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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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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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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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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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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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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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 pdftricks and TikZ pictures

My thesis currently has a few pdftricks pictures 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 ...
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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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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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Draw a 3D diamond structure

I want to draw a 3D diamond crystal structure. The point where I struggle is quite in the beginning to draw connecting 3D rods: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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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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Drawing 3D cylinder

I need to draw a lot of 3D cylinders with different dimensions. Has anyone maybe already defined a command like \3Dcylinder{x}{y}{z}? I found 3D bodies in TikZ and tried the third answer. But I don't ...
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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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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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XeLaTeX and EPS figure with consistent fonts

I'm using Miktex 2.9 and XeLaTeX plus some EPS figures. For consistent fonts along the document, I used to play with psfrag or directly use pstricks. I'm facing the situation where none of the above ...
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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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Visualization in LaTeX of hamming distance

I have for example the following two strings: 1: 00101101 2: 00100100 I would like that each number will be place in a box and the boxes with the number one should be higher then the ones with ...
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let operation vs tkz-euclide

Before put my question to give some explanation of why I do this question. When I started to use the TeX a matter of luck that I started working with LaTeX (xelatex) and not with LuaTex for example. ...
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Replacement for \curveto in the tikz library - Inkscape export svg to tikz

I need to draw a complex curve and I wanted to help a vector program Inkscape. In first step I tried to use Inkscape to TikZ exporter (http://code.google.com/p/inkscape2tikz/)to convert curve to tikz, ...
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psgraph with y-axis on left and right of graph and axis labels

I'm attempting to plot two quantities on one graph each with their own vertical axis. I've got as far as the MWE below but am stuck on two problems. Can I make the right hand axis have the same line ...
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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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Scaling a pst-3dplot to fit a Beamer frame

I'm new to pstricks. I was looking for an automatic way of resizing a plot. I'm trying to fit a 3d plot, generated using pst-3dplot, into a beamer frame. However, I'm not able to make it look good ...
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PSTricks picture not compiling with pdfLaTeX [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to use PSTricks in pdfLaTeX? What is wrong with this code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pstricks} \begin{document} \begin{pspicture}(-0.5,0)(2.5,1) ...
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How to define a global constant in postscript statement?

I want to define a constant globally within my pspicture environment as follows: \begin{pspicture}(4,2) \psgrid \SpecialCoor \def\length{2} \pnode(!\length 1){C} \uput[90](C){$C$} % other codes ...
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How can I create PDF & EPS exactly as big as my PSTricks picture but without using pdfcrop?

This question is made to accompany the existing question: How can I create a pdf document exactly as big as my tikz picture?. Constraints: It is not allowed to use pdfcrop by any means whatsoever. ...
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How to avoid this error when redefining `\psgrid` to be `\relax`?

Scenario \pspicture with showgrid will be regarded as a PERMANENT grid. \psgrid in \pspicture WITHOUT showgrid will be regarded as a TEMPORARY grid. If I want to remove all temporary grids, I just ...
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Showcase of translations to Asymptote from TikZ/PSTricks

So you already know TikZ and/or PSTricks, but you would like to expand your knowledge by learning Asymptote as well? Here's your chance. The task/question: Find an example of an impressive diagram ...
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How to make the length of a car moving on a roller coaster track remain unchanged?

For any arbitrary parametric smooth curve, how can I make the length of a car remain unchanged? \documentclass[pstricks,border=12pt]{standalone} \usepackage{pst-plot,pst-node} \pstVerb { ...
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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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What is the simplest way to draw this triangle exactly?

I want to see how we can exactly construct the following diagram as simple as possible. It means that the manual calculation should be avoided. Note that the angle marks attached to angles ...
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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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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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Chaotic billiard with TikZ

I'm looking for a TikZ library that could help me to represent different shapes of chaotic billiards. Any idea?
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Can we imitate the behavior of \pscurve in TikZ?

Here it is with the pictures. PSTricks has the very neat command \pscurve. The manual gives the example \pscurve[showpoints=true]{<->}(0,1.3)(0.7,1.8) (3.3,0.5)(4,1.6)(0.4,0.4) which yields ...
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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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Drawing of a helix

On this blog I found a 3D drawing of a transformer by Thomas Söll. After a few changes, I have the following code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pst-solides3d} \usepackage{expl3} % ...
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How to get the intersection nodes of 2 arbitrary curves?

This question led to a new package: pst-intersect In my experience, there is no macro in PSTricks to get the intersection nodes of two curves. Is it possible to do this in PSTricks? Or Am I am ...
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What is the easiest way to plot a function and its tangent lines at the turning points?

I want to plot graphs like this and embed them as Tikz or Pstricks code in my handouts. I know that there are software such as Ipe, LaTeXDraw etc. But none of them can satisfy me. Because Ipe doesn't ...
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How to mimic the behavior of \ncput* but without the unwanted opaque effect?

My objective is to have a label with transparent background but any connecting curve passing through the hypothetical box of the label must be hidden. Opaque Label \ncput* produces an opaque label ...
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PSTricks to SVG

I would like to make block diagrams using the pst-sigsys package (as demonstrated here: http://squobble.blogspot.com/2009/12/drawing-beautiful-block-diagrams-in_04.html). I can do that and export to ...
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How to place in a document a VCard using a psbarcode?

I would like to put a QRCode that contains contact information (VCard). However I don't know how to encode the newline character so VCard is correctly read. Here is a sample document with QRCode ...
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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 to draw a ring-like diagram with some labels on its arcs?

I would like to draw a figure that looks like the following scenario: Consider a circle of radius $r$, described parametrically by $x = cos(t) and y = sin(t)$. I'd like to draw a figure where the ...
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Graphics: Clip or cutout a circle from a circle

I have a very specific problem that needs solving: I would like to produce a shape which can be most easily thought of as a circle or an ellipsis cut out of another bigger circle: Think e.g. the apple ...
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xelatex compilation of pstricks fails

I just needed to compile the following lines (minimal example) \documentclass{standalone} \listfiles \usepackage{pstricks} \begin{document} Ein \begin{pspicture}(-5,-3)(5,8) \psline(0,1)(2,3) ...
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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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equivalent of pstricks rput in tikz

A very powerful feature of pstricks is its possibly nested rput command that can be used to rotate and move a portion of a drawing. Is there something similar in tikz?