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How to draw a sketchy surface

Maybe the answer is that Tikz is not a good option for this but I was wondering how can I draw a random surface. I mean the kind of sketch you see during geometry classes to gain intuition about the ...
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TikZ custom “to path” with curved edges

I am trying to define a style that sets to path such that a “curvy rectangle” (manifold representation) is drawn when I put \draw (0,0) to[manifold] (5,3). I have manually made the shape by ...
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Part of a chessboard - tikz

I'm a real beginner in using tikz and I would like to create something like this: Is there a fancy/easy way to create something like this?
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Not all code is shown in the pdf

So I found an example online of how to create a certain figure (tikzpicture). Now I have created the figure in latex, but somehow my Title and section text will not show. I guess this is because I ...
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Any shorter code for drawing this in tikz?

Are there any possible shorter codes of drawing this diagram, maybe using graphs but it is not a regular polygon, or shortening the repetitive \draw in my code: %% filename henry3.pgf ...
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How to access the arithmetic value of count in \foreach, and use them in rotate box{}?

I have a question about access the mathematical value of count in \foreach, I will used that value to do some calculation in the following code. But it didn't work. ...
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tikz matrix not distributed evenly [duplicate]

How can I make the box distribute evenly? code as below: \documentclass[border=5pt]{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{matrix,positioning} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \def\lw{1pt} ...
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Tikz Tree Spacing in a Subfigure

I have been trying to create decision trees in a subfigure format as below, but not matter what kind of spacing I try, there are always over-lapping nodes at some point or another. In the example ...
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Bit string diagram with LaTex

I am interested to make some diagrams like the sample picture. I am not sure whether it can be done using Latex or not. Can anybody give any idea. Thanks.
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TikZ: how to draw arrows from the y axis to a curve? [duplicate]

I should draw this: This is what I have done so far. I do not know how to draw the horizontal arrows. Besides, in order to draw the dashed line from point Q to point P, I wrote \draw [fill] ...
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Draw two dependent figures with tikzpicture

For a report I want to create one figure showing the costs of employees vs. time in a small company. In the bottom figure the accumulated costs are shown. The plots should look as follows: With the ...
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Combine two smartdiagram diagrams

I would like to join up two smartdiagram circular diagrams, so that there is only one Research node. So far I have got: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{smartdiagram} ...
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Line up nested tikz enviroments or how to get rid of them

In my diagram I have a few components I reuse a lot, thus making "macros" in tikz for them. The current code I have is using nested tikzpicture environments and is not exactly working as expected. Do ...
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How to Center Titles in Forest Trees?

Here goes my third question. I am actually drawing Game Theory trees using the package Forest, and I have a small issue with the title of some Trees that I cannot manage. Essentially, I order LaTex to ...
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How to Add Geometric Figures to a Tree using Forest and Tikz?

First of all, I want to thank the community the help I obtained in my first question, some days ago. Having said that, I want to ask you for some help again, if I may. Essentially, I am currently ...
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Typesetting tick marks on an axis so that the space occupied by the minus sign is ignored

The error in the following code seems to be at the following options specified in the axis of the pgfplot. ticklabel style={font=\tiny,fill=none}, extra x ticks={-3.14159, -1.5708, 1.5708, 3.14159}, ...
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How to complete this figure using Tikz?

I saw the following picture in Puerto Rico Mathematical Olympiad. The figure is a carpet unfolding. I couldn't do the part of the cylinder, not introduce symbols on black squares ...
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How to do these drawings?

I was reading a paper online when I saw some beautiful pictures. I wonder if it is done with tikz or if it is even LaTeX. What do you think? How can I do things of this sort?
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Vertical and horizontal line in intersection?

There is probleme in this source: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{intersections} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \draw[thick,->] (-1,0) -- (5,0) node(xaxis)[below] ...
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Complex 3D drawings with tikz

I've already produced the following picture by means of TikZ. To do it, I modified the Sudoku example found here as follows: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{xcolor} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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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 ...