{pgfplotstable} is a package that can read, parse, modify or generate tables. Data is provided via either external files or inline code. It also serves as the data handler of the graphics package {pgfplots}.

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Adding units to pgfplotstable header

I am plotting a table using a semicolon separated .csv file and pgfplotstable. The table shows up fine, but i need to have units within the head of the table. like this: what I have looks like ...
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Read boxplot prepared values from a table

Update: Is there any possibility of drawing two box plots this way using a single datatable as in the updated MWE below? I'm trying to use pgfplots 1.8's shiny new boxplot feature. As I am also ...
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Decimal number in axis tick using: “x tick=data” [duplicate]

I have found the following problem during the building of an histogram: \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{/pgf/number format/use comma,compat=newest} ...
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PGFplots and table with different number of elements in columns

I am trying to plot a table where I have different number of elements in the columns. In the MWE, the pairs (x1,y1),...,(x4,y4) all have different number of elements, can I use PGFplots in such ...
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Assign initial value to \pgfmathaccuma

I cannot assign zero initially to \pgfmathaccuma and \pgfmathaccumb. It gives this error: ! Missing number, treated as zero. Then I press s to skip. However, \pgfmathaccumb is always empty! I want ...
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Changing the default file path for \addplot table {myfile}

Is there a way to add a file path prefix (ideally defined by a key) to the "argument" of \addplot table. Something like \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{% table file ...
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pgfplots: Displaying a bar graph and a table from the same input file

I try to display on one Beamer slide a bar graph and a table with numbers taken from the same input file (to avoid repetition when copying the data). For now, I am stuck on this error message: ...
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Dynamically add row depending on the values using PgfplotsTable

Consider the rows in table testdataExisting.dat: If type=0, vala must be put in a row. valb should not be displayed. If type=1, vala must be put in a row and valb must be put in the subsequent row ...
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Define error bar color in scatter class

I'm using scatter/classes to define color and markers for a plot, and I would like to specify the error bar color this way as well (to match the marker color). I have seen the error bar colors in ...
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pgfplotstable: Why does `postproc cell content` not work properly when used within a style?

I use pgfplotstable and want to post-format a specific column. Among other things I need to duplicate its content. My problem is that postproc cell content works fine as a direct parameter to ...
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pgfplotstableread fails to read the input file

I am trying to typeset two different tables in a moderately large document. The data for the tables are written as comma-separated values in two different .csv files. I am including the different ...
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Splitting a row into several rows in pgfplotstable

I have data set as follows: id vala valb 1 24 75 2 56 87 In this data set, there are two value types: vala and valb. The number of types may change, it can be three, four, etc. I ...
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Use \textquotedbl in repeating cells in pgfplotstable

I have Table 1. Repeating values in consecutive cells of a column should be replaced with \textquotedbl as in Table 2. Also \textquotedbl should be aligned centered according to column width although ...
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\sffamily with \pgfplotstable

I'm trying to create a table using pgfplotstable. It works almost fine, just asking myself why \sffamily in front of \pgfplotstabletypeset is not working.
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Postprocess row with pgfplotstable

I am trying to surround all elements in a specific table row with square brackets, using postproc cell content in pgfplotstable. As shown in the MWE, it works well for processing a column, but not ...
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Expanding a macro into a long list for use with pgfplotstable

Failing again to get macros to work. I have the following M(n)WE \documentclass[10pt]{article} \usepackage{pgfplotstable} \begin{document} \xdef\mydef{ \foreach \a/\b in ...
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How to remove multiply-defined label in pgfplotstable using longtable

I need to add caption to a longtable possibly with a label to reference in text, however SIAM format fails when it encounters multiply-defined labels because of the repeated caption. Is there an easy ...
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Excluding every nth row in pgfplotstable

I need to exclude every 0th, 3rd, 6th ... row from a table. \pgfmathparse{Mod(#1, 3) == 0} did not work inside row predicate/.code={}, it gives following error: ! Package PGF Math Error: Sorry, the ...
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Align pgfplotstabletypeset and plot left and right

I can't get the plot and the pgfplotstabletypeset to align so that they are right next to each other. Is this possible at all? Please help me. This is what it looks like at the moment: This is my ...
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Postprocessing floating point numbers

A computed column, columnWithFloatingPointNumbers, is added to the table, \table. Then I am trying to compute geometric mean of this newly-added column. However I get this error: ! Package PGF Math ...
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Postprocessing pgfplotstable results using siunitx

I am trying to use the \num command from siunitx inside a table made with pgfplotstable, because I need the format given by siunitx with \sisetup{scientific-notation = true} and all the advantages of ...
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pgfplotstable: read gnuplot generated table and typeset

I am new to pgfplotstable, I am trying to read gnuplot exported table in pgfplotstable. gnuplot script: set samples 91 set table "file.dat" set angles degrees plot [0:90] sin(x),cos(x),tan(x); ...
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Force re-reading a data file

I have a data file from which I want to plot odd/even rows seperately, in the same axis. But the table options seem to apply only once, when reading in the data, which only happens once per axis (i.e. ...
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pgfplots and linear regression with semilogyaxis

