined legend for a pgfplots layered style plot

Based on a question and the answer I have provided for it; now I have a question about adding legend to a plot which is made by means of the layered feature of the pgfplots. As far as the legend ...
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pgfplots cannot read file

I am trying to use package pgfplots to read data from a file. This code is compiled on MacTeX 2014 under OSX 10.8. Here is a snippet from the file in question: etotal.dat T Y 0.7618 0.060 ...
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Rectangular Approximation Method (Riemann Sums) Diagrams

Does anyone know how to make relatively simple diagrams like the images below? Is there a some sort of "template" I could use perhaps? I'd like to code my Calculus notes but I'm not sure how to make ...
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cannot combine \foreach and \draw

I just cannot debug this code. After typesetting it keeps on giving the error of: "Undefined Control Sequence" When individually coding rectangles for each set of coordinates the code works though, ...
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Pgfplots externalizing figures: (inconsistent) white borders

I'm using the external library \usepgfplotslibrary{external} \tikzexternalize[prefix=tikz_figures/] to externalize my figures from one document and include them in another. The problem is that the ...
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Draw closed section of sphere using pgfplots

I want to draw a section of a sphere to represent its volume. I have currently got the following: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat=1.11} \begin{document} ...
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How can I add a reasonable padding to this bar chart?

I’m trying to add a uniform padding to all sides of this bar chart. In a different answer on tex.SE I have found the following code, however, I wasn’t able to find values for xmin and enlarge x to ...
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Invoke gnuplot through pgfplots to get a matrixplot

I have a code which gets two parameters and depending on them the code has different runtimes what I want to illustrate in a matrix plot. I'm writing the thesis in LaTeX the obvious method for me, ...
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Reducing space between annotation text and the line in a pin (PGFplots)

I need to reduce the distance between annotation text and the line which together form a conventional pin in pgfplots, see the figure below. Could anybody help me with this, please? MWE: ...
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pfgplots: customize annotation for one point

I have the following scatter plot: \documentclass[class=elsarticle]{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[ enlargelimits=0.2, xlabel=Depth, ...
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fillbetween from pgfplots does not work inside groupplots

MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} \usepackage{pgfplotstable} \pgfplotsset{compat=newest} \usepgfplotslibrary{groupplots} \usepgfplotslibrary{fillbetween} \usepackage{filecontents} ...
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pgfplots figures in publications

Journals usually ask for the figures in a publication to be in some specific formats (e.g. eps, svg, tiff etc). Now that I have used pgfplots to make all the figures in my article, what is the best ...
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How to make a longitudinal sine wave shading with pgfplots?

At the moment I use TikZ shadings to show up longitudinal waves in my document like this: The shading is white where the sine is –1 and blue where the sine equals 1. This looks ok, but ...
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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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Removing multiple scaling factors in pgfplots

I would like to place a single scaling factor in the top left corner, which seems to be default normally, instead of having factors of 10^n at every y axis tick. In other words, I would like to ...
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Draw cosine and sine function with periods 1?

I want to draw $\sin(2\pi x) and $\cos 2 \pi x$ $\in [3/4, 5/4]$ in the same coordinate system. How do I do this ? \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[domain=3/4:5/4,legend pos=outer north east] ...
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How to group box plots in pgf / tikz?

Grouping bar charts is easily done using pgf / tikz, e.g., \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[ width = 0.85*\textwidth, height = 4cm, major x tick style = transparent, ...
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Figure plot using pgfplots

Please help me code this figure in LaTeX. I am a beginner in LaTeX.
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Reducing the white space about a tick mark

I have two tick marks on the x-axis: -\sqrt{3} and \sqrt{3}. I have shifted both of them horizontally to reduce the amount of the sketch of the function they obscure. (I used the option axis on top.) ...
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Add circle to Smith chart using PGF

I'm using the Smithchart library with PGF/TikZ, and I'm trying to add a simple circle in the middle of the chart. However, the circle is plotted using the "smithchart coordinate system" so it looks ...
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Compactifying histogram at empty tick values

I have the following histogram: \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[ x tick label style={ /pgf/number format/1000 sep=}, ylabel=Throughput, enlargelimits=0.15, legend style={at={(0.5,-0.15)}, ...
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Plot histogram and add already fitted density function

I want to combine a histogram with a probability density function. Following the advise of Jake drawing a histogram drawing a gamma density function My plan now is to combine the two in one plot, ...
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Enable a default static frame for incompatible browsers with the animate package

I am working on a document where I want to embed animations using the animate package. A minimal compilable example of such would be the following: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} ...
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Multiple plots with error bars

I want to plot two graphs with error bars from an external file. The data file contains the columns x, y1, y1+, y1-, y2, y2+, y2-, where y1+ etc. are the error bars for the corresponding y-values. ...
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How to create a large table with Pgfplots and string entries?

I tried to hack this here for a larger case but it is firing errors. What is causing the too many columns error and is Pgfplots ideal for this kind of table generation? Goal: table that I am trying ...
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Drawing bonds between atoms with pgfplots

I'm trying to draw a molecule using pgfplots. I have successfully drawn the atoms with the code below: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat=1.9} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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Problem with plotting 3d plot in Latex, I have a sample Matlab plot

I have a Matlab plot shown below which I want to replicate in Latex. The data for Matlab is: i_whole=[ 0 0 0 0 0 3.7000 3.8000 3.8000 4.2000 3.7000 ...
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Moving one tick mark on the x-axis leftward

I want to move one extra tick mark on the x-axis leftward by about 2pt. I have tried using the spacing command \hspace*{-2pt} before the label and \hspace*{2pt} after the label. The tick mark is not ...
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Interpolate grid data to obtain 3d smooth surface

I use this code \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat=newest} \begin{document} \pgfplotsset{ ytick={0,0.2,...,1}, xtick={0,0.2,...,1}, xlabel={$x$}, ylabel={$y$}, ...