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Self-Referencing Relationship: TikZ Crow's Foot ERD

I saw posting "Drawing a complete ER Diagram in Crow's foot style by TikZ" and answer. But, using the codes, I was not able to add any proper self-referencing relationship. E.g., an Employee ...
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Drawing Vertical Plots

is there any quick way to draw vertical plots with pgf-plots? I need to draw successive vertical lines for the plot below: \begin{center} \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[ clip=false, ylabel={}, ...
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Adjust edge endpoints depending on node label in tikz-qtree

I would like to draw a tree with tikz-qtree where the position of edge endpoints relative to the node depends on contents of the node, and may change between the parent edge and the child edges, to ...
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How to group nodes of an automaton with tikzpicture

I want to obtain this result: and so far I've written this code: \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{automata,positioning} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}[% ...
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How can I add more coordinates to standard TikZ shapes?

Question I would like to know how to add an arbitrary number of coordinates to the default shapes of TikZ—particularly to the side of a polygon. Sample This is similar to ...
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Bent shapes with TikZ [duplicate]

How would it be possible to draw something like this?
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font size with tikzset and tikzscale not working

I want to set the font family and size for all pgf/tikz figures in my preamble. But when I use tikzscale, then this is ignored. Can anyone help? \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{scrbook} ...
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Equivalent to “shorten <=” for intermediate points

Halo everybody, I try to plot a data set using tikz & pgf. I want that the points in the plot are connected, but the line shouldn't touch the points. I can achieve this for the first and the last ...
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How do I create a tikz picture overlay that does not disturb the vertical placement of other text? [duplicate]

I'm having difficulty getting a tikzpicture to not cause a disruption in the vertical placement of material outside of the environment. Here's a MWE that illustrates the problem. ...
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Graph doesn't stay within grid

I've plotted two simple functions in Latex using tikz. It looks like this: As you can see, the curve doesn't stay within its grid. How can I fix this? This is my code. I'm using documentclass ...
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Mutiple composable styles for a tikz node using “append after command”

I'm trying to build a little drawing library in which each node will have the same base, but can be annotated with various options which will cause extra things to be drawn in/on the node. I'm ...
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Complex function plot using TikZ or PGFPlots

I need to plot some steps of this approximation http://mathoverflow.net/a/27127 but don't know how to start.
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How to combine a top-down and bottom-up binary tree in one picture?

I want to draw a binary tree like the one in the picture below. Unfortunately, I do not have any clue, whatsoever, on how to draw two trees from top and bottom to match their leaves. Any help would be ...
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How to get coordinates going from 0 to 1 in tikz image

I'm trying to create a cover page with a background image filling the entire page. On top of that in the lower third of the page should be a transparent rectangle going from side to side and on top of ...
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Change line shape on TikZ

I'd like to draw a diagram of a long exact sequence. This is what I have done: \documentclass{beamer} \usecolortheme{wolverine} \beamertemplatenavigationsymbolsempty \usepackage{tikz} ...
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How to make right angle mark in geometry 3D like this picture?

I want to mark right angle. I tried in Geogebra \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{pstricks-add} \begin{document} \psset{xunit=1.0cm,yunit=1.0cm,algebraic=true,dotstyle=*,dotsize=3pt ...
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Wrong spacing of circled numbers using Tikz and exam class

I am using XeLaTex. I am also using the package exam. I am preparing a multiple choice test, but I have no Scantron and I want students to tick the desired circled answer by pen. This is the relevant ...
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How to get two data series in tikz plot?

How do I create a second data series from the code below? I have tried separating the two curves with curly brackets but it was not the correct code. \begin{figure}[h!tp] \centering ...
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How to make this bar plot visible?

I am trying to visualize about 21 data points, each which gives a different value for 3 different tasks, so there are 63 unique values to plot. I have tried using pgfplots colored bar plot, but I ...
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Enumerate within TikZ node

Compiling the following code with pdflatex: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}[remember picture, overlay] \draw (current page.center) node { ...
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Polynomial root labeling tikzpicture

I would like to label the roots of the polynomial below: \begin{center} \begin{tikzpicture}[scale=1.2,thick] \draw[->](-3mm,0mm)--(36mm,0mm) node at (34mm,-2.4mm){$p$}; % ...
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pgfplots mistake with label

i have a problem with my graph. i can't figure out why latex puts this into my description. i had to specify the xticklabels manually. but latex still gives me that number on that position. i'd like ...
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Exclude from fill. It works, but WHY?

I need to create a plot with an area filled outside a circle. Because the filled area has to be colored with 2 different colors, simply applying the odd-even rule did not work. This, it worked for one ...
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Adding prefix to TikZ node and coordinate names

This question is somewhat related to my search for a good practice to include TikZ stuff in my documents. Suppose a document (book) with a lot of formulas and equations which you have decorated with ...
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Custom position of an arrow in flowchart

Here is my code: \documentclass[12pt,twoside,a4paper]{book} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{shapes,arrows} \begin{decument} \tikzstyle{process} = [rectangle, minimum width=3cm, minimum height=1cm, ...
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Incompatibility of calc and some styles for forest

I got a cool solution for integrating a tabular-like object into a forest figure (Relating tree nodes in forest to content in a table) but this is incompatible with another cool solution for fixing ...
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Transform paper folding diagram to 3D object or vice versa

I made this commands to make paper models, and I ask if it is possible to have a 3D view of them converting in tikz-3D, or backward. But it's easier to draw the flat model and generate the volume ...
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TikZ figure renders different when changing document class

When using standalone or article class, my TikZ figure renders as it should. But when changing to tufte-handout, I get some misalignments. Why is this? How can I solve it? The code of the ...
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How to draw flowchart-Diagram with text?

