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Pascal's Triangle + Fibonacci Numbers

How can I draw this picture in LaTeX, with those skew lines? Any hints?
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Different space between nodes for Tikz legend

I want to add a legend to my graph, explaining what different arrows mean. I thought I might be able to do it using coordinates, but the spaces between them are the same as spaces between the nodes ...
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How to align a group of nodes with respect to the widest one

Consider the following figure: How can I align the horizontal-text nodes so that their .west nodes are vertically aligned with respect to the widest node in the group? Also, how can I add the ...
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How to draw and label a vertical line from datapoint to x-axis in pgfplots

I have the following figure that consists of only four different values of $x$. Each of these $x$ values corresponds to a certain dataset and I need to label it in the figure. Therefore, I want to ...
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Add label to a rotated doubly linked list

I have done a doubly linked list as below but I still not satisfy the label annotation of begin and end. I know it's a bad style now but don't how simplify it. \documentclass{article} ...
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3n arguments in a macro (n is an even number) for curves whose thicknesses increase or decrease

For some mathematical figures it's nice to be able to vary curve thickness smoothly along a path, to reproduce hand drawn mathematical figures made with inking liners for instance. One way to do it ...
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Increasing the distance between nodes from the 1cm default using “right=of” option

The following code has TikZ drawing parallel line $\ell$ and $m$ and intersecting line $k$. I drew line $m$ by first positioning the origin, labeled O, on it, and using \coordinate[left=of O](P); and ...
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Segmenting a Bezier curve into equal lengths in tikz/pgf

I'm trying to draw two curves and then create equal sized segments/arcs using pgf/tikz but for some reason the segments are not equally sized. I want to go on and fill each segment with a different ...
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Box around some of the elements in an enumerate list [duplicate]

I need to put a box around the label of an enumerate list. This is solved in Colored box around enumerate labels but, my problem is that I need to do that just in some of the elements marked, for ...
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Weird behavior of cylinder shape in TikZ

I am trying to draw a cylinder to represent a database in a diagram of mine. I have written this code, inside a much bigger document \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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Animating tikz pictures using beamer

I have two pictures drawn using TikZ. When I place them in two different frames in beamer they perfectly show up. But I want to animate them, that is, I want one picture after the other at a mouse ...
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Defining my own custom white-boxed digital circuit component

Tikz has a bunch of useful digital circuit components, basic or complex. Here, I need some of my own, not necessarily even one of the convenient ones. But let's take one, rather convenient example: A ...
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Aligned circle around letter - tikz

I am using the following tikz-based command to create a circle around a letter. \newcommand*\circled[1]{\tikz[baseline=(char.base)]{ \node[shape=circle,draw,minimum size=4mm, inner sep=0pt] ...
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Change labels on x-axis in TikZ plot

I have the following code to create an axis on which trigonometric functions must be plotted (in degrees). It is to be printed out and used as part of a mathematics test paper. However, x axis must be ...
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tikz being mishandled by manuscriptcentral

I'm submitting a paper through manuscriptcentral. The paper uses tikz. Here is the code for one of those figures: %in preamble \tikzset{box/.style={draw, minimum width = 1.cm, minimum height = ...
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TikZ Calendar Example Fails: Undefined control sequence \@EveryShipout@Output

I just love the TikZ calendar at http://www.texample.net/tikz/examples/feature/calendar-library/a-calendar-for-doublesided-din-a4.tex . It compiles fine on my iPad TeX Writer with PGFPLOT 1.11 ...
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Tikz and figures in 3-space

How can I draw this in LaTeX? I can do with a lot of segments but I think that there is other easy way to do it. And how can I add this gray blackground to images that give that spatial view.
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Improvement of tikz code and color the cone

The following code produces (if you can call it like that) a sphere, a cone and the axis. \definecolor{uuuuuu} {rgb}{0.26666666666666666,0.26666666666666666,0.26666666666666666} ...
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tkz-berge, renumbering vertices

This TikZ code for drawing an icosahedron and labeling gives only a partial answer to my question. With the following code \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tkz-berge} \begin{document} ...
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Count the number of items in a TikZ foreach statement [duplicate]

One sometimes defines macro's for TikZ as: \newcommand{\foo}[1]{ \foreach \x in {#1} { %do something } } Thus where the argument given to \foo is used in a \foreach loop. ...
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Differences that implementation of `\node` and `\coordinate` have on display

Here are four TikZ environments to draw two parallel line segments. In all of the environments, one endpoint of the first line segment is specified with either \coordinate(A) or \node(A){$A$};, and ...
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Drawing Kano Model

I was wondering if someone can indicate me the easiest way to sketch the following picture. I started using the axis environment from pgfplots package as you can see from my code below, but then I got ...
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Paths of `pgfimages` in beamer templates

I am working on a beamer template for my institute in which I am using \pgfdeclareimage for images. I have quite a lot images and logos for different projects/experiments/groups and I organised the ...
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Not able to plot parabolas in an array

The following two TikZ environments should give similar displays. I am trying to get five graphs of parabolas, each on the Cartesian plane, and to put a label of a.), b.), c.), d.), or e.) at the ...
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Take input from csv file and use it to create a custom-made table in tikz

I have a csv file that looks like this: Scott, William, Todd,Esben, Martin, Jesper, Alexander W.L Right now, the names are written this line \aebuildtable{20}{Scott,William,Todd,Esben, Martin, ...
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fancyhead gradient doesn't match bg colour

