{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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Plotting data from set of files in pgfplots

I have a large number of files containing xy-data that I would like to plot in one plot. I know I can do that manually and bit by bit which is ok for only several files, but not for larger numbers. ...
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pgfplots: symbolic coordinates with line skipping

I am trying to skip lines inside the symbolic X coordinates of the following pgfplots Bar Chart : \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{color} \usepackage{amsmath, ...
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How can I mark a point in a pgfplot and make sure its visible (on top of the plot)?

Recently, I have TikZ'ed the following image for Wikipedia (see file) I would like to mark the green dot like it was done here: I've tried a couple of different things, but no matter what I did ...
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TikZ/PGF 3.0 datavisualization vs pgfplots

To follow-up on a previous question TikZ datavisualization or pgfplots?, the current release of TikZ 3.0 has a flexible datavisualization engine that creates the same kind of plots as the more mature ...
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How can I place a node relative to a legend?

I'd like to place custom formatted nodes relative to the legend in a plot. The answer to Placing node relative to legend is a solution per se, but related to op's actual intent so it isn't helpful to ...
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Conversion of big “amount” of seconds into HH:MM:SS when plotting timeseries with pgfplots

My aim is to plot a timeseries (experimental data) using pgfplots in LaTeX (pdfLaTeX, TexLive on Mac). The data I'm using is seperated with semicolons (columnwise) and has the following structure: -- ...
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Incorrect plot using Pgfplots

I'm trying to plot a function with pgfplots for LaTeX. Unfortunately, pgfplots plots the function incorrectly. Here is the LaTeX code I use: \begin{figure}[H] \centering \begin{tikzpicture} ...
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Problem with documentclass memoir + pgfplots from data file

I'm using the documentclass memoir and I want to make a plot from a file.dat of two rows, nothing special. But I keep getting that pgfplots could not open the file. The point is that if I make a new ...
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Very fancy bar chart

Just wonder if this could be done with tikz? I know I should provide at least a MWE, but I am new to latex and have absolutely no idea where to start. MWE (Addition by HK) ...
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Spectrum colormap for multiple curves

I have been using matlab2tikz to generate a lot of my plots, but I am finding it struggling at this particular job so would like to inquire about how to do it properly in pgfplots / tikz. Essentially ...
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Filling an angle arc with a pattern

Consider an angle (on a plane) with the vertex O, the initial side (ray1) and the terminal side (ray2). Assume the measure of this angle is less than 360 degrees. (There are two such angles.) ...
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Overlapping ticks and figure not centered with matlab2tikz

See the printscreen. What I want is that the figure is centered, now that is not the case with using \setlength\figurewidth{1.0\textwidth}. Besides that the ticks with negative signs on the x-axis are ...
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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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TikZ nodes in pgfplots saved for later use, but locations mismatch

I really need a quick advice dealing with the answer given by sdaau. See this question. Actually I have a follow-up question regarding the given solution. This works actually pretty fine, but the ...
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create bar chart from select table row(s) for select column

The code below creates a bar chart but does not use the included data table. I would like to create the chart for an arbitrary year by specifying the year and using the table. Possible? ...
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Riemann sum with pgfplots — can't seem to make graph look right

I'm trying to reproduce something like this with the function x^-1, but no matter what options I try, I can't seem to make the graph look correct. This is my current code: ...
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Setting zmin/zmax in groupplot confuses colorbar creation (colorbar is 3d)

When using groupplots and setting zmin and/or zmax in the groupplot environment manually, pgfplots generates a (broken) 3d legend: I assume the issue is that groupplot passes the zmin/zmax settings ...
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Hatching a rectangle leads to solid line in beamer

I would like to indicate an inequality constraint using a hatched pattern. This is to be done in a pgfplot, that is itself part of a beamer frame. Here is an MWE: \documentclass{beamer} ...
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pgfplots: How to fix the number of yticks?

With max space between ticks= it is possible to set space between ticks, but I would like to setup the number of ticks, so all my graphs will look similar. I would be happy with 4 ticks, so if y vary ...
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`pgfmathresult` in a command

The following code doesn't work : \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \usetikzlibrary{positioning, calc} \newcommand\machin{ \pgfmathparse{1} \pgfmathresult } ...
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How to plot scatter points using pgfplots with color defined from table rgb values?

I am trying to plot a set of data points (scatter points not linked to each other), where each point has a different color. The color definition is given by predefined rgb values written in the same ...
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Using a pgfplots-style legend in a plain-old tikzpicture

I am using a plain-old tikzpicture to produce a pie-chart-like plot. Now, all other plots in my paper are handled using pgfplots (which doesn't do pie charts) and have their legend typeset by ...
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Use just a specific range of a colormap or shading in tikz

I'd like to create an image with tikz that uses just a part of a predefined colormap or shading. More precisley, if I have e.g. the jet-colormap I like to create several rectangles that use the ...
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How to draw a scatter chart with multiple columns of metadata+labels?

I want to print a scatter chart and color the nodes according to a column in the data file. The problem is, point meta already is used for other data. This is the class of the point, either ONE or ...
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How can I change format of number's axis on pgfplots

I want to change format of x or y number in green box of below graph .
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Specify legend entry as \addplot option?

