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Control of text position using the decorations.text library in Tikz

I have a two properties that I have been struggling to implement in the decorations.text library for the following image. My two questions are: 1) How do I control the text position along the line? ...
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Plotting f(x) = sin x and f(x) = cos x on pgf/tikz

I'm new to graphing on TikZ/pgf and have been trying to figure this out but can't seem to find any helpful info for what I want. I want to plot the above functions over one period, i.e. on the ...
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How to draw a parallel network of queues?

I am trying to draw this figure with tikz. Unfortunately, I am not succeeding. I really care about 4 queues, one classifier and one multiplexer and with their arrows. So I need to draw this simple ...
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Conflict tikzscale and matrix group plot

I want two axis environments next to each other in one figure environment. I want them to be vertically aligned and scaled to the width of the text. I am trying to achieve this by means of the ...
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two tables of same size tikz

I am creating two tables with the following code (tikz package} \documentclass[twoside,11pt]{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{url} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usetikzlibrary{positioning} ...
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problem with combination of beamer and rand from tikz

When running the enclosed MWE my problem is to see at the first glance (I hope so at least): I would like to place the various words with each visible-step at random places on the slide. But if a word ...
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Molecular Orbital for NH3

I need some help drawing a NH3 molecular orbital. I've made a drawing off how it should look like (but it looks ugly, the proportions are wrong and and and). It would be nice if you could help me ...
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How do i get the grid to start exactly in the upper left corner of the page? [duplicate]

I'm using page relative positioning in tikz to draw a grid to can verify that my elements are at the right places. However, the grid does not start in the corner, which is what i intended. What's ...
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Place TikZ picture over top of text

I'm designing some letterhead using LuaLaTeX (interchangeable with XeLaTeX at this point) where I want my signature and name to be drawn like this: The signature is a TikZ drawing, the text is ...
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Why do TikZ animations have to be compiled twice before they run? [on hold]

Why do I have to compile a LaTeX document containing a TikZ animation twice before the animation runs? There were not even errors in the log file? I use 32-bit MiKTeX 2.9 for Windows.
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Placing multiple labels outside a node with TikZ circuit library

I'm trying to create a set of additional components for use with the TikZ circuits library. Specifically I'm looking at electro-engineering diagrams with a focus on key diagrams. Components in such ...
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Text in Tikz node not respecting baselineskip

I'm trying to include a few lines of text in a Tikz drawing, using a custom font size. However, when defining a font size, the baselineskip is only respected for the first line. See the minimal ...
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How to draw inward arrows between two paths?

How to draw inward arrows between two paths, like in the picture below?
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Unable to use tikzlibrary packages [on hold]

UPDATE: Solved. See my comment below for the fix. I've been trying for the life of me to figure out how to use the math tikzlibrary (\usetikzlibrary{math}), and no code works. I fear that it has ...
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Drawing a series of graphs receding into the page; TikZ

I want to draw a panel of graphs of citation networks receding into the page, as the below sketch demonstrates. In the below sketch, each blue rectangle represents a citation network at a different ...
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TikZ \tkzFct are blank under Ubuntu

But under sharelatex they just worked fine (I might have modified some thinghs though). The code: \documentclass{report} \usepackage[usenames,dvipsnames]{xcolor} \usepackage{tkz-fct} ...
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Coloring a node after its creation

I want to fill a node with a specific color, but not with the usual [fill=blue] way. The reason is, that I am creating many many nodes and I want to fill some random nodes with a different color from ...
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How to draw infinite earring with TikZ?

I want to draw an infinite earring, i.e., each circle centerd at $(\frac{1}{n},0)$ with radius $\frac{1}{n}$ for each $n\in \mathbf{N}$. The figure will be the following: I have used the ...
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Making Curly Braces with Tikz

How can I make the curly braces on TikZ to label the x and y as in this picture?
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Tikz scientific notation vs. decimal number on x and y axis

I found an interesting potential glitch in tikzpicture in that the arbitrary placement of scaled ticks = false, tick label style ={/pgf/number format/fixed} within the \begin{axis}[] makes a real ...
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Posters with TiKZ and LaTeX: is scaling the right tool?

I have a small (11'' * 17'') poster that I made using textblock and tikz. I want to enlarge it to 18'' * 24''---i.e., enlarge the print and graphics accordingly, not just change the paper size. Is ...
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Flowchart Tikzpicture - Draw arrow from path

I am creating a flowchart using the tikzpicture package. Because I am short on space, I would like to draw an arrow from a path to a box. Using this code below, I would like to have an arrow that ...
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TikZ won't support HSB color model hsb in article document class

I'm trying to use the wave color model in a tikz picture using the document class article. When I do, I get the error message "Unsupported color model 'hsb'". Consider the code below. ...
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How to install TikZ and PGF on OzTex 6?

