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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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 ...
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add mult, etc in LaTeX

I tried to see how mult, div, add, etc work but I am unable to understand what is going on in one concrete example. Say i want to put a point at x = y = 2 but the x and y coordinate come from some ...
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When should we use \rput, \nput, and \uput?

I am writing a short tutorial for my friends about PSTricks. So I have to systematically explain the available macros such as \nput, \rput and \uput (among others) and reduce the possibility of ...
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Why don't \pscircle and \psellipse move the current point before drawing their shapes?

I have tested all PSTricks closed curves: \psframe \psccurve \pspolygon \pswedge \psellipticwedge \pscircle \psellipse and I noticed that only \pscircle and \psellipse do not move the current ...
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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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How to add text into a QR-Code?

I want to add a text to the QR-Code. I want a small numbers in one of the four black squares. \documentclass[a4paper, 12pt, parskip]{scrartcl} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{pst-barcode} ...
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What causes two identical instances to produce different result?

\documentclass[pstricks,border=12pt]{standalone} \usepackage{pstricks-add} \pstVerb { /updateCP {2 copy CPy add /CPy ED CPx add /CPx ED} bind def /updateA {1 sub sqrt 1 exch atan Angles add ...
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Transparency with psSurface in pst-solides 3D

I'm trying to draw a graph with pst-solides3D with the option psSurface : The problem is as follows : I want to draw z = +/- (y^2-y^2), which should give a saddle-point graph with the lines x=y and ...
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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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pstree: How can I force a tree node to one side?

I'm drawing some binary search trees using pstricks and pstree, but I don't see anything in the docs to push a node to one side. In a binary search tree, every child must be either right or left, but ...
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What transformation do I have to apply to a node before passing it to \uput as a direction angle?

Consider the following code \documentclass[pstricks,12pt]{standalone} \usepackage{pst-node} \usepackage{pgfmath}% don't forget this line! \psset{saveNodeCoors} \degrees[13] \begin{document} ...
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What is the simplest way to draw the solution of a simultaneous inequalities using PSTricks?

Objective I want to draw a region in Cartesian coordinate system that satisfies a set of inequalities. How to do this in the simplest way? Minimal Code \documentclass{minimal} ...
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Point on surface using PSTricks

I would like to draw a Point on a surface using PSTricks and pst-solides3d. What I mean by that is, that the point should look like it is attached onto the surface. That means that the point should ...
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Can we use \curvepnodes and \psnline to replace the concatenated points passed to \psrline?

Can we use \curvepnodes and \psnline to get the same result as what the following code produces? \documentclass[pstricks,border=12pt]{standalone} \usepackage{multido,pst-node} \begin{document} ...
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Draw a triangle with horizontal lines with PSTricks

Is there an easy way to draw a triangle like the one on the picture with PSTricks? Maybe a method for calculating the position of the outer line for specific height? I'm using the environment in ...
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Why doesn't pdfTeX support PStricks directly?

I am sorry, I have to remove the previous question. I didn't realize I had messed up everything (from my other questions) here. The hidden idea was actually as follows, but I had simplified it in a ...
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How to make \reversepath useful for drawing the following closed curve?

I want to draw a batman logo. As it is symmetric about the vertical line, it should be more convenient to just define the right part (or the left part) first and then reflect it to get the other part. ...
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What is the RPN operator defined in PSTricks to convert an infix expression to the postfix one?

The following code does not compile as I failed to convert the abscissa from infix to postfix. \documentclass[pstricks,border=12pt]{standalone} \usepackage{pst-plot} % defining an RPN operator that ...
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How to draw a point if the angle value and radial function are both given in algebraic (infix) form?

\documentclass[preview,border=12pt]{standalone} \usepackage{pst-plot} \psset{polarplot} \def\RPN#1{2 #1 10 div exp} \def\Infix#1{2^(#1/10)} \begin{document} ...
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Why does pstricks have an effect on tikz' draw opacity when used within beamer?

\documentclass{beamer} %\documentclass{article} \usepackage{pstricks} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{chains} \begin{document} \begin{frame}{} \begin{tikzpicture}[start chain] ...
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Resize the text in \rput

I use \rput[B](4.0,0.5){text} inside pspicture to write a text at a specific position. The text is too long, and I need to shrink its size, make it smaller, could anyone help?
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How to get the nodes on which a line intersects the hypothetical frame box of \ncput?

I want to get the nodes on which the \*cline intersects the hypothetical edge of \ncput. The following animation shows my attempt to find the nodes by a trial & error approach. I need the nodes ...
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What dimensions and how to insert an image as a cover?

I viewed any message but I don´t reach the solution. I want to make an imge to use as cover for my final job. What dimension do you recommend? in pixels(better) or cm? or What proportions? to the ...
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How to modify \pstInterFF to find the intersection point between a constant m and a function f'(x) without having to explicitly find f'(x) from f(x)?

\documentclass[preview,border=12pt]{standalone} \usepackage{pst-plot,pst-eucl} \def\f(#1){((#1)*(#1-5)*(#1-6)/4+1.5*(#1)-5)} \def\xi{1} \def\xf{6.5} \def\m{((\f(\xf)-\f(\xi))/(\xf-\xi))} ...
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How to increase the dot resolution of implicit curves produced by `\psplotImp`?