Somehow, specifying the legend entry for each \addplot using the separate command \addlegendentry bothers me... I'm not sure why, probably because my sense of order says that the legend entry belongs ...
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Creating performance profiles

A performance profile is a kind of plot used in the optimization community; here below is an example from http://www.gamsworld.com/performance. For an introduction, see Section 22.4 of Higham and ...
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two variables foreach loop problem

I want to draw a pulse train on which I write some information like the corresponding angle, etc... But I think I've got a problem with the two variables foreach loop because I can't even compile ...
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pgfplots error using matlab2tikz

I am trying to plot a matlab figure in latex file. so i use this matlab2tikz function. It works really well, until I try to add some customised text on the figure before converting it to tikz file, ...
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tikz/pgfplots advanced z-order axis/grid

Is it possible to have both the axis on top and the grid on the very bottom (or somewhere in between some other planes/lines/...) of a plot? Example figure with axis on top=true but the grid on top ...
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Why do I get black areas instead of pattern fills when compiling with xelatex? [duplicate]

I want to draw this picture with TikZ. I've used the following code. But the outcome was not good (fig1). While the Fig 2 is the correct form. I do not know where is the problem? My texlive version ...
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normalizing graphs in pgfplots

Suppose you have multiple graphs in a pgfplot whose y ranges are [0 y1] [0 y2] etc, y1 < y2 < .... I want to divide all graphs by max(yi), so that the plot would be in the y range [0 1] (but ...
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How to put the values of each bar in a pgfplots bar chart inside the bar itself?

I have this: \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[ ybar = 0.6, width=1.2\textwidth, height=0.4\textheight, enlarge x limits = 0.2, bar width=16pt, title={Instance els19 with 1\% max error}, legend ...
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How can I horizontally align the bars of two barplots

I would like to align the clusters of the two barplots of the figure below. For instance, I would like that the cluster of "Program-2" on the second bar appeared just below the "Program-2" cluster ...
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Forcing graphic, table, plot .. out of page boundary

I am very new to latex, so this question might be very basic. However, I have been searching the whole evening, so either I don't know how to google this effectively, or what I am trying to do is not ...
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Pgfplot barplot with cluster of stackedbars

How can I create a pgfplot that have two stacked ybar for each "point in x axis" ? I wan't something like this: I already have a graph that have one stacked bar for each x point. Some hint on how ...
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pgfplots: How to remove all axis lines of polaraxis?

I need to draw a polar coordinate system without border lines. Adding axis lines=none (without star) to pgfplot's polaraxis argument list blanks out the coordinate system completely (including grid ...
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How can I make axis lines connected and make axis be over the plot?

I've just put a lot of effort in the following tikz image for Wikiepdia (see commons link): However, there are two small things that I can't get fixed: When you look at the bottom left corner ...
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How to get multiple plots of particular functions?

I'm trying to understand how I can get multiple plots from a set of functions to be plotted in the same window without the clutter; i.e., border, axes, grid, whatever... For example, say I want the ...
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PGF stacked bar graph not drawn correctly

I am having problem with the following code which is supposed to produce a simple stacked graph. \documentclass[tikz,border=2pt]{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} ...
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stacking negative value for ybar

I would like my ybars to be stacked the same way positively than negatively. It works for positive values but not for negative ones. On the given example, ThirdCol should be stacked negatively. Any ...
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Stacked bar plot with explicit axis domain

I have a data table which contains positive and negative values for different categories (columns) as input. I want to visualize these values by a stacked bar plot, which shows a stacked bar plot for ...
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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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Relative coordinates in pgfplots across multiple table plots

This is a follow up question to this one: Use pgfplots \addplot plot coordinates with relative coordinates Is it also possible to have the relative coordinates across multiple plots? For example if ...
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Warning for TeX main capacity exceeded when loading files with \pgfplotstableread

I am loading quite a few data files via \pgfplotstableread, but do not further use them via pgfplots. I just kept them in the preamble and switched to plotting them in a standalone document. But now ...
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multiple colormaps

I would like to define multiple colormaps. But when I try this \pgfplotsset{ colormap={something}{ color(0cm)=(blue); color(1cm)=(orange!75!red) } colormap={somethingelse}{ color(0cm)=(white); ...
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Fourier transform visualization in 3D [duplicate]

I want to plot this (based on this image from Wikipedia): As far I get this: \documentclass[tikz,border={20pt}]{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat=1.10} % ...
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XeLaTeX and TikZ - how do I ensure my PDFs are using the CMYK color model?

The place I want to print my document at needs the PDF to be provided in CMYK. The document is mostly text, except for a few graphs and plots which are done in TikZ or pgfplots. As suggested in this ...
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axis y line*=right does not move ylabel to right

When I recompile this code from the pgfplots gallery (example_291.tex), I get the following graph which clearly does not move the ylabel to the right for the second axis ...
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Second iteration - Is there a way to clear paths previously defined with name path global in TikZ

In realtion to this pretty old question (back 3 years from now) Is there a way to clear paths previously defined with name path global in TikZ? I would like to know, whether there is actually a nice ...