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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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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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Draw incline in 3D with TikZ

I need to draw an incline in 3D (triangle in 3D), I have tried to modify this example but it ends up looking wrong. Can anyone suggest how to get started with this or provide an example that's closer ...
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Rectangle between midpoints of rotated rectangles

I need to draw a rectangle between the midpoints of two rotated rectangles (shown below). How do I do this? My current code is shown below. Current code \draw[thick] (0,0) -- (6,0); ...
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Hypersphere inscribed within hypercube

Let's consider a hypersphere of radius r inscribed in a hypercube with sides of length 2r. Than take the ratio of the volume of the hypersphere of radius r to the hypercube with side length l = 2r. We ...
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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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Tikz: Problem with Standalone [closed]

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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what is a quick generic way to draw graphs (in the graph theory sense)?

I am looking for a very simple way to write a command for drawing (undirected or direct) graphs in Latex. I am aware of tikz, but it is an overkill for what I want, especially since I want the .tex ...
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Using tikz how to draw a wedge?

I'm working on to create illustrations for my class on Mechanics of Materials & Theory of Elasticity! I am trying to create a wedge and put arrows on plane to show the stresses acting. ...
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radar graph in latex pleas help me

I want to delete dash line and change line that adjusted with my shape similar the below picture the code I use for drawing ...
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How to draw IMO level geometry pictures?

What would you suggest for me as I would like to learn how to draw geometric pictures appeared on mathematical competitions like IMO. For example, like this picture here:
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How to draw the following box using TikZ?

How to draw the following boxes using TikZ? EDIT (22.09.)
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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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how to draw a FigureEight Complement esker curve like the icon of Claymath? [closed]

the logo icon of Claymath how to draw a FigureEight Complement esker curve like the icon of Claymath? http://www.claymath.org/about-cmi/icon
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How to make a simple 2D pressure vessel drawing in tikz?

Two things: 1) How do I make the semicircle portion of my shape have the same thickness as the straight lines? 2) How do I fill the overall shape with a filling gray colour? Here is my code so ...
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How to draw a system architecture with databases and shadows?

My goal is to draw a complex system architecture. Some approaches to do it are here How to draw a layered architecture using Latex? This approach http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/102669/44348 seems to ...
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How to finish this diagram with some tiny rectangle

I already have some tikz code which is a frame structure stand for wireless network hidden problem \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{pgfplots} \usepackage{array} ...
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How to show break in lines in tikz?

Im not sure what the term used for what I want so I will explain it. I want a double long drawn "S" to show that the line in my figure is actually longer than is shown- implying that there is a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...