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Tikz externalization: Latex dvi/ps produces a4paper boundary-box around figure

I am successfully using tikz in combination with externalization and pdflatex for some time now. But now I need to switch to latex->dvi->ps. I followed the instructions from the tikz documentation ...
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Error cross-referencing when tikz mode is graphics if exist

I am getting the error "Undefined control sequence" when using \tikzset{external/mode=graphics if exists} and the label does not exist (It should produce a warning not an error, though because the ...
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How to force the use of external graphics for selected figures while externalization is enabled?

I would like to force using external graphics (if exist) for a few figures in my document. The following does what I want but document-wide: \tikzset{external/mode=graphics if exists} however, I ...
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How can I use the tikz external library in tikzposter?

I am using tikzposter to make a poster (obviously). I would like to insert a few rather large tikz figures in that poster. This really lengthens the compilation time. Usually (when writing articles) ...
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Problem combining tikzexternalize, tikzscale and external graphics

I have a problem when trying to scale and externalize a tikzpicture that includes an external graphics file. Using the following code will result in an output of the document but the figure is not ...
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Combining beamer, tikz, externalize and standalone

I've read a bunch of questions and answers on these topics as well as the documentation of the external library for tikz. I suspect I fundamentally misunderstand what I'm doing. I have a mindmap ...
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pgf: 'externalize' with 'list and make' on windows [closed]

In the pgfmanual I found today under Section 50.4.4 Customizing the Externalization that you can have multicore support during externalization using the mode list and make. % step 1: generate ...
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Externalize TikZ with TeXstudio and MikTeX

I have the same problem as written here before, but the externalization doesn't work. I always get the following message: tikz: Sorry, the system call 'pdflatex -halt-on-error -interact I try to ...
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externalize pfgplots fails with shell escape enabled (TexLive-2013 Mac)

I have the following Problem: I am using matlab2tikz to get my Matlab plots into latex. I have very large time series, that i already cut down using resampling. Nevertheless my I need a lot more time ...
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How to refer to parts of a single externalised graphic, such as multiple pgfplots (similar to subfloat/subcaption)?

I am looking for a way to refer, from within normal text or captions, to parts of TikZ graphics which I have labeled myself with (a), (b) etc. With subcaption and multiple separate figures I'd use ...
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Is it possible to externalize and/or reuse tikz pictures when used as backgrounds for the page?

My experiments with externalisation have run into trouble. One issue is that it seems that I cannot externalise a tikz picture used as a page background: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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Tikz externalization and directory questions

I store my exercices in the following way : Super directory Base_Exos on witch points the $TEXINPUTS variable. Sub-directories, one by class level. Sub-Sub-directies, one by chapter ...
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117 views

tikz picture not compiling using tikzexternalize - probably storage issue

I'm using tikzexternalize for most pictures in a very big document, which works fine. But for the image \tikzsetnextfilename{someName} \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{groupplot}[ group style={columns=2, ...
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TikZ error for externalized graphics but output is correct

This is not an MWE per se, but it is the code I boiled the problem down to. Note: it does not produce an error. The issue is that once I somehow managed to get an error for any TikZ or pgfplots ...
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Are the TikZ libraries cd and external incompatible with one another?

Is there a way to use the TikZ libraries cd and external together? This does not work: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{cd, external} \tikzexternalize \begin{document} ...
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TikZ/pgfplots - are there any problems related to externalized figures used on Linux and Windows?

I share a document between Win 7 and Xubuntu 13.10. I just updated my local git repo on my Xubuntu 13.10 installation. I then continued editing in a TikZ figure (not only its style definitions!) but ...
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TikZ won't let me externalize and halts on error

TeX Live 2013 I am using pdflatex TeXstudio 2.7.0 Win 7 64 bit Taken from the .log file, via \listfiles: tikz.sty 2013/12/13 v3.0.0 (rcs-revision 1.142) This... MWE \documentclass[ a4paper ...
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How to automatically optimize the PDF output of TiKZ externalize?

I use pgfplots with externalization for generating plots in my document. For heavy plots the output PDF for a figure can grow to few hundred KB. I used Adobe Acrobat to optimize the PDFs which ...
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91 views

How can I resolve the side effects of AddEverypageHook to external pgfplots?

I have quite a huge document with many pgfplots, which I would like to externalize. Well I can externalize them, but my \AddEverypageHook command from the everypage package affects this externalized ...
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How to plot a graph from its adjacency matrix?

For example, I want to plot a graph whose adjacency matrix is [0,1,0;1,0,1;0,1,0]. I first plot three points labeled by p1,p2,p3, and link the points p1,p2, p2,p3. For a general case, how to link the ...
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Relative paths when using tikz externalize + subfiles

I have a large document which consists of ~100 smaller files which are compiled together using the subfiles package. To be able to use a common style file for them, whose relative path should be the ...
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AUCTeX and TikZ does not work in emacs for me : HELP T

This is no duplicate. I am unsure how things work here. But I wasn't able to save my last username as it was a temporary username and cannot access my previous post which was marked as duplicate. ...
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Can the standalone document type be made compatible with tikzexternalize?

Code: \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} \usetikzlibrary{external} \tikzexternalize \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \node[circle,draw] at (2, 3) {}; \end{tikzpicture} \begin{tikzpicture} ...
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Why does the Animate package inflate the file size of all of my externalized TikZ pictures?

