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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What is the unit of the coordinate system in PSTricks?

If I use the following code, there two different kinds of units. One for the coordinate system used to declare \begin{pspicture} with (0,0) to (20,10), and the centimeter used in 4.2cm. ...
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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 throughout the document, I used to play with psfrag or directly use pstricks. I'm facing the situation where none of the ...
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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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What is the problem in the codes?

See the code given below. Actually, I am looking for a tree of number 36. Can somebody let me know what I did wrong? \documentclass[12pt, a4paper]{article} \usepackage[a4paper,top=1 in,bottom=1 ...
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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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Why is there a blinking cursor on a \psdots? What is it for?

The red dot is made by \psdots while the blue one is made by \pscircle. By clicking the red dot viewed by Adobe Acrobat, there will be a blinking cursor. But a blinking cursor does not exist on the ...
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3D-plotting sine integral (PSTRICKS)

I'd like to build up a 3D-Plot (based on pst-solides3d), where the function looks like x=u, y=v and z=\int_0^x \frac{\sin\left(\pi t \right)}{\pi t} - \frac{1}{3} ...
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What option do I have to set to remove the mesh from the cylinder?

\documentclass[pstricks,border=12pt,12pt]{standalone} \usepackage{pst-solides3d} \begin{document} \begin{pspicture}[viewpoint=5 30 45 rtp2xyz,Decran=5](-6,-6)(6,6) ...
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Using PSTricks with TeXmaker

I want to do some drawings using LaTeX. I use TeXmaker. What the commands that I need to set up to start using the PSTricks?
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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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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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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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Changing thickness line using pst-solides3d [closed]

Changing thickness line using pst-solides3d: I'm trying to draw a thinness line in space using pst-solides3d: \begin{center} \psset{unit=0.4cm} \psset[pst-solides3d]{viewpoint=40 30 25 ...
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Table Occupies all text area

How can I do this in an easy way using pstricks or tikz , i cant put the text in the right place my MWE \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage[margin=1.5cm]{geometry} ...
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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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How to run PSTricks in TeXShop

Why can't I run the following command in my TeXShop? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pstricks-add} \begin{document} \psset{algebraic=true} \pspicture(-2,-0.5)(2,2) ...
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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?

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. Here it goes: Using TikZ or PSTricks or any other of ...
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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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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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Automatically generate graphics which shows light diffusion on a rough surface

I just want to make an image like this (using tikz or pstricks) of light reflexion and diffusion: What I am interested in is, how this can be done (semi)-automatically via tikz or pstricks: ...
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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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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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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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How one can draw 405 degree angle in learning material?

I would like to know how one can draw teaching material of trigonometry in LaTeX? Namely, I was looking how to draw 405 degree angle i.e. unit circle, a line segment to the circumference and a spiral ...
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Drawing minimal xy axis

can anybody help me to draw this minimal example of an xy axis? I couldn't find anything similar on the forum. The axis should be black but the grid behind it a shade o gray, dashed. It would be ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...