{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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Add break node to plot in pgfplots

I was able to 'break' the vertical axis using pgfplots, but some issues came along with it: Most importantly, I can't find how to add the 'break sign' (the two parallel lines) to my plot as well, ...
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Special effects in TikZ leads to unprintable PDF

So I recently made a picture of the Mexican Hat Potential (related to the Brout-Englert-Higgs Mechanism of particle physics). I am more than satisfied with the graph and everything, but I noticed ...
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Enlarge limits to nearest tick

I'm using pgfplots to auto-plot a number of datasets. The x-axis is in this case not to be enlarged. I'm using enlarge y limits, to get a clearer view of the data, but i would like it to scale to the ...
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Group style key does not work in pgfplotsset

When I want to set a style using groupplot, I will do something like this: \begin{groupplot}[ group style={ group size=1 by 2, vertical sep=1cm, }, ] However, I've found that if I try ...
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How to add marks to all graphs at certain y level

I'd like to add markers to my plots only at certain y levels. How to do this for certain x levels is obvious, I didn't manage to do it inversley though. What I have (equi-x): What I want is ...
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Let ymin be at most 0

I would like to make a graph of some points, where ymin is at most 0. By default, ymin is the value of the lowest point in the graph. I would like to let ymin be the value of the lowest point or 0 if ...
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Tikzscale, trim axis left/right, and externalizing

tikzscale and trim axis do not play well together, with the produced figure being larger than requested because it ignores the size of the labels. I was wondering whether it is possible to use both ...
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Using pgfplots and gnuplot and compiling with output-directory

I would like to use the pgfplots package along with gnuplot. However, I cannot get this to work if I compile using the -output-directory option. For example, if I have the following MWE: ...
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Decorate pgfplots mesh

In my quest to solve this question I'm trying to see if I can decorate a mesh-plot by drawing many circles or maybe rectangles with a radius determined by \pgfplotspointmetatransformed. But I can't ...
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Setting Folder for Data pgfplots in LyX

I'm trying to get a figure in my LaTeX document, but I struggle to set the search-path I use \addplot[blue] table {invcum.dat}; from the example, however it keeps saying ! Package pgfplots Error: ...
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pgfplots skip hours

For my current project, I need to display a series of percentage changes in a plot. This is the code I have so far \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat=1.11} ...
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pgfplots groupplot: fillbetween breaks alignment of plots

I recently (foolishly) updated all my TeXlive packages, including pgfplots (from 1.10 to 1.11). I now have an issue with the groupplots and fillbetween libraries, where using the fillbetween library ...
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Create violine plots

I use pgfplots for most of my plots. Now I need to add a violin plot. Is this possible with pgfplots or any other package?
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Flip x and y axis of ternary graph

I am trying to reproduce the USDA Soil Triangle. To do so, I would need to flip the x and y axis of the default pgfplots-ternary. I understand, that I could switch my inputs (don't really want to do ...
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pgfplots: howto read touchstone files (s1p, s2p, s3p,…)

With pgfplots you can simply create nice plots that seamlessly integrate into your tikz figure. As a high frequency engineer you will inevitably use a network analyzer to measure S-parameters. The de ...
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Pgfplots histogram with density less than one

I want to plot two histograms over each other in order to compare densities of two different datasets. The problem is that the second dataset has less observations than the first one, and I want its ...
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Decorating a PGFPlots bar graph with Tikz decorations

Update :- This appears to be a problem in which nodes near coords are handled by PGFPlots and incompatibility with Tikz decorations and fading library. I simply commented the nodes near coords line ...
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Multiple ternary plots and pie charts in pgfplots

I'm trying to plot lots of ternary plots and pie charts. Ideally it should look smth like this: The pie-chart (ternary plot) on the left-hand side serves as an explanation of what is happening, ...
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Problems with pgfplots, loops inside tikzpicture and reading from files

I was trying to implement this method (How to import ASCII coordinates to TikZ) to import coordinates and draw them, but I am having this problem Undefined control sequence \end{tikzpicture} Extra }, ...
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pgfplots: Plot only parts of table and in “random” order

I have been lurking around stackexchange for a long time and so far been able to find solutions for my newbie problems but now I'm really stuck! My problem is probably not that complicated, yet a bit ...
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Convolve two 2D Gaussians using tikzfading - intensity issues

I would like to visualize the convolution of two 2D Gaussians (or something looking similar). To do this, I declare them in a tikzfadingfrompicture environment. However, to get the desired result and ...
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drawing lines using polar axis coordinate system in pgfplots

I would like to draw arrows with polar axis notation in a pgfplots figure that has Cartesian axes with the draw command: \draw[->] (polar axis cs:radius=1, angle=30) -- (polar axis cs:radius=2, ...
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using bar chart to compare two groups of data, how to draw one node (showing the ratio) per two bars?

I have two groups of data, you can think of them as one control group and one treatment group, and each data point shows the system's performance under certain parameter x. Now for each value of ...
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pgfplots: percentages and endvalues in stacked ybar

I have two questions regarding the pgfplots package. I have attached the source code I worked on. There are two features I am not able to realize: I would like to put the total value (sum of the ...
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How can I display negative error bars in a logarithmic plot using pgfplots?

