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How to select a range of data within a .csv file in latex using pgfplots?

I am generating a plot of data using pgfplots in latex. I am using data from several excel files as .csv. Here is the MWE: \documentclass[border=5mm,convert]{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} ...
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Drawing Cross Sections of (Contours over) Torus

I have this simple torus \begin{figure} \begin{center} \begin{pspicture}(-6,-4)(6,4) \psset{viewpoint=30 10 25 rtp2xyz,Decran=30,lightsrc=viewpoint} \psSolid[object=tore,r1=2.5,r0=1.0,ngrid=36 ...
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How can I get arrows to attach to outside of rectangle split in a graphdrawing layout?

I'm trying to make use of the newer (pgf > 3.0) graphdrawing layouts to do class diagrams, but I can't seem to figure out how to get arrows to attach to the outline of a rectangle split. I've read ...
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tikz-plots get recompiled every time when using tikzscale

For my thesis I have a lot of tikzplots exported from matlab using the matlab2tikz library. I want to use the tikzscale-Package together with externalization of the plots to save compiling time. Using ...
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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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Node size in graph with pgf 3.0

I want to draw some graphs with pgf 3.0, but the size of the nodes are not being taken into account when laying out the graph using spring layouts. Here is an example document: ...
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tikz-3dplot, geodesics and adressing endpoints in polar coordinates

I am trying to draw geodesics on a sphere. While many approaches, like for example this one, i am more interested in another way. If i specify two points, say qand p on the Sphere, i would like to ...
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tikz stops drawing into pdf after 20 line segments in plot generated through knitr tikzDevice

Problem If I try to draw a curve generated through knitr using tikzDevice into .pdf only 20 line segments of that curve are drawn and TeXstudio, through which I do it, just leaves message running ...
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How to draw the vectors from point to point

I have the file "gradmethod.dat" that contains the values ​​of the 3D coordinates: "gradmethod.dat" is 0.4166337995 -0.0003214561 0.1735863062 0.0036860331 0.0076438475 0.0014742969 ...
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Node at tip/pinch of brace in Tikz

I'm trying to add some explanatory braces in my graphic, and find myself running into some minor difficulties/inconveniences. [Edit]: After being made aware that the main thrust of the question ...
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pgfplots: howto read touchstone files (s1p, s2p, s3p,…)

With pgfplots you can simply create nice plots that seamlessly integrate into your TikZ figure. As a high frequency engineer you will inevitably use a network analyzer to measure S-parameters. The de ...
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using gnuplot to plot data from a file

I am trying to plot some data using pgfplots, but the data are so extensive that the maximum capacity is reached. I get the error: TeX capacity exceeded, sorry [main memory size=3000000]. What can I ...
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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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Decorating a PGFPlots bar graph with Tikz decorations

Update :- This appears to be a problem in which nodes near coords are handled by PGFPlots and incompatibility with Tikz decorations and fading library. I simply commented the nodes near coords line ...
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Generating Gantt Charts for process scheduling

I am trying to create a gantt chart for my thesis on blocking analysis. I know of the pgfgantt package for generating gantt charts. But this package generates charts for normal schedules, what I need ...
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Problems with pgfplots, loops inside tikzpicture and reading from files

I was trying to implement this method (How to import ASCII coordinates to TikZ) to import coordinates and draw them, but I am having this problem Undefined control sequence \end{tikzpicture} Extra }, ...
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Hebrew text along a (circular) path is typeset LTR instead of RTL

I have read Typesetting straight baselines in a circular arrangement and I would like to have a solution for my situation. I would like to insert some text in Hebrew on an annulus. Here is my attempt ...
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Convolve two 2D Gaussians using tikzfading - intensity issues

I would like to visualize the convolution of two 2D Gaussians (or something looking similar). To do this, I declare them in a tikzfadingfrompicture environment. However, to get the desired result and ...
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TikZ: scaling the tikz picture environment

If I scale the TikZ picture environment, everything should scale by a factor of x correct? If that is the case, why would some code not scale or scale incorrectly when it is in the environment? For ...
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Problems using `\foreach`to parametrize a sequence of graphs in Beamer

I want to create a series of overlapping graphs in a Beamer slide, with little variations between them. I have code that works as expected in one case, but fails in other, and I don't understand why, ...
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Tikz image with remember picture combined with custom page numbering

I have a problem combining TIKZ-pictures when using custom pagenumbers. I modify my page numbers as shown in the upmost answer here. When drawing a simple TIKZ-image, I recieve the error ! Illegal ...
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Is there any way to reposition/shift the node text in tikz, without creating extra nodes?

I don't like the default positioning of the labels Q1 and Q2 below; is there a way to move or shift them relative to the circuit symbols? I know I could do \node[nigbt,label={something}] but it seems ...
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TikZ: wrong edge between split rectangles in graphs

Consider the following minimal example: \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{graphs,graphdrawing,shapes.multipart} \usegdlibrary{trees} \begin{document} \tikz[every ...
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\maxsizebox resets color in TikZ \node

While trying to fix an issue in menukeys I think I found a possible bug in adjustbox: It seems to reset the text color in the node. In the following picture all words in the first line should be red, ...
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Remove the first and last values of xtick and ytick

I use the following code to create a tufte-like range plot as suggested here: Tufte like axis with pgfplots \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat=newest} \makeatletter ...
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Circular flowchart alignment

