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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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} \pscircle[origin={...
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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 !...
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Why does \pscustom fail to fill the enclosed region?

\documentclass[pstricks,border=12pt]{standalone} \usepackage{pstricks-add} \def\Major{3}% semi major \def\Minor{2}% semi minor \def\Xo{4}% distance from origin to ellipse center \def\Theta{60} \...
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How to pass PostScript expression to nodesep and offset when using ([…]node) syntax?

Quoted from pst-news13.pdf on page 3: The labelsep is the first – optional – argument of \uput. It is now possible to use the PostScript notation for this length, eg {! 45 sin 3 mul}. Then the ...
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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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How to fill a region bounded by a character and a graphic object with a color?

There are 5 white regions bounded by the ellipse and character R as shown in the following figure. I want to fill EACH of these regions with a UNIQUE/DIFFERENT/DISTINGUISHABLE color. How to do ...
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Why does \psPrintValue not allow 2 \rput to work at the same time?

For each compilation, only one of the 2 \rputs can be used. Attempting to activate both will produce a strange output which is only the first \rput can work. \documentclass[border=0pt]{standalone} \...
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How to pass a constant defined in \pstVerb as the most right argument of \rput?

\documentclass[border=12pt]{standalone} \usepackage{pstricks-add} \def\i{1} \begin{document} \begin{pspicture}(4,4) \pstVerb{/two \i\space 1 add def} \rput(2,2){<the value of ...
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How to crop a pstricks figure

I wish to create a figure using pstricks code, and then to display only a cropped region of the figure. I thought that the arguments to \begin{pspicture}(...,...)(...,...) would allow me to do this, ...
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defining Postscript procedures with global scope

How can I define a Postscript procedure whose definition survives page breaks, that is, which has global scope? Here is a trivial example, where the procedure invocations after a \newpage fail during ...
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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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How to use a macro as the point arguments of both pspicture and \psframe?

I forgot the rule to use \expandafter such that \rect can be used as the point arguments of both psframe and pspicture. \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{pstricks} \def\rect{(-3,-3)(3,3)} \...
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What is the clearest way to graph a piecewise function?

I have a function defined as: How can I graph that using functions instead of coordinates? I'm currently working with pgfplots but I'm open to something else if it's better.
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How to avoid setting hard-coded values to the point arguments of pspicture?

I want to shrink and expand the canvas based on the 2 variables \Base and \Angle. The following code still use a hard-coded value for the ordinate of pspicture, which is equal to 6, for example. I ...
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How to use a \pstVerb constant as the angle arguments of \uput?

How to use alpha as the angle arguments of \uput? \documentclass[border=0pt]{standalone} \usepackage{pstricks-add} \pstVerb{ /theta 45 def /alpha theta 90 sub def /weight 1.5 def } \...
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How do I know that w must not be used?

I have a project to draw something that is more complicated than the following. Apparently I cannot use w after invoking \psaxes with [$x$,0][$y$,90]. I found it after struggling for 1 hour. \...
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Why does \ncbar seem to ignore angleB?

I have used \ncbar before with success and it worked perfectly however the following code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pst-all} \...
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Is there a “smarter” way to know the size of \psbarcode?

The size of 2D barcode depends on the first argument of \psbarcode. I usually do trial and error to find the size of \pspicture such that I get a tight output. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{...
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How to produce Latex QR-Code (or in general 2d codes) as Vector graphic?

The pst-barcode package is great to produce bar-codes in all flavors. And it does 1d bar-codes like a charm. Also it is capable of generating 2d bar-codes with a command like this for a qrcode: \...
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Letterpress effect through PSTricks or Tikz

I have already typed in the META section of the website a post addressing the question as to how the letterpress (or engraving-like) effect in the headers of the site had been achieved. I know it can ...
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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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How do you draw this prism in tikz/pstricks

The numbers are in Persian (side SB=6 and angle SBA=60 degrees).
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Creating figures of polytopes (in 3D): Is it worth switching from PSTricks to TikZ?

I used PSTricks a lot to create figures of polytopes. More recently, I have become aware of discussions going on about whether PSTricks or TikZ is the better choice for creating figures of all kinds. ...
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plot wide range of data with PSTricks

I want to use PSTricks in order to plot data in a file. In general I know how to do it but the problem now is that these data run from x=-2000...2000 and y=1.e-10...1e-3 so I get the "too large" error....
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Undesired behaviour of \parbox within figure environment

I want to put a \parbox in a figure that is drawn by pstricks. The pspicture environment is inside of a figure environment. As an example: \documentclass[singlecolumn, nofootinbib, notitlepage]{...
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Fundamental differences : PSTricks, TikZ/PGF and others

OK, since this is a pretty vague and subjective question. I need to set up some borders around the discussion that I intend to benefit from. But before anything, I certainly do NOT want to excite the ...
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unknown colors using fcol (pst-solides3d)

I am using the pst-solides3d package to draw polytopes in the following way: \begin{pspicture}[showgrid=false](-2,-0.5)(1.5,2.7) \psset{viewpoint=26 10 5,Decran=60} \psSolid[object=new, linewidth=0.7\...
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Is there a trick to iterate a set of multidimensional values with \psforeach?