I have error bars representing 95% confidence intervals in a logarithmic plot. Some of the error bars extend to negative numbers for which the logarithm is undefined, so pgfplots simply drops the bar ...
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Drawing Cross Sections of (Contours over) Torus

I have this simple torus \begin{figure} \begin{center} \begin{pspicture}(-6,-4)(6,4) \psset{viewpoint=30 10 25 rtp2xyz,Decran=30,lightsrc=viewpoint} \psSolid[object=tore,r1=2.5,r0=1.0,ngrid=36 ...
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How to label areas in pgfplots fillbetween library

Is there any simple way put a label say $A$ roughly at the "center" of an area created by the pgfplots fillbetween library? Take for example the following example: \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} ...
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PGFPLOTS Graph with many x values for the same y label

I am trying to create a diagram with PGFPLOTS like this: This is my data file: SN STAR PLANET R RU RL 1 51 Peg b 0.0521068 0.000868447 0.000868447 2 55 Cnc b 0.113377 ...
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pgfplot - how to make horizontal error bars

Hello I would like to add horizontal error bars to my plot, that's picture is below. There is code of my plot \begin{tikzpicture}[thick,scale=1, every node/.style={transform shape},trim axis left, ...
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Automatically positioning a legend relative to multiple plots in groupplots

This question deals with centered legend placement in a set of plots aligned with groupplots. However, as the OP stated in a comment, the (accepted) solution requires some hand tweaking. I suspect ...
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PGF: draw longitudinal arcs in 3D axis environment

I want to draw a sphere, similar to the first one here: http://www.texample.net/tikz/examples/map-projections/ But - of course - different. This is, what I did so far: The dashed lines are behind ...
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TikZ binomial distribution plus Gaussian approximation

My intention is to draw the probability function of a binomial distribution with trials = 20 and probability = 0,4. Then i wanna add the curve of an approximate gaussian curve in the same plot. How ...
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PGFplots 3D: Axis labels are placed “in the middle” of axis instead at the tip

I would like to use the "center"-style for axis and place the label of the axis near the arrow tip. It works in 2D but in 3D the labels for the x and y axis are placed at very weird places. See the ...
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Custom column intervals in a PGFPlots histogram

Is is possible to give columns in a PGFPlots histogram custom interval of different sizes? Eg. I would like my histogram to have five columns over these intervals: [-100,-50[ [-50,0[ [0,1[ [1,50[ ...
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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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How to draw the vectors from point to point

I have the file "gradmethod.dat" that contains the values ​​of the 3D coordinates: "gradmethod.dat" is 0.4166337995 -0.0003214561 0.1735863062 0.0036860331 0.0076438475 0.0014742969 ...
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pgfplot error bar in foreground

I would like to get the error-bar of the lower y-bar ontop of the stacked bar. Which command can I use to get the error bar to the foreground? Thank you in advance. ...
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\addplot table with input filename relative

I include plots using matlab2tikz to generate tikz-files. There was a nice feature added which enables external datasets. A file plot.tikz is generated with the following code (unnecessary code is ...
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Pgfplots: How do I make a style with consistent width while using `axis equal image=true`?

Workaround: If I set height very large, the width of the resulting plot is what I want and the resulting height is no more than it needs to be. In my case, I can set height=11in, which is the height ...
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Creating a tornado plot with pgf and force a break in one of the horizontal bars

To display a sensitivity analysis I want to produce a Tornado plot. In the plot a specific base case value is compared to the values produced after changing parameters in the model. I started from ...
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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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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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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 draw stacked /vastellated bar charts

i want to draw a chart like this (Chart / Image taken from here): First of all: How is this type of diagram called? By searching "stacked bar chart" in google, I cannot find charts like this. My ...
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Barchart, Boxplot Data Table PGF Math Errors from mixed format inline data

My code for a horizontal bar chart with a summarizing boxplot is coming together, but I still have a nagging PGF Math problem if I try to plot the boxplot values, which are commented out at the bottom ...
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pgfplots - How can I increase TeX's capacity for plotting large datasets? (TeX Live on Windows)

There are several questions and replies on this topic, yet so far I haven't found one which reliably details the steps for TeX Live and TeXstudio on Windows. Of course the editor might be an ...
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using gnuplot to plot data from a file

I am trying to plot some data using pgfplots, but the data are so extensive that the maximum capacity is reached. I get the error: TeX capacity exceeded, sorry [main memory size=3000000]. What can I ...
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How to automatically optimize the PDF output of TiKZ externalize?

I use pgfplots with externalization for generating plots in my document. For heavy plots the output PDF for a figure can grow to few hundred KB. I used Adobe Acrobat to optimize the PDFs which ...
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External PDF from pgfplots contains several pages when with floatrow

Plotting with pgfplots and the external library creates the single PDFs for every plot as wanted. But every of those PDFs contains several pages, each showing the same plot. Sometimes there are three ...
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Generating Gantt Charts for process scheduling

I am trying to create a gantt chart for my thesis on blocking analysis. I know of the pgfgantt package for generating gantt charts. But this package generates charts for normal schedules, what I need ...