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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Can we simplify the transformation steps below to save more keystrokes?

I want to make the regions bounded as eyes transparent and the other regions opaque with solid fill. Unfortunately, psellipse (as well as pscircle) does not move the current point to its starting ...
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z-order of objects

When I draw objects in PSTricks, objects are placed in the order I draw them, i.e. objects that appear later in the picture hide those that appear earlier, for example here: \begin{pspicture}(70,70) ...
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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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Opacity and transparency

I found some discussions about the opacity parameter in pstricks, but I still can't make it work. Here is my tex file: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pstricks} \usepackage{pstricks-add} ...
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How to avoid that a WIDE item push all the other columns?

I´m trying to finish my flowchart (with the inestimable help of Herbert and Bernard) How to avoid that a WIDE item (with no elements on its sides) push all the other columns?? I want the othe columns ...
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How to control the size of diagbox(with long text) in psmatrix diagrams?

The problem for me is the 4th and 5th line from the bottom (code from an example of Herbert and the problem is where I try to add things ;-) ) \usepackage{amsmath,amsfonts,amssymb,latexsym} ...
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Is there a smart solution to fix the precision issue for atan?

\documentclass[pstricks,border=12pt]{standalone} \SpecialCoor \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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How to create this figure?

I have now spend hours by creating this figure - without luck. I have tried different types of tikz, tikzpicture, pstricks and multido usepackage. Can you maybe help me? I would really appreciate ...
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Why this errors with PSSets in psmatrix?

I´m starting with diagrams, and I have any errors with this code: (edited after Herbert´s comment) \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{standalone} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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How to draw an arrow WIDE to fillcolor?

In PStricks... (edited after view the answer about tikz) How can I draw an arrow similar to this? to make an sketch os a progresion in 4 steps, similar to A => B => C => D but A;B;C;D ...
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Why doesn't PStricks put nodes where I want?

I was surprised when I saw this result! I want to put, starting from my lower left corner, a pink, a red, and a blue node, BUT I was surprised when I saw that the three nodes started from the upper ...
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Plotting sin(1/x) associated functions

I need to plot x, -x, x^2, -x^2, sin(1/x), x*sin(1/x), x^2*sin(1/x) and sin(1/x). But the functions containing sin(1/x) looks somehow bad. How can I fix it. I also do not know how to label the graphs ...
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listplot and (0,0)

Look at the following minimal working example. I cannot understand, why the first line of listplot is plotted from (0,0) to the first data of the input file. I am compiling with % converting with ...
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Draw arrow in picture

\documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc}% \usepackage{lmodern} \usepackage[nomarginpar, textwidth = 16cm]{geometry} ...
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how to resize easily a pstricks picture?

I test my figures in an standalone file, and when I obtain what I want, I pass to my main file with text. How can I do to adapt the size? Because, sometimes I want to put 3 images in a row and I ...
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How to align/wrapping pstricks figures and text [closed]

I´m trying to put easily 3 pstricks pictures in a row (or in a column). I was trying with wrapfigure with no success, so I found any info about subfigure... but I´m trying and LaTeX tell me: ...
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How to use/define a customized parameter?

I´m generating any grpahs... and I´m playing with any linewidhts values so I would like to type on the beginning of the .TEX a line similar to width1=0.1cm width2=0.15cm width2=0.20cm to avoid ...
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Deactivating Anti-Aliasing when typesetting QR-Code

Using the following LaTeX-Code: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage[pdf]{pstricks} \usepackage{pst-barcode} \begin{document} \begin{pspicture}(0.7in,0.7in) ...
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pst-node help formatting

I'm trying to center the fifth row and make the $\{...\}$ closer together, unfortunately I don't know much latex. \psset{nodesep=2pt} \newpsstyle{DblDash}{linestyle=dashed, dash=1pt 1.5pt, ...
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Fill opacity problem with pdflatex while upgrading MiKTeX from version 2.7 to 2.9

It's my first post. I solved it when writing this so I send it anyway in case it helps someone. When compiled with pdflatex.exe from MiKTeX 2.7 it works. When compiled with pdflatex.exe from MiKTeX ...
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Good Reference Book

I am having a problem getting two sets of data plotted on the same graph and have trawled the www for info on how to solve it. The closest I have found is this TeX.SX post. However, that is a ...
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Overlapping colour filling with PSTricks

Consider the following diagram: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[margin = 2cm]{geometry} \usepackage{pstricks} \usepackage{rotating} \usepackage{microtype} ...
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PSTricks for Mac

I got MacTex installed and am using Texworks. I wanted to recreate an old PDF from my .tex files and I'm having some problems. I got 1 file which tells tex to include all the others and within some ...
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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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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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Strange “Too many files” error with pdfTeX

That is the auto-pst-pdf message I get when I compile the MWE below with the pdfTeX engine. I have just (meaning, as of this post's date) reinstalled my entire MikTeX 2.9 system with a complete ...
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Why do I need to append % right after { of multido rather than right after } of pstVerb?