I am using TikZ externalization to compile the figures in my thesis that use TikZ or PGF Plots. Ever since I included an animation using the animate package, the size of the PDFs of each of my ...
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Reuse an image resp. a box in TikZ but have side-effects only once

I have a huge document (a pool of exercise problems) with lots of \input statements (one file per subexercise). In order to not get lost in this mess and easily open files from the PDF, I include a ...
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347 views

How to extract/convert tikz to a format suitable for powerpoint

I am trying to extract/convert a tikzpicture to a format that is suitable for powerpoint without losing quality. The code that I have found and adjusted is the following: ...
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Can not externalize a tikz graph with two legend entries

I have a tikz file that contains a matlab scatter plot. It is created by matlab2tikz. The tikz file (sample.tikz) looks as follows and compiles fine in the document without the externalization. ...
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How to reset TikZ‘s externalization counter?

TikZ‘s externalization feature creates – by default – images like “nameOfFile-figure0.pdf”, “nameOfFile-figure1.pdf” and so on. One can change this behavior, for example I configured TikZ to save ...
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TikZ externalisation in beamer

I want to use the TikZ externalization feature in my beamer document. Works fine, but when I use something like path<1->[draw] (0,0) -- (0,1); path<2->[draw] (0,0) -- (1,0); … only the ...
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Flatten transparency in tikz

I have a document which I need to compile PDF/A-1b compatible, which means that transparency is not allowed. I have (several) tikz sources directly in the document, and I think they look better with ...
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105 views

Error using \tikzexternalize and different graphical inputs

How can this issue be stated more precicely and finally solved? Having a large document and using \input{...} within figure enviorement for including gaphics by tikz and pdf's, png's. Each figure ...
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325 views

Lualatex, Pdflatex fail with \externalize

Here is my problem: I have a 100+ page document with ~100 tikz plots. Some plots contain 9000+ points, and compiling them with pdflatex -shell-escape (or whatever main_memory_size) fails. I can ...
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758 views

tikz externalization using lualatex over pdflatex

I am trying to externalize tikz plots using lualatex while encapsulating the whole tex file with pdflatex. I still couldn't figure out why this method is not working. I am using miktex and texstudio. ...
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Integrating latexmk and TikZ external mode=list and make

I've been looking into using latexmk to create my documents because it automatically handles how many passes the document needs to be fully processed etc. So, for example, a simple run of latexmk -pdf ...
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exporting tikz pictures starting with 1 rather than 0

I want to export my figures for an editor for import in another text editing program. I would like to have the name of the file correspond to the figures in the document. In the document they start ...
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Error using \tikzexternalize with forest

Using forest package for simple truth trees, and I want to externalize because there are a lot of them. Here is the code example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[external]{forest} ...
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Absolute path for pgf externalisation

The graphic externalisation works well when it is done in a subfolder of my TeX files with the command \tikzsetexternalprefix{figures/} However, I get an error message when I try to set a different ...
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1answer
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Inclusion of pgfplotstable in tikzpicture

Is there any way to include a table generated by pgfplotstable in the tikzpicture environment, where other figures generated by pgfplots exist, in order to save them together as one figure with ...
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TikZ images won't compile externally

I have a number of large plots which exhaust memory when I try to compile them with xelatex, so I am using lualatex instead, which is able to compile them without major difficulty. However, I am ...
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TikZ external Library and pgfplots reading data from external txt file [duplicate]

I'm using the external library of TikZ for speeding up the compilation of my LaTeX document. In another thread, Christian Feuersänger reported that from December 2012, the external library uses MD5 ...
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A question on tikz/pgf externalization, standalone, and includeonly for compiling large document

I have a goal to build an efficient compiling environment to build large documents. The requirements are these: Use tikz/pgf to draw many figures; Use \includeonly to build only a portion of the ...
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Recreate plot when data file changes

Is it possible to use the TikZ/external library and have pgfplots recreate a figure when a data file that is plotted changes? Say I have something like the following: file.tex: ...
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1answer
170 views

TikZ externalise: overlaying figures

I’m using MikTex 2.9 x64 and would like to use the LaTeX -> dvips -> ps2pdf way to compile my document. Additionally I’ve a lot of Matlab2tikZ figures and would like to make use of the ...
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Change path of where tikz externalization saves the pdf and eps

I am using the TikZ externalization to speed up the compilation process and to have the eps files for the admission of the article which I'm writing. So I have lines like \begin{figure} ...
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Tikzexternal and References [closed]

I understand that tikzexternal has difficulty when graphics objects contain references (cite, ref, etc...), due to issues with getting lock on the aux file: References in externalized pgfplots ...
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TikZ externalize and number of pages changing

I am trying to create a small animation at the bottom (odd pages only) of my PhD thesis (a walking pacman). Therefore, I have change the fancyfoot so it display a tikzpicture. Every thing works ...
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Combine tikz external with pgf layers to “split up” a huge tikzpicture?

I have a huge tikz picture (consisting of up to several 10k elements, mostly rectangles and arrows) and want to "split up" the file using externalization to avoid expanding tex's main memory size (or ...
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Tikzscale, trim axis left/right, and externalizing

tikzscale and trim axis do not play well together, with the produced figure being larger than requested because it ignores the size of the labels. I was wondering whether it is possible to use both ...
2
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1answer
484 views

TikZ externalize fails to recognize changes [duplicate]

Using XeTeX(xelatex) [i got the same using pdflatex] on Debian I am trying to save some compilation time using tikz external. Yet, the figures are never updated unless I delete the corresponding ...
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TikZ & External: figure re-created for no apparent reason

I'm having an issue where only one out of multiple figures is recreated despite the use of the tikz/external library. I've created a MWE which shows the same effect with only two figures. Below is my ...