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How to know variable values in tikz for debugging

I am pretty fresh to tikz and I am trying to create a not-so-simple picture. I am also using the calc package with the let command, but the final figure is not the desired one. Therefore, I need to ...
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Convex hull, again?

I'd like that: \begin{tikzpicture} \draw[gray!50, dashed, fill=gray!10] plot[smooth cycle, tension=.7] coordinates {(3.0379,10.2421) (2.0978,9.802) (1.6332,8.5161) (2.0978,7.3113) (3.3837,6.9169) ...
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Combine isodate header and simple week-based timeline in a gantt chart

I'm trying to create a time chart and found the pgfgantt package to be the most suitable choice. Basically I need a timeline about 23 full weeks, something like: \begin{ganttchart}{1}{23} ...
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Custom PSTricks directory tree to TikZ

I have a PSTricks implementation of a custom directory tree which I find quite appealing. I basically want to convert the whole thing to TikZ. I managed to get the very basic idea running in TikZ: I ...
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Positioning tikzpicture and determining range for axis

In another question I got great help creating this picture: Actually it looks how it should but there are two further things I would like to clarify: Firstly, I get this warning: Axis range for ...
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Fancy Section headers

I wanted to add the lines from the edge of the left margin to the colored box in my section headers so this it looks like: Here is the code I have thus far: \documentclass[11pt]{book} ...
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Linebreak does not work in section headings modified with tikz

I have a problem with long sub/section headings: \\ is not wirking. As I'm new to Latex, I adopted this beautiful template http://www.fluortools.com/misc/LaTeXtemplate and modified it for my needs. ...
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Putting nodes in the middle of the figure

I have a figure consisting out of several lines: \begin{tikzpicture} \shade[top color=black,bottom color=white] (-2,2) rectangle (2,1.75) node [above] {$n_2$}; \shade[top color=white, bottom ...
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Lines not ending on nodes with tikz

I have three nodes: \draw (4,2) node(p1)[label={[label distance=0.9cm]0:$$}]{}; \draw (5,3) node(p2)[label={[label distance=0.9cm]0:$$}]{}; \draw (6,4) node(p3)[label={[label ...
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PGFplots, memory and GNUplot

My question is quite simple. I generate a lot of plots for my thesis in PGFplots, which I generate in separate PDF files using the standalone package (could not get shell escape to work properly). The ...
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tufte-book: tikz references in caption

Using the article documentclass, the following code works as expected. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{caption} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat=1.13} ...
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Is there any way to draw the same shapes at different positions efficiently, for example \foreach?

I know there is a similar question, but I do not think it gave the best solution. Here is my code: \begin{tikzpicture}[line cap=round,line join=round,>=triangle 45,x=1.0cm,y=1.0cm] \clip(-0.5,-1) ...
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Fix brackets in blkarray

in the code given below, I wanted the brackets from the \blkarray matrix to match those of the original matrix given in Equ (1). The issue is, when I use the \blkarray, the brackets are too short ...
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draw half line between two nodes tikz

I have the following graph: \documentclass[border=1mm]{standalone} \usepackage{siunitx} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} ] \node (n1) at (0,0) ...
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Error when using tikz \node, \subnode

In the code below, building off solutions found here, I am trying to use the \node and \subnode options to draw the arrow, but I cannot get the file to compile. Can you help me to fix the code to get ...
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Highlight matrix cell and have arrows pointing from cell with text [duplicate]

This code is building from the solutions posted here. I am trying the approach suggested from the duplicate solutions. I am having two issues: I am not sure how to get the arrow to point to the ...
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How to build cylinder in tikz like shown in this example

I would like to make a similar graphic like shown below, but with different text: Since I just did 2D graphics, can you give me a starting tip how to do this in TikZ? That's my uncomplete MWE so ...
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Adjust the position of node label in graph

Question is the position of node (16, 20) is mixing with line. How to get rid from this? That is i want to plot this node in right side so there is no chance of collision with line. This is what i ...
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convert pdf output into motion gif

The following codes gives an animation of cos x, which is modified from the one by Henri Menke. Could you please help to convert this pdf output into GIF using imagemagick. I could not install the ...
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colored box around a column in matrix [duplicate]

How can I go about drawing a colored box around a column in a matrix with an arrow and text like this: Here is the code that I have thus far: \documentclass[11pt]{book} ...
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How to make a 2D surface grid in Tikz?

I want to do something like this: And this is what I have done so far: \documentclass[a4paper, 11pt, oneside]{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{pstricks} \usetikzlibrary{scopes} ...
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Layered Graph from Tikz Manual

I suppose I have quite some experience with vanilla latex (which I have used to write several documents), but I am making my first baby steps with tikz. In particular, I am trying to reproduce the ...
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How to fill a region between two curves in Tikz?

