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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Convert pstricks animation to SVG(+SMIL)

Inspired by these questions— How to convert pstricks animation to GIF file? PSTricks to SVG —how can one convert a PSTricks animation to an animated SVG image? SVG animation would be nicer than ...
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How to convert pstricks animation to GIF file?

As an example, let's take this animation. How can I convert it to GIF file?
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How to align text left in psTextFrame

How can I align text left in a psTextFrame? Here's the example: \documentclass[letterpaper,dvips]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{textcomp} \usepackage{pst-all} ...
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Why is there a blinking cursor on a \psdots? What is it for?

The red dot is made by \psdots while the blue one is made by \pscircle. By clicking the red dot viewed by Adobe Acrobat, there will be a blinking cursor. But a blinking cursor does not exist on the ...
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Generating QR-code in header impossible?

I've got a strange issue with the packages pstricks/pst-barcode and fancyhdr. Here is what I like to do: A custom header for every page, Name on the left, QR-code on the right. Although the QR-code ...
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A weird trigonometry identity applied to get the same result

The following two input files produce the same output. Method 1: \documentclass[pstricks,border=15pt]{standalone} \usepackage{pst-eucl} \psset{PosAngle={-135,90},CurveType=polyline} ...
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Without using intersection method, can we find the following vector component?

Given that two vectors, i.e., green and red ones. The objective is to find the blue one such that the resultant of the green and blue ones is parallel to the red one and with the same direction as the ...
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Get \psbarcode to accept custom variable

I'm trying to use \psbarcode in a manner that it will take a premade variable to render the barcode. MWE that fails is below, \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage{auto-pst-pdf} ...
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Using [pdf]{pstricks} with beamer doesn't work, but auto-pst-pdf does, why?

\documentclass{beamer} %\usepackage{pstricks,auto-pst-pdf} % works \usepackage[pdf]{pstricks} \usepackage{pst-tree} \begin{document} \begin{frame}{Test} \begin{postscript} ...
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How to automatically place points names of a polygon on the bisector lines?

Let us consider the simpler one which is a triangle. According to the pst-eucl, the point names will be placed on the bisector lines. The below example is contradictory to the above statement. ...
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Why can't I get pstricks with auto-pst-pdf (and cropping) running on MikTeX?

\documentclass{minimal} \usepackage[pdf]{pstricks} \begin{document} \begin{pspicture}(-5.25,-5.25)(5.25,5.25)% \pscircle*[linecolor=cyan]{5} ...
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How to randomly shuffle a sliced image?

I have no idea to shuffle the following grids of a sliced image. How to do this in (La)TeX or PostScript level? \documentclass[pstricks,border=12pt]{standalone} \usepackage{multido} ...
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Is there a way to know name clashes in PostScript level between ones used in PSTricks packages and our own definitions?

\documentclass[pstricks,border=12pt]{standalone} \usepackage{pstricks-add} \begin{document} \begin{pspicture}[showgrid=bottom](4,2) \pstVerb { /a 2 def /bb 1 def }% \rput(!a bb){First Page} ...
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Draw a triangle with horizontal lines with PSTricks

Is there an easy way to draw a triangle like the one on the picture with PSTricks? Maybe a method for calculating the position of the outer line for specific height? I'm using the environment in ...
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How to pass a node to \psGetDistance?

I want to handle the bug mentioned in my previous question. However, the following MWE produces an error. My prediction is that \psGetDistance seems to reject nodes as its arguments. ...
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Does a zero-length line with an arrow make sense? Is it a bug?

\documentclass[pstricks,border=12pt]{standalone} \usepackage{pstricks-add} \begin{document} \multido{\i=0+30}{12}{% \begin{pspicture}(-2,-2)(2,2) \pscircle{1} \pnode(1;\i){R} ...
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3D helix torus with hidden lines

How can I generate the above image using TikZ (possibly other methods will work if they produce better looking results)? I would like to have a nicely shaded (not so dark image) without gridlines ...
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PSTricks doesn't work in Linux [closed]

I'm tryng to compile in Linux (Ubuntu 12.04 + Texlive-full) a document using latex>dvips>ps2pdf. This document include graphics in .eps and has a pspicture code. When I compile this document in ...
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What is the drawback (if any) when loading pst-all?

