Questions about the externalization library of TikZ/PGF.

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tikz-plots get recompiled every time when using tikzscale

For my thesis I have a lot of tikzplots exported from matlab using the matlab2tikz library. I want to use the tikzscale-Package together with externalization of the plots to save compiling time. Using ...
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Tikzexternal capturing crop marks when externalizing pgfplots?

Consider this MWE: % to rebuild: % rm test-testplot.pdf ; pdflatex -shell-escape test.tex \RequirePackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents*}{testplot.tikz} \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[ ...
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tikzexternalize in TeXMaker doesn't work

I'm having some troubles while compiling my thesis with the tikz externalize feature in Texmaker. I created the user command: "D:/laTex/texlive2014/bin/win32/pdflatex.exe" -synctex=1 ...
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Prevent Tikz externalize from rebuilding figures

I am using Tikz externalize for the figures in a manuscript. The original files containing the Tikz/pgfplots code have been deleted (but will be regenerated in several hours when my simulations finish ...
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Tikzexternalize not compling on Win7 TexStudio Texlive Install

I am attempting to implement \tikzexternalize using a MWE. I was able to successfully compile the MWE on a LinuxMint install with the same configuration. On a Win7 installation I am unable to compile ...
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Externalization of contour gnuplots

Based on a datafile (XYZ.csv) I want to have a contour plot within my .tex file. I'm using lualatex for compilation. The main issue is the externalization of the gnuplot contour plot in combination ...
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Drawing figure of a boat with the Tikz-package

I want to draw a simple figure of a boat in LaTex, does anyone know a good way to do that? Is TikZ the best package to use for this? I want it to look similar to the boat in the picture below, which I ...
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tikz externalize doesn't find pdflatex

I'm using Tikz' externalize function to speed up compilation of documents with a lot of plots. This works fine on any System except my Mac with MacTex 2014. pdflatex fails when tikz calls it's own ...
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Reference for equations in boiboites.sty

I am using the very nice package boiboites.sty in my work, in conjunction with the external compilation of the tikz and pgf figures. I am having some problems to use references defined in the ...
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Tikzexternalize creates multiple copies of same figure

When compiling this document, tikzexternalize makes two copies of the small tikz figure. Is it possible to only make one copy to speed up compilation? \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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TeX capacity exceeded, sorry [main memory size=5000000] with matlab2tikz and reduce_plot

Yet another Tex Capacity exceeded error. I am generating a matlab scatter plot which without modification resulted in a 64.5 MB printed eps file. Using that plot directly in matlab2tikz resulted in a ...
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Tikz Externalize with LualateX - Fontspec?

There are several questions already posted about issues externalizing tikz with the Lualatex engine. However, most of these are dead ends with no correct answer. The reasons for externalizing are ...
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TikZ Externalization Cannot Find Output File

I tried to use TikZ's externalization feature to speed up my compiling time, but for some reason it did not work as expected. This problem seems to be quite common and I've spent some time looking ...
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undefined references using \usepgfplotslibrary{external}

I use MikTex 2.9 on a Windows 7 64-bit machine. I do not have and will not have Admin rights on this machine. I have a lot of tikzpictures and curves in my article so I use tikz with ...
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Problem with tikz external library and chemfig - fatal error in external image

I have a document with a lot of diagrams created with PGFPlots and want to externalize those. All other tikz snippets should not get externalized. I achieve this by setting \tikzset{external/only ...
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Externalizing figures in consistent size

I'm using pgfplots to plot figures, then I'm using the externalize library to output standalone pdfs, which I include in another document. The problem is that the outputted standalone figures have ...
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Pgfplots externalizing figures: (inconsistent) white borders

I'm using the external library \usepgfplotslibrary{external} \tikzexternalize[prefix=tikz_figures/] to externalize my figures from one document and include them in another. The problem is that the ...
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TikZ externalized figures render incorrectly when eso-pic is used

I am having some trouble using eso-pic in conjunction with externalised tikz figures. Content added to other document pages using \AddToShipoutPicture*{} is drawn on the TikZ figure. This does not ...
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Tikz External Library with PGF 3.0

I just updated to the new PGF version and now I can't externalize my tikzpictures anymore. Does anyone have a similar problem? Here is some example code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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tikz externalize: show message if rebuilding

I would like to generate a warning in the log file if tikz externalizing does not find an existing file. In the example shown below: a red box is drawn, but my flag is not set to true. Why? Maybe ...
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\tikzexternalize and chemfig

First time posting here, and my english isnt that good but ill try to explain my problem the best i can. Im tryging to externalize a figure, that was built using chemfig. Now the problem is that when ...
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Lualatex capacity exceeded with Gb's of free RAM

I'm trying to compile dense graphs generated my matlab2tikz (file size ~ 50Mb). I'm running lualatex and externalising with lualatex \tikzset{external/system call={lualatex ...
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No PDF produced with tikzexternalize when using llncs.sty documentclass

I am writing with the llncs documentclass and I want to externalize my tikz figures. It really is the combination that doesn't work; I can write in llncs fine without externalization, and I can ...
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Unknown TikZ/pgfplots error with external [closed]

I am trying to compile a large document (PhD thesis) and I have no problems compiling without using external, but as soon as I enable that feature, it has problems. So far I haven't found the answer ...
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Tikz equivalent for axisratio [closed]

I want to externalise all my tikz figures. I currently create them by \begin{filecontents}{images/spring.tikz} \begin{tikzpicture} %tikz picture code \end{tikzpicture} \end{filecontents} ...
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Tikz Externalize

I'm having some issues with externalising my tikz images. I'm using the following preambel with -shell-escape enabled using lualatex: \documentclass[print]{adelaide-mecheng-thesis} % for splitting ...
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Problem with catchfile package [duplicate]

I want to use the catchfile package to import the data of nodes from external file ver.dat as following: \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} \usepackage{catchfile} \CatchFileDef{\myver}{ver.dat}{} ...
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Missing *.sty files when running \tikzexternalize[mode=list and make]

Having recently discovered the use of the tikzexternalize library, I decided to multithread the compilation of my tikz images using the method suggested in this thread: 1. However, I am having issues ...
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How to plot a graph from its adjacency matrix and coordinates of vertices?