So basically I am trying to reproduce a modified version of this figure: This is what I have done so far, and I would like to fill the region between u1 and u2 with the same gradient color: ...
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Framing EMPTY cells in a table

This question is based on a previous question: Framing cells vertically in a table I'd like to frame cells just like that and the answer to the previous question works beautifully – except when the ...
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Draw an animated gif of trigonometry function

How is an animated diagram like this drawn? Here is what I could get if I try my best for the code: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz,pgfplots} \begin{document} ...
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Grouping two blocks in a container horizontally within a diagram

How can I group C and D together horizontally instead of vertically as shown in the diagram below while still maintaining the center alignment of the container? \documentclass{article} ...
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Referencing locations within a text box

I have a node I've drawn in tikz, like this: \node[below, text width=5cm] (SomeName) at (0,0) { \begin{itemize} \item line 1 \item line 2 \item line 3 \item line 4 ...
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TikZ graphs: Specify edge target anchor

I have the following code: \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} \usetikzlibrary{graphs} \begin{document} \tikz \graph[grow right sep=20,nodes={draw,rectangle}] { a -> {b, long node name} }; ...
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Filling a node with white space to put labels in the foreground

I have grid lines drawn on the Cartesian plane. I mark distances 2, 4, 6, and 8 along the x-axis and 2 along the y-axis. To avoid the grid lines being drawn over these labels, I use fill=white and ...
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Combining Tikz concepts/librarys to draw a complex picture with relative alignment/distances

I think all of the problems has been asked by me or others in the past. But my over all problem is that I am not able to combine all this solutions to the real picture I want to draw. Normally it is ...
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Three errors when using tikz package

I am using MacTex 2015 and Texpad as LaTeX editor. When I try to import the tzik package \usepackage{tikz} the following 3 errors appear Weird thing though is that everything looks fine in my ...
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Position of text and arrows in TikZ matrix

I want to put a text inside a TikZ matrix, but it always begins from the bottom !. So, my qusetion is how I can force it to begin from the top? My MWE: \documentclass{article} ...
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Hatching a rectangle with TikZ leaves margin

Hej everybody! :) I'm currently taking my first steps with TikZ, and when trying to plot some simple rectangle shapes I noticed a rather weird effect that occurs when I try to fill the rectangles ...
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Error: pgfplots colorbrewer [duplicate]

I am trying to use the new colorbrewer library and get the following error: Error: I do not know the key '/pgfplots/colormap/YlOrBr' and I am going to ignore it. \documentclass{standalone} ...
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How to draw this figure in a better way (mapping between domains)?

I am trying to draw something similar to this: This is what I have done so far: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage[active,tightpage]{preview} \PreviewEnvironment{tikzpicture} ...
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How to graph a unit circle using TikZ?

I know some basic graphing like functions on a Cartesian plane or drawing polygons, but how do you graph something like the one above? I also want to put this graph within the unit circle.
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Trouble with label in TIKZ-cd

I cannot seem to figure out why the following won't work when I add a label. I will show the working example first, I want a simple commutative diagram with a label on each arrow. The working example ...
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How can I choose a column of dat file to plot in pgfplot?

I have dat file (output from Matlab) and it has four columns. How can I choose my desire column to plot in pgfplots. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[active,tightpage]{preview} ...
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draw graphs in tikz

\documentclass{book} \usepackage{graphs} \usetikzlibrary{graphs} \begin{doument} \begin{tikzpicture}[new set=import nodes] \begin{scope}[nodes={set=import nodes}] % make all nodes part of this set ...
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Use tikz to plot sine wave with text and lines

I wanted to get a tikz plot to look like: I am getting two cycles in my code. The original code was masterfully written by moospit found here. Here is the code to start with: ...
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TikZ/PGF error when using forest

I am trying to make a linguistics tree using the forest package, as in the second example in this thread. I was able to generate the tree for the most part, but I cannot draw the triangle for some ...
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Plotting the sum of a function in TikZ

I am trying to plot a function that is the sum of another function based on the parameter. A famous example of this is the "sum of squares", however the functions I really want to do this do not have ...
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How can I use a tl variable in TikZ options

Im setting up a command with some options via l3keys. One of the options is tikz-options and it should take a list of TikZ options and pass them to a {tikzpicture}. \documentclass{article} ...
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How to add additional border on the left and add additional boxes in the right corner with a label

Trying to draw diagrams from Problem Frames paper. How can I create this borders on the left and add additional boxes in the right corner with a label. Is it also possible to add an additional line ...
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Chart using tcolorbox

Hi I'm making a chart using tcolorbox. I'll show you my code: \begin{center} \begin{tcolorbox}[halign= flush center, halign title= flush center, fonttitle=\sffamily\bfseries\large, title={Lecteur DVD ...
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\usetikzlibrary{graphs} is not working

\usetikzlibrary{graphs} \tikz \graph { a -> {b, c} -> d }; I learn Tikz through { Tikz pgf}. I write above code and compile errors occur. i mention what errors comes. i write this code ...
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Generating catalan path diagrams using ballot sequences in latex

here is a pictures of a catalan path: It is a lattice path in Z^2 starting a some point (a,b) and using the steps (1,1) and (1,-1). It can be decoded (knowing the starting point) as a ballot ...
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Using tikz inside multirow

I'm trying to recreate the following figure in latex: Now, I dont have a lot of a problem with one of them: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{arrows,backgrounds} ...
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Add “sections” to a staked area chart [duplicate]

Edit: The original question was answered by @James and his solution covers the particular problem presented here. In This question I have exposed the original problem and I have received answer to ...
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Problem with horizontal alignment in minipage environment

This may be a very stupid question, but it is driving me crazy. I have three tcolorbox linked by arrows. The second line of boxes are in a minipage environment, and I want one flushleft and one in ...