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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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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Equivalent of pstricks command \psecurve in tikz

What is the equivalent of the pstricks command \psecurve in tikz? The yellow line is the \psecurve. It's basically the same as the \pscurve: the curve is defined by all the named points, but is not ...
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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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Autosegmental Representation with pst-asr

I am using Texmaker and MiKTeX to try and produce an autosegmental representation such as the one in this image: The following code is given in John Frampton's pst-asr user's guide: ...
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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 ...
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Why can't I get pstricks with auto-pst-pdf (and cropping) running on MikTeX?

\documentclass{minimal} \usepackage[pdf]{pstricks} \begin{document} \begin{pspicture}(-5.25,-5.25)(5.25,5.25)% \pscircle*[linecolor=cyan]{5} ...
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How to rotate the label such that its base line is parallel to the bisector?

How to rotate the label counter clockwise such that its base line is parallel to the bisector? \documentclass[border=0pt,pstricks]{standalone} \usepackage{pst-eucl} ...
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pspicture environment overlays text in figure float

I have a strange problem witih PSTricks, pst-tree and the pspicture environment. I use a figure float and a simple tree. When I put a pspicture environment around it, the picture is placed above the ...
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Create custom shape with holes

I'd like to create a key shape symbol using PSTricks, but I have some problems filling it... Here's the shape I'd like : \documentclass[pstricks, float]{standalone} usepackage[table, usenames, ...
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How can I draw this radar graph in LaTeX?

when I enter below code: \rput*[l]{15}(20;15){\huge3} \rput*{60}(20;15){\huge1} \rput*[r]{105}(20;15){\huge3} \rput*[r]{160}(20;15){\huge1} \rput*[r]{205}(20;15){\huge28} ...
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Convert PSTricks to TikZ

I use pstricks for all my graphics. Now I am submitting a paper to a conference which, unfortunately, does not allow to use PostScript. I have to send them tex source, which they compile with ...
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Compile Error: lualatex with PSTricks

I compile the file below with lualatex --shell-escape but I get the error : ! Undefined control sequence. l.14 \savedata ...
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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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Bug report pst-3dplot, where should I submit it?

I discovered a bug with the auto-pst-pdf package, but don't know where to report it. The bug manifests itself both with pdflatex and the dvi->ps->pdf chain. Here is a minimal working example: ...
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changing intersection between axes in PSTricks

I am having some issues with axes in PSTricks. Here is my current MWE, \documentclass[pstricks,border=12pt]{standalone} \usepackage{pst-node, pst-plot} \psset { unit=0.1cm, } ...
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PSTricks animation not scaling correctly

Consider the following animation: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[margin=2cm]{geometry} \usepackage{pst-eucl} \usepackage{animate} \usepackage{siunitx} % LaTeX 3 syntax \ExplSyntaxOn ...
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PSTricks figure way too big; normal scaling seems not to work

Consider the following example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pstricks} \begin{document} \begin{figure} \def\radius{19.2} \def\lige{33.3} \newlength\R \R=\radius\psunit \newlength\hW ...
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Compiling the latex->dvips->ps2pdf with dvips -Ppdf

The documents I create heavily depend on postscripts (I use pstricks quite a lot). I've had some issues with resolution, and it's been recommended to try using dvips -Ppdf. But recently, I've been ...
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How to change the opacity of PSTricks strokes?

I need to change the opacity of PSTricks strokes, is it possible to do this?
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Some extensions to pst-solides3d

I asked this set of questions (actually 2 of the 3 below) on the PSTricks mailing list a couple of days ago, but have since heard that Herbert's "to do" list is quite lengthy. So, I'm distributing ...
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Why does LaTeX not embed imported EPS images into the DVI file?

Experiment: Compiling a file, having PSTricks code inside, in LaTeX (latex.exe), results in a self-contained DVI, where this PSTricks code is embedded. But if the file has EPS images, the resulting ...
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How to set Overleaf to compile with `lualatex --shell-escape <file>`?