I am curious whether or not there is a drawback when we always load pst-all. Is there such a drawback or side effect?
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String diagrams for monoidal functors a la McCurdy

Almost surely you don't know who Micah McCurdy is, but here is a sample of his diagrams, on pages 20-21, for example, or page 27 for something fancier. I asked him how he did them, and unfortunately ...
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PSTricks error “Undefined control sequence <recently read> \c@lor@to@ps”

I have a problem with this file tex: \begin{document} \begin{figure} \begin{center} \begin{pspicture}(0,0)(1,3.8) \psline{-<}(0,0)(0,.2) \psline{-}(0,.2)(0,.4) \psline{*->}(0,.4)(0,.9) ...
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How to make parentheses usable as macro delimiters when the macro is passed as a point in RPN notation?

How to make ( and ) usable as macro delimiters when the macro is passed as a point in RPN notation? \documentclass[pstricks,border=12pt]{standalone} \usepackage{pst-plot} \def\f#1{#1 2 exp 1 sub} ...
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Why does \psplot need higher plotpoints when plotting a function on the left of the function's asymptote?

The following animation shows the behavior intuitively. \psplot seems to work in an asymmetric way. It can plot the right part with the default plotpoints but it is not the case when it plots the left ...
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How to draw tangens of arbitrary functions y=f(x) at given point (x,y) of f(x) using PStricks?

I'm relative new using PStricks and I don't know exactly how to draw a tangens of y=f(x) at a given point of the curve. I know, by simple mathematics that can be done by constructing the associate ...
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Is it possible to fill the complement of (A union B union C) with a solid color but the remaining regions remain transparent?

Please ignore the binary numbers. Without finding the intersection points in advance, is it possible to fill the complement of (A union B union C) with a solid color but the remaining regions ...
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How to generate all possible Venn diagrams (with the case below) efficiently?

I can draw Venn diagrams but now my question is more complicated than just drawing Venn diagrams one by one. I need to draw all possible Venn diagrams efficiently. I need a combinatorical approach ...
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TeXworks + pdflatex + PSTricks autopp suffix problem

I have managed to make PSTricks work with TeXworks. However after compilation it adds -autopp to the basename of the pdf file, e.g. report.pdf becomes report-autopp.pdf. As a result TeXworks is not ...
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\rput does rotate my whole document

When using \rputwith the rotation parameter it seems to rotate my whole document if the rotated text is longer then the non-rotated text. See this minimal example: \documentclass[dvips]{article} ...
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How to increase the size around text in \psframebox

when using \psframebox the size between text and corners of the box is really small. Is there a way to increase that? My minimal example: \documentclass[dvips]{article} \usepackage{pst-all} ...
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Converted DVI to EPS is larger then the underlying graphic

I use this code for generating a graphic: \documentclass[dvips]{article} \usepackage{pst-all} \usepackage{pst-3dplot} \usepackage{pst-eps} \usepackage{pst-dbicons} \begin{document} \pagestyle{empty} ...
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listplot and postscript

Is there a possibility with listplot to make lines from a point which is defined? Example... Fileinput: -0.013,0.471 0.044,-0.294 -0.069,0.446 0.025,-0.385 0.038,-0.448 0.073,-0.365 0.375,0.045 ...
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How to use angle option when using ([angle=number]{node1} node2) notation?

According to PSTricks manual, as shown in the screenshot below, there is an optional angle option. Unfortunately, the example above does not show how to use angle option. I have tried using ...
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Is it possible to simplify the following expression by defining a global operator?