Normal View Zoomed-In View "Minimal" Code Snippet \documentclass[11pt,rgb]{article} \usepackage{pst-func} \renewcommand\pshlabel[1]{{\color{gray}\tiny#1}} ...
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How to change vertical and horizontal unit based on a fraction of width and height of an image?

I have to overlay some texts on a PDF form. As converting the PDF form to EPS with pdftops produces unsatisfying result, I will not use PSTricks code below. ...
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Could anyone help with vertical spaces over text in psmatrix?

I´m trying doing some examples with pstricks, but I´m having problems, because only changing a cell of the psmatrix.... I have problems. Could anyone help me with vertical spaces and and showing the ...
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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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Is there a simpler way to do arithmetic in PSTricks?

I want to animate PSTricks diagram, so looping is intensively used. I have 3 global variables \START, \STOP, \DELTA that should be declared in the preamble. The remaining variables in the body will ...
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Error with pstree

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{graphics,graphicx} \usepackage{pstricks,pst-node,pst-tree} \begin{document} \pstree[levelsep=35pt]{\Tcircle{10}} { \Tcircle{11} \Tcircle{21} } \end{document} Why ...
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How to mark/round an element of a table/tabular?

I´m creating a table for simplex, and I want to create a circle around a number in a table. How can I make this in LaTeX? I use PSTricks, but I prefer don´t create an image and a table/tabular ...
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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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How to draw random simple closed smooth curves but with the same perimeter?

I want to draw some random simple smooth closed curves. Each smooth curve must have the same perimeter but different area. See the following figure to illustrate what I meant clearly. Each smooth ...
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Drawing a complex transformation using PStricks

I'm trying to draw the picture below showing a typical instance of mapping the z point from z plane to w plane by the f(z) transformation. It is almost OK, but when I'm trying to draw the dashed ...
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What makes my line get shifted to the left when I invoke \LoadConstants?

In the beginning I use the following code. So far so good. \documentclass[pstricks,border=12pt]{standalone} \usepackage{multido} \usepackage[nomessages]{fp} \def\LoadConstants{} ...
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Drawing cylinder with PSTricks

I am trying to draw a simple cylinder with PSTricks, similar to what is attached. Is there a smart way to do this, or do I just have to manually draw each line? If there is no other way, then it is ...
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Why do I have to place % at the end of line preceding \pstVerb?

Please consider the position of the red dots. First Case When I don't activate \pstVerb{/xxx 1 def}, the red dot is properly positioned. \documentclass[border=12pt]{standalone} ...
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Cut off part of PSTricks parallelogram if

First: I have also posted this question at the LaTeX Community a few days ago but I have not got any answer. Consider the following MWE, illustrating rays of light coming from the Sun through the ...
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PSTricks, draw line only knowing one point.

I would like to use PSTricks to draw a line. However, I only have one point, but I know at which angle I want to draw the line, and how long I want it. Is there some way to draw a line from a point ...
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Error in the PSTricks package pst-poly?

Consider the following example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pst-poly} \begin{document} \begin{figure} \def\sidelaengde{5 } \def\myCoor{} \centering \psset{unit = 0.4} ...
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Intersecting boxes in pst-solides3d

I need to make a picture of some 3D boxes (i.e., parallelepipeds) that intersect themselves in some complicated ways, so I tried pst-solides3d. Here's the minimal working example: A long and thin ...
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How to combine and simplify the following PostScript operators?

Background Let \def\RR#1{(2^(#1/10))} \def\TT#1{(#1)} be the radius and angle functions, respectively. Christoph defined a PS operator AAA as follows. /AAA {AlgParser cvx exec exch AlgParser cvx ...
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Improve PSTricks code for drawing of the Olympic flag

Consider the following example. Code % pdflatex -shell-escape test.tex \documentclass{article} \usepackage{auto-pst-pdf,pstricks-add} \usepackage[locale=DE]{siunitx} \ExplSyntaxOn \cs_new_eq:NN ...
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How to increase the accuracy of \psTangentLine?

I want to draw the tangent line as well as the normal line for an arbitrary curve as follows. \documentclass[pstricks,border=12pt]{standalone} \usepackage{pstricks-add} \begin{document} ...
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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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What causes the red frame not to align with the grid correctly?

What causes the red frame not to align with the grid correctly? \documentclass[tikz,border=12pt]{standalone} \usepackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents*}{diagram.tex} ...
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drawing figure to scale

I have a technical drawing of a mechanical setup which I would like to draw in either TikZ or PSTricks. My experience with these two packages is very limited. A "MWE" of the drawing is shown in the ...
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standalone not working properly with PStricks?

I'm using Vaucanson-G to render automata (I also use TikZ, but here, I want Vaucanson-G). Because it uses PStricks although I want to compile with pdflatex, I have put all my automata in separated ...
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Clipping with PSTricks

Consider the following example. Code \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pstricks-add} \begin{document} \begin{figure} \psset{unit=0.05} \begin{pspicture}(120,216) ...
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Conflict between xparse and pstricks: pstricks doesn't believe xparse function is defined

I want to create a pspicture with a variety of parameters which are interdependent. I'm using expl3 for the interface. But I get an error when I try to use \getr Error: /undefined in \getr Operand ...