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drawing a plane and orthonormal system using tikz

I want to draw the following image and i face problems especially in the plane on the left : \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \draw[thick,->] (52,0) -- ...
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How can I draw this cycloid diagram with TikZ?

Good evening, I'm sorry again abuse their knowledge but I'm very inexperienced using TikZ. Anybody could do me the favor to plot a curve cycloid using TikZ? I appreciate it very
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Rug plot in TiKZ

I wish to draw something like (a kind of rug plot) The plot shows performance of various machine learning methods. I wonder what is the best way to draw perpendicular hooks. Moreover, how can I ...
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Geometric markings in the text for line segments and angles

I am looking for commands that puts marks for line segments, angles, and other geometrical entities around letters in a text. Many geometry books use a line segment with dots at the end and place it ...
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3D ipelets for ipe

Is there an ipelet to draw 3D objects in Ipe? I know there's one for plotting 2D functions, but I didn't find any in 3D. Thanks!
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Help to draw an arbitrary surface with in TikZ [duplicate]

I need help to draw an arbitrary surface in TikZ, in order to represent a manifold. I am trying to make something with shade. I manage to get a rectangular surfcace with corners, shaded color, etc but ...
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Sketching conic sections as intersections of cone and plane?

I would have thought this would be trivial, but I still haven't found an easy method. All I want to do is draw a cone, a plane, and their intersection (which will be a conic section). Something ...
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Asymptote: Project object with planeproject and XYplane

I need to draw the figure like the following: The idea is to first draw blue rectangle and then project it to XY plane. My current code is pasted below. import graph3; import three; ...
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Ipe extensions (ipelets)

I'm using ipe to draw a lot of figures and I find out that I can, for example, plot some functions. What extensions do you use in Ipe? There are some already installed when we download it, but are ...
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TikZ: Re-arranging the hierarchical diagram

I was quite impressed by the solution given by "cfr" for the question posted here. Can you suggest a method to change the two main children (labelled Projection matrix Theory and Reconstruction ...
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Tikz: Problem with Standalone

I have difficulty in using standalone package along with TikZ. I have the following standalone file: l1NormInAction.tex \documentclass[tikz,border=3mm]{standalone} \begin{document} ...
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Tikz: Using standalone

The following program copied from Mindmap/trees in TikZ is compiling independently. \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{mindmap} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}[ ...
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Beginner: Drawing using Tikz

I was quite impressed by the figures generated by TikZ and wanted to try TikZ to generate a few figures (please see the attached image drawn using an external WYSWYG program). When I tried to ...
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How to draw a hierarchical diagram in tikz?

How do I draw this diagram in tikz? Any pointers to the relevant libraries and packages are also welcome. In that case, it would be nice if you suggest a help file (similar examples) also?
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Dark colors in Asymptote

I came across strange color behavior in Asymptote. It seems that colors are darker as they should be when I draw 3D figure. Please consider the figures embedded below. Any idea or pointer? ...
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How to draw process scheduling schemes?

I was wondering whether it was possible to draw something like the following in Latex. If so what kind of package do I need to use? An example: Thanks!
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Can I visualize the Bezier control points of a letter … in TeX?

Without knowing anything about fonts, I innocently read an article on Postscript/Truetype Bezier curves. The first picture in the article shows the letter Q, and it's Bezier control points. I'd like ...
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Adding circled numbers to beginning of the arrow using tikzpicture

I would like to draw something similar to the following image using tikzpicture. I succeed in drawing the arrows but I could not put numbers at the beginning of them. I used the idea in Drawing ...
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Multi-Line/Wave Generator Package for LaTeX?

I'm looking at my professors slides now: http://www.math.ucla.edu/~virtanen/40a.1.14s/schedule/lec1.pdf The first slides always have these intricate wave lines. If you Google search for "wave ...
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Drawing Flow Chart with LaTeX

TikZ can draw flow chart but I want some sort of a graphical tool where I can create flowchart in an interactive way and then somehow export to LaTeX. Any advice? I am not a geek and the interface ...
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drawing with TikZ

I am unable to create the images (a) and (b) as shown below The above image is borrowed from http://www.nature.com/nmat/journal/v1/n1/fig_tab/nmat715_F1.html Can someone please guide me in ...
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Drawing vertical hierarchical n-ary tree in tikz

I am trying to draw a simple vertical tree to represent a hierarchical partition of a graph in communities. I have written some code to draw it in tikz, but I am not very satisfied of the result. My ...
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Drawing picture from math's test

In Finnish matriculation examination there were the following problem. How can one draw those pictures using LaTeX? A square ABCD is in coordinate system such that AB is on the x-axis and A=(0,0), ...
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how to draw a cut through a graph in latex

I want to draw a cut through the graph, like a line passing through the edges from the source to gamma, source to alpha and source to omega. I am doing that to demonstrate a minimum cut in a network ...
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Drawing a multiscale network in Tikz

I am learning TikZ in this period, but I have some problems drawing some networks for my thesis. I am trying to draw a network in TikZ which should look similar to the one in this picture: I have ...
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How to draw a spiral in phase portrait?