I have a "fading line" from white to grey in my header. I wanted to add a page with a different background colour, and therefore fade from this colour instead of white. The problem is that the start ...
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move the “.10^-2”

Move it to the right so it will be aligned with the other yticklabels about 0.2cm or more Thanks \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{groupplot}[group style={group size= 2 by 3,horizontal sep =1.5cm,vertical ...
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Name tikz pic as if it was a node

I'm confused about tikz pics. I can freely define them without issue, and even add coordinates inside that will be available by name inheritance like (-A) as for example in \pic (S) at (0,0) {myPic}; ...
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plotting statistical data, putting years at the Xticklabel PGFplot

I want to plot these data and i can't figure out how to put the years at the X axis, I want to display all the years not a 5 year step. \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[width=8cm, x tick label ...
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Not able to plot a parabola

I am making a multiple choice problem. (Here, I display two of the choices.) I am trying to plot parabolas using pgfplots. Why is TikZ not compiling my code? I put a % in front of the parabolas ...
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Package pgf Error: No shape C_1 is known

I was trying to compile a latex code of a graph. However, I got many errors. It shows me Package pgf Error: No shape C_1 is known. The error appears for all the nodes in the Graph. Here is the code I ...
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Plotting the Cantor function

I would like to know if there is an (easy?) way of plotting the Cantor function (devil's staircase) using LaTeX. Doing it manually with TikZ seems like madness somehow and my knowledge of plotting ...
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setotherlanguage{arabic} makes inline-tikz not to be typset inline

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{polyglossia} \setmainlanguage{french} \setotherlanguage{arabic} % comment that line, the problem disappears. ...
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Points in rectangular coordinate system - specifying coordinates as function values

I am trying to locate the vertices of a rectangle and to color the rectangular region. I specify the y-coordinate as a function value, like \sqrt{3}/2 or \sin(60). I am getting an error. ...
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tikz - drawing an edge that splits to reach two targets

I'm using tikz and want to have an arrow from one node that leaves and goes straight for a while and then splits into two arrows going to different nodes. Here is a picture I drew a while ago. I ...
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revisiting tikz text location within node

I'm following the answer I got here for a previous question about how to control text location within a large node in tikz. I would like a slanted box to surround 4 smaller boxes, and then ...
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PSTricks algebraic coordinates going from MikTeX to TeXLive

I am using PSTricks and some tikz functions for preparing some sketches. This snipped worked perfectly fine MikTeX on Windows 7 \documentclass[]{scrartcl} \usepackage{amstext} \usepackage{amsmath} ...
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mirroring antenna symbol in CircuiTikZ

I want to change the left to right antenna to right to left one as the receiver requires mirror image of transmitting antenna. This is my simplified code \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} ...
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How do I make partially shaded nodes with tikz without hardcoding coordinates?

How do I make partially shaded nodes with tikz without hardcoding coordinates? A plain MWE is as follows: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} ...
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TikZ: Path creates redundant arrow head

The following LaTeX code creates a redundant and unwanted arrow head in the Measures block. \documentclass[border=10pt]{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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Labeling the intersection of two rays

I have the code for rectangle ABCD and two of its diagonals. I am trying to draw rays from adjacent vertices C and D, each of which is perpendicular to a diagonal, label the intersection of the two ...
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Tikzpicture: Setting fill color does not work?

I am working with tikzpicture to plot a few data points. I am trying to set the fill-color of my data points to something else than the default blue, but I don't see what I am doing wrong. I am sure ...
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Help me make my TikZ Petri net look nice!

I am trying to draw the following diagram in TikZ: My attempt looks like this (note the node labels are slightly different but that's not my problem!): My code is the following: ...
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Using \newcommand with ellipse in tikz

I want to use some constants, height and width, when creating an ellipse but it won't work with \newcommand. Here is a minimal example: \documentclass[12pt, a4paper]{article} \usepackage{amsthm, ...
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Drawing lines, with arrowheads, at arbitrary angles with respect to the positive x-axis

I am trying to get TikZ to draw two lines, with arrowheads, on the Cartesian plane. I have drawn a square, with gray edges, and I want the tip of the arrowheads to be on an edge of the square. In ...
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Wiring diagrams with pinout

I am trying to draw some wiring diagrams with the pinouts (see image below) possibly using Tikz. Do you know any package or example that could help me to do this? Particularly, the big boxes with ...
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Change style for empty/non-empty node content

Ideally, I wish would like a command \vertex such that it behaves as \vertex (a); ---> \node[empty vertex] (a) {}; \vertex[foo] (a); ---> \node[empty vertex, foo] (a) ...
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Tikz, can I have multigrids inside a table or matrix?

I'm in charge of a mini-shop in my dorm, we need some accounting system. People pay with credits. Usually it is done in paper, people take a beer and draw a line out from their name-row and the beer ...
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TikZ Decision Tree Diagram - Removing Extra Line and Circling Nodes?

I am working on a paper in LaTeX and I'm trying to insert a simple decision tree diagram using TikZ. However, I am not good with TikZ and I'm having two small problems with my tree. This is my ...
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Knot package: crossings lost again

Basically I have the same problem as someone else in the question Drawing knots with tikz - no visible crossings. I wanted to make a knot smaller and have thicker lines (thick or very thick): My ...