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 square wave?

Everything is in the title... I'm trying to draw a simple square wave , but I'm reading that tikz cannot draw the vertical line of the discontinuity... Is there a way to overpass this ? PSTricks ...
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pstricks and admin rights

I am using MiKTeX 2.9 on an XP account with restricted user rights. Unfortunately I was not able to compile a file under xelatex which included pstricks graphics, so I tried everything that I found on ...
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Improvement of PSTricks code for drawing of balls in a triangular box

Consider the following. Code % pdflatex -shell-escape test.tex \documentclass{article} \usepackage{auto-pst-pdf,pst-eucl} \usepackage{expl3} \ExplSyntaxOn \cs_new_eq:NN \calc \fp_eval:n ...
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How does \uput determine the touching point between the object box and the hypothetical circle?

This question offers 4 bounties of 500 each only for a single answer that fit this question best. I am interested in describing the behavior of \uput for non-zero dimensional objects. Non-zero ...
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Why can the labelsep of \uput not work when represented in RPN?

In order to be more noticeable, I present my comment as a new question here. Background: \uput with the following syntax accept 5 arguments. I have tested the last four arguments that they can ...
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Is it possible to make \pnode obey swapaxes? [duplicate]

Background: We can represent a point with (*<value> {<algebraic expression in x>}) syntax where the ordinate y is obtained by evaluating <algebraic expression in x for the given ...
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How to get a nice code to insert pictures on the right?

In my document must insert many pictures. I don't know how to get a nice code? I tried \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath,amsxtra,amssymb,latexsym, amscd,amsthm} \usepackage{color, graphicx} ...
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A problem with cjkutf8 and pst-eucl

The following MWE cannot be compiled. You can see the error messages by yourself. \documentclass[pstricks,border=12pt]{standalone} \usepackage{CJKutf8} \usepackage{pst-eucl} \def\kor#1{% ...
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Error in PSTricks in circuit macros

I am trying the same way to use circuit macros through the example from Mr. Peter Jan Randewijk (http://staff.ee.sun.ac.za/pjrandewijk/wiki/index.php/M4_Circuit_Macros). I have installed M4 support as ...
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Is it possible to use either less than 3 \rput or just a single \uput to rotate and translate the following object?

Is it possible to use either less than 3 \rput or just a single \uput to rotate and translate the following object? Please don't use other transformation macros because my intent is to learn how \rput ...
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Paragraph ended before \pst@@@picture was complete, what is wrong?

Paragraph ended before \pst@@@picture was complete, what is wrong? \documentclass[pstricks,border=12pt]{standalone} \usepackage[nomessages]{fp} \makeatletter % Removing a trailing space in the ...
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What packages do I need to learn as developer to learn LaTeX?

I am a web developer and I often have the need to convert the the webpage to pdf. I have just discovered latex and pretty much liked it. But as there are many packages available , I am not into book ...
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Confusing behavior of uput with non-zero dimensional object

I really don't understand the behavior of \uput with non-zero dimensional object as illustrated below. \documentclass[pstricks,border=12pt]{standalone} \usepackage{multido} ...
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PSTricks: Partitioning and filling a circle in pst-pdgr

I am using the pst-pdgr package which uses PSTricks to generate medical pedigrees. I find this package to be very useful, however I ran into a problem with a certain situation I am having. I need a ...
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Definition of constant in PSTricks

Consider the following example, which produces the same figure as here, but the code is generalized. Code % pdflatex -shell-escape test.tex \documentclass{article} ...
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pst-map2d - unrecoverable error

I am using this piece of code \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pst-map2d} \begin{document} {\psset{xunit=0.5, yunit =0.5} \begin{pspicture}*(-9,-9)(10 ,9) \WorldMap[maillage = false] ...
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Improvement of PSTricks code for drawing of Pantheon

Consider the following example. Code % pdflatex -shell-escape test.tex \documentclass{article} \usepackage{ auto-pst-pdf, pst-eucl, pstricks-add } \usepackage[ locale=DE ]{siunitx} ...
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How to throw an error and abort the compilation for the following scenario? [duplicate]

Objectives: I want to throw exceptions (or error messages) when the following illegal code is invoked. \const[c,any]{temp}{\f[\i]} \const[others]{temp}{\f[\i]} Minimal Working Example: I cannot ...
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How to parse optional arguments without keyval?

The current implementation only supports rounding with the specified digits in the optional arguments. \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{multido} \usepackage{pstricks} \usepackage[nomessages]{fp} % ...
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What causes this error? [closed]

After seeing Herbert's answer, apparently this problem should not occur if I realized the first row of the following code should be \documentclass{beamer}. Problems often come from not knowing what I ...
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How to implement a constant declarating macro to behave differently in preamble and pspicture?

