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 use PSTricks in pdfLaTeX?

I thought that PSTricks package was not possible to use in pdfLaTeX but the user Dima claims otherwise. How can I force pdfLaTeX to use PSTricks then?
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PSTricks error “Undefined control sequence <recently read> \c@lor@to@ps”

I have a problem with this file tex: \begin{document} \begin{figure} \begin{center} \begin{pspicture}(0,0)(1,3.8) \psline{-<}(0,0)(0,.2) \psline{-}(0,.2)(0,.4) \psline{*->}(0,.4)(0,.9) \psline{-...
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Simulating hand-drawn lines

I am working on a project that will have some vector graphics, perhaps using TikZ (or a similar package). All of the graphics consists of lines, in shades of gray. However, the lines from TikZ appear ...
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Is there a TikZ equivalent to the PSTricks \ncbar command?

Although I now use TikZ, every so often I find myself looking for very useful PSTricks commands which don't seem to exist in TikZ. The pst-node package has an \ncbar command which allows one to ...
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3D helix torus with hidden lines

How can I generate the above image using TikZ (possibly other methods will work if they produce better looking results)? I would like to have a nicely shaded (not so dark image) without gridlines and ...
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Fundamental differences : PSTricks, TikZ/PGF and others

OK, since this is a pretty vague and subjective question. I need to set up some borders around the discussion that I intend to benefit from. But before anything, I certainly do NOT want to excite the ...
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How to convert pstricks animation to GIF file?

As an example, let's take this animation. How can I convert it to GIF file?
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Using psfrag with pdflatex

Is there any way of using psfrag with pdflatex? It seems fairly similar to the problem of using pstricks with pdflatex. Do they both depend on the same things, or does psfrag include pstricks? Can I ...
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Letterpress effect through PSTricks or Tikz

I have already typed in the META section of the website a post addressing the question as to how the letterpress (or engraving-like) effect in the headers of the site had been achieved. I know it can ...
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What is the clearest way to graph a piecewise function?

I have a function defined as: How can I graph that using functions instead of coordinates? I'm currently working with pgfplots but I'm open to something else if it's better.
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How to generate all possible Venn diagrams (with the case below) efficiently?

I can draw Venn diagrams but now my question is more complicated than just drawing Venn diagrams one by one. I need to draw all possible Venn diagrams efficiently. I need a combinatorical approach ...
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eps figures with pdflatex

In a recent discussion on this site I learned that using \usepackage[pdf]{pstricks} makes it possible to run pdflatex on files containing eps and pstricks files (and psfrag usage as well). Now a ...
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Why draw diagrams using LaTeX when there are open source tools like OpenOffice?

I was looking at recent questions here and was surprized that people were drawing diagrams in LaTeX, when it can be done in SmartDraw, OpenOffice or other programs. Is there any benefit to using LaTeX ...
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How to draw these (closed contours) diagrams using TikZ or PSTricks?

First, I must say I have no knowledge about PGF/TikZ nor PSTricks, but I would like to draw the following or similar closed contours using one of them or another adequate package. Where can I find the ...
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Topological Quantum Field Theory diagrams with pstricks or tikz

This question led to a new package: tqft — Blog: The TQFT Package I'm going to write a brief note about topological quantum field theories, so I need to draw some copies of the "pair of pants"... ...
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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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Draw a prism in TikZ or PSTricks

Is there a way to define an polygon in plane and output an (orthogonal) prism with that polygon as its base? The prism should be drawn in 3D in parallel oblique perspective with controllable height h, ...
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Which package can easily write a graph, as an arbitrary curve or area, just for indication

Which package can easily write a graph, as an arbitrary curve or area, just for indication? The circle and ellipse don't be considered for their particular shape. TIKZ's Bézier curve is too non-...
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Center flow chart horizontally

I have the following flow chart but it appears uncentered. How can I center it? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pstricks} \usepackage{pst-node} \usepackage{pst-blur} \pagestyle{empty} \begin{...
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How to draw tangent vectors and component vectors on a curve

I am searching for a way to have a figure drawn using LaTeX. I am aware of some packages TikZ and PSTricks that could accomplish this, and have been tinkering around with them recently but do not have ...
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PSTricks figure turned 90 degrees

Consider the following example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pstricks-add} \def\RPut(#1)#2{% \rput[r]{90}(!#1 1980 sub 2 div 0){#2 \quad} \rput[l]{90}(!#1 1980 sub 2 div 0){\quad #1} } \...
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PSTricks picture not compiling with pdfLaTeX [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to use PSTricks in pdfLaTeX? What is wrong with this code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pstricks} \begin{document} \begin{pspicture}(-0.5,0)(2.5,1) \...
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What are the advantages of TikZ/PGF over PSTricks?

The first time I saw the PSTricks' 3D Galleries, I immediately felt in love with it. I have spent much time to learn and use it. In this forum, I see many people using TikZ. I have not used TikZ yet. ...
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How can I define a mathematical function as a LaTeX macro?

I am attempting to create a usable function within LaTeX such that its inputs are transformed mathematically. However, I cannot find any documentation that can perform such mathematical function ...
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How to make dominoes falling?

