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Drawing spherical harmonics with pst-3dplot

For my lecture notes in theoretical physics (namely quantum mechanics) I'm trying to visualize the spherical harmonics. I got Mathematica to plot them an this is what I did: ...
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How to draw two intersecting graphs?

I want to make the following figure. My efforts are: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \usetikzlibrary{calc,shadings} \usepackage{pgfplots} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} ...
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Quality of R plots in LaTeX [closed]

In R, I use par to prepare four boxplots (using boxplot) as a single image, which I save with the png() command. This image is included in a LaTeX document with \includegraphics. I have experimented ...
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how to draw plots without data in tikz?

I want to draw this plot. I know how to do it with data. But here I don't have any data. And I want to draw this. How would I do it?
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How to run gnuplot/latex from inside texshop?

I was able to write a piece of code that drew a graph in gnuplot and then using tikz embedded that into my TeX document and run it via Texshop. I am not able to do that anymore. I need to run ...
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how to create an histogram with a string label using pgfplots?

Dear i try to generate an histogram / barplot result.csv: overlap,hit,organism 100,274,Unknowns 100,228,Coccomyxa subellipsoidea 100,11,Eukaryota -500,153,Unknowns -500,145,Coccomyxa subellipsoidea ...
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How to draw dash-dotted curves using MetaPost?

Is it possible to (easily) draw dash-dotted curves in MetaPost, i.e. curves that alternate between a dash and a dot? For either dashed or dotted curves, I use the draw command and end it with dashed ...
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Plots going to the wrong page [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Keeping tables/figures close to where they are mentioned In the end of a section, I added two plots and. So, I finished this section and started a new one. However, this ...
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Multiple plots under a same caption error

I want to plot multiple figures under a same caption but the code doesn't work. This code doesn't appeared in plot: \begin{figure}[htp] \centering \subfloat[a]{% ...
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Multiple Plot query under a same caption with different labales problem [closed]

I have 6 figures and I want to plot them under a same caption with different labels. I have tried two codes for plotting but they are not working. Codes: \begin{figure}[htp] \centering ...
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pgfplots - Placing Nodes on x Coordinates of a Plot

I want to plot some graphs in pgfplots and want to place nodes on the exact same x coordinate of the plot. The position of the note has to be set in x direction but free in y direction. Here is one ...
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Winbugs plots in latex

I conducted a bayesian analysis and obtained some plots in winbugs. Does any one how to put the history graphs in WinBUGS in Latex? I could not save the plots as pdf.
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Tikz plots distorted mark

Consider the following code: \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{plotmarks} \begin{document} \tikz{\draw (0,0) -- plot[mark=o] (0.5,0) -- (1,0);} \end{document} It seems ...
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Multiple subfigures not appearing on the same line

Multiple figures under a single caption. I have tried a code to put two images in a together under a same caption. The subfigures do not appear on the same line. The code is : ...
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Plot functions and their point of intersection

We are plotting three functions as follows \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[enlargelimits=false] \addplot[domain=0:1,blue] {(1-x)/5}; ...
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Pgfplots contour gnuplot crazy labels

This is driving me mad. I am tryng to create some contour plots, but I get them full of labels, so that they are unreadable! I can't even see the lines or read the values because they are too much. I ...
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Scaled ticks with ymin and ymax

For a publication I am preparing multiple plots with PGFPlots and would like to have them all look alike, i.e. having the same axis and identical ticks. For this I intended to use ymin and ymax, but ...
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Is there any good XY plot tools using latex [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Comparison of plotting packages? Let us say I have x-axis data and the corresponding y-axis data. I was wondering if latex had any graphing abilities. I might want to ...
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LaTex Pgfplots Two axes 1 legend [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Using a pgfplots-style legend in a plain-old tikzpicture I'm trying to accomplish this: I have a plot with two y-axes. The first y has two plots, the second has one. I ...
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How can I make plots with TikZ which look like the new Mathematica 9 plots

The new Mathematica 9 is out! I would love to know how to make similar plots to the one's advertized, particularly the following: and Here is a simple plot to get started. %& -shell-escape ...
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How to plot data from a CSV file using tikz and csvsimple?

Here is a minimal example : \begin{filecontents*}{data.csv} a,b,c,d 1,4,5,1 2,3,1,5 3,5,6,1 4,1,4,9 5,3,4,7 \end{filecontents*} \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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How to plot the graph below?

May I know how to draw the graph as shown below? below is a code I have try but with look and feel that is quite far away from the example: \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[ legend pos=north ...
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Calculate function with integers as input and plotting

I'd like to plot the function 1/2*x(x+1) in for integer values ranging from 3 to 20 and in particular I'd like the function to be plotted in those points. I have managed to create the following graph ...
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Drawing timeline

I have a dataset which consists of repeating events over time. Each event takes an arbitrary amount of time. I could plot this using gnuplot but am unable to produce correct keys because of the ...
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Plot non-continuous function with TikZ

How can I plot a non-continuous function with TikZ (using continuous lines for continous stretches of the function and dashed lines for discontinuities)? Does anybody know an efficient method?
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pgfplots plots function not correct

This code \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat=newest} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis} \addplot [domain=15:30, samples=1000] ...
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pgfplots: how to set default number of samples?