I am trying to install the TikZ and PGF Packages on OzTex 6. so to be able do draw complex trees. Once downloaded I put them respectively in OzTex-6/Tex/Inputs/LaTex/tikz-qtree and ...
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TikZ wrong node placement on curve

I use TikZ to draw a Bézier curve and place 4 circles (nodes) on that curve using pos=0.25 etc. (see MWE below). The curve has an arrow at the end. I would like to use >=latex to get LaTeX-style ...
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High degree polynomial plotting with Tikz/pgfplot

I am new to tikz/pgfplots...so sorry if my question has been asked... I am trying to plot the tanh function using pgplots, then add a set of N points and plot the (n-1) degree polynomial passing ...
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Plot y=x^(-0.5)

How can I plot y=x^(-0.5)? \documentclass[border=2pt]{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \draw[->] (0,0) -- (6.2,0) node[right] {$Q$}; ...
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TikZ adding captions to tree diagrams

I am adding several tree diagrams to my latex document, nad I want to add captions to the trees to explain what they are. Is there an easy way to do this with tikZ, or do I have to use something else ...
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Margins and positioning with tikz-dependency

I am using gb4e and tikz-dependency simultaneously to demonstrate dependency examples with my glossed sentences. But if my example sentence is too long, it doesn't get split across lines and just goes ...
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Consistency in the appearances of loops from rectangular nodes

I would like to have a left-positioned loop "look the same" as a below-positioned loop emanating from a rectangular node. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \tikzstyle{rect} = [rectangle, ...
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Truncated cube with numerated faces

I am having difficulties to project texts in inclined planes. To be more precise, i would like do latex the following question. Exercise: In the following figure, we see two different views of a ...
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Comparison of the plots of the same line on the Cartesian plane using pgfplots and TikZ

I have the plot of a line using pgfplots and the plot of the same line using TikZ. I would like them to be identical. I need to correct a mistake in the plot of a line using pgfplots. The point ...
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Doing something like psframebox in tikz

I used the following code to typeset the figure below with pstricks. Is there something like this that works with tikz? I tried to do this and discovered \nodes that can be filled with text, but I ...
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Clean code in drawing with boxes and circles and lines not connected

I want to optimize the following code: \documentclass{article} %\pagestyle{empty} % Figure dimensions \newcommand{\defLength}[2]{\newlength{#1}\setlength{#1}{#2}} ...
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Zooming on one of multiple images in a slide using Tikzpicture

I would like to zoom in on one of the 12 images that I have organized in 3 columns. There are 4 images per column, all the same height and width. There is one image that I would like to zoom in on ...
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Modify font for all text in tikzpicture

I created a newcommand like this: \newcommand{\txtDBC}[1]{\contour{white}{#1}} and I want to apply it on all text and math formula in a tikzpicture. The first was to declare a specific font using ...
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Conditionally change node background color inside foreach

I generate 8 rectangle nodes using a \foreach loop but I would like one of them (the one at the position index) to have a gray background. How can I do that ? I would like to avoid repeating the ...
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How can I readjust TikZ's dimension variables to fit mid-document dimension change?

Question How can I readjust TikZ's dimension variables to fit a mid-document dimension change as in this example and using the TikZ drawing from here. Problem TikZ coordinates are not where they ...
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Creating a smooth gradient between two colors on an edge in TikZ

I'd like to have a two-colored edge between two nodes of different colors. I'm hoping to make the edge fade from one color into the other in an even way. The solution I've found so far is a bit ...
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Text alignment and form of connectors (edges) in tikz tree

I'm completely new to tikz and try to draw a tree structure. I have tried different options, but could not modify it as I wanted it to look like. It currently looks like that: Tikz code ...
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Creating a rainbow color macro

I'm trying to draw a picture in tikz whose code is generated by another computer program. The program outputs hundreds of numbers in between 0 and 100, and I'd like to color objects in the picture on ...
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How to change the paper color(background color) in tikz class

How to change the paper color(background color) in tikz class kindly help me to change color \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage[usenames,x11names,dvipsnames,svgnames]{xcolor} ...
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How to set opacity/transparency to vector image?

Hold your horses!. If you are hurrying to flag this as a duplicate of this question or this question none of those have an answer to what is asked here. Thanks for the attention though. I ...
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Inserting a orgin tangential to a sphere

I am trying to draw a picture like the one attached. I have not used much of the tikz package. My code so far is a follows. I what to include a set of angles in the image. Any help would be great and ...
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drawing automota states using tikzpicture

I really new to latex (~3 days of use) and I am trying to draw an automota for a problem that I am working... For some reason I am getting an error and my states all appears to be messed up. Please ...
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Problem with Tikz arrowhead definitions

When you specify double, Tikz first draws a line whose width is twice the line width plus the double distance, then draws a white line down the center whose width is the double distance. But the ...
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How can I draw -X in the forest package?

I want to draw a dead-end in forest. edge={-X} doesn't work. Example: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc} \usepackage{amsmath} ...
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tikz matrix as legend does not work with trim axis

I am using the tikz-library matrix to create a legend for a plot with two y-axes. When I add "trim axis right" to the code the legend is stretched to the right. How can I prevent this? ...
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How to label an arrow in a commutative diagram

I'm writing my thesis using LaTeX. I need to add a commutative diagram with labels on arrows. Let me say that I'm writing my text in Italian using the babel package. Here a minimal example to ...
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How to perform not rectangular fit with tikz?

In the following tikz MWE I am using the fit library to draw a red box: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{fit} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \node ...