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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2D surface on a 3D surface plot external data in a file

I am drawing a 3D surface from external data. Here they are: 0 0 -0.64 1 0 -0.5 2 0 -0.4 3 0 -0.31 4 0 -0.23 5 0 -0.2 6 0 -0.24 7 0 -0.32 8 0 -0.42 9 0 -0.59 10 0 -0.76 0 1 -0.54 1 1 -0.4 2 1 -0.27 ...
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How to draw a circular cone

I want to draw the circular cone given by the equation z²=x²+y². (I do not mind using any given package.) I tried to use the pst-solides3d package with the help of its manual to generate the ...
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How can I draw this diagram of my function's domain?

How can I do this? I do not know how to do this. Is it possible to do it in LaTeX or should I create a figure with GeoGebra and insert it?
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Plotting Trigonometric Functions

I was trying to plot graph of sine functions. I found PSTricks and tried using it, but I have no idea whether there are more standard / more appropriate packages to do this. Here is what I did (which ...
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When converting PDF to EPS, how to prevent pdftops from rasterizing fonts and transparent regions?

Compiling the following code % Circle.tex \documentclass[cmyk]{minimal} \usepackage{pstricks} \pagestyle{empty} \topmargin=-72.27pt \oddsidemargin=-72.27pt \topskip=0pt \parindent=0pt ...
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Recreate the sphere in TeX.SX logo

I'm trying to recreate this But looking in this Meta question the only code provided doesn't give that output %!TEX TS-program = xelatex \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage{pst-solides3d} ...
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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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Why is beamer+pstricks+preview no longer compatible now?

The following code is taken from Gonzalo Medina' answer here (click). At the time he posted the answer the code was compilable. \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{pstricks-add} ...
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How do you use Psvectorian?

Can someone provide a short explanation or example of using psvectorian? http://melusine.eu.org/syracuse/pstricks/vectorian/psvectorian.pdf Specifically, I am looking for an explanation of how to ...
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auto-pst-pdf Problem

I'd like to use pstricks with auto-pst-pdf. However, running the example code on http://tug.org/PSTricks/main.cgi?file=pdf/pdfoutput#autopstpdf gives me the following error: Package auto-pst-pdf ...
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Vertical alignment with subfig and pstricks

I'm working with pstricks to add illustrations to a paper, as I found that it allows me to save much time compared to editing files with dia/xfig/visio/etc. and including pngs. But I'm having a few ...
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How to make Derive work with a parameter other than x and how to invoke Derive in postfix notation?

In my investigation Derive can only evaluate the derivative of function f(x) with respect to x. My attempt below does not produce the expected result because I try to find the derivative of x(t) and ...
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pdflatex and pstricks

Sometimes ago I wrote a style file for drawing GANNT charts with pstricks. I typically compile my code with latex+dvips+ps2pdf, and everything works fine. However, I am now preparing a presentation ...
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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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The Spiral of Roots in TikZ

How can one create a spiral of roots as shown in the diagram below: where one can use a command to draw more parts to the spiral. For example, a command like \sqrtspiral{1}, \sqrtspiral{2}, ...
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How to plot a lattice of points on the surface of a torus?

I am doing a report on the Ising model, without going into the complex details of the model, in its two-dimensional form it involves a lattice of points. Which, when periodic boundary conditions ...
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December challenge: Create an Advent Calendar

While thinking about creating an own Advent Calendar for the beloved people around me – instead of buying a boring one with chocolate in it – a thought came to my mind: "How would I draw this in ...
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How can I draw nucleosomes with wrapped DNA in tikz or pstricks?

The nucleosome is the fundamental unit of DNA packing in cells, and I am trying to generate some figures for regular use in manuscripts and presentations. The nucleosome is commonly abstracted to 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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Blend/transparency styles in pstricks and TikZ

As depicted below, Illustrator offers various transparency styles: It is my understanding that, at this point, pstricks and TikZ are both limited to the normal style listed above. Could the other ...
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Can PSTricks or others draw the 4 common tangent lines of 2 “disjoint” circles without having to do extra calculations?

