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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How to let hidden line be displayed as dash style in pst-solides3d

I want to draw a tetrahedron and an arrow, and part of the arrow is inside of the tetrahedron. However, I'd like the inside part is displayed as dash line. How to do that? My code does not work. ...
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Pstricks bug: adding empty line messes pspicture

I have the following Example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{auto-pst-pdf} \newcommand{\directionFieldOneTangent}[2]{ \pstVerb{% /aaaaaaaaa #1 \space def }% ...
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How to draw a circular, inclined road in 3D?

I want to draw the road which is similar to the following (but please ignore grass, soil, and the surrounding scenery for the sake of simplicity), to illustrate a physics problem about circular ...
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Is there a smart solution to fix the precision issue for atan?

\documentclass[pstricks,border=12pt]{standalone} \psset{unit=.25} \def\Atom#1{% \begin{pspicture}[dimen=m](-12,-12)(12,12) \pstVerb{/AA 1 5 atan def /RR 26 sqrt def} ...
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Unable to get PSTricks to work as expected in Texmaker

I am trying to get PSTricks to work with PDFLaTeX in order to create scientific diagrams in the report I am producing. My document is currently as follows (I've included potentially extraneous ...
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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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How to use visualcounters in latex? [closed]

I want to use Progressbar in my LaTeX document. I found some idea from the visualcounter module by Aditya Mahajan, but I don't know how to utilize that one. Because I am new to LaTeX, any one help ...
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TikZ - How to draw the following

Rectangle in TikZ can be easily drawn. But how do I achieve the following using TikZ or pstricks? Here is what I have worked till now: \documentclass{beamer} \usetheme{CambridgeUS} ...
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Arithmetic overflow in psscaleboxto

The following example, using \psscaleboxto, produces an error: "I can't carry out that multiplication or division, since the result is out of range." Why does it happen? ...
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Can't include pspicture code

I am trying to create a presentation using beamer. In my presentation I need to include a picture created by LaTeXDraw software. I pasted the code to draw the picture inside the frame, but it is not ...
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I am using the package ps-plot and a file that used to compile no longer compiles

I am using the package ps-plot and a file that used to compile no longer compiles. The error I get says No room for a new \dimen \ch@ck …\else \ermessage {No room for a new #3}\fi Please help! I need ...
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timeline and animate package

I'm trying to make some pdf with animate package controlling a loop with the timeline. The purpose is to have a loop but reaching the last frame, the color of the dot should change. My main questions ...
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Getting psfrag to work on ggplots with transparency [closed]

Right, so I'm using ggplot2 in R to create a graph that involves transparencies (no way around it I'm afraid). In Latex I use latex - dvips - ps2pdf to compile, because I also need psfrag (and ...
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Automatic axes for graphs with PSTricks

I have datas from Matlab and I would like to plot them using PSTricks. My datas are in a .data file. So far I have done a graph but only with Manual adjustment of the axes: \psset{xunit=0.025mm, ...
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How to change the color and separation of fillstyle=vlines and \fillstyle=hlines PSTricks?

I am doing a figure and I want to fill a polygon with fillstyle=vlines or fillstyle=hlines but I want this filling in a different color to the black which is what throws by default. Besides this, I ...
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How to correctly nest psmatrix within psmatrix (without undesired space)

I'd like to nest several psmatrix environments within a psmatrix, so that every cell of the outer psmatrix itself is an psmatrix again. Ultimately I want to draw within these inner matrices using ...
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How to draw big circle (intersection of a plane with a sphere)?

I use Geospacw to draw two big circles but I cannot it using TikZ (or PSTricks). How can I draw it?
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How can I prevent my labels from getting reflected?

The left triangle is the image of the right triangle about the vertical line in between them as the mirror. I only want geometric objects and label position (but excluding their labels) to be ...
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PSTricks with Geogebra

This is the code generated by Geogebra, and when I try to compile the code with TeXmaker, using LaTeX, I get a pdf with a small picture. Please, understand that I don't have any knowledge of ...
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pdf option for pstricks conflicts with babel french option

Today I had this error message on compiling a document: ! Package babel Error: The character '"' is not a shorthand character in french After commenting a lot of things I finally identified the ...
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PDFTricks with standalone class

This is a PDFTricks question much more than a PSTricks question. I am trying to use PDFTricks to compile a PSTricks document with the standalone class. I believe I have followed the manual's ...
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PSTricks with standalone class and newpage or pagebreak

Can I use page breaks with the standalone class with PSTricks? Are there limitations? Or is there some mistake in my code? I have been nearly successful in running the code below with PSTricks and ...
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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 to automatically draw the images of a point placed between 2 inclined mirrors?

Consider a point X placed between two inclined mirrors as follows. \documentclass[pstricks,border=20pt,12pt]{standalone} \usepackage{pst-eucl} \def\Angle{37}% extreme case in which 360/\Angle-1 is ...
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Multiple files with new command causes undefined control sequence

I am working on a scientific paper and recently I moved from Ubuntu with TeX Live to Mac OS. My document is splitted on more .tex files, to make it easier to work over it. With my old latex machine I ...
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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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LaTeX table creation

I am new to LaTeX and really stuck in creating a table. A table created in Word is attached. Can someone help me create this table in LaTeX as it is? I tried, but couldn't connect the arrows and ...
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pdfLaTeX with PSTricks: is it possible to get one .pdf for each figure?