\documentclass{article} %\usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{shapes,arrows} % For flowchart and Diagram %%%< \usepackage{verbatim} ...
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Flowchart Formatting - corrections

I am trying to come up with a flow chart as shown below: I tried as follows: \documentclass[border=10pt]{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{arrows,positioning,shapes.geometric} ...
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How to convert polar coordinates to cartesian coordinates

I am new to tikz. I am using the following code (Polar co-ordinates) \def\radius{12cm} \begin{tikzpicture} \foreach \x in {0,10,...,350} { \draw [shading=radial, inner color=white, outer ...
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How can I draw a twisted 3D arrow?

Does anyone know how I can draw an 3D arrow that in itself is twisted by 90 degrees? I need such arrow to show how polarized light is twisted in a liquid crystal. I would like to include that arrow ...
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With TikZ is it possible to pass the node content through a preprocessor?

I've written a macro that scans its content for illegal characters and then changes them to something more appropriate. In the following example, the macro scans for _ and replaces them with ...
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Labels and Pins with Tikzlibrary Graphs

I want to draw a simple block diagram with boxes, additions, multiplications, splits with pgf 3.0.0. I am quite content with the result so far, but I can not pin (with arrow) or label the nodes in ...
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Showing Tikz tree nodes after each other (using bracketing format of \Tree)

I want to display a tikz tree node by node. First A, then A and B and in the end all nodes. Note that I need to do it with the presented format: \Tree [. \node{A};] since trees are automatically ...
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How can I make the node order for references in TikZ not matter?

Question I am wondering if it is possible to make the order of nodes irrelevant, such that references work regardless of when they are mentioned...like some kind of pre-parsing of the code that ...
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How to set actual width for a rounded corners image using TikZ?

This question is closely related to LaTeX Photo With Rounded Corners. Suppose I want to put a rounded corners image in a marginnote, so the image fits the \linewidth of the margin. If I use the ...
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how do I create a complete graph in tikz?

I have the following code that I created: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}[->] \node[label=west:$s$,circle,fill,inner sep=1.5pt] (n0) at (-1,1) ...
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Changing the positions of text and figures in tikzpicture

Suppose that I have something like: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \noindent \begin{tikzpicture} \draw[fill=black!40, draw = black!40, line width=2pt] (-2, -2.5) ...
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Problem with tikz external library and chemfig - fatal error in external image

I have a document with a lot of diagrams created with PGFPlots and want to externalize those. All other tikz snippets should not get externalized. I achieve this by setting \tikzset{external/only ...
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Reverse Axes of pgfplots Ternary Plot

I am trying to make a ternary plot, however the default axis is opposite of what I need to accomplish. Here is an example: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat=1.9} ...
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Relating tree nodes in forest to content in a table

I want to draw the following figure: I now converted my trees to forest and the following code is what I have: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{forest} \forestset{ sn edges/.style={for ...
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Why does not `\spaceskip` work inside a TikZ node?

In my document, I need to increase \spaceskip in order to inject more space between words to make them more readable. However, the setting does not seem to apply to text that's inside a TikZ node: ...
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TikZ : let … Could not parse this coordinate?

I don't understand why ? \documentclass[tikz,margin=3pt]{standalone} \usetikzlibrary{decorations.pathreplacing,calc} \usepackage{pgf} \tikzset{% alamain/.style={% decoration={show path ...
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pgfplots tikzpicture node to the right of axis is cut

I have a piecewise-defined function and would like a describing node to the right end of it. Unfortunately the node is cut and not visible using this code: \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[ ...
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Root locus plots using LaTeX

On my homework, I need to create a root locus plot. Wondering if anyone out there has good suggestions for a package that is able to create root locus plots, or a general plotting package that is ...
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Reasons to prefer tikz or pstricks over any GUI driven graphics tool

If I need a figure for a document I usually use TikZ or PSTricks. Sometimes I would like to promote it to other people who usually use only GUI programs for such kind of stuff. But then I restrain ...
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Text highlighting that works with CMYK xcolor mode?

I looked at Cool Text Highlighting in LaTeX, and as my MWE (below) demonstrates: ... the first part, highlighted with soul's \hl, fails when [cmyk]{xcolor} is used. The accepted answer in the link ...
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How to append style with decorations.pathreplacing?

\documentclass[tikz,margin=3pt]{standalone} \usetikzlibrary{decorations.pathreplacing,calc} \usepackage{pgf} \tikzset{alamain/.style={% decoration={show path construction,% lineto code={ ...
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How to refer to a word inside a running text as a TikZ coordinate?

Say you have some running text, and you want to be able to refer to some part of that text (like a single word) as a TikZ coordinate in order to, for example, draw edges to that word. What's the best ...