The following MWE is the simplified version of the real scenario. I want to simplify (!\psGetNodeCenter{A}\psGetNodeCenter{B} A.x B.x add A.y B.y add) to (!A B AddNode). Is it possible? ...
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How to pass the abscissa of a node to the first 2 mandatory arguments of \psplot?

How to pass the abscissa of a node to the first 2 mandatory arguments of \psplot? I have tried \psGetCenterNode but it produced an error in PS interpreting phase. ...
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Beginners Guide to PSTricks for TeXShop users for math functions

I am looking to get help to plot tangent function. I find TikZ insufficient capability on TeXShop. I am thinking about PSTricks and TeXShop. Is there any useful documentation or tutorial on packages ...
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How to pass a macro as a value for a key?

I want to pass a macro to a showgrid key. The macro can be redefined later. Its possible values are top, bottom, false, true. The following MWE produces a blank page. How to fix it? ...
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How to pass a node as the angle argument of \uput?

I am attempting to solve my own problem How to rotate the label such that its base line is parallel to the bisector? with the most elegant approach, i.e., passing a node as an angle argument of \uput. ...
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How to run PSTricks in TeXShop

Why can't I run the following command in my TeXShop? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pstricks-add} \begin{document} \psset{algebraic=true} \pspicture(-2,-0.5)(2,2) ...
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How to rotate the label such that its base line is parallel to the bisector?

How to rotate the label counter clockwise such that its base line is parallel to the bisector? \documentclass[border=0pt,pstricks]{standalone} \usepackage{pst-eucl} ...
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Why does the objects get shifted to the left when using clipping?

Without clipping, the output position is correct: With clipping, the output position is wrong as it gets shifted to the left: \documentclass[pstricks,border=12pt]{standalone} ...
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Why don't \pscircle and \psellipse move the current point before drawing their shapes?

I have tested all PSTricks closed curves: \psframe \psccurve \pspolygon \pswedge \psellipticwedge \pscircle \psellipse and I noticed that only \pscircle and \psellipse do not move the current ...
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How to define a global constant or a global RPN function without \pstheader?

I want to put \pstVerb { true setglobal globaldict begin /side 4 def /potocar {2 copy cos mul 3 1 roll sin mul} bind def end false setglobal } in the preamble instead of in ...
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Inserting text containing braces in pstricks

I'ld love to create a Database-Symbol with pst-dbicons: \rput(5.5,3.25){\database{3.5cm}{2cm}{Datenbank(en)}} The problem is, that there are braces inside of the text. When I remove them, it works, ...
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How to draw an ellipse?

As I know, I can draw a circle using: \draw (1,0) circle (2) I try this kind of method to draw a \draw ellipse, failed. Would you tell me how to draw a ellipse? What's wrong with the code below? ...
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Confused with different behaviors of nodes and literal points when using origin option

I have not found a document explaining my problem below. In my understanding, if \pnode(1,1){A} then \pscircle[origin={A}](A){1} must be identical to \pscircle[origin={1,1}](A){1} ...
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Can we use a single frame to create the following effect?

I want to create a slide to show how the clipping works as shown in the following animation. I used two frames, the last frame is needed because I want to hide the unwanted (trimmed) parts of ...
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How to include a PSTricks animation into a beamer?

I'm trying to create an animation to include into a beamer. I figured (naively I suppose) a way to do that is to create a Pdf with animate package, and then \includegraphics it into my beamer. ...
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How to make inner and outer regions transparent?

The white regions are required to be true transparent (preserved in both PDF and PNG). How do you do this in TikZ or PSTricks? The following diagram is just an example for illustration.
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Does the order of specified key-values matter?

The following screen shot shows how the order of specified key-values affects the output. When using dx=\psPiH,xunit=\psPi. When using xunit=\psPi,dx=\psPiH. Minimal Working Example ...
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Problem with the pst-geo bundle [closed]

I have tried to compile the code in this example from Political map in LaTeX following the latex->dvips->ps2pdf sequence but in the very first stage (latex compilation) I got the error message ...