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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Best option to create vector graphics with LaTeX labels

I would like to create some vector graphics for my LaTeX documents. The graphics would often contain mathematical expressions that would should be typeset using LaTeX. As far as I know, my best ...
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Is there a formula to determine the maximum value arcsepB such that the arrow head looks best?

I want to put an arrow head at the middle of an arc. Unfortunately, ArrowInside is not available for \psarc. The possible way is to construct it with 2 arcs as follows. Leaving arcsepB with its ...
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How to draw these diagrams (closed contours) using TikZ or PSTricks?

First, I must say I have no knowledge about PGF/TikZ nor PSTricks, but I would like to draw the following or similar closed contours using one of them or another adequate package. Where can I find the ...
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How can I draw a transparent cube in 3D perspective?

I would like to draw a transparent, `flattened cube' in perspective with dotted lines from both vanishing points to each of the vertices of the 3D solid. Is there a PSTricks package for this? It is ...
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What is the equivalent for ([nodesep=10pt]{B}A) in TikZ?

\documentclass[pstricks,border=20pt]{standalone} \usepackage{pst-eucl} \begin{document} \begin{pspicture}(3,3) \pstGeonode(0,0){A}(3,3){B} \pnode([nodesep=10pt]{B}A){A'} ...
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How can I draw these polygons with shaded regions?

I don't know how to draw this by LaTeX.
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Cut off part of PSTricks parallelogram if

First: I have also posted this question at the LaTeX Community a few days ago but I have not got any answer. Consider the following MWE, illustrating rays of light coming from the Sun through the ...
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Specify location from which a line starts in pstricks

I have a problem with the following code. The lines from h6 and h7 are supposed to start right below h6 and h7 and not at the left of h6 and h7. This worked with tree-dvips but pstricks seems to ...
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How to use CMYK-Colors in the whole document

I found out, that my color laser printer prints graphics with gray color in RGB-Representation instead of using black (they are more red then gray). So it seems, that PDFLaTeX is creating ...
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Drawing a central composite design

Please I would like to draw a central composite design using PSTricks, or possibly tikz. This is the cube with the axes showed below. I have tried pst-3d but this is not easy. If you had an example of ...
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Align bput on ncline

I wanna place some text below a line. So I'm using \bput. Works great, but text is always centered. Is there a way to align it left / right? See the picture for better bellow. ...
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A PostScript error when plotting an implicit function

This question was inspired by my answer for another question. I want to provide another solution with implicit function plot. Unfortunately the following code produces PostScript errors ...
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Using \def in \psplot

For reasons I cannot explain \def's don't seem to always work in/with \psplot as shown below \documentclass[english, landscape, a4paper]{slides} \usepackage{graphics} \usepackage{graphicx} ...
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PSTricks + pdfLaTeX resulting in fonts not embedding into eventual PDF

I want my eventual PDF to have all fonts embedded. Using special psdots in pstricks is causing this to fail. Here is a MWE of something which results in non-embedded fonts: ...
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How to define a variable which is a function of another variables already defined?

Suppose I defined some variables via \def\n1{some_value_1} \def\n2{some_value_2} \def\n3{some_value_3} and I'd like to have another one, say, \f which is a function of \n1, \n2 and \n3. This ...
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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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How to do y-split for tree nodes in pstree?

As I need to draw lines between edges, I'd like to have y-splits when there are multiple child nodes. At the moment I realized it through a hidden node and nodesep=0. Unfortunately, I don't know of ...
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Create line between two edges in pstree

Basically I want to create a (dashed) line between two tree edges. I tried cheating a bit and created such line manually between two hidden nodes. The problem is, I don't get them hidden! There's ...
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Book cover with pstricks [closed]

Why I get error with the color of the maroon box? (line 26) \documentclass[12pt]{article} % load the necessary packages \usepackage[paperheight=9in,paperwidth=13.24in,margin=0in]{geometry} ...
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Undefined control sequence error in pspicture [closed]

I found this interesting question Draw closed curve in Tikz for which an even interesting answer was provided by the user Garbage Collector. Just for the fun of it, I tried compiling his answer on ...
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What causes the presence of unnecessary white space?

What causes the presence of unnecessary white space in the following figure? The box and the circle should have the same center. \documentclass[border=12pt,pstricks]{standalone} ...
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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} ...