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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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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XeLaTeX and pst-node

I have problems with XeLaTeX and pst-node: If I want to draw a line between two nodes, but there is nothing drawn in the pspicture. If I only put the nodes with some stuff withoud a line in, the nodes ...
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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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Improved PSTricks figure for everyone interested [closed]

First: This post might not be appropirate for this site, so feel free to close it if necessary. I have improved on the drawing by Thomas Söll from here and I thought someone might find it useful. % ...
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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 can we make a pumpkin, jack-o-lantern, or other halloween spirit, ghoul, or skeleton?

So we have questions about Christmas trees and Hearts for Valentines But we have no questions that specialize in Halloween or Dia de los Muertos art. So here it goes.... Using TikZ or pstricks or ...
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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 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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Drawing intersecting 3D surface plots

I'm attempting to draw six semi-transparent intersecting spheres of different colors---two on each axis x, y, z and all joining at the origin---as shown in the figure below. Note how all the spheres ...
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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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Compute and draw a convex hull

How can I use TikZ (+ LuaTeX), PSTricks, MetaPost, Asymptote, etc. to draw the convex hull of a set of points specified in no particular order? Here's an example where the convex hull was computed by ...
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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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Best practice to include (standalone precompiled) graphics

General understanding I know that several people have asked about how to include plots and graphics (created by tikz and pstricks) into a latex document. What is the best way to include Matlab ...
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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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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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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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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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Generating Random arrows in tikz

I would like to draw this figure : Hence, I resort to TikZ. But, it seems to be very difficult drawing arrows precisely in TikZ with the precise locations (x,y). I have achieved this: Here is the ...
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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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Create heatmap with PSTricks or TikZ

I have a huge amount of 2D-coordinates, associated with a value, e.g.: x | y | value 27.50 52.15 12.51 61.83 13.32 57.56 36.23 21.83 41.73 40.46 85.67 25.20 ... The data is ...
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Projection of included 2D graphics to a plane

General purpose I want to project a graphic file from external sources (example.pdf saved on my computer e.g. a chip design) on the bottom of a 3D graphic (which I can draw in LaTeX by using TikZ, ...
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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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Drawing vector field using PSTricks

Are there any PSTricks packages for drawing vector fields? I have had a look at http://tug.org/PSTricks/main.cgi?file=examples#vector but I don't fully understand the syntax in the example(s). Also I ...
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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?
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PSTricks transparency does not work with MikTeX's XeLaTeX

I use MikTeX and have updated all packages several minutes ago. The problem is that XeLaTeX produces a weird result where the transparency parts become opaque. It is not caused by preview as ...
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Shape driven formatting

I'm not exactly sure how to call it, so I've had a hard time search for it online. What I have is a solid block of text. What I want is to change the formatting of part of this block of text (make it ...
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Pie Chart with text outside pie

I'm able to draw pie chart using tex code mentioned below: \documentclass[landscape,a3paper,11pt]{article} \usepackage{pstricks-add} \usepackage{pgfplots, pgfplotstable} \begin{document} ...
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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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Drawing coaxial cables: TikZ or pstricks

I want to draw this. I don't find any way to do I can draw some things... but it's so bad! and it's not realistic! please HELP... \begin{document} \newcommand\innenleiter[3]{% ...
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Is it possible to implement an equivalent syntax of (*x {\f(x)}) but the ordinate is specified first?

PSTricks provides us with a useful syntax (*x {\f(x)}) to specify a point with abscissa x and ordinate \f(x). For example, let \def\f(#1){#1+.5}, a point (1,1.5) can be written as (*1 {\f(x)}). I ...
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PSTricks -> How can I compile a graph/figure to obtain an PNG/JPG with background transparent?

How to obtain this graph in a PNG/GIF/JPG graph with transparent background? \documentclass[12pt,a4paper,x11names]{report} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amsfonts} ...
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What kind of “magic” does preview package do to produce a tight paper size?

Actually the following method, that looks like reinventing the wheel, has been discarded once I have known the existence of preview package. % WithoutPreview.tex \documentclass{article} ...
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How to automatically generate a stack diagram for a PostScript expression?

The following figure shows a PostScript expression and its stack diagrams step by step. Is there any package to generate it out of the box? If there is no such a package, how to generate it ...
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How do I have to invoke \expandafter for a macro with multiple arguments?

\documentclass[pstricks,border=12pt]{standalone} \usepackage{pst-node} \begin{document} \begin{pspicture}[showgrid](-5,-5)(5,5) \pnodes{A}(-2,3)(3,4)(2,-1)(-2,-4)(-4,0) \def\points{(0,0)} ...
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How to create text with shadows?

This question led to a new package: shadowtext I used the following code: \documentclass{article} %\usepackage{pst-all} \usepackage{pstricks} \usepackage{pst-3d,pst-text} \usepackage{soul} ...
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How to draw this cube with PSTrick or TikZ?

I use GeoGebra to draw a cube. The code in GeoGebra is \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{pstricks-add} \pagestyle{empty} \begin{document} ...
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Is there a TikZ equivalent to the PSTricks \ncdiag command?

The pst-node package provides the \ncdiag command, which allows you to connect two nodes with a diagonal line, but with an extra arm parameter which puts a bend in the line and allows the connections ...
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getting the arXiv to produce a pdf with embedded fonts

I've produced a .tex file using the pstricks package for figures and the Times font (via the mathptmx package). When the arXiv compiles this to a .pdf file it doesn't seem to have the necessary fonts ...
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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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pst-solides3d and hidden lines

I am trying to draw figures with pstricks for the first time. Unfortunately, I am struggling with it. I was trying to draw a pentagon-cone and an octahedron using pst-solides3d, but it draws some ...