PSTricks is a set of macros that allow the inclusion of PostScript code (e.g. drawings) directly inside (La)TeX code. This tag is compatible with the tag {diagrams}.

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What makes my line get shifted to the left when I invoke \LoadConstants?

In the beginning I use the following code. So far so good. \documentclass[pstricks,border=12pt]{standalone} \usepackage{multido} \usepackage[nomessages]{fp} \def\LoadConstants{} ...
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What is the TikZ equivalent for the following PSTricks code? Drawing a free fall diagram

I want to learn TikZ using "learn by example" approach because this way helps me to save time by skipping unnecessary concepts. I have made an example, it is a free fall diagram in PSTricks as ...
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How to create a new converting operator?

The following trivial example illustrates my objective to create a converting operator ptcm (pt to cm). Unfortunately, it produces errors in TeX world as opposed to PS world. \documentclass{beamer} ...
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What makes clipping with starred graphics object and its dual produce different result?

Based on the following taken from pstricks.tex, \def\solid@star{% \if@star \pslinewidth=\z@ \psdoublelinefalse \def\pslinestyle{none}% \def\psk@fillstyle{\psfs@solid}% ...
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Negative bar values using psbarchart [closed]

I'm plotting a barchart using pst-bar and \psaxes[axesstyle=frame,Ox=0,Oy=-1,Dx=1,labels=y,ticks=y](0,-1)(17,5) \psbarchart[barstyle={red,blue,green},chartstyle=stack]{\data} I have some negative ...
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What makes showgrid=true or showgrid=top displace my clip to the right?

The following code is trivial but important to show the problem. When I activate the showgrid with true or top option, my graphics object gets shifted to right as shown in the following animation. ...
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Clipping with PSTricks

Consider the following example. Code \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pstricks-add} \begin{document} \begin{figure} \psset{unit=0.05} \begin{pspicture}(120,216) ...
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Plot graph with axis discontinuities in PSTricks

Consider the following. Code \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pst-coil,pstricks-add} \begin{document} \psset{xunit=0.8,yunit=0.6} \begin{pspicture}(13,14) \pszigzag[coilheight=0.3](0,0)(2,0) ...
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Code improvement for PSTricks figure

Consider the following example. Code \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pstricks-add} \begin{document} \def\laengde{60 } \psset{unit=0.04} \begin{pspicture}(260,260) \pnode(0,0){P1} \pnode(!0 ...
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Use TeX Gyre fonts with latex+dvips+ps2pdf

I want to use the TeX Gyre fonts (especially the Pagella and Pagella Math) with LaTeX+dvips+ps2pdf. In the future I want to use this for PSTricks but first I've to solve my font problems. I use this ...
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Make lines disappear, pst-solides3D [duplicate]

I'm drawing the following cylinder which represents a water flowing and cooling down \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{article} \usepackage{pstricks} \usepackage{auto-pst-pdf} \usepackage{pst-solides3d} ...
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Rindler coordinate chart (family of parametric curves) in TikZ

Is it possible to make a plot like this with TikZ or other drawing packages? This plot visualizes a two parameter family of curves, given by T = x Sinh(t) X = x Cosh(t) The pink curves are ...
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How to prevent preview from discarding my PostScript constants defined in the preamble?

Considerations: I have to use beamer document class to create a step-by-step tutorial. I have to use preview package to trim everything outside pspicture. Using standalone document class is not ...
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Shape driven formatting

I'm not exactly sure how to call it, so I've had a hard time search for it online. What I have is a solid block of text. What I want is to change the formatting of part of this block of text (make it ...
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3D figure with pst-3Dplot

I'm trying to plot a simple math function in 3D using the package pst-3dplot. The function is z = 1/(1+a*exp(-b*y)) * (c * (1 - exp(d*x)) * (1 - exp(e*(x-f)))). I tried the following: ...
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Draw 3D lines between points with PSTricks

Consider the following exmaple: Code \documentclass{article} \usepackage{auto-pst-pdf,pst-solides3d} \begin{document} \begin{figure} \psset{ viewpoint=15 -30 11, Decran=10 } ...
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How to adjust the arrow head tip of a bezier curve?

