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 change the step of tick and label of \psgrid?

Sometimes it will be convenient to work in big integers for the coordinates. To control the physical size, we can adjust the unit for scaling. Unfortunately, changing unit to a small size will make ...
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vertical shift in pstricks picture

My paper contains the following PSTricks picture. It displays a square on the left, and two squares on the right - top and bottom. It describes a process where the square on the left can be in either ...
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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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How to align text inside pie chart?

I'm creating pie chart using code below: \begin{center} \begin{pspicture}(-5,-4)(4,4) \psset{unit=1.2} \psChart[userColor={black!10,black!40},chartSep=10pt,shadow,shadowsize=3pt]{\above,\below}{}{3} ...
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Example code of PSTricks in MikTeX

everyone, in the past one hour, I have been fighting with the PSTricks package in MikTeX. I found a lot of example code here. For example, I downloaded the gliding ball example tex and I ran it in ...
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How to fill color in graph?

I'm able to draw radar chart using code mentioned below, but somehow, fillcolor option is not working. Can you please suggest, how can i get it corrected? \begin{center} ...
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How to change a tension symbol from an arrow to a pair of plus and minus signs?

\documentclass[pstricks,border=12pt]{standalone} \usepackage{pst-circ} \begin{document} \begin{pspicture}[showgrid](4,4) \pnodes (0,2){A} (4,2){B} \resistor [ ...
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Why does adding one more subtree make a cropped output?

\documentclass[preview,border=12pt]{standalone} \usepackage{pst-tree} \psset{treemode=R,edge=\ncline} \def\ABCD{% \psTree{\Tcircle{A}} \psTree{\Tcircle{B}} ...
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Is there a better way to check divisibility in LaTeX?

I want to draw a trimmed ruler, for example, from 2.3cm to 3.9cm where the distance between two consecutive marks is 1mm. I have difficulty to efficiently check whether or not the counter is a ...
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What is wrong with \ifnum#1=0.09\relax?

The following code does not compile with the following error message Missing = inserted for \ifnum \documentclass[pstricks,border=4pt]{standalone} \usepackage{multido} ...
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Compiling example provided with pst-dbicons package does not compile

I am trying to create an ER diagram using pst-dbicons package (PSTricks). However, on trying the example tex file, I get an error on line 55: "Undefined control sequence". I am pasting the example ...
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How to highlight a pair of terms with compact, rectangular, semi-transparent, colored regions?

I want to create a GIF animation showing the process of multiplying 2 binomials. Each frame must only show a pair of terms that are highlighted with a compact, rectangular, semi-transparent, colored ...
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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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What makes the following expression produce a wrong rotated point?

I want to rotate point B 30 degrees counterclockwise about A to produce a new point C. However, I failed to get the correct C as illustrated below. The red circle helps us to notice the issue easily. ...
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Bad line overlap in PSTricks figure

Consider the following code (which is almost the same as this): \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pst-grad,pstricks-add} \usepackage{animate} \usepackage[locale=DE]{siunitx} \def\radius{21.65} ...
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How to make my protractor able to accept both points and nodes?

I want to make my \protractor can accept points in all available format defined in PSTricks. How to do this? \documentclass[pstricks,border=12pt]{standalone} \SpecialCoor ...
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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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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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PSTricks, conditional frame size

Consider the following code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pst-eucl} \usepackage{siunitx} % LaTeX 3 syntax \ExplSyntaxOn \cs_new_eq:NN \calc \fp_eval:n \ExplSyntaxOff % constants ...
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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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How to make a radian argument still get interpreted in radian when working with \psplot in PostScript form?

When using \psplot in PS form (or algebraic=false) the interval must be specified in degrees. However, sometimes, I need algebraic=false but interval is given in radian. Is it possible to achieve this ...
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Nautilus Shell in TikZ or PSTricks

Any ideas on how to recreate the cross-section of a nautilus shell like in the diagram below:
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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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Polygon drawn with an offset

I'm looking for a more automated way to draw an area around a number of PStricks nodes. The area should be offset by a specific amount so that it will completely contain the vertices inside ...
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Macro psGTriangle leads to pdfLatex ignoring the figure

I've noticed that the pstricks macro psGTriangle, to draw triangles with Gouraud shading does not work in combination with auto-pst-pdf/pdflatex. There is no error message, the pspicture environment ...
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Closed curve in PSTricks

Consider the following example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pstricks-add} \def\side{% \psline(-2,2)(-1,2) \psarc(0,2){1}{180}{0} \psline(1,2)(2,2) \psline(-1,1)(0,2)(1,1) } ...
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pstricks-doi package conflict?

The following does not work: \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage{doi} \usepackage[pdf]{pstricks} \begin{document} hello world \begin{pspicture}(1,1) \psline(0,0)(1,1) \end{pspicture} ...
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too tricky for pstricks?