The example below is extremely trivial just to illustrate the problem in the simplest way. \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage[nomessages]{fp} % constants declarator \def\LoadConstants{}% to load ...
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Definition of PSTricks constant and improvement of code for drawing of Pantheon

Consider the following. Code % pdflatex -shell-escape test.tex \documentclass{article} \usepackage{ auto-pst-pdf, pst-eucl, pstricks-add } \usepackage{siunitx} \begin{document} ...
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Equivalent of QTikZ for PSTricks

I have recently seen the very useful QTikZ program for interactive viewing of TikZ diagrams. I was wondering if a similar program exists for drawing PSTricks diagrams.
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Definition of PSTricks constant (again) and improvement of code

Consider the following example. (This is either the last one or the second to last.) Code % pdflatex -shell-escape test.tex \documentclass{article} \usepackage{auto-pst-pdf,pstricks-add} ...
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Definition of PSTricks constant

Consider the following example. Code % pdflatex -shell-escape test.tex \documentclass{article} \usepackage{auto-pst-pdf,pstricks-add} \usepackage[locale=DE]{siunitx} ...
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Improve PSTricks code for drawing of the Olympic flag

Consider the following example. Code % pdflatex -shell-escape test.tex \documentclass{article} \usepackage{auto-pst-pdf,pstricks-add} \usepackage[locale=DE]{siunitx} \ExplSyntaxOn \cs_new_eq:NN ...
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Create a Frequency Allocation Diagram

I need to reproduce a frequency allocation diagram in TeX. I prefer TikZ but open to PSTricks. I can create a simple bar allocation char using \node but unsure how to create layered blocks like the ...
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Is it possible to construct more than one stroke with different colors inside a single \pscustom?

Is it possible to get the following output where the upper graph is red and the lower one is blue \documentclass[pstricks,border=17pt]{standalone} \usepackage{pst-plot} ...
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Improve PSTricks code for drawing of a general, regular polygon

Consider the following example. Code % pdflatex -shell-escape test.tex \documentclass{article} \usepackage{auto-pst-pdf,pst-eucl,pst-poly,pstricks-add} \usepackage[locale=DE]{siunitx} ...
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Given a PS interpreter, can pstricks be converted to pgf?

When producing pdf directly, PostScript code cannot be used, which means that pstricks macros do not work. Now, it is still possible to include pstricks code using external tools (running LaTeX on ...
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Improve PSTricks code for drawing of a football pitch

Consider the following example. Code % pdflatex -shell-escape test.tex \documentclass{article} \usepackage{auto-pst-pdf,pstricks-add} \usepackage{siunitx} \begin{document} % Paremeters ...
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Improve PSTricks code for drawing of a chest of drawers

Consider the following example. Code % pdflatex -shell-escape test.tex \documentclass{article} \usepackage{auto-pst-pdf,pstricks-add} \begin{document} \psset{unit=0.08cm} ...
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How to make the following recursive macro work?

For positive values less than 3 the following MWE works. \documentclass[pstricks,border=12pt]{standalone} \SpecialCoor \psset{showpoints=true} \def\Triangle#1{% \ifnum#1=1\relax ...
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Is it possible to get a coil with stable number of winding?

I want to create an animation with a spring. The winding must be kept constant to make more realistic animation. The following MWE illustrates the current situation of \pszigzag where it cannot ...
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Similar to Excel's line charts?

How could I create charts as the follow ones, which were produced by Microsoft Excel?
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Optimize (or improve, at least) PSTricks code for drawing a beehive

Consider the following example. Code % pdflatex -shell-escape test.tex \documentclass{article} \usepackage{ auto-pst-pdf, pst-eucl } \usepackage{siunitx} \begin{document} \begin{figure} ...
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How to improve my PSTricks code to construct a triangle diagram?

This question is similar to How to improve my PSTricks code to construct a triangle number diagram?. Consider the following example. Code % pdflatex -shell-escape test.tex \documentclass{article} ...
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How to improve my PSTricks code to construct a triangle number diagram?

This question is similar to How to improve my PSTricks code to construct a triangle diagram?. Consider the following example. Code % pdflatex -shell-escape test.tex \documentclass{article} ...
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How to use each of the following operators defined in pst-tools?

I cannot find any documentation explaining how to use each of the following operators defined in pst-tools. Could you give practical examples (such as simplifying vector addition \pnode(2,2){A} ...
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How can I make a standard timeline?

I am looking to make a standard timeline, nothing fancy, like the one below (although, it does not have to be like that) using any library. How can I go about the achieving this in the best way?
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Footer scaling with scalebox

I use a pspicture to draw a electric diagram in one of my slides with beamer, and I've got a pause-command within the pspicture (to make thing appear). I use \scalebox to make my picture enter the ...
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How to increase the accuracy of \psTangentLine?

I want to draw the tangent line as well as the normal line for an arbitrary curve as follows. \documentclass[pstricks,border=12pt]{standalone} \usepackage{pstricks-add} \begin{document} ...
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PSTricks and LaTeX vs. pdfLaTeX

I'm trying to convert my thesis to pdfLaTeX, as latex + dvips behaves ugly when it comes to break (really long) URLs... I'm using up-to-date TeXLive 2012 on Linux. The only problem is (so far), that ...
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How to use getnodelist?

Taken from pst-node's documentation on page 39: This very short description about \getnodelist does not help me (maybe others as well) understand how to use it. Could you give me an example how to ...
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How to embed verbatim in pspicture?

I'm trying to insert a QR code at the beginning of my thesis with the contents being the BibTeX entry for it. Any way of embedding the raw text in \psbarcode? \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{minimal} ...
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circuit macros latex, error noCurrentPoint [closed]

Following the manual of Circuit macros for LaTeX, just at the beginning I try to make the first circuit picture in LaTeX "quick.m4" processing that first with m4, then dpic, and adding the code ...
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How to draw a closed smooth curve from a list of nodes?

Karl is a list of randomly generated nodes by \curvepnodes using parametric points in RPN (I don't know how to use rand in algebraic expression). The number of elements of the list is \Karlnodecount ...
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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} ...