# Tagged Questions

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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### How to draw a point if the angle value and radial function are both given in algebraic (infix) form?

\documentclass[preview,border=12pt]{standalone} \usepackage{pst-plot} \psset{polarplot} \def\RPN#1{2 #1 10 div exp} \def\Infix#1{2^(#1/10)} \begin{document} \begin{pspicture}[showgrid=true](-3,-3)(3,...
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### How to make a radian argument still get interpreted in radian when working with \psplot in PostScript form?

When using \psplot in PS form (or algebraic=false) the interval must be specified in degrees. However, sometimes, I need algebraic=false but interval is given in radian. Is it possible to achieve this ...
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### Nautilus Shell in TikZ or PSTricks

Any ideas on how to recreate the cross-section of a nautilus shell like in the diagram below:
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### How do I have to invoke \expandafter for a macro with multiple arguments?

\documentclass[pstricks,border=12pt]{standalone} \usepackage{pst-node} \begin{document} \begin{pspicture}[showgrid](-5,-5)(5,5) \pnodes{A}(-2,3)(3,4)(2,-1)(-2,-4)(-4,0) \def\points{(0,0)} \...
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### Polygon drawn with an offset

I'm looking for a more automated way to draw an area around a number of PStricks nodes. The area should be offset by a specific amount so that it will completely contain the vertices inside of it....
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### Macro psGTriangle leads to pdfLatex ignoring the figure

I've noticed that the pstricks macro psGTriangle, to draw triangles with Gouraud shading does not work in combination with auto-pst-pdf/pdflatex. There is no error message, the pspicture environment ...
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### Closed curve in PSTricks

Consider the following example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pstricks-add} \def\side{% \psline(-2,2)(-1,2) \psarc(0,2){1}{180}{0} \psline(1,2)(2,2) \psline(-1,1)(0,2)(1,1) } \begin{...
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### pstricks-doi package conflict?

The following does not work: \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage{doi} \usepackage[pdf]{pstricks} \begin{document} hello world \begin{pspicture}(1,1) \psline(0,0)(1,1) \end{pspicture} \end{...
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### too tricky for pstricks?

I'm trying to copy the graph of a piecewise function created in GeoGebra into a LaTeX document but all I see are the axes -- no curves. I'm running TexShop and compiling with XeLaTex. In the log file ...
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### Numerical calculations using PSTricks

Assume I have defined a constant \valueA as \def\valueA{25 2 sqrt sqrt mul } I would like to devide this value by the square root of 2, so I tried \pstFPdiv\valueB{\valueA}{2 sqrt} but this is ...
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### Can TikZ emulate PSTricks' inline \Rnodes, scattered along a complex equation?

PSTricks' \Rnode makes it easy to add annotations to a complex equation typeset by (La)TeX: Simply add \Rnodes around existing elements of the equation, and the mathematical typesetting is ...
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### Can TikZ dashed lines emulate PSTricks dashed lines?

Dashed lines differ between TikZ and PSTricks: PSTricks provides symmetry about the midpoint, and full dashes are guaranteed at each end. Can TikZ be configured to achieve this? (By default TikZ does ...
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### \psdiabox is too big

How can I reduce the size of a \psdiabox, for instance: \documentclass[10pt,a4paper,twoside]{scrbook} \usepackage{pstricks} \usepackage{pst-all} \begin{document} \psset{unit=0.35} \begin{pspicture}(...
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### How to invert even-odd filling?

Consider the following code. It uses eofill filling rule where only the region bounded by odd number of strokes will be filled. Is it possible to invert this rule such that the region bounded by even ...
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### Strange color in PSTricks

I draw a figure in pstricks, the code is here: \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage[dvipsnames]{pstricks} \definecolor{bg}{cmyk}{0,0,0.1,0} \begin{document} \begin{pspicture}[linewidth=1.5pt](-2,-1....
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### Problem with \overlays

I latex the following tex. I got error in the line below \end{slide} as Undefined control sequence } I found out that the problem is related to \overlays. \documentclass[pdf,umbc4,slideColor,...
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### Why are my post script commands not getting passed the LaTeX compiler?

The following MWE \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pstricks} \begin{document} \begin{pspicture} \rput{!240 6 div}(0,0){Hello World} \end{pspicture} \end{document} is not able to parse the ...
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### Not equal spacing on both sides of PSTricks figure

Taking the code of PSTikZ's answer from "PSTricks figure way too big; normal scaling seems not to work" (and putting an \fbox around it to illustrate the problem), I get the following: \documentclass{...
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### PSTricks figure way too big; normal scaling seems not to work

Consider the following example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pstricks} \begin{document} \begin{figure} \def\radius{19.2} \def\lige{33.3} \newlength\R \R=\radius\psunit \newlength\hW \hW=\...
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### Draw an inclined ellipse in PStricks

I would like to draw an inclined ellipse in PStricks, but seems the angle command does not work here. How can I make my ellipse inclinde? \psellipse[linestyle=dashed,angle=-30,linecolor=red,dash=...
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### Flashy text in beamer presentation

I'm creating a beamer presentation and I'm looking after some effects I could include to make my work more attractive. Is there a way to make a flashy text? I'm thinking about an alarm clock: you know ...
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### Programmatically converting an integer into bits with graphical output [duplicate]

I just stumbled upon this interesting question about "how to automatically draw tree diagrams of prime factorization with LaTeX" and it rang a bell. I 'd like to create a command that displays the ...
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### how to set font size in “\rput”?