A similar question is here. If we give all the data of the vertices's coordinates and the graph's adjacency matrix, how to plot it with tikz, pstrick or other tool in tex? here are the data of ...
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pdflatex error for TikZ externlization when using LuaLaTeX [duplicate]

This is how I am calling LuaLaTeX in TeXstudio: lualatex.exe -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode --shell-escape %.tex Doing a test run of my main document, I get this error throughout the document ...
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Tikz generated EPS not opening with other applications like illustrator or GIMP?

A similar question has already been asked but hasn't got an answer. I am generating EPS images using tikz externalise library. When I use those EPS images back in a different latex document they work ...
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Tikz externalization: Latex dvi/ps produces a4paper boundary-box around figure

I am successfully using tikz in combination with externalization and pdflatex for some time now. But now I need to switch to latex->dvi->ps. I followed the instructions from the tikz documentation ...
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Externalize creates Tex Memory error

I have a tikz picture that I generated from matlab2tikz. Building the file standalone is no problem, including it into the main document using \include is also no problem. However I want to ...
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tikzexternalize and align environment - errors

I am experiencing a problem when using externalize and the align environment. In some weird cases the pdf of tikz figures are not generated properly and they have to be re-generated every time that ...
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Error cross-referencing when tikz mode is graphics if exist

I am getting the error "Undefined control sequence" when using \tikzset{external/mode=graphics if exists} and the label does not exist (It should produce a warning not an error, though because the ...
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How to force the use of external graphics for selected figures while externalization is enabled?

I would like to force using external graphics (if exist) for a few figures in my document. The following does what I want but document-wide: \tikzset{external/mode=graphics if exists} however, I ...
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How can I use the tikz external library in tikzposter?

I am using tikzposter to make a poster (obviously). I would like to insert a few rather large tikz figures in that poster. This really lengthens the compilation time. Usually (when writing articles) ...
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Crashes when using \tikzsetnextfilename?

I just stumbled on this, so I'll post about it in Q&A format: I decided to try tikz-external, and all I have is this in preamble: \usetikzlibrary{external} \tikzexternalize[prefix=img/] ...
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Problem combining tikzexternalize, tikzscale and external graphics

I have a problem when trying to scale and externalize a tikzpicture that includes an external graphics file. Using the following code will result in an output of the document but the figure is not ...
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Combining beamer, tikz, externalize and standalone

I've read a bunch of questions and answers on these topics as well as the documentation of the external library for tikz. I suspect I fundamentally misunderstand what I'm doing. I have a mindmap ...
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pgf: 'externalize' with 'list and make' on windows [closed]

In the pgfmanual I found today under Section 50.4.4 Customizing the Externalization that you can have multicore support during externalization using the mode list and make. % step 1: generate ...
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Externalize TikZ with TeXstudio and MikTeX [closed]

I have the same problem as written here before, but the externalization doesn't work. I always get the following message: tikz: Sorry, the system call 'pdflatex -halt-on-error -interact I try to ...
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externalize pfgplots fails with shell escape enabled (TexLive-2013 Mac)

I have the following Problem: I am using matlab2tikz to get my Matlab plots into latex. I have very large time series, that i already cut down using resampling. Nevertheless my I need a lot more time ...
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pgfplots externalize with hyperref

I'm using pgfplots with externalize because my document has a lot of plots which causes problems with memory limitation in LaTeX. In one of my plots I have a reference to an equation. In the file ...
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How to refer to parts of a single externalised graphic, such as multiple pgfplots (similar to subfloat/subcaption)?

I am looking for a way to refer, from within normal text or captions, to parts of TikZ graphics which I have labeled myself with (a), (b) etc. With subcaption and multiple separate figures I'd use ...
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pgfplots - How can I increase TeX's capacity for plotting large datasets? (TeX Live on Windows)

There are several questions and replies on this topic, yet so far I haven't found one which reliably details the steps for TeX Live and TeXstudio on Windows. Of course the editor might be an ...
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Chapter and figure numbers in TiKz externalize prefix

I would like my externalised figures to have prefixes reflecting the chapter in which they are from, but when I do: \usetikzlibrary{external} \tikzexternalize[prefix=TiKz/\value{chapter}] ...
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Is it possible to externalize and/or reuse tikz pictures when used as backgrounds for the page?

My experiments with externalisation have run into trouble. One issue is that it seems that I cannot externalise a tikz picture used as a page background: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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Tikz externalization and directory questions

I store my exercices in the following way : Super directory Base_Exos on witch points the $TEXINPUTS variable. Sub-directories, one by class level. Sub-Sub-directies, one by chapter ...
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tikz picture not compiling using tikzexternalize - probably storage issue

I'm using tikzexternalize for most pictures in a very big document, which works fine. But for the image \tikzsetnextfilename{someName} \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{groupplot}[ group style={columns=2, ...