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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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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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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: 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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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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Dimensioning of a technical drawing in TikZ

Is there is an easy way to mark dimensions in a technical drawing with TikZ? Is there a library or something? Edit I am using XeLaTeX. Update I chose Martin's answer because it serves me well ...
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Fill the area determined by two pgfplots graphs

I need to fill the region determined by two (Gaussian) curves and the right red line (the region is brushed in green in the figure below). I also wonder what is the best way to draw vertical line ...
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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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Curved waved lines with TikZ

I'm trying to write a code for Feynman diagrams with TikZ (I know it is a common subject in the forum). I found very useful posts. However, I would like to draw a curved waved line ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...