I have, for example, a set of multidimensional values: {{red,1,12pt},{blue,3,10pt},{green,2,15pt}}. With \psforeach I want to iterate the values with 3 variables: \clr, \x, and \size. Is there a ...
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Convert from float to length

I am using \pst@divide to divide a length in half \setlength{\RLEN}{4cm} \addlength{\RLEN}{\OFFSET} \pst@divide{\RLEN}{2cm}\RLEN ... \setlength{\DIST}{2cm} \addlength{\DIST}{\RLEN} % does not work. ...
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Compilation issue with pdfLaTeX and auto-pst-pdf

I am using a lot of png/jpg images in a document, so I decided to use pdfLaTeX. The main issue of this approach is that PSTricks is not directly supported. Since I found a package (auto-pst-pdf) ...
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Convert font letters to vector format and fill with a pattern

I have worked with Illustrator and CorelDraw and I usually take fonts and convert them to curves after which I would fill in the curves with patterns, merge them with other vectors or the sort. Is it ...
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latex-dvips-ps2pdf

I use pdflatex, Windows7, and TeXnicCenter. I am interested in using \psbarcode in combination with \usepackage{auto-pst-pdf}. A possible solution is to use latex-dvips-ps2pdf. The question is how to ...
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How to attach a 2D rectangular image to a 3D curved surface with TikZ or PSTricks?

I want to do so called texture mapping which is to attach an image to a curved surface. How to attach a 2D rectangular image to a 3D curved surface with TikZ or PSTricks? For the sake of simplicity,...
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Declare the point for incomming arrows on nodes

is there a way to tell the a node, where the arrow shall arrive? At this example, the Arrow from Node B to A should arrive exactly in the middle of the "D" from "Dies". It should start on top-center ...
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How to draw a diagram for packets scheduling in networks or task scheduling?

I would like to draw a diagram for packets scheduling in networks similar to the this one: The same type of diagram (or very similar) can be used also for tasks scheduling. Can you please indicate ...
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How to translate a set of PSTricks objects and rotate it?

To illustrate the problem, consider a simple example with which you are familiar: A mechanical system that consists of a block lying on an inclined plane. I attached a Cartesian coordinate system to ...
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How to use dup which is one of PostScript RPN keywords?

According to the pstricks-add manual on near the last page, dup is used to duplicate the value of the previous stack. Duplicating can simplify an RPN expression. For the sake of simplicity, let's ...
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Superimposed Boxes in a flowchart with PStricks

I'm performing a flowchart using pstricks . The problem is how to do superimposed Boxes (in gray and light gray ) included in the flow chart like those in the picture below . Is there any specific ...
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newcommand object not included in pstricks picture

I use to have old latex docs that included pstricks pictures. I had to define objects that I could reuse several times in the pictures and did this with a newcommand/def (and everything was fine). I ...
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Having difficulty with pstricks box plot, psaxes, pspicture

a TeX noob here. I wish to plot performance test results once every two weeks (or sooner) displaying a 2 week window. I saw a similar question: Can I use pgfplots to make a boxplot and the following ...
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Is there a TikZ equivalent to the PSTricks \ncbar command?

Although I now use TikZ, every so often I find myself looking for very useful PSTricks commands which don't seem to exist in TikZ. The pst-node package has an \ncbar command which allows one to ...
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How to delete the 'triangle' on an arrow using the Vaucanson-g package

I'm using the vaucanson-g package and I have the following now: \MediumPicture\VCDraw{ \begin{VCPicture}{(5,-0)(3,-3)} \ChgEdgeNodeSep{6} \StateVar[v]{(0,-5)}{A} \StateVar[w]{(4,-2)}{B} \...
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pst-eucl symmetry

I'm trying to draw a diagonal using the tags for symmetry but I really can't understand the meaning of the parameters and how to make the lines long just to fit the figure. For this source I have to ...
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How to draw nanotubes with TeX?

I am working in the field of Nanostructures and have to draw many figure like :
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postscript code in psplot fails

the following code snippet doesn't work as expected \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pstricks,pst-plot} \pagestyle{empty} \thispagestyle{empty} \begin{document} \begin{pspicture}(10,10) ...
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PSTricks and documentclass

I have a problem using PSTricks for elsevier journal. As you may know, preprints and review versions of papers usually use a different documentclass in LaTeX than the one used for the final version ...