I'm trying to copy the graph of a piecewise function created in GeoGebra into a LaTeX document but all I see are the axes -- no curves. I'm running TexShop and compiling with XeLaTex. In the log file ...
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Numerical calculations using PSTricks

Assume I have defined a constant \valueA as \def\valueA{25 2 sqrt sqrt mul } I would like to devide this value by the square root of 2, so I tried \pstFPdiv\valueB{\valueA}{2 sqrt} but this is ...
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Can TikZ emulate PSTricks' inline \Rnodes, scattered along a complex equation?

PSTricks' \Rnode makes it easy to add annotations to a complex equation typeset by (La)TeX: Simply add \Rnodes around existing elements of the equation, and the mathematical typesetting is ...
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Can TikZ dashed lines emulate PSTricks dashed lines?

Dashed lines differ between TikZ and PSTricks: PSTricks provides symmetry about the midpoint, and full dashes are guaranteed at each end. Can TikZ be configured to achieve this? (By default TikZ does ...
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\psdiabox is too big

How can I reduce the size of a \psdiabox, for instance: \documentclass[10pt,a4paper,twoside]{scrbook} \usepackage{pstricks} \usepackage{pst-all} \begin{document} \psset{unit=0.35} ...
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How to invert even-odd filling?

Consider the following code. It uses eofill filling rule where only the region bounded by odd number of strokes will be filled. Is it possible to invert this rule such that the region bounded by even ...
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Strange color in PSTricks

I draw a figure in pstricks, the code is here: \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage[dvipsnames]{pstricks} \definecolor{bg}{cmyk}{0,0,0.1,0} \begin{document} ...
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Problem with \overlays

I latex the following tex. I got error in the line below \end{slide} as Undefined control sequence } I found out that the problem is related to \overlays. ...
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Why are my post script commands not getting passed the LaTeX compiler?

The following MWE \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pstricks} \begin{document} \begin{pspicture} \rput{!240 6 div}(0,0){Hello World} \end{pspicture} \end{document} is not able to parse the ...
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Not equal spacing on both sides of PSTricks figure

Taking the code of PSTikZ's answer from "PSTricks figure way too big; normal scaling seems not to work" (and putting an \fbox around it to illustrate the problem), I get the following: ...
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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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Draw an inclined ellipse in PStricks

I would like to draw an inclined ellipse in PStricks, but seems the angle command does not work here. How can I make my ellipse inclinde? ...
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Make a flashy text

I'm creating a beamer and I'm looking after some effects I could include to make my work more attractive. Is there a way to make a flashy text ? I'm thinking about an alarm clock : you know when it ...
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Programmatically converting an integer into bits with graphical output [duplicate]

I just stumbled upon this interesting question about "how to automatically draw tree diagrams of prime factorization with LaTeX" and it rang a bell. I 'd like to create a command that displays the ...
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how to set font size in “\rput”?

I can set the font in \rput like this \rput(-0.76,0.7){\tiny $1$} But how can I set more exact font in rput? for example: 6pt?
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Problems using pst-node/Undefined Control Sequence— PStricks [duplicate]

The code is: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pstricks} \usepackage{pst-plot} \usepackage{pst-node} \usepackage{pst-circ} \usepackage{pst-text} \usepackage{pst-tree} \usepackage{pst-coil} ...
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psgo.sty the goboards are not drawn

I use TeXlive on Debian Wheezy. I have psgo.sty installed (in texlive-games). I have downloaded psgomanual.tex. After I enter the command latex psgomanual.tex I get a .dvi file. With lots of warnings ...
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How to automatically draw tree diagram of prime factorization with LaTeX?

I want to have a simple interface to automatically draw tree diagrams of prime factorization. For example, by invoking the following code, \PrimeTree{36} \PrimeTree{90} \PrimeTree{112} ...
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Redefining axes label in pst-plot

I am trying to redefine the labels for x-axis in a pst-plot diagram by putting \makeatletter \def\ps@@@hlabel#1{\small(#1)} \makeatother in the preamble (see top of page 25 in the manual) but then ...
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Missing data points in PSTricks plot

Consider the following example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pst-plot} \begin{document} \psset{xunit=0.1,yunit=0.002} ...
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Confusing Problems with LaTeX3/expl3 \pdftex_if_engine:TF Switch

For a number of days I've been confused with some problems I had when using the \pdftex_if_engine:TF switch in a LaTeX3/expl3 class of my own. I thought it would be equivalent to the \ifpdf switch, ...
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Grid and tick marks in the same PSTricks picture

Consider the following example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pst-plot} \begin{document} \psset{ xunit=0.05, yunit=0.003, algebraic } \begin{pspicture}(-17,-140)(213,2540) % Axes ...
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Vertical grid lines not showing when using `xticksize`

Consider the following example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pst-coil,pst-plot} \begin{document} \begin{figure} \centering \psset{unit=0.6} \begin{pspicture}(-2.0,-0.7)(18.2,11.2) % ...