Questions about the externalization library of TikZ/PGF.

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TeX capacity exceeded when calling LuaLaTeX

I am using recently updated MacTex Distribution 2016 on a MacBook Pro Mid 2009 and Texmaker is my editor. I want to include a phase portrait created with matlab2tikz with a lot of lines. Reducing the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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\tikzexternalize causing problems with template

I have a large document (I'm using pdflatex with Eclispe and TeXlipse) with many (many) TikZ graphics (most of them math function plots). Hoping to reduce compilation time drastically, I read about ...
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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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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 (even)...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Zoombox misplaced figures using \tikzexternalize

I get misplaced figures when I combine zoomboxes and \tikzexternalize. For a MWE, I use the same image as in the original zoombox post on How to create magnified subfigures and corresponding boxes for ...
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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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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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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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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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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} \input{.....
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tikzexternalize, list-and-make, list of figures to be updated

I am using tikz' externalize library on windows. Since my document contains graphics with \ref, I need to use list and make instead of convert with system call. Since I am working on windows, I cannot ...
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Problems with -shell-escape with externalizing pgfplots

I tried it now in all possible ways but I still do not understand why this option sometimes works and sometimes does not and what I can do about it. I wish to draw a figure with pgfplots but since it ...
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tikz externalize doesn't work, missing trailer directory and xref table

I am writing a document which has several large TikZ figures that it needs to compile with it. To speed up the compiling process I am interested in externalizing TikZ. So in my preamble I have \...
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Combine tikzscale and externalize with named external pictures

I have the same issue which has been discussed here while trying to scale plots created using PGFplots. The issue is only present if I name the external pictures using \tikzsetnextfilename. However, ...
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Automatically externalizing content of a PGFplot as a PNG

I've got basically the same issue as in this question: I have a rather complicated plot made with PGFplots and I can get a very significant file size reduction by using a rasterized image (PNG) ...
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TikZ (tikzexternalize) + subcaptionbox error

Update The error comes up only if I change the pictures themselves or insert/delete a picture that occurs before them in the document. As a dirty workaround, I defined a command \newcommand{\...
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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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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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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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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 - 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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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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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} \node[...
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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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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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tikzexternalize and savebox error

When trying out this solution but with \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{positioning} \usepgfplotslibrary{external} \tikzexternalize instead of \documentclass[tikz,border=2]{...
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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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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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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 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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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 ...