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 and annotate a spherical coordinate system

For some lecture script I am preparing I would need some descriptive images showing how to work with spherical coordinates as often seen in textbooks, i.e. a globe and some descriptive arrows ...
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How to plot Feynman diagrams with PSTricks

I need to plot some Feynman diagrams for my research papers. Although I had some experience in plotting with PSTricks, it is still not an easy job to plot Feynman diagrams. Could someone provide some ...
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using CJK text inside mecard produces errors

I am trying to use \psbarcode to generate a MECARD QR code with CJK characters in the name field. tex: \documentclass[12pt]{memoir} \usepackage{CJKutf8} \usepackage{pstricks} \usepackage{pst-...
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monochrome and pstricks

I am creating a file type images for presentation / written, I have been interested in the monochrome package xcolor, but by using it I have not obtained the expected results, check the documentation ...
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Getting correct labels on axes with PSTricks

Consider the following example. Code % latex test.tex % dvips test.dvi % ps2pdf test.ps \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pst-coil,pstricks-add} \def\turister#1#2{% \psset{linewidth=0.075,...
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illegal unit of measure in tex code created from dot2tex

I am using dot2tex to convert some code from graphviz into LaTeX (PSTricks) drawings. However, I get following error ! Illegal unit of measure (pt inserted). <to be read again> l.21 ...newidth=...
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Setting labels on one axis in text mode and the other axis in math mode with PSTricks

Consider the following example: Code % pdflatex -shell-escape test.tex \documentclass{article} \usepackage{auto-pst-pdf,pst-plot} \def\seere#1#2#3{% \pspolygon[% fillstyle=solid,% ...
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How can I draw a wave diagram in Tikz/PSTricks

Sorry for the undetailed title, I didn't know what to call this. How can I draw the image below in TiKz or PSTricks?
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Isometric paper and drawing on it — with PSTricks

I would like to create a drawing on isometric drawing paper like the following: N.B. Forget the drawing on top of the paper; it is just something I found in order to illustrate the type of paper I ...
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Drawing system architecture in Latex

I want to draw a system architecture as in the picture below Can you help me?
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What are current pitfalls of using LuaTeX over pdfTeX [duplicate]

I know that there are several closely related older posts about LuaTeX. Using LuaTeX as a replecment for pdfTeX 3 LuaLaTeX and PSTricks Migrating from pdfTeX to LuaTeX As of recently I started ...
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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{% \begin{CJK}{...
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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} \def\...
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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} \usepackage{auto-pst-pdf,pst-...
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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] \end{...
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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} \begin{...
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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} \begin{...
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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} \definecolor{nicered}{rgb}{0....
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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} \psset{algebraic,linewidth=...
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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 \def\...
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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} \begin{pspicture}(45,...
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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} \def\...
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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} \...