Questions about the externalization library of TikZ/PGF.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

1
vote
0answers
2k views

! I can't find file `pgflibrarytikz*.code.tex' [closed]

I can compile the following LaTeX: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{arrows,backgrounds,plotmarks} \begin{document} Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Why does \includegraphics fail when using TikZ's externalization?

I'm trying to use \includegraphics and the auto-pst-pdf package to convert and import an EPS file, but when I enable TikZ's external library, \includegraphics fails with an error message: Package ...
1
vote
1answer
745 views

TikZ externalize option causes error in compilation

As the title says, the externalize option causes some strange errors I can't figure out of. It works for some figures (e.g. figures for which the code I've found in the pgfplots manual), but for some ...
1
vote
2answers
554 views

Tikz externalization figure not aligned/caption missing

I am putting a presentation together using beamer. I have a few tikz/pgf pictures that I externalize. Yet the figures are not put back into the document correctly. They are not in the right spot on ...
14
votes
1answer
1k views

Automatically set file name of externalized graphics equal to the file name of the tikz/PGF file

As the title says, is it possible to set some options for the externalize library in order to for the filename of the externalized graphics to be equal to the filename of the TikZ-file without using ...
1
vote
0answers
513 views

TikZ Externalize fails with multiple files [closed]

I've recently been having trouble getting TikZ to compile figures. I say recently, because a month ago, I wasn't having any problems. I'm not aware of any file corruption or updates that would have ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

Strange problem with pgf/tikz auxlock file when invoking tikzexternalize

I'm trying to generate a number of somewhat complicated TikZ based plots using gnuplot's lua/tikz terminal. Things had been working fine last month, but when I needed to update some of these plots ...
21
votes
4answers
4k views

Override TikZ externalize “up-to-date” flag

I am currently using the TikZ external package in order to avoid recompiling all figures in my thesis. There are more than 50 figures, relying on large data, and a full build without externalizing ...
6
votes
1answer
807 views

From inside a LaTeX article, I want to render several parts of the code into a separate png (a “render pass”)

I have a long article with many, say, TikZ images. Let's say it looks like: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} ...much more stuff... \begin{tikzpicture} \draw[red] ...
10
votes
2answers
293 views

Why is fixltx2e incompatible with tikzexternalize

I had some weird problems with tikzexternalize sometimes working sometimes not. I narrowed it down to the culprit fixltx2e. Here is a MWNE (Minimal not working exmple) @ ALtermundus: Yes this is ...
3
votes
1answer
706 views

Generated Figure seems cut when using tikzexternalize

When I use the following code, the Figure seems cut, as from a too tight bounding box. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgf} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{pgfplots} ...
3
votes
1answer
495 views

How to use tikz-timing together with the external library

I would like to generate a tikz-timing signal in my LaTeX document and to save it, using external library as pdf file. Here is an example of a combine code: \documentclass[border=5pt]{scrbook} ...
2
votes
0answers
63 views

Clash between tikz externalization and references to plots [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: pgfplots: externalization and legend referencing I am trying to implement references to plots using there legend image with pgfplots. I use the example on page 164 of ...
4
votes
0answers
270 views

Tikz externalization figure placement problem with hyperref / eso-pic [closed]

I am facing a problem with the placement of my externalized TikZ/pgf/pgfplots figures. The externalization works well and the external figure is included into my document. The placement of the figure ...
2
votes
0answers
722 views

Tikz externalize in draft mode [closed]

This is a follow-up to Draft mode in Tikz externalize hides graphics, but not without externalize I'm writing a long document and compilation takes time. Some plots are included as tikz (export from ...
7
votes
1answer
2k views

Managing a project: separate .tex-files, externalized TikZ, folders

I am currently cleaning up my project to manage it better as it expands in the future. I am wondering if there is a way to manage the following in a smarter and more efficient way. Currently, this is ...
3
votes
1answer
758 views

How to exploit externalized images runtime-wise?

Thanks to the valiant efforts of @zeroth, I got TikZ' externalization running with todonotes, TikZ images pieced together by environments and macros and my homebrew compilation script. In particular, ...
1
vote
0answers
433 views

tikz externalize optimizes pictures away although jobname complies [closed]

I used tikz externalize successfully for a time now. But since my pc crashed once the externalized pictures are instantly deleted. Reading the manual I found out, that they are "optimized away" ...
13
votes
2answers
1k views

Draft mode in Tikz externalize hides graphics, but not without externalize

Maybe this is expected behaviour, but it's not documented in the manual, and it certainly surprised me. When you use the draft class option and use the tikz external library, all Tikz pictures are ...
24
votes
3answers
2k views

todonotes and tikzexternalize

In my document I use todonotes and TikZ/pgfplots. After activating the externalization in TikZ I realized that todonotes are all exported as well (because they are based on TikZ). This behaviour is ...
4
votes
1answer
988 views