I would like to add a linear regression line to my plot. The MWE is: \begin{document} \pgfplotstableread{ Year ICumCDP 2008 3.73E-07 2009 3.35E-07 2010 2.01E-07 2011 3.88E-07 2012 1.36E-06 ...
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How to use only mathematical input in the first column with pgfplotstable

I can use a mix of text and mathematical input in the first column of a table generated with pgfplots with no problem, and also mathematical input in, e.g. the last column, as this mwe shows: ...
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Pgfplotstable and multirow

In the following example, I'm trying to typeset a table using pgfplotstable with an every even row rule. Is there a way to deactivate it for some given columns ? Or alternatively, is there a way to ...
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pgfplotstable error: missing \endcsname inserted [closed]

I'm getting strange errors with pgfplotstable: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat=1.7} ...
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Continue long table beside on the same page

I have a datatable in a CSV file and print it with pgfplotstable. I can split long datatables by making pgfplotstable use longtable instead of tabular environment; so far so good. My problem is that ...
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How to make pgfplotstable read tables with macros

I want to migrate my tables to pgfplotstables. I used to have a macro for the rows of my tables, partly, because Kile used to. So currently, my tables more or less look like: oldtable: ...
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The index of head row doesn't begin with 1

This seems a very simple question, but I cannot find an answer. I have a very simple CSV file and I want to make a LaTeX table from it. tiny.csv -1, 1, -1, 1 2, 4, 6, 8 3, 9, 27, 81 LaTeX file ...
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Sorting according to more than one key in pgfplotstable

Is it possible to sort rows of a pgfplotstable according to multiple keys? For example, input file is as follows: Mtx Kind P Sp A LP 16 4.2 C OPT 16 72.5 A LP 64 20.3 B OPT 16 ...
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line-breaking inside multirow environment in a pgfplotstable

I want to combine two string columns into one column. The contents of the columns should be in two lines, i.e., first column's content must be in the first row of the combined column and second ...
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String annotations to scatter plot coming from a different file

I am trying to adapt the setup to be found in this question. to the case where the names are in a different file. The main motivation is to have the same names for several plots and to be able to ...
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Stacked chart in TeX (added up line loads)

I've got a problem with finding the correct way or commands to make a nice plot in TeX, even with some basic experience in pgf/TikZ. Imagine a weight distribution with start- and stop values and a ...
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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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Parametrized Column Names for Pgfplotstable inside a Macro

I use same table format for several data files, so I have written a macro named \tableMacro. The problem is: I need to include different columns in different tables. I want to parametrize columns={} ...
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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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using data column as “axis” in table with pgfplotstable

I'm new to pgfplots/pgfplotstable and got the following problem. I got a datafile like the following I use for plotting with pgfplots: P1 P2 Value 1 1 0.00000000000e+00 1 2 1.00000000000e-02 1 3 ...
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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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pgfplotstable: Conditional post-processing of cell content on a per-column basis

I am trying to add an asterisk to the content of certain cells depending on the cell's content (essentially, adding a marker for significant p-values) but I am having trouble trying to do so on a ...
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Using Hashtag in macro

I had a problem putting the column headers in bold (in a table of course) using pgfplotstable. You can see the problem here I found a way to work arround that. It isn't generic as I wanted it to be, ...
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Pgfplotstable header in bold

I want to create a table using the pgfplotstable package. I've managed to get 95% of the formatting I want using the following: \usepackage{pgfplotstable} \usepackage{booktabs} % global settings ...
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Is there an easy way to change the column order of a pgfplotstable?

I am aware of Rearrange data in pgfplotstable but I was hoping for a kind of one-pass solution that doesn't spread the table over so many commands but is rather self-contained within ...
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Filter rows from a table

I have a large table that contains results for many instances, and I want to make separate tables and plots grouped by one (or more) field. In this minimal working example, I want to make a table and ...
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How to use tikzexternal? [closed]

I use some huge file to plot and for this I changed the tex conf file to increase memory that works. But I would like use instead external memory for this I try to use tikzexternal. But I fail. MWE ...
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Can't load file for bar plot

I have the following: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} \usepackage{pgfplotstable} \usepackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents}{testdata.csv} Probe Mittelwert ...
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How can I create a 3D Manhattan bar chart? [duplicate]

I have some data which I would like to visualize. This data are 3-tuples of integers: (Threads,Sum,# of occurences) (1,2,20) (1,7,18) (1,100,25) (2,7,15) (4,103,24) I would like to visualize this ...
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Heatmap of a triangular matrix (or a sparse matrix)

So let me first of all shamelessly steal heatmap code from this answer to Drawing heatmaps using TikZ \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{colortbl} \usepackage{pgfplots} \usepackage{pgfplotstable} ...
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elementwise division of two columns loaded from different files [duplicate]

My next question follows on Sum up rows from different data files where I asked how to sum up the data from different files. In this case I have e.g. two data files, consisting of m (here e.g. m=3) ...