For most of the functions I have to plot with \addplot of pgfplots, I have to set [samples=200] to make them look smooth enough. I was wondering if there is some option to set the default sample ...
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What is an appropriate way of plotting a number as a function of year?

I am trying to plot a certain number as a function of year for different entities. In this example, it is the number of missions to the Moon for different agencies per year. What I have come up with ...
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Create xkcd style diagram in TeX

The unique style of the diagrams at xkcd has an informative but nice hand-drawn touch. I guess they are actually drawn by hand but just recently on our partner site for Mathematica someone asked how ...
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How to plot atan(x), sqrt(x) using PSTricks?

For example, this code works: \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage{pstricks} \usepackage{pst-plot} \begin{document} \begin{pspicture}(-5,-5)(5,5) \psgrid[griddots=10,gridlabels=0pt, subgriddiv=0, ...
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Curve synthesis - Adding many (mostly piecewise linear) curves

It's a follow-up to a previous question. If I could have a macro out of the solution over there, it would have been great but then I couldn't make it. The following code (to be added to the one in ...
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Curve synthesis - Adding two curves to get another one

Case 1: Let's say I have a few coordinates (A), (B), (C), (W), (X), (Y), and (Z) (possibily obtained through intersection, rotation, and whatnots). I draw two piecewise linear curves through (A), ...
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Draw outside axis with pgfplots

I have the following diagram, and would like to extend the red line so it crosses the axes and goes on for a bit at the start and the end like in the second picture, but I would like the red and blue ...
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Making the y-axis range of a plot have more values in some parts

For the MWE below: \documentclass{report} \usepackage[left=2.5cm,right=2cm,top=2cm,bottom=2cm]{geometry} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{pgfplots} \begin{document} \begin{figure}[H] ...
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Plotting a straight line to the peak point of a graph

For the MWE below: \documentclass{report} \usepackage[left=2.5cm,right=2cm,top=2cm,bottom=2cm]{geometry} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{pgfplots} ...
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How to plot coordinate between two xticks?

I want to plot some data using pgfplot. Here is a code I have written: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat = 1.3} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[ ...
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TikZ: How to draw a sine curve in 3D?

I know how to draw a sine curve in TikZ and I know how to rotate it in the plane of the paper. I would now like to draw a sine curve that oscillates in the depth of the paper - to give the impression ...
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draw a plot with point

i try to draw something like this : to do that i have write some code using tikz,unfortunately i dont get what i want \documentclass{report} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{automata,topaths} ...
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Tikz / pgfplot: plot Alternating Sequence

Is there any possibility to plot an alternating sequence? Picture: Alternating sequence: I don't need exacly the same output as above. I tried the following: \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[ ...
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TikZ plot: centering and units on axis

I have the following. I'm trying to center the plot and putting \begin{center} around the TikZ image does not work. Also I'm trying to change the units of the x-axis. The x-axis is used to ...
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TikZ: bars width and size of plot

This is a followup on my previous question. I have tried to plot my data and I see the following now. Would it be possible to define the size of the area that is used for the plot? I have tried to ...
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TikZ: plot datapoints with bars

I'm currently generating data files which have points as follows 5 1 3 2 2 1.4 ... Each line 2 values of which the first is indicating the time and the second some value. I'm currently (as I'm ...
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Floor function plot with TikZ

I can't seem to figure out why, but TikZ isn't properly plotting the floor function. Here is my code: \begin{tikzpicture}[xscale=1,yscale=1] \draw[step=.5cm,gray,very thin] (0,0) grid (8,8); ...
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Problems with including a tikz tex file generated by Octave (MatLab clone)

I have plotted a figure in Octave and printed it as a TikZ figure (see the device option) to a tex file called comparison_tikz.tex, and I have imported it into my document with the line ...
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Animated plotting with LaTex?

I am not a LaTeX pro, that's why I don't know if the following is possible and how I could do it. I have a graphic (a plot, jpg) and it shows a time series. I know in PowerPoint it is possible that ...
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How to put auto width to floatingfigure?

I'm trying to wrap an generated graphic with text. But I cannot find what I have to put instead of 6cm in \begin{floatingfigure}[l]{6cm} to let LaTeX designate correct width like it does with height. ...
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Better way of embedding OpenOffice plots into LaTeX?

Right now, I create plots in the spreadsheet, copy them to OpenOffice Draw, save as images, and then put them (as images) into my .tex file. But that leads to problems with resolution (labels too ...
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How can I place numbers into marks of a plot?

I have the following plot with this latex-source: \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{plotmarks} %%%< \usepackage{verbatim} \usepackage[active,tightpage]{preview} ...
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TikZ: plot data files with spaces in path

I tried to plot a data file with spaces is the file path. \draw[line width=0.4mm] plot[] file{/home/schlumpf/test folder/daten.txt}; My problem is the space in the file path. How can I plot this ...
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How to generate stem plots with TikZ like stem() in Matlab?

Given a set of (x,y) coordinates stored in a file, how could I generate a stem plot from those coordinates? I would like to achieve something similar as the matlab's stem function: ...