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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?
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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 arrows between parts of an equation to show the Math Distributive Property (Multiplication)?

there is a part of my paper where I use the distributive property and it's not that clear for the reader to see (I'm using in proposional logic for a proof). The logic equation (part of) is: (l_{1}) ...
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Drawing a Cube Using Tikz

I'm trying to simply use the example of a cube provided here \begin{tikzpicture}[ back line/.style={densely dotted}, cross line/.style={preaction={draw=white, -, line width=6pt}}] \matrix (m) ...
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How can I create a diagram to compare skyline operation results using LaTeX?

I'm trying to draw this but except for the straight lines in this diagram I'm not able to place other things such as square and circle properly. How can I do this? Help much appreciated. EDIT: ...
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Draw small cross at the center of the page

I want to draw a small cross at the horizontal and vertical center of my page. (at this position I want to glue in a CD). Should I create an image with a cross and center it or draw it directly with ...
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Drawing checkered torus (doughnut)

How to draw a checkered torus (doughnut) in LaTeX? I have seen the example of drawing a torus. But I also need to make a $4 \cross 4$ chess board on it. It'll be more helpful if I can also change the ...
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Lyx edit source code otherwise, How to insert diagrams

Is it possible to edit source code in Lyx? Otherwise, how might I draw diagrams like venn diagrams or graphs
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Is it possible to draw simple diagrams with LaTeX/LyX? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best way to generate a nice function graph in LaTeX? How to draw Venn diagrams (especially: complements) in LaTeX I wonder instead of images, can I have LaTeX/LyX draw ...
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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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tikz bug in the automata package? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Strange arrow mark with TikZ edge and anchors. The following code \begin{tikzpicture} \node (q0) [initial,state] {$q_0$}; \node (q1) [state,right ...
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How to typeset dimensional tolerances (mechanical engineering) with LaTeX?

Is there a package which allows to typeset dimensional tolerances as used in mechanical engineering like: ? I have to use them in the text and wonder how to do that best. So I'm searching for a ...
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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 ...