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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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Fill section between two circles ipe7

I don't know if anyone here is skilled with Ipe7. A drawing tool for LaTeX. I have two circles. One with a radius of X the other with radius X + Y, a wheel. Now I want the area between those circles ...
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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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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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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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How to draw a coordinate system with LaTeX?

I want to draw a coordinate system like this: I would like to specify the width and height of the coordinate system and where the origin begins (upper left corner). I also want to specify the x and ...
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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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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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Needed tikz examples

I just drew this with GeoGebra, how to draw with tikz?
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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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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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Pgfplots: How to make the plot exceed the axes

I am plotting a spike using pgfplots. I want to make the y-axis until (4) only. However I want the plot of the spike itself to continue beyond the y-axis (say until 10). Is there a possible way to do ...
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draw security protocol

It's about authenticated key exchange protocol, there are two parties party A and party B,they exchange some messages. At the end they compute the shared keys SK. I know that it's vey cool to use ...
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Joining parts of equations with lines or arrows

I need to add lines or arrows to show the expansion of possibilities as a problem space expand. For example I'm attempting to produce something like this (with the lines added by hand): I can find ...
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How do we Draw a Bird in LaTeX

Yes, it's that time of the month again. It's time for somebody to ask how we can draw X in LaTeX. This time I'm asking the question and X is a bird. The reason why I'm interested in this question is ...
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How to create a horizontal line over the whole document?

How to create a horizontal line over the whole document exactly at the middle of the paper? I would like this line to be over all other objects previously created and placed, to get the effect of ...
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Draw an aircraft with Tikz

I want to draw a plane using the Tikz tool. You will find, attached, a screenshot.
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can I add a blueprint (technical drawing) to my document?

I would like to add a technical drawing to my document. Until now, I have exported it as a figure and included that. Sadly, it loses its vector properties during the process. Furthermore, I have seen ...
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How to draw a hierarchical structure with edges?

I would like to show such a structure in my LaTeX document. How can this be done?
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Draw a table with bars going across the rows

Is there a way to do this? My hunch is that I can simulate this by creating a table that has 20 columns, no separators, use the | as a manual column separator, and then draw a rectangle that can ...
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Is it possible to draw schematic of coordinate transformations with translation and rotations [closed]

I am new to latex and have been fighting my way through my thesis. At the moment, I am trying to draw this with LaTeX. If you happen to know how to draw this or if you could direct me to start, I ...
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How to draw a 3D hexagonal structure with TikZ?

What is the best way in TikZ to draw a hexagonal stucture in 3D? For example, graphite crystals, honeycombs or stable racks made of hexagonal aligned stiffeners. I already found this nice solution: ...
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How does one typeset a pretty, squiggly arrow in xymatrix

I am LaTeX-ing some diagrams in rewriting theory where the rules are modulo a set of equations. Canonically, a ~-like symbol is used to denote equivalence. I have been using \ar@{~}. Here is an ...
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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 a layered architecture using Latex?

I have a layered architecture to be drawn in a paper. The architecture looks similar to the one below. How to draw something like this? What I have so far: ...
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Draw group line error

How draw group line works? I tryed to use this example, but when chaged the index it gives me an error: Undefined control sequence \end{axis} CODE: \documentclass[conference]{IEEEtran} ...
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qtree items do not have the same baseline

I drew a tree with the qtree package. However, this tree has no consistent baseline. Screenshot: MWE: \documentclass{scrreprt} \usepackage{qtree} \begin{document} \Tree[.table ...
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Missing bars in bar chart

I am trying to draw a bar chart in which each independent variable has multiple bars showing its performance in different areas. The problem I am having here is that the bars for the third variable is ...
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Different radii of rounded corners in same draw command in TikZ

Is it possible to use different rounded corners radii on different parts of a draw command? I'm creating a tube that is bent. I'd like the outer radius to be greater than the inner radius. I can of ...
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Draw dimension of a line as a decoration in TikZ

Is it possible to define in TikZ a new decoration or something like that, such that it is possible to write something like: \draw[dim={text,above}] (A) -- (B); \draw[dim={text,below}] (C) -- (D); ...
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How to draw orthogonal vectors using TikZ

I have the problem, that I want to draw a vector that is decomposed into two orthogonal parts. A short example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{calc} \begin{document} ...
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draw cone with gradient fill in latex, tikz [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 3D bodies in TikZ How can I draw the following diagram in latex (obviously will look better when drawn in latex), considering I would like to annotate the diagram with ...
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Drawing relationships between elements of a database

I am looking into a feasible way of drawing relationships between Elements from a database. An example: Element x is related to Element Y via the Role "sister". Relationships exist in the form 1:1, ...
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inset cylinder and conically shaped objects in latex

How would I draw the following figure in latex: I can draw this by drawing two circles and then a line connecting them, and insert the text by using \node in the tikz package but this seems a very ...
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Draw a closed liquid-droped shaped curve with TikZ

I am trying to draw a closed liquid-droped shaped curve using TikZ, but I don't know how. I tried to draw it using coordinates but I don't think that this is the solution. I am using ...
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Complicated Tikz logic drawing

This is a follow-up to this question Complicated logic circuit drawing with Tikz - two input buffer gate? Any ideas how can I draw this next element IODELAY2, should I use Resistance symbol? For me ...
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How can I draw a vertical line in a table cell?

I hope the explanation will be clear: I have a table with 4 rows, and one of the columns there is a value that is identical in all rows. I want instead of copying it 4 times for each row, just put it ...
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Drawing a political spectrum

What would be the best way of drawing a political spectrum diagram like this one:
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programs for creating diagrams

Does anybody know of some programs I can use to make diagrams that look like the following I would use the above diagram directly, however due to copyright issues, this is not an option for me. ...