I want to adjust the arrow head tip of a bezier curve on the left such that it looks like the one on the right. As there is no \ncbezier or \pcbezier available, I cannot use nodesep to adjust it. ...
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PSTricks code cannot compile

First: The title is not good; feel free to change it to something appropriate. Code Consider the following MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{auto-pst-pdf,pst-poly,pstricks-add} ...
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Gradient filling with PSTricks

Consider the following: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pstricks-add} \begin{document} \begin{figure} \centering \begin{pspicture}(2.4,0.6) \rput(1.2,0.25){Springboldene} % ...
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What is the easiest way to automatically keep the fluid surface horizontal and the liquid's volume conserved when the container is rotated?

I have a symmetric container (a hollow object of revolution) that is partially filled with liquid. When we rotate the container about any axis perpendicular to our display, the surface of liquid must ...
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plotting graphs with dspPlot functions

I have tried plotting graphs with dspPlot as explained by Prof. Paolo Prandoni and Prof. Martin Vetterli in their site but failed. They have run the following code to generate curve in their DSP book ...
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I am using algebraic option but why must I specify some constants that are only needed for expressions written in RPN?

Please consider \pstVerb{/#2 \csname#2\endcsname\space def} in the following code snippet. \newcommand\const[3][3]{% \edef\next{round(#3}% ...
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2D surface on a 3D surface plot external data in a file

I am drawing a 3D surface from external data. Here they are: 0 0 -0.64 1 0 -0.5 2 0 -0.4 3 0 -0.31 4 0 -0.23 5 0 -0.2 6 0 -0.24 7 0 -0.32 8 0 -0.42 9 0 -0.59 10 0 -0.76 0 1 -0.54 1 1 -0.4 2 1 -0.27 ...
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What makes nodes gradually move down?

Please carefully consider the following diagram. What makes the \psframebox nodes gradually move down? \documentclass[preview,border=15pt]{standalone} \usepackage{pst-node} ...
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Is PostScript access from TeX (via PSTricks or TikZ) safe?

PSTricks and TikZ grant us access to PostScript. Is it safe? I meant: Is there a vulnerability hole open for someone to exploit? Edit: I just found that compiling PSTricks with xelatex might be ...
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Why do I have to put fillcolor setting inside preview environment?

It seems to me this problem related to PSTricks so I have to modify the previous question. \psset{fillstyle=solid,linecolor=red} that I define globally outside the preview environment can affect the ...
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Reading datafile entry by entry

In order to use pstricks in a certain fashion, I would like to access a datafile line by line, inside a multido loop. For example, let's say my file is called Datafile.dat. It contains the (x,y) ...
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Why draw diagrams using LaTeX when there are open source tools like OpenOffice?

I was looking at recent questions here and was surprized that people were drawing diagrams in LaTeX, when it can be done in SmartDraw, OpenOffice or other programs. Is there any benefit to using LaTeX ...
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How do we explain the behavior of \rput, \psGetNodeCenter and saveNodeCoors?

Introduction I am writing a tutorial on a short introduction to PSTricks for newbies. I got obstacles to explain how a node A (for example), \rput, (!\psGetNodeCenter{A} A.x A.y) and (!N-A.x N-A.y) ...
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Test on same shaped with Tikz and PStricks

Following up at my previous question: let operation vs tkz-euclide Could Tikz fans and PStricks respectively give the same shaped, as following, as to see the advantages and disadvantages of each ...
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\def issue (with NumericPlots?)

So I've decided to clean my code for the many plots. I've basically taken out all the plot data into separate files using \def\plotname{ x1 y1 } Then I use \input{data.txt} to load all the ...
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What makes the radius too long in the following PS expression?

I want to translate \pstVerb{/Dist {N-A.x N-A.y N-B.x N-B.y Pyth2} def} from the following \documentclass[pstricks,border=12pt]{standalone} \usepackage{pst-eucl} ...
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let operation vs tkz-euclide

Before put my question to give some explanation of why I do this question. When I started to use the TeX a matter of luck that I started working with LaTeX (xelatex) and not with LuaTex for example. ...
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Why do I have to place % at the end of line preceding \pstVerb?