References in externalized pgfplots

I was writing on an document with a lot of pgfplots in it. Because of the memory limitation in LaTeX and in order to save some compiling time I tried out the externalize command. With most of the ...
15
votes
1answer
2k views

Externalization to other format, Makefile. Add new rules to the makefile

Through using Christian's method of externalization, shown below, one can convert the pdf's to any chosen format right after the externalization at hand. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} ...
2
votes
1answer
808 views

Referencing externalized pgfplots with subfig and cleverref

I use pgfplots to produce a vast amount of images in my document. Due to limited LaTeX memory, I am forced to use \tikzexternalize. Moreover, I also use the subfig package to group several pictures ...
19
votes
3answers
3k views

TikZ externalize, pgfplots and animate

I gave a very fetching presentation written with beamer today. It included a pgfplot animated with the animate package, and the result was fantastic. The problem? One of my colleagues wants to borrow ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

Error when using both minted and TikZ externalize with xelatex

See the following MWE. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{minted, tikz} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{Arial} \usetikzlibrary{external} \tikzset{external/system call={% xelatex ...
2
votes
1answer
307 views

pgfplots: externalization and ifthen

I use pgfplots with externalization. When I try to include a macro that uses \ifthenelse, always the 'else' statement is being executed. When I switch off externalization, it works again. See this ...
19
votes
1answer
3k views

pgfplots: externalization and legend referencing

There are some issues when using the pgfplots option legend to name together with externalization. When I disable externalization, everything works fine. When I enable externalization, I get an error ...
8
votes
3answers
2k views

TikZ externalize → pdf → eps → Word import = ☠

I have a series of TikZ figures which I need to include in Word document (conference requiring Word submissions). Allowed format as EPS and TIFF. The figures are obviously vector graphics; they are ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

pgfplots, custom legend and tikz library external

I try to create Tikz figure with several pgfplots subplots. I want to have one legend for them since they all have the same curves. I found out from this question that i can label and than reference ...
6
votes
1answer
2k views

Externalising TikZ pictures using XeTeX

I'm trying to use TikZ's external library with XeTeX, for example, and I'm running into some issues. Having set external/system call={xelatex \tikzexternalcheckshellescape -halt-on-error ...
1
vote
0answers
194 views

Externalized figures newenvironment [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Problem with environment expansion and the Tikz external library. I want to externalize some of the TikZ figures of my document. To do so I am using the ...
4
votes
2answers
3k views

Attempting to export tikz to eps

So, after having read the below thread: Attempt to export eps figures from TikZ fails I am able to generate .dvi versions of my figures. However, I need .eps, and it seems that the question above ...
5
votes
1answer
795 views

Why does tikz neither draw nor externalize my picture?

I'm trying to generate a gif from a tikz picture, using tikz's external library. Ultimately, my plan is to Convert a picture to gif write a node style that converts the nodes' coordinates to pixel ...
2
votes
1answer
405 views

How to get TikZ externalization to work with Sumatra and Texniccenter

I use externalization, as described in the TikZ manual, to obtain a PDF file that only contains a specific figure. This involves using the PDFLaTeX Option --jobname=figure when I create a build ...
3
votes
1answer
499 views

TikZ's externalization and mylatex

I know I am greedy... I have tried for quite a while to get TikZ's externalization facilities to work nicely with mylatex, without any luck. My document currently looks like \documentclass{article} ...
12
votes
2answers
4k views

Precompiled preamble with TikZ/Externalize

I'm using the externalize capability of TikZ (external library) to speed up compilation of my TikZ pictures (as explained in Script to automate externalizing tikz graphics). In addition, I would like ...
8
votes
1answer
904 views

Problem with environment expansion and the Tikz external library.

I've created my own environment mytikz, which basically looks like this (full MWE): \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{external} \newenvironment{mytikz}{%begin code ...
4
votes
1answer
724 views

Tikz externalize + macro's ? Or how would you do it?

I'm currently building courses for some of my college teachers. The aim is to make their Word/MS paint generated study material into high grade Latex/Tikz material. I'm aiming for high consistency in ...
12
votes
1answer
2k views

tikzexternalize only (or not) for flagged graphics

I have a couple of pictures in my work so I started to build them extern in order to increase build speed. But I don't want to externalize all of them, I want a few little pictures to be build ...
3
votes
1answer
3k views

Attempt to export EPS figures from TikZ fails

I'm attempting to output EPS figures when using MikTeX 2.8 under Windows XP, and am following Export eps figures from TikZ. My problem is that I can't get the bare example given there to run. The ...
6
votes
2answers
1k views

Unable to use external PostScript pictures generated by TikZ

I'm using external EPS from TikZ figures following the suggestions found in "Export eps figures from TikZ". Images are correctly created but when I get the PS of the main document with dvips I can't ...
31
votes
1answer
15k views

Export eps figures from TikZ

Section 32 Externalization Library of the pgfmanual (v2.10) explains how to generate PDF figures and EPS figures. I successfully tried it with PDF output (there is an example with a full explanation ...