I´m trying to create a circular flowchart using the smartdiagram package but I can't get the nodes properly aligned. My code: \smartdiagramset{border color=none,set color ...
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Tikz version history information

I'm working on a package that works on top of tikz. It needs certain libraries (the tikz libraries quotes, positioning and intersections and the pgf library arrows.meta). Is there any way I can ...
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How to exclude items from a TikZ Spy

Somewhat related to this question, I would like to exclude items from the magnified area. In the example below, I do not want the pin lines or the orange line to appear in the magnified area. Is ...
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Appropriate values for `xmin`, `xmax`, `ymin`, `ymax`, or `unit vector ratio={a b}` to get asymptote

I would like to graph a function that has y=x as an asymptote. In the following code, I have $\sqrt{x^2 + x}$ plotted. It does not look like y=x is an asymptote to it. Are there values for xmin, ...
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Plotting the sum of a function in TikZ

I am trying to plot a function that is the sum of another function based on the parameter. A famous example of this is the "sum of squares", however the functions I really want to do this do not have ...
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Specifying the point via “intersection of” in TikZ - a problem

I aimed at drawing a square (using TikZ) with a red dot inside it, placed on the intersection of its diagonals: And while the following method worked fine: \documentclass[12pt]{article} ...
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Tikz: Add arrow tip to path instead of replacing part of path

When I add an arrow tip to a path, a part of the path is replaced so that the overall length stays the same: \documentclass[margin=10pt]{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} ...
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How to list all known pgfkeys?

Is there a way to list all known pgfkeys (i.e., those that are currently set)? Concretely, I'm looking for a way to get the value of the tikz scale option. I was hoping there would be a pgfkey for ...
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Drawing a phase line diagram using TIkz/PGF

I have created a phase line diagram before using these two packages. The code is as follows, \documentclass{amsart} \usepackage{pgfplots} \usepackage{tikz} \newcommand*{\TickSize}{2pt}% ...
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Error using tikzexternalize when placing an image on the verso page

I am preparing a thesis in the same manner as detailed in this question. Namely, I am looking to write a thesis with the text appearing on the right (odd) page, and images appearing on the left ...
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\includegraphics not working with xelatex for PDFs with images in them

I switched to using xelatex so I could use a specific font, but now some images don't render. Here's a simplified example that illustrates the failure: % The next lines tell TeXShop to typeset with ...
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Doing surf plot with user defined colormap

I want to make pgfplot surf with my colormap rainbow. The funny thing is that I get error I do not know the key '/pgfplots/colormap/rainbow' and I am going to ignore it. Perhaps you misspelled it. ...
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tikz drawing layers?

I am using pdflatex to document as my program runs. My program prints out some tikz commands in a file, which is compiled by pdflatex offline. In some cases the order of the commmands is not what I ...
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Fill pattern for time series with bounds (tikz pgfplots) generates corrupt PDF

I have used the answer from another post, but the generated PDF seems to be corrupted using the suggested code. This post refers to question: Fill pattern for time series with bounds (tikz pgfplots) ...
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Tikz externalize not working when jobname is specified for main document

I'm not sure if it's a well known fact or not, but using the tikz externalization library does not work very well if a LaTeX document is compiled with a jobname that is different from the filename of ...
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Changes in the \pdfsavepos offset across MacTeX versions when in landscape through dvi

Recently, I hit an scenario where the issue discussed in TikZ: anchors of special node “current page” seem to be incorrect in landscape is critical for a document I'm generating, because of TikZ ...
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Draw non-uniform B-spline in Latex

I would like to draw the couple of spline curves in Latex. Is there anything I could use in tikz or other packages such that I could draw a spline curve by simply providing the control points value ...
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Is it possible to increase the line's width from its start to its end?

I was wondering if it is possible to let the line's width dynamically increase from its start to its end. I found such an illustration in a book: I am a TikZ noob but what I came up with would be ...
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How I can draw n-fold torus?

How I can draw a torus, double torus and triple torus with the same style of the picture? I use tikz.
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Pgfplots: Transpose headrow as first column in: confusion matrix with colormaps / heatmaps

My question builds on code from this question: original question/answer What I am trying to achieve: I want to use pgfplots to build a table, where the header row is automatically added as first ...
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Pgfplots Boxplots with a thick line at the mean value

pgfplot produces nice looking plots, that have consistent look and feel. But sometimes you have a good reason to change that look, and I found it tricky to change style of an specific line, circle, ...
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Problem to render blend groups with TikZ

I'm having trouble to blend colors with TikZ. The MWE below does not render the blend in my system. I'm on Windows Xp with MiKTeX 2.9 and the latest version of TikZ/PGF downloaded and installed from ...
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Using tikzexternalize and LuaLaTeX leads to display problems in viewer

I am using the following code \documentclass{report} \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} \usepackage{lmodern} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{external} \tikzset{external/system call={lualatex ...
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texexample, tikz: “Difference Quotient”, why does the curly brace decoration on the x-axis not need a `mirror` decoration option?

Consider the source code for the "difference quotient" example presented on TeXample: %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% % DIFFERENCE QUOTIENT % % Author: ...
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Make a Sheme in LaTeX Tikz?

I have this CSV-file ... Lineare Algebra TÜ [Übungsraum (3322-316)],01/28/15,08:15:00,01/28/15,10:00:00 Lineare Algebra TÜ [Übungsraum (3322-316)],02/04/15,08:15:00,02/04/15,10:00:00 Lineare Algebra ...