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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 a political spectrum

What would be the best way of drawing a political spectrum diagram like this one:
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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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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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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. ...
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Straight line junction with an arc

The following is a minimal working example for what I'm trying to achieve. I need to create a figure that looks like an U, that is, a capital U. However the junction between each of the straight lines ...
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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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How to make my logic circuit drawn by circuitikz look nicer?

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{circuitikz} \begin{document} \begin{circuitikz} \draw (0,3) node[not port] (mynot1) {} (mynot1.in) node[anchor=east] {$r$} (mynot1.out) node[anchor=south] ...
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How to draw a 3d curved manifold in tikz

I'm trying to draw something like this: How would I go about it in tikZ? For example, how do I draw the curved gray manifold?
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Best Drawing software for engineering/scientific illustrations with LaTeX?

I will be writing my Master's thesis in Aeronautical Engineering and was wondering about the following: I will have lots of illustrations such as parts of aircraft, mechanical components, ...
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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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Draw multiple arrows as a bus

It's my first post, I've been using LaTeX for some time now but frankly I'm still a rookie. But this question is more about TikZ than about LaTeX: I want to draw somehting like this, set of ...
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Neuroscience Graphics with TikZ

Does anyone know of packages for displaying neuroscience schematics with tikz? For example, I would like to place a raster plot next to the diagram of a Markov process to help explain how Markov ...
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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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How to illustrate a drawing with text and two decorations

How can I create a drawing like this: The stuff in red are only explications (with "middle" I meant middle of the drawing representing the spiral) and should not be drawn. Tikz would be best, since ...
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Block with two inputs in pgf/TikZ

I am trying to draw the following block diagram using pgf/TikZ. Actually I am struck at getting the two inputs to the first block horizontal. What is the best way to draw the above diagram using ...
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How to draw this diagram?

I don't know how to draw this by latex.
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is there a package to draw graphical models? [closed]

I would like to draw a few graphical models in latex. Is there a package that does that well? I found the following package: http://www.mpi-inf.mpg.de/~dietz/probabilistic-models-tikz.zip but the ...
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Inserting SVG markup directly in LaTeX

Is there any package that let inserting SVG markups directly in LaTeX and get result image like: \begin{svg}[version="1.1"] <polygon points="100,10 40,180 190,60 10,60 160,180" ...
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When to use TikZ styles?

I planned to illustrate how a quadtree data structure I'm using is implemented, showing all internal pointers and arrays. The image will look something like this: (Here, if a pointer points at the ...
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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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How to draw a joining line between two picture tikz-pgf

I'am having draw two tree using the tikz-pgf package \begin{frame} \begin{columns}[c] \begin{column}{2cm} \begin{tikzpicture}[scale=0.5] \tikzstyle{level 1}=[sibling distance=10mm] ...
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Drawing to indicate algorithms [closed]

I'm looking for one good drawing so as to symbolise algorithms. The idea is to use this drawing like one symbolic icon. Have you some ideas ?
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Questions on Xfig

I was trying to use Xfig software to draw pictures, but I am running into trouble in the following cases. I have three really quick and technical questions: I see there are options for drawing an ...
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What is / are the softwares to use to draw surfaces of the form of a two or three-holed torus , or torus, or torus with cusps attached to it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Topological Quantum Field Theory diagrams with pstricks or tikz I am trying to draw surfaces with complete hyperbolic structures and surfaces which are topologically ...
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How to draw an optical lattice

I want to make in TikZ or MetaPost an image of a two dimensional lattice with oscillations like these: (Source: http://www.uibk.ac.at/th-physik/qo/research/opticallattices.html) or this one: ...
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How to create geometry tolerance symbols with TikZ?

I am a beginner in LaTeX, trying to use it for an industrial metrology test report, where I need to use geometry tolerances. I have tentatively made a first one with TikZ, but this is hard coded and ...
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What is a suitable package for drawing term algebra style trees

I want to be able to draw something like nested triangles that are arranged in a tree-like fashion. Or explicitly, a node of a tree is represented as an isosceles triangle pointed upward. Each ...
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Recreate efficiently this figure

I am writing a technical document, and I need to explain several steps of a construction which use matrices and linear equations. I was puzzled how I would create my figures and one paper I reference ...
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blocks attached to each other

For my thesis, I often need to write blocks attached to each other. More explicitely, I want to have blocks as in page 13 of http://eprint.iacr.org/2006/392.pdf. EDIT: @morbusg. Is it possible to ...
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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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Is there any way to change the design of a line?

I'm using \line(){} to generate a line for sort of decoration purposes, like having the title, such as Problem Set 1, and then separating it from the rest of the document by a line. I'm wondering if ...
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Canvas transformation of grid to curvilinear grid

I would like to draw a curvilinear grid/mesh like this (sorry for freehand drawing) I thought the easiest (and most elegant) solution would be to apply a canvas transformation to a regular grid in ...
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Draw mechanical springs in TikZ

Currently I am using the following path style to draw springs in TikZ \tikzstyle{spring}=[thick,decorate,decoration={zigzag,pre length=0.1cm,post length=0.1cm,segment length=6}] for example ...
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Creating process table figure in TikZ

I'm teaching operating systems course and I have to create many "process/memory map/inode table" structures for the course. For those who don't know (not sure if any of them would be here), See the ...
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How can I draw a DAG? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Typesetting a directed, weighted graph with TikZ I would like to draw a DAG - Directed acyclic graph. How can I do this?