Questions about the externalization library of TikZ/PGF.

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tikzset escape character (for a path in externalize)

I am trying to automate using ImageMagick in Windows 7 to convert an externalized eps image to a png file. The challenge is that ImageMagick can't be reliably added to the system path because convert ...
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tcolorbox: remember height and tikz-external and tikzscale

This question is related to the answer of tcolorbox: get height of actual box from inside box Is it possible to get the newly defined option remember height working with ...
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Can tcolorbox enhanced boxes be combined with TikZ externalisation and save boxes? If so, how? If not, what's the best workaround?

I am getting the following compilation error when combining TikZ-enhanced boxes from tcolorbox with TikZ's externalisation: ! Argument of \tikzexternal@laTeX@collect@until@end@tikzpicture has an ...
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tikzscale not working with externalize using named only

I found a weird behavior when using tikzscale in combination with the externalize-library: When I configure externalize with only named = true, but do not set /pgfsetnextfilename for an image, this ...
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TeX capacity exceeded using pgfplots with/without externalization

The following MWE compiles (for me) \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat=newest} \usetikzlibrary{external} \tikzexternalize[prefix=figures/externalized/] ...
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Cannot compile example of externalize from TiKz manual p. 608

Example from pgfmanual, p. 608 \documentclass{article} % main document, called main.tex \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{external} \tikzexternalize % activate! \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} ...
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Package TikZ error compile

I got this error: ! Package pgfkeys Error: I do not know the key '/tikz/arrow right' and I am goi ng to ignore it. Perhaps you misspelled it. See the pgfkeys package documentation for explanation. ...
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tikz matrix - a bit longer arrow

The following code: \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{matrix} %... \begin{tikzpicture} \matrix (m) [matrix of math nodes, inner sep=0.3pt,row sep=0.3em,column sep=0.3em] { 1s & & & \\ 2s ...
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tikzexternalize optimizes away savebox boxes?

I'm having some issues with savebox and tikzexternalize, when I compile the following code without external everything works as expected, if I enable it the single images get generated correctly but ...
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Prefix with TikZexternalize does not work for me

The example bellow comes from the documentation of TikZ (p610). It does not work my computer. Note that it works when I comment the option [prefix=figures/]. Any idea of what could go wrong here? ...
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pgfplots: Externalize file name - use figure reference (e. g. Figure 2)

Introduction I have a document with many pgfplots diagrams embedded in figures. I want to generate a separate file for every diagram by using the externalize feature. Is it possible to name the ...
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XeLaTeX with tikz external library produces pdfs of wrong size

I am trying to use TikZ and its external library together with XeLaTeX for example in this MWE where I use scrbook for compatibility to my large document, where the error occurs. % !TEX TS-program = ...
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Missing Display Fonts at eps Figure Export from Tikz

This question is similar to the one here. The accepted answer there seems to be working in general, I get a readable .eps-file. If I open it however it looks pixelated and the fonts seem weird. At ...
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pgfplots - tikz external - legends are missing

I'm using tikz external to get plots rendered faster. But legends in the plots are missing if external is used. Update: I'm using label to create legend. The same issue does not occur if \legend is ...
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Including TikZ file: the key '/tikz/cap' requires a value

I'm trying to include a file with a specific shape (cup) into another TikZ image, in order to use the cup as a "stamp" to draw more complex figure. The file is located in ...
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Error using tikzexternalize when placing an image on the verso page

I am preparing a thesis in the same manner as detailed in this question. Namely, I am looking to write a thesis with the text appearing on the right (odd) page, and images appearing on the left ...
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How to reduce file size of eps file when I generate the file from Tikz?

I have read those posts like How to reduce the size of an .eps file? , Eps file is so large [closed] ,Sun life: Linux: how to reduce eps file size? but find little can help my problem. Sun life: ...
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Tizkit: Package pgfkeys Error: I do not know the key '/tikz/shape1' [duplicate]

I'm trying to use tikzit, and I created a shape (basically a new kind of node). The shape is located into /home/user/.config/tikzit/shapes/shape1 but tikzit (and pdflatex as well, obviously) doesn't ...
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Compile error with tikzexternalize after deleting all cache/build/non-tex files

I was having an issue with my cached plots not matching figure captions after moving some blocks of text around, so I wanted to clear the cached images and have tikzexternalize rebuild its cached ...
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Use TikZ externalization and draft-mode with XeTeX

I try to use \tikzexternalize and the documents draft mode in XeTeX. %% tikzext.tex \documentclass[draft]{article} \usepackage{xltxtra} \defaultfontfeatures{Mapping=tex-text} \usepackage{polyglossia} ...
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Tikz externalize not working when jobname is specified for main document

I'm not sure if it's a well known fact or not, but using the tikz externalization library does not work very well if a LaTeX document is compiled with a jobname that is different from the filename of ...
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Problem with tikz externalize and automatic solutions

I am using a solution environment for exercise sheets as proposed by @egreg some years ago: http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/39566/4011. However if I combine it with the tikz externalize library, it ...
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Externalize PGF

I have a bunch of figures made using Matplotlib's PGF backend. To avoid regenerating all these plots with Matplotlib if there is a style change, I prefer to just \input the PGF files directly in my ...
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Errors when including a Tikz figure in a beamer presentation

I want to include an external tikz file in a beamer presentation. I get following error: Missing number, treated as zero. MWE: content of .tex file: \documentclass[xcolor=pst]{beamer} ...
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Problem, when loading minted after \tikzexternalize