Please consider the position of the red dots. First Case When I don't activate \pstVerb{/xxx 1 def}, the red dot is properly positioned. \documentclass[border=12pt]{standalone} ...
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Why does my RPN expression to find a distance of 2 nodes produce a wrong output?

I want to find a variant for the following, \documentclass[pstricks,border=12pt]{standalone} \usepackage{pst-eucl} \addtopsstyle{gridstyle}{gridlabels=0pt,griddots=0} \begin{document} ...
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Draw tally marks using PSTricks

Inspired by Paulo Cereda's question here, I would like to draw tally marks using PSTricks (or TikZ, if no one can help with PSTricks). I have no idea how to start, so I cannot even present a try ...
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Configure PSTricks on TeXstudio

I'm stuck with PSTricks on TeXstudio, I'm getting errors like auto-pst-pdf: . Or turn off auto-pst-pdf.} My current latex version Version 3.1415926-2.5-1.40.13 (TeX Live 2013/dev) Build and ...
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When should we use \rput, \nput, and \uput?

I am writing a short tutorial for my friends about PSTricks. So I have to systematically explain the available macros such as \nput, \rput and \uput (among others) and reduce the possibility of ...
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Non-PDF special ignored! — TeXLive / PSTricks / OSX Mac

I'm using TeXLive with OSX/Mac, and building with latexmk. I need three (3) vertical lines spanning the entire page (inside the margins), and one (1) vertical line of numbers 1 through 28 (inside the ...
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How to set up psgraph to get the same output produced by pspicture plus psaxes?

In order to get a more balanced diagram (of a certain specified metric size, width times height), I usually also specify some offsets or adjustment values around the canvas (aka picture) and axes as ...
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Using \begin{TeXtoEPS} after \section

I have a figure created with pstricks that I would like to insert into another document. However when copying the markup into my main document and compiling it I get the following error: ! Undefined ...
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Text Alignment in paragraph box

I'm writing graphic application to generate latex tex. I'm making to generate text box with all it's features. Rotation alignment so on. I generated following cording but It was not Right aligned ...
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Maths expression in the coordinates of rput

I use \rput[B](1.5,4.1){\( 1 \)} to write a number at a specific place, now I would like to express an expression at the place of coordinates, for instance \rput[B](2+#1,4.1){\( 1 \)} where #1 is an ...
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Wrong rendering in PDF viewer?

Consider the following example: Code \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pstricks-add} \begin{document} \begin{figure} \centering \psset{xunit=0.09cm,yunit=1.8cm} ...
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xelatex and pstricks [closed]

I am using miktex 2.9 with texworks & windows 7 ultimate SP1 to compile my code. I am compiling using xelatex however, my code is not compiling. What should I do ? Here is my code: ...
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How do import pdf pages when using latex-dvips-ps2pdf? [duplicate]

I would like to insert some pdf pages from a different file into the one I am working on currently. I understand that I can use the pdfpages package. However, I am using pstricks and therefore have ...
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Resize the text in \rput

I use \rput[B](4.0,0.5){text} inside pspicture to write a text at a specific position. The text is too long, and I need to shrink its size, make it smaller, could anyone help?
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Compile a pspicture under Emacs

I copied the solution from this link to a file try.tex under Emacs: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pst-tree} \begin{document} Lorem ipsum. Lorem ipsum. Lorem ipsum. Lorem ipsum. Lorem ipsum. ...
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PSTricks LaTeX to Readable LaTeX Code Conversion

I have opened the Editable PDF file in Inkscape, Version: 0.48 and saved as LaTeX with PSTricks macros. Now i have the LaTeX file with PSTRICKS code. I am not familer with pstricks package and how to ...
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When should I use \psgraph instead of \pspicture plus \psaxes?

I am new to PSTricks and want to plot some functions. The documentation of pst-plot explains (but not detailed enough) both \psgraph environment and the combination of \pspicture and \psaxes. The ...