Questions about the externalization library of TikZ/PGF.

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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} \usepackage[...
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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 escape=-...
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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} \begin{...
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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{ external/...
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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} \usepackage{...
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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} \usepackage{...
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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 ...
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Error using tikz externalize: can't write md5 file

I tried to use the externalize library. It worked fine when all my files where located in the same folder. Usually I am using a subfolder as build folder, where all generated files should be stored. ...
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Problem externalizing pgfplot figure with two parallel LaTeX distributions

I am getting errors when trying to compile this minimal example, using both externalize function in pgfplots and loading siunitx. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{siunitx} \usepackage{pgfplots} \...
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Can we get references into externalized pgfplots images to work?

I have some plots created with TikZ and pgfplots. In the captions, I use \ref{...} with plot labels in order to get the marker printed there; a neat feature indeed. Now, when submitting to arXiv one ...
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Naming Externalized Images via MD5 Sum

I have a large presentation with over 200 figures (mainly created through stepping through each image). I'm using the external library to cache the results to great effect. Each figure is cached in ...
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Minted caching in tikz externalize job

Enabled caching options for minted and tikz lead to unexpected and inefficient caching. For every tikz figure that is externalized, all minted code blocks of the main document are cached within the ...
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Saving TiKz Picture in a Folder in Parent Directory

Is there a simple way to save a picture with the `tikz external library' in a different folder in the parent root. %File C:/project/tikz/main.tex \documentclass{article} \usetikzlibrary{external} ...
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Tikz externalisation not working despite enabling write 18 or shell escape

I am trying to set up tikz externalisation so I can save individual images as .pdfs (and eventually .png's). I am trying to run the following code in TeX works, W7, MikTex 2.9. I have changed the ...
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luatodonotes and tikz externalization won't mix

Consider the following code: documentclass[11pt]{report} \usepackage{pgfplots} \usepgfplotslibrary{external} \tikzexternalize %\usepackage{luatodonotes} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \...
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Tikz externalisation - space in file name

I have a main.texfile that includes a bunch of chapterX.tex files where X is the chapter number. The chapter files include files with tikz code. In a package included by the main file I set a prefix ...
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pgfpages breakes tikzexternalize

I use tikz externalize to speed up the creation of huge beamer presentations for lectures. This works quite well, but if I use pgfpages to collect 2 slides on one a4-page for handouts, the ...
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Something like \tikzexternalize[prefix=tikztmp/] for LuaLaTeX

My aim is to compile a *.tex file that contains quite a number of tikz-environments and to create for every tikz-environment one pdf-file. Under LaTeX I would use something like \usetikzlibrary{...
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Microtype causes error in combination with system call LuaLaTeX

I'm trying to plot some figures based on measurements with tikz because the number of data points is to large for LaTeX I'm using a 'system call' to use LuaLaTeX for them. As long I do not load ...
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TeX capacity exceeded despite system call LuaLaTeX [closed]

I'd like to plot some measured values with TikZ, but despite "calling" LuaLaTeX I get the error message that TeX's main memory is exceeded. I can compile the plots under LuaLaTeX but it doesn't work ...
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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}[ width=...
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tikzexternalize in TeXMaker doesn't work [closed]

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 -interaction=...
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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 ...