Why do I need to insert % right after the opening curly brace { of multido rather than right after the closing } of \pstVerb? In my mental model, the unnecessary white spaces exist after the \pstVerb ...
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How can I use a conditional expression as key-value arguments?

I want to reduce the number of used keystrokes in my code. More precisely, I want to simplify ...
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Scaling color in PStricks?

Is there a way to scale/remap/transform the colors in a pstricks picture? More detailed: I have some pstricks code which uses grayscale colors. I want to remap the colors from [0,1] to [a,b], where 0 ...
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Plot the cusp catastrophe surface

I'm trying to draw (plot) the Cusp catastrophe surface into latex using any software logic. I am completely stuck because I'm definitely not a mathematician. The surface has the potential: V(x) = ...
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Color gradient filling along a path

I want to make the gradient color to follow the pipe curve below rather than to span from the left to the right. The following MWE shows the default behavior which is not what I'm looking for. ...
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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 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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Plotting greatest integer function (floor)

How can one plot y=1/floor(1/x) in pstricks? where floor is the greatest integer function. i.e. floor(2.5)=2 and floor(-0.5)=-1. I need to generate something like what I generated in sage: But I ...
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How to draw spherical triangles?

Does anyone know how to draw spherical arcs and spherical triangles using LaTeX?
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Unexpected axes labels in PSTricks plot

Consider the following example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pstricks-add} \usepackage{expl3} \ExplSyntaxOn \cs_new_eq:NN \calc \fp_eval:n \ExplSyntaxOff ...
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What is the safe PostScript expression to plot 1/floor(1/x)?

What is the safe PostScript expression to plot f(x)=1/floor(1/x)? \documentclass[pstricks,border=12pt]{standalone} \usepackage{pst-plot} \pstVerb{/inv {dup 0 eq {pop e30} {1 exch div} ifelse} bind ...
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Why can my infix-to-postfix operator not produce a correct result?

Why does \pstGeonode(!{15/sqrt(25)} I2P 45 PtoC){B} NOT produce the same output as \pstGeonode(!15 25 sqrt div 45 PtoC){A} where \pstVerb{/I2P {exec AlgParser cvx exec} def}% ? Minimal ...
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How can I draw a 3D, three-sided 5-7-9 triangle with TikZ or PSTricks?

I want to draw a triangle with three sides 5, 7, 9 and its incircle in geometry 3D. I used GeospacW. I tried Draw a circle (T) has center origin and has radius r=15/sqrt(11). Take a point A on (T) ...
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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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Problem with visibility and compilation for pstricks figure

I have been trying to find the solution to get my code to compile, which has an error message similar to this one. In his example, he was giving the wrong number of dimensions for one of his objects. ...
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In psmatrix, dow do I connect a line to each of the parallel lines in doubleline?

I'm trying to create a diagram in the psmatrix environment which has a double line connecting to a node and then has two separate lines coming from the node, one line coming from each of the two ...
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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 to pass a node abscissa as an argument to a macro?

How to make the following macros %\pstInterFF{\m(N-A.x,N-B.x)}{\fp(x)}{4}{tc}% failed %\pstInterFF{\psGetNodeCenter{A}\psGetNodeCenter{B}\m(A.x,B.x)}{\fp(x)}{4}{tc}% failed ...
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A little problem with pst-plot [duplicate]

I am getting error with this code: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{ucs} \usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc} \usepackage[ukrainian]{babel} \usepackage{fontenc} \usepackage{inputenc} ...
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Psplot position on page

How can i move \psplot on custom position without pstpicture? \psset{yunit=28pt,xunit=28pt} \psplot[algebraic=true,linewidth=1pt,plotpoints=500]{0}{4.7}{(-x/5)*cos(4*x)} ...
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Making animation of a straight line

How can I make an animation of line y=-3 that rotates by angle $\phi$ and the perpendicular distance from origin to this line. I also need to trace the shape that points of the intersection of the ...
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How to translate a set of PSTricks objects and rotate it?

To illustrate the problem, consider a simple example with which you are familiar: A mechanical system that consists of a block lying on an inclined plane. I attached a Cartesian coordinate system to ...
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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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What does rtp2xyz do?

A number of three-dimensional pstricks examples include the line rtp2xyz, which is applied to three numbers that look like angles (specified in degrees). What exactly does it do? While I'm at it, ...