Questions about the externalization library of TikZ/PGF.

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Can TeX generate “heap dumps” to analyze+optimize out-of-memory situations?

As package author of the memory-extensive package pgfplots, I have been asked to analyze some out-of-memory situation. I could identify the "culprit"; it was some call to \pdfmdfivesum in which it ...
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Reuse an image resp. a box in TikZ but have side-effects only once

I have a huge document (a pool of exercise problems) with lots of \input statements (one file per subexercise). In order to not get lost in this mess and easily open files from the PDF, I include a ...
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Absolute path for pgf externalisation

The graphic externalisation works well when it is done in a subfolder of my TeX files with the command \tikzsetexternalprefix{figures/} However, I get an error message when I try to set a different ...
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creating an eps file using tikz in Miktex 2.9

Hi I'm trying to use the tikz package to output an eps file, using miktex 2.9 in a windows 7 operating system. Before hand I appreciate you help!!! The system message that I get is: ! Package tikz ...
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Tikzscale, trim axis left/right, and externalizing

tikzscale and trim axis do not play well together, with the produced figure being larger than requested because it ignores the size of the labels. I was wondering whether it is possible to use both ...
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Using `external` selective for TikZ-pictures

For the following example: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{calc,external} \usepackage{pgfplots} \tikzexternalize \begin{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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Redefinition of pgfplotstableread and inline tables

I had to redefine pgfplotstableread because I use it in standalone files in an extra img/ folder that loads data from a different data/ folder as follows. \begin{filecontents}{plot.tikz} ...
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How to automatically optimize the PDF output of TiKZ externalize?

I use pgfplots with externalization for generating plots in my document. For heavy plots the output PDF for a figure can grow to few hundred KB. I used Adobe Acrobat to optimize the PDFs which ...
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External PDF from pgfplots contains several pages when with floatrow

Plotting with pgfplots and the external library creates the single PDFs for every plot as wanted. But every of those PDFs contains several pages, each showing the same plot. Sometimes there are three ...
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Equations as pictures in text

Is there a way to compile a document with pdflatex and render all displaymath into graphics which are then included in the document instead of the equation code itself? Analogous to what you can do ...
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Relative paths when using tikz externalize + subfiles

I have a large document which consists of ~100 smaller files which are compiled together using the subfiles package. To be able to use a common style file for them, whose relative path should be the ...
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tikz externalize and pgfmath error

Using external and \pgfmathdeclarefunction at the same time results in ! Illegal parameter number in definition of \pgfmathfloat@expression. ! Package PGF Math Error: Could not parse input '' as a ...
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TikZ externalize causing problems with template

I have a large document (I'm using pdflatex with Eclispe and TeXlipse) with many (many) TikZ graphics (math function plots, most of them). In order to reduce (drastically I hope) compilation time I ...
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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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Externalize TikZ with TeXstudio and MikTeX

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 - 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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Error using lualatex and tikzexternalize to compile document with PGFPlots

I have a fairly large document with a number of pgfplots diagrams and due to memory capacity limits in PDFLaTeX I am now using LuaLaTeX to compile. While this works well, it takes forever to produce ...
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Can the standalone document type be made compatible with tikzexternalize?

Code: \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} \usetikzlibrary{external} \tikzexternalize \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \node[circle,draw] at (2, 3) {}; \end{tikzpicture} \begin{tikzpicture} ...
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A question on tikz/pgf externalization, standalone, and includeonly for compiling large document

I have a goal to build an efficient compiling environment to build large documents. The requirements are these: Use tikz/pgf to draw many figures; Use \includeonly to build only a portion of the ...
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Change path of where tikz externalization saves the pdf and eps

I am using the TikZ externalization to speed up the compilation process and to have the eps files for the admission of the article which I'm writing. So I have lines like \begin{figure} ...
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TikZ externalize and number of pages changing

I am trying to create a small animation at the bottom (odd pages only) of my PhD thesis (a walking pacman). Therefore, I have change the fancyfoot so it display a tikzpicture. Every thing works ...
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pgf-umlsd and externalize

What would be the best solution to make pgf-umlsd and externalize compatible? The latter expects \end{tikzpicture} which is "hidden" within sequencediagram environment the first provides. I guess I ...
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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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Corrupted eps figures - Tikz externalizes EPS figures correctly but Photoshop does not open them

Original question (In short, I am told the eps files are corrupted and I wuold like you to check if it's true. Go to Update to skip this part.) I use tikz and the externalize package in order to ...
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Strike trough matrix column does not work with externalize

In my latex article I use the pgfplots libary external to externalize plots and save compile time. This gives a confilict in the follwing code, where I try to strike trhough the first collumn of a ...