I am aware of easily drawing a spiral in the note of nonlinear dynamics. Here are some examples:
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How to remove white space above and below Tikz figure

I used GMS package to write a maths book, and used Tikz code genrated by Geogebra to draw the image. The problem is there are too much white space above and below Tikz figure, as in the following ...
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Drawing serial connection networking

I know how to draw a simple line using TIKZ but I'm interested to draw something similar to the picture below, between two nodes. Later edit: Just to complicate it a little bit, let's suppose there ...
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Draw in cylindrical and spherical coordinates

I can try to draw this in TikZ: I managed to draw the coordinate axis. The first image is in cylindrical coordinates and the second in spherical coordinates. I don't know draw in spherical ...
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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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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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Nice scientific pictures show off

Task Show off your best scientific illustration ! The main purpose of this question is to share beautiful scientific pictures, preferably with an educational aspect. Content Your post must ...
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tikz Join line segments of different thickness with miter

Reading "tikz Multi-segment Line of Varying Thickness" provides a good explanation to join segments, but it seems that the rounded corner transition is the only way to do this nicely? I would like to ...
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Structural analysis best package

Which is the best package to draw up structural analysis problems. I need beam or truss, constraints, displacements, springs, loads, thermal actions and so on. Something like this picture: ...
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Basic skills needed to draw simple functions like polynomials, trigonometry, exponential, logarithm, etc

I am really new to graphics in LaTeX, I have understood the skills needed to draw basic straight lines and circles; I am now learning how to make simple functions like polynomials, trigonometric, ...
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technical drawing with automatic re-shaping from list

I would like to know which program will suit my needs. I want to do technical drawings for direct use in (wood) workshop, specifically organ-building. We prefer 1:1-scaled drawings, exactly ...
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Software latex for designing complex tables [duplicate]

I look for a software for designing complex table by generating code latex. I know drawlatex but it not suitable for me.
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Arbitrary Ragged Curves for Phase Diagram in TikZ

How can one draw a good looking curved random line extending along a diagonal connecting two arbitrary nodes in TikZ? (Also, how do I add arrowheads like I would usually do, or do I have to create ...
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Drawing randomly ragged lines in technical drawings

I am having issues getting started on drawing a randomly ragged line, with finite variation, between two endpoints. The random function which uses variable rnd I think can be used, for instance, ...
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problem about drawing a map

I want to draw the map below. The input is N,e,R, output is R^d. In the box, S is in \mathcal{S}; so is M. It seems a little hard for me. Who can help me ? I drew a box with the following code : ...
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Needed tikz examples

I just drew this with GeoGebra, how to draw with tikz?
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Drawing Sphere to represent a black hole

Can anybody tell me how to draw up a sphere inside a sphere? What I mean is something like this: Also where it says the different horizons be able to insert a mathematical expression? Also not in ...
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3D arc in Asymptote

I constructed the technical figure embedded below. I wonder how to draw red arc to denote angle $\alpha$ between two blue vectors. (Actually, I add the desired output using Inkscape.) The Asymptote ...
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3D statistical figures

I wonder which software (e.g. MetaPost, TikZ, etc.) is best to use to reproduce the figure pasted below. The example is taken from new data mining book (p. 205).
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Problems about drawing a map and learn to draw with TeX

I'm doing a beamer, and now I encounter a problem. I want to draw a map in my beamer like this Who can help me? I'm now still not very familiar with these things. Also I want to learn some basic ...
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draw complicated symmetric figure

I wish to draw a figure in PSTricks (a Paint-version is attached), consisting of three elements: Two identical objects, facing each other (they are they in the figure...) A red "parabola", ...
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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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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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Error: Undefined control sequence \c@lor@to@ps [duplicate]

I got this error ! Undefined control sequence. <recently read> \c@lor@to@ps l.122 } ? on compiling a TeX file which has a code copied from LaTeX Draw. This mysterious error has remained ...
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Import code from LaTeXDraw to writeLaTeX

I am new to LaTeX. I am trying to write my master thesis using WriteLaTeX. I wanted to make some figures using LaTeXDraw. However, I want to import the code to my report and not the final picture. How ...