I'm trying to use the solution given by the accepted answer in How to have \psframe working with LuaLatex? but I don't know how to enable the option --shell-escape there. Overleaf explains that it ...
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Opacity for pst-3dplot object

How can the opacity of a pst-3dplot object be set to be transparent? I have an example where using opacity or strokeopacity options do not work. I am trying to make an image similar to the following: ...
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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: ugly pie chart

I use pstricks to draw pie chart but when I do \documentclass{article} \usepackage[pdf]{pstricks} \usepackage{pstricks-add} \begin{document} \titlepage ...
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Convex lens (flat end) with pst-optic

Is it possible to get each end of a convex lens to be flat, like this: (I haven't been able to find anything regarding this in the manual.)
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pst-map2d - unrecoverable error

I am using this piece of code \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pst-map2d} \begin{document} {\psset{xunit=0.5, yunit =0.5} \begin{pspicture}*(-9,-9)(10 ,9) \WorldMap[maillage = false] ...
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Draw 3D lines between points with PSTricks

Consider the following exmaple: Code \documentclass{article} \usepackage{auto-pst-pdf,pst-solides3d} \begin{document} \begin{figure} \psset{ viewpoint=15 -30 11, Decran=10 } ...
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powerdot/pstricks for local typesetting mode in Texpad iOS?

I use powerdot to typeset my presentations. Has anybody got experience with running powerdot/PStricks on the local (Ker)TeX environment coming with Texpad (local typesetting mode)? Is this possible, ...
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\psmatrix baseline

I'm using lingmacros' \enumsentence with a \psmatrix inside. \enumsentence{ \psset{linewidth=.5pt} \begin{psmatrix}[rowsep=.2cm,nodesep=.05cm,colsep=.1cm] &\rnode{gm}{grammatical morphemes}\\ ...
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Draw a curve in latex using PSTricks

I would like to draw a curve in latex but when I put this code \psset{algebraic=true} \pspicture(-2,-0.5)(2,2) \psline{<->}(-2,0)(2,0) \psline{->}(0,-0.5)(0,2) \psplot{-1.5}{1}{x*x+x} ...
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How to divide a line or a curve into n equal pieces and tick it using PSTricks

When we draw \psaxes they initially have ticks and there's an option which lets us to omit them. I'm trying to put some ticks on my \pscurve, I was wondering is there a way to divide a line or a curve ...
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How to speed up rendering a PSTricks object with a custom fill

Because PSTricks does not provide us with dotted and x-like fill styles, I must create my own custom fill style using pst-fill package. However, the rendering is too slow and sometimes out of memory. ...
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pst-plot graph offset on page when graph has non-zero origin

This question relates to the use of pst-plot with datasets that have x axis values starting from a positive number for example x = 0.5 -> 0.8. In the case below, on two separate computers both ...
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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 compile problem

I know this issue has been discussed a lot in other topics, but most of them contain complex examples, from which I haven't been able to understand the solution. So I have the following code: ...
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Axis specific subgrid devision using \psgrid

If I want to devide a grid into subgrids using PSTricks, I use the command \psgrid with the option subgriddiv=<integer>. This, however, sets the number of subgrids to the same on both axis; is ...
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Cabinet projection in PSTricks

I would like to draw pictures in cabinet projection in PSTricks. This is close to coorType=2, but I need shorten the oblique axis by factor 1/2 rather than 1/sqrt(2). Is there any way how to arrange ...
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Paragraph ended before \pst@@@picture was complete, what is wrong?

Paragraph ended before \pst@@@picture was complete, what is wrong? \documentclass[pstricks,border=12pt]{standalone} \usepackage[nomessages]{fp} \makeatletter % Removing a trailing space in the ...
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Definition of PSTricks constant and improvement of code for drawing of Pantheon

Consider the following. Code % pdflatex -shell-escape test.tex \documentclass{article} \usepackage{ auto-pst-pdf, pst-eucl, pstricks-add } \usepackage{siunitx} \begin{document} ...
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Reading datafile entry by entry

In order to use pstricks in a certain fashion, I would like to access a datafile line by line, inside a multido loop. For example, let's say my file is called Datafile.dat. It contains the (x,y) ...
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Create line between two edges in pstree

Basically I want to create a (dashed) line between two tree edges. I tried cheating a bit and created such line manually between two hidden nodes. The problem is, I don't get them hidden! There's ...