Yesterday I found my old thesis and found out that there is a new version of minted (2.0+) which somehow don't want to work with my old thesis since all the listings were not highlighted. ...
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Texmaker build subdirectory & TikZ external

Is is possible to combine tikzexternal with the build option of texmaker (use a "build" subdirectory for output files)? My following minimal example does not work with the build option. The project ...
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Strange behavior with external library of Tikz and media9 package

When using external library of Tikz and includemedia of media9 package in a beamer presentation, PDF files generated by external library has an abnormal size. In the simple example below, when compile ...
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Use tikzexternalize for pgf-groupplots with \uncover in beamer

I successfully used the answer to Beamer overlays, tikz external and custom file name in my presentation. However the proposed solution does just seem to work for \only. When I use \uncover I get a ...
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TikZ externalize vs. the list of figures

I'm using pgf in combination with tikzexternalize for every plot. Now it's the first time I want to create a list of figures in latex and I realised, that the externalize function does not well behave ...
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Troubles with hyperref and Tikz externalization

Consider the following example : \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[usenames,dvipsnames]{xcolor} \usepackage{hyperref} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{xparse} ...
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TiKz externalization ignoring scale

I want to use a TikZ picture (an Eiffel tower but it does not matter) a lots of times in the same document, but with different sizes and different colors. The first option could have been to define a ...
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Crashes when using tikzscale and hyperref

After updating MiKTeX to solve another problem, I broke something because the following MWE is not generating an externalized pdf anymore. \documentclass{report} \usepackage{filecontents} ...
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Code Error From Geogebra for Tikz

I try many changes in this code, but I don't see the error. Can someone help me? \documentclass[10pt]{article} \usepackage{pgf,tikz} \usetikzlibrary{arrows} \pagestyle{empty} \begin{document} ...
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Overshooting axis arrows strange behaviour with tikzexternalize

I would like to use the following code to create a plot with a horizontal gridline and axis arrows which overshoots this gridline (like here). However due to the line \tikzexternalize[shell ...
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Tikz Externalize, Lualatex through pdflatex and big data

I am plotting data from an infrared camera with pgfplots in an image as discribed and solved under this topic. A 194x194 data matrix is the input. I am compiling the document with lualatex through ...
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Controlling Image Size with External TikZ

I am building a groupplot using extikzpicture to externalize the graphics so that I can later just include them when I submit the paper for publication. I would like to reduce the size of the final ...
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Are tikzmark and tikzexternalize incompatible? [targeting sub-nodes]

Here's a MWE using tikzmark to draw an arrow connecting two sub-nodes in a tree: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{external} %\tikzexternalize \usetikzlibrary{tikzmark} ...
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How to refer to pgfplot legend labels with hyperref?

I would like to \refer to a pgf legend label in the caption of a figure (to explain symbols). I create my figures with externalization. Without the hyperref package, everything works fine. But as soon ...
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TikZ externalize fails with Forest

I'm having a hard time getting TikZ externalize and Forest to play nicely. Here is a MWE (text.tex): \documentclass{article} \usepackage[external]{forest} \tikzexternalize \tikzset{ ...
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Importing pgfplot labels from external files

I create large tizk-pictures which require me to use the externalize library due to memory issues. I define these pictures in a secondary file figures.tex which I can compile to receive the pfds of ...
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pdfpages-PDF appears in background of pgfplots-plot

I'm using pgfplots with the externalize feature, which creates external pdfs for all my plots. But there seems to be a strange interaction with pdfpages when externalize is used. The pdf I'm including ...
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pgfplots external with large dataset (lualatex?)

I have fairly large datasets with densely strucutred data that i cant downsampe much without loosing structure. I use TexMaker on Ubuntu 14.04LTS. I use \usepackage{tikz,pgfplots,pgfplotstable} ...
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Option for pgfplots externalization with “list and make” to display full error

I have been using LuaLatex with the externalization library with these options in my preamble \usepgfplotslibrary{external} \tikzsetexternalprefix{figurescache/} \tikzexternalize[mode=list ...
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How do I place table below plot so that category matches axis ranges?

Here is something that I'm trying to do is to align my table with x-axis category or range so that column below the x range is corresponding of the data So As example is shown, I want to create ...
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Using tikzexternalize and LuaLaTeX leads to display problems in viewer

I am using the following code \documentclass{report} \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} \usepackage{lmodern} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{external} \tikzset{external/system call={lualatex ...
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pgfplots with list and make fails on windows (mingw)

System specs: MiKTeX 2.9, Windows 8.1, -shell-escape added, MinGW installed. MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{lmodern} ...
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Legends in Externalized Graphics with TikZ

I've used tikz to build all the charts in a manuscript I'm preparing for submission to a journal. As a last step prior to submission, I wanted to take all the tikz code out and just \includegraphics ...
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Build errors with tikz externalize

I am putting together a manuscript for submission to a journal. In a previous question I had asked about some spurious warnings, but I can live with those. As a final step before submitting my ...
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tikzexternal, asymptote and duplicated asy files

I'm trying to work with tikzexternal and asymptote for my documents. Here is a sample TeX document : \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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TeXstudio - get output of pgf externalize in log Window

I like the functionality of TeXstudio to show me errors concerning my latex-code in the Log-window. If I use pgfplots and externalize all externalized pictures are compiled in a separate call. So I ...