I know that it is possible to use pdfLaTeX in a document with PSTricks figures by adding \usepackage[pdf]{pstricks} in the preamble and then running pdflatex --shell-escape <file> Then, ...
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pst-3dplot and drawing cylinders

I am drawing a cylinder with \psCylinder from pst-3dplot, as shown here in a MWE from the manual: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pst-3dplot} \begin{document} \begin{pspicture}(-3,-2)(3,7) ...
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How to write a bounding box information in PostScript to an external file and read it in TeX at the second compilation?

Scenario I want to create a new environment, e.g., pscanvas that does not need any size specification but just a unique filename. It can contain any graphic objects that pspicture can contain. Thus ...
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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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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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Building a flowchart with PSTricks

I am building several flow-charts similar to this. They represent a procedure (algorithm) for dividing a triangle. Right now, I use the following code: \newcommand{\thetriangle}{ ...
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pst-pulley produce big red dots

Based on the document I use the pst-pulley package by XeLaTeX in TeX Live 2013, but (without grid) produces the big red dots. What is wrong? Here the codes: \documentclass[11pt]{article} ...
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XeTeX pstricks larger page size is cropped to A4

In a Plain-XeTeX document, if I set the page size to anything bigger than the default page size, (A4 in my case) then all the pstricks elements beyond the size of an A4 page are trimmed of, so only a ...
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How to use PostScript for to plot the sum of cos(n*x) for n=0 to n=100?

I want to plot the function f(x) which is the sum of cos(n*x) for n=0 to n=100. The domain is from 0 to 2π. \documentclass[pstricks,border=12pt]{standalone} \usepackage{pst-plot} \begin{document} ...
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Removing unwanted lines and iterative plot

I am trying to plot a couple of streamlines over a circle, defined as x^2 + y^2 - 4, so the radius is 2. I am trying plot using a function, specifically using PSTricks. However, I keep getting extra ...
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How can I write accented letter “ő” in PSTricks?

I'd like to write accented (hungarian) letters in PSTricks. With the solution below I can write "é", "á" and other similar characters but this doesn't work for "ő". Here is what I tried: ...
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How do I ignore lines to points with y=0 using pst-plot and a logarithmic y-scale?

I am using pst-plot to visualize data sets in linear x and logarithmic y scale. The data set should be plotted by connecting all points with a solid line style. This all works fine by using ...
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Cabinet projection in PSTricks (2)

I'd like to draw 3D-objects in cabinet projection with angle α=26.565° (i.e. atan(α) = 0.5) and scaling factor k=0.5590 = sqrt(5)/4, because the objects should be drawn on a grid, as in the left ...
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Drawing torus points and arches with coordinates read from a file

I have a quite intricate question... I have to plot a torus of radii (r,R) with two set of points of different colour on it its surface. The points' coordinates are in two different files that must be ...
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What is PostScript dictionary for? How to know whether or not I need it?

Consider the following code, \documentclass[pstricks,border=12pt]{standalone} \usepackage{pstricks-add} \psset{linecolor=red} \pstVerb { /updateCP {2 copy CPy add /CPy ED CPx add /CPx ED} bind ...
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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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Moving the common angle to \pstVerb produces incorrect result

Consider the following complete code first. \documentclass[pstricks,border=12pt]{standalone} \usepackage{pstricks-add} \begin{document} \begin{pspicture}(-5,-5)(5,5) \def\points{(0,0)(1,0)}% ...
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Is it possible to exit from the PostScript expression and abort the drawing?

I just want to draw a dot if the condition is satisfied and otherwise cancel the drawing of the single dot. The following code is the simplified version of my real scenario. Please don't suggest other ...
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How to change the label color of \psaxes?

\documentclass[pstricks,border=12pt,12pt]{standalone} \usepackage{pst-plot} \begin{document} \begin{pspicture}(-5,-1)(5.5,5.5) ...
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How to draw a line from the origin to the last point of \psrline?

Consider the following code to draw the Theodorus' spiral. \documentclass[pstricks,border=12pt]{standalone} \usepackage{pstricks-add} \begin{document} \begin{pspicture}[showgrid](-5,-5)(5,5) ...
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How to use \psVector as a replacement for \rlineto in drawing Theodorus' spiral?

Consider the following minimal working example. \documentclass[pstricks,border=12pt]{standalone} \usepackage{pstricks-add} \begin{document} \begin{pspicture}[showgrid](-5,-5)(5,5) ...
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How to separately access the abscissa and ordinate of the current point?

Consider the following code. \documentclass[pstricks,border=12pt]{standalone} \SpecialCoor \begin{document} \begin{pspicture}[showgrid](-5,-5)(5,5) \pscustom { \psline(1,0) ...
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How to cancel the effect of \translate when I want to draw a radial line from the untranslated origin to the current point?

Consider the following MWE first. \documentclass[pstricks,border=12pt]{standalone} \SpecialCoor \usepackage{multido} \begin{document} % draw the tangential lines ...