There are two disjoint circles. Their centers and radii are given. Without doing extra calculations, can we draw the 4 tangent lines using PSTricks (preferred) or others? I asked many Illustrator, ...
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Draw a smooth surface

I would like to draw a smooth surface like http://mathematica.stackexchange.com/questions/20912/how-to-draw-a-higher-genus-surface but using Asymptote, TikZ, Metapost, PStricks, or other TeX friendly ...
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Deactivating Anti-Aliasing when typesetting QR-Code

Using the following LaTeX-Code: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage[pdf]{pstricks} \usepackage{pst-barcode} \begin{document} \begin{pspicture}(0.7in,0.7in) ...
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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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Folium of Descartes

How to fill region on Folium of Descartes like this: Here is my codes: \documentclass[10pt]{article} \usepackage{pstricks-add} \usepackage{pst-func} \pagestyle{empty} \begin{document} ...
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Is there another better way to have a region with gradient opacity?

My objective is to get a region with gradient opacity. In the following MWE, the region is a quarter of a disk on the top a bird. I made the gradient opacity by partitioning the sector into 45 ...
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Draw tally marks using PSTricks

Inspired by Paulo Cereda's question here, I would like to draw tally marks using PSTricks (or TikZ, if no one can help with PSTricks). I have no idea how to start, so I cannot even present a try ...
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How to overlay graphs using includegraphics or pstricks?

I have a figure (eps file included using \includegraphics) inside a postscript environment where I use PSTricks to add labels and extra lines. I want to add another eps file smaller in the top right ...
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Create association lines between characters

I intend to create "association lines" between characters, where the start of the line is one or more characters inside a word, and the end of the line is a single character. Something like this ...
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How do I include PSTricks pictures in a LaTeX document?

I use LaTeX regularly, and several times I have included .eps images. I am learning how to use PSTricks. I have used it to create .ps and .pdf files with images. There is plenty of free information ...
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How to highlight a pair of terms with compact, rectangular, semi-transparent, colored regions?

I want to create a GIF animation showing the process of multiplying 2 binomials. Each frame must only show a pair of terms that are highlighted with a compact, rectangular, semi-transparent, colored ...
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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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Drawing 3D Transformer with TikZ or PSTricks

Consider the picture of a transformer on the page: How do I draw this using either TikZ (which I have not used before) or PSTricks?
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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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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 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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Automagically externalising PSTricks and TikZ pictures

My thesis currently has a few PSTricks and TikZ pictures. It takes a while to compile over here Scott says he has some scripts to automate externalising TikZ pictures. I'm looking ideally for ...
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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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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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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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psplot: square root of negative number

Is there a possibility to have psplot automatically ignore an invalid range? Example: x 2 sub sqrt This cann't be plotted requesting \psplot{0}{10}, but only when using \psplot{2}{10}. Of course ...
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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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Making an image with a transparent background

I do not know what is the official term for such images, but if I make an image in TikZ or pstricks then I want it to have no background; for example I might post it on a webpage with a different ...
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Understanding beams in pst-optexp

I'm apparently missing something fundamental in how beams interact with interfaces. I have prepared three simple examples, with the hopes that someone can explain to me why certain things happen. ...
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Putting a coloured background behind text without adding whitespace

Consider this: I want to be able to highlight text like this without adding space around it -- so each word in the first line should line up with the corresponding word in the second line. (I know ...
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Opacity and transparency

I found some discussions about the opacity parameter in pstricks, but I still can't make it work. Here is my tex file: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pstricks} \usepackage{pstricks-add} ...
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Can I use TikZ (instead of PSTricks) for latex2html5?

I found this today: http://latex2html5.com/ Author interactive math equations and diagrams online using LATEX and PSTricks It looks nice, but I'm more familiar with TikZ. Is anybody aware of ...
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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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How to use pstool in pdfLatex?

Update: After I adding those --shell -escape commands, when I run the code as below, it still cannot work. \documentclass[pdftex]{memoir} \usepackage{color} \usepackage{pstool} \input macros.tex ...
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ps2pdf produces /undefined in Blue when setting gridlabelcolor to dvipsnames' Blue

latex-dvips-ps2pdf compilation sequence produces a weird result when I change the grid style. The problem does not happen when I compile the same code with xelatex. ...