How to maker a LaTex drawing of dominoes falling as the following figure?
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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 of it....
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Draw a 3D diamond structure

I want to draw a 3D diamond crystal structure. The point where I struggle is quite in the beginning to draw connecting 3D rods: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[english]...
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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} \PrimeTree{...
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How to create a Sierpinski triangle in LaTeX?

I have been trying to recreate the following image in LaTeX and for me personally it has to be done with pdflatex. Although answers using pst-fractals From Jake I got a good start which led to the ...
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How to make the length of a car moving on a roller coaster track remain unchanged?

For any arbitrary parametric smooth curve, how can I make the length of a car remain unchanged? \documentclass[pstricks,border=12pt]{standalone} \usepackage{pst-plot,pst-node} \pstVerb { tx@...
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How to draw a coffee cup

Topologists need to explain that coffee cups are homeomorphic to donuts. There are nice ways to draw donuts. So far, my best attempt is \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{...
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Convert font letters to vector format and fill with a pattern

I have worked with Illustrator and CorelDraw and I usually take fonts and convert them to curves after which I would fill in the curves with patterns, merge them with other vectors or the sort. Is it ...
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Drawing of Sun–Earth–Moon system

Is there a package (or packages) for drawing the Sun–Earth–Moon system with either PSTricks, TikZ, or some other vector graphics language to illustrate Lunar and Solar eclipses, the phases of the Moon,...
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Drawing 3D crystal lattice with tikz/pstricks

I need to draw 3D lattice of DO3 type (Ni-Mn-Al, DO3) and more complex ones. Both TiKZ and PSTricks packages draw following objects on top of previously drawn disregarding "real" 3D position. For ...
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How do we explain the behavior of \rput, \psGetNodeCenter and saveNodeCoors?

Introduction I am writing a tutorial on a short introduction to PSTricks for newbies. I got obstacles to explain how a node A (for example), \rput, (!\psGetNodeCenter{A} A.x A.y) and (!N-A.x N-A.y) ...
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LuaLaTeX and PSTricks

Is there the possibility to produce PSTricks graphics in LuaLaTeX? I tried it, but i get ! Undefined control sequence. <recently read> \c@lor@to@ps l.9 \psline( -5,2)(5,...
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Using [pdf]{pstricks} with beamer doesn't work, but auto-pst-pdf does, why?

\documentclass{beamer} %\usepackage{pstricks,auto-pst-pdf} % works \usepackage[pdf]{pstricks} \usepackage{pst-tree} \begin{document} \begin{frame}{Test} \begin{postscript} $\pstree{\TR{S}...
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Drawing 3D cylinder

I need to draw a lot of 3D cylinders with different dimensions. Has anyone maybe already defined a command like \3Dcylinder{x}{y}{z}? I found 3D bodies in TikZ and tried the third answer. But I don't ...
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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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How do you use Psvectorian?

Can someone provide a short explanation or example of using psvectorian? http://melusine.eu.org/syracuse/pstricks/vectorian/psvectorian.pdf Specifically, I am looking for an explanation of how to ...
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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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Offset for node - psbrace around nodes

I already asked in the question Describing leaves of a tree with an underbrace using pstree/pstricks how to use a underbrace. Now I'd like to use \Tfan instead of \Tf, but the trick with the angle ...
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Making a Calendar for TUG

This question is triggered by a post from Peter Wilson in comp.text.tex`. Peter wrote: TUG members produced a calendar for 2012 and, if I remember correctly, for some previous years as well. I really ...
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How to draw nanotubes with TeX?

I am working in the field of Nanostructures and have to draw many figure like :
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How to draw a square wave?

Everything is in the title... I'm trying to draw a simple square wave , but I'm reading that tikz cannot draw the vertical line of the discontinuity... Is there a way to overpass this ? PSTricks ...
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Please improve my logo to resemble our TeX.SX logo

It is free to use TikZ or PSTricks to answer my question. I want to recreate our TeX.SX logo. But my attempt is far from perfect. Please help me to make it more similar to the original one. \...
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Spirograph, Continuous Rotations in TikZ or PSTricks

Spirograph-like drawings are obtained when one repeatedly draws a closed curve on a continuously rotated canvas. Is there a nice way to make spirograph drawings using TikZ or PSTricks? There is a nice ...
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How to draw and annotate a spherical coordinate system

For some lecture script I am preparing I would need some descriptive images showing how to work with spherical coordinates as often seen in textbooks, i.e. a globe and some descriptive arrows ...
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2D surface on a 3D surface plot external data in a file

I am drawing a 3D surface from external data. Here they are: 0 0 -0.64 1 0 -0.5 2 0 -0.4 3 0 -0.31 4 0 -0.23 5 0 -0.2 6 0 -0.24 7 0 -0.32 8 0 -0.42 9 0 -0.59 10 0 -0.76 0 1 -0.54 1 1 -0.4 2 1 -0.27 ...
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How to draw a circular cone

I want to draw the circular cone given by the equation z²=x²+y². (I do not mind using any given package.) I tried to use the pst-solides3d package with the help of its manual to generate the ...