I can set the font in \rput like this \rput(-0.76,0.7){\tiny $1$} But how can I set more exact font in rput? for example: 6pt?
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### Problems using pst-node/Undefined Control Sequence— PStricks [duplicate]

The code is: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pstricks} \usepackage{pst-plot} \usepackage{pst-node} \usepackage{pst-circ} \usepackage{pst-text} \usepackage{pst-tree} \usepackage{pst-coil} \...
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### psgo.sty the goboards are not drawn

I use TeXlive on Debian Wheezy. I have psgo.sty installed (in texlive-games). I have downloaded psgomanual.tex. After I enter the command latex psgomanual.tex I get a .dvi file. With lots of warnings ...
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### How to automatically draw tree diagram of prime factorization with LaTeX?

I want to have a simple interface to automatically draw tree diagrams of prime factorization. For example, by invoking the following code, \PrimeTree{36} \PrimeTree{90} \PrimeTree{112} \PrimeTree{...
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### Redefining axes label in pst-plot

I am trying to redefine the labels for x-axis in a pst-plot diagram by putting \makeatletter \def\ps@@@hlabel#1{\small(#1)} \makeatother in the preamble (see top of page 25 in the manual) but then ...
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### Missing data points in PSTricks plot

Consider the following example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pst-plot} \begin{document} \psset{xunit=0.1,yunit=0.002} \savedata{\data}[{1924,300},{1928,510},{1932,310},{1936,880},{1948,700},...
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### Confusing Problems with LaTeX3/expl3 \pdftex_if_engine:TF Switch

For a number of days I've been confused with some problems I had when using the \pdftex_if_engine:TF switch in a LaTeX3/expl3 class of my own. I thought it would be equivalent to the \ifpdf switch, ...
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### Grid and tick marks in the same PSTricks picture

Consider the following example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pst-plot} \begin{document} \psset{ xunit=0.05, yunit=0.003, algebraic } \begin{pspicture}(-17,-140)(213,2540) % Axes \...
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### Vertical grid lines not showing when using xticksize

Consider the following example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pst-coil,pst-plot} \begin{document} \begin{figure} \centering \psset{unit=0.6} \begin{pspicture}(-2.0,-0.7)(18.2,11.2) % ...
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### Axis specific subgrid devision using \psgrid

If I want to devide a grid into subgrids using PSTricks, I use the command \psgrid with the option subgriddiv=<integer>. This, however, sets the number of subgrids to the same on both axis; is ...
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### How to get a tight output when using pst-tree package and standalone class?

\documentclass[preview,border=3pt,varwidth]{standalone} \usepackage{pst-tree} \psset{levelsep=2,treesep=-2,angleA=90,angleB=-90,arm=12pt} \def\psedge#1#2{\ncangle{#2}{#1}} \begin{document} \psTree{...
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### PSTricks, how to move and rescale a picture

How can I scale and change position of a PSTricks picture on a beamer slide? I draw a picture and save it in tex format using Inkscale. This is an example of the beginning of the picure %LaTeX with ...
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### Revisiting auto-pst-pdf Fundamental Problem (<jobname>-pics.pdf not created) [closed]

The code provided as an answer on this post used to work. To ease things, I reproduce it here, only in a more condensed form since I'm interested just in the PSTricks part -- the minted part working ...
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### pstricks and caa.cls

I have a TeX file that my prof gave me and I can't get it to work. First, I don't know what package allows me to use \documentclass[12pt,reqno]{caa}. Next, I have a bunch of pscurves, pslines, and ...
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### angular spring macro

Does anyone have a macro for an "angular spring" ? I'm looking for something similar to that in pst-coil (PS-Tricks package) but the geometry of the "spring" is not straight but an arch (with ...
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### How to draw spherical triangles?

Does anyone know how to draw spherical arcs and spherical triangles using LaTeX?
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### How to do a surface with pstricks using data from a surveying?

For each point of the grid a have the coordinates (X,Y) and height (Z), like: X 1 2 3 1 2 3 1 2 3 Y 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 3 Z 2 1 0 4 5 1 8 4 3
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### Resources for PSTricks examples

What resources for PSTricks examples do you know? Please feel free to add nice work of your own here as well! Background: I am constantly looking for PSTricks examples to get ideas how to solve my ...
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### Drawing of PSTricks figure not precise

Consider the following code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pstricks-add} \usepackage[locale=DE]{siunitx} \ExplSyntaxOn \cs_new_eq:NN \calculate \fp_eval:n \ExplSyntaxOff \def\ORb{\...
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Consider the following example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pst-plot} \usepackage[locale=DE]{siunitx} % Self-brewed macro. \def\andel#1{% \calculate{#1/(\Nord+\MidtVest+\Oestjylland+\Syd+\...
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### Wrong x-axis with pst-plot

Consider the following example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pst-coil,pst-plot} \def\tilskud#1#2{% \psline[linewidth=1.5pt,linecolor=red]% (!#1 1986 sub 0)% (!#1 1986 sub #2 8 sub 2 ...
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### pstricks output garbled on Ubuntu 13.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 and tried to recompile a pstricks document I had previously created on an older version of Ubuntu. However all the images came out wrong and consist of all the text ...
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### Issue on pdf(La)TeX with named colors in dvipsnames

When compiled on pdfLaTeX, the following code (and MWE) returns a PostScript error message: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[dvipsnames]{xcolor} \usepackage{pstricks} \usepackage[pdfcrop={--hires}...
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### Draw Polygonal Number Using PSTricks (or TikZ)

I would like to draw the following using PSTricks (or TikZ): (Found on http://i1.wp.com/mathandmultimedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/polygonal-numbers.png.) I can do it myself using an ...
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### Good way to cut off extra range data in listplot

Using listplot, is there a way to cut off extra range data? The option yEnd=10 simply removes the points above y=10 so that it changes the overall shape of the curve. Here is example code: \...
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Under MikTeX, the method to load private header files containing custom postscript macros seems to have changed. What is the current preferred method for including such macros? For years I have ...