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Tikz Nodes in margin gets overwritten by page-wide tikz environments

I'm trying to improve the typesetting of openly licensed books created by my company. We do the typesetting of all our books with LaTeX. The design of these books requires coloured environments that ...
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Matlab2tikz adds extra legend entries

The legend from a boxplot figure is not being created properly. I get this: Instead of thiS: But really only need 2 legend entries. Any Ideas why all the objects in this plot are being given ...
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Is is possible to associate part of a drawing to a pdfcomment (or similar) interactive bubble?

It is apparently possible to put a TikZ drawing inside a pdfcomment (but using mbox). Is is possible to associate only part of a drawing (e.g. a line) to a pdfcomment? Below it is the suggested ...
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Colors in xcolor and color models

I did an experiment on the different color models available in xcolor together with the predefined colors. I observe that the colors vary alot depending on the color model. WHY? Why does the colors ...
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Tikz: Error “dimension too large” when decorating arc

I'm drawing circles with arrows on in 3D. To do this I'm using decorations, and drawing the circles in halves so that I could change the colours later and draw an arrow penetrating them while keeping ...
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Uniformly spaced line markers

I'm reading line data from file and plotting it. By default, the curve has markers, where are the original data points. The data points are very uneven, but I would like to have evenly distributed ...
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Draw geodesic acceleration

Hi I want to draw some geodesics accelerating towards one another using TikZ. I've stolen some code from an online example to set up two planes one on top of the other (top one invisible - I'm just ...
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Help with a stacked cluster graph

I want to compare the weight and volume of two power options. One consist of FC, battery and motor and the other consists of 4-stroke engines i edit the following code but it doesn't give me the ...
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Links in mindmap as table of contents in beamer

I decided to use a mindmap to show the ToC of my presentation and the section outline. I'd like to have the nodes clickable like the standard ToC, but I couldn't find any command like ...
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Why does the samples option conflict with fp?

Minimal working example: \documentclass{amsart} \usepackage{fp} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{fixedpointarithmetic} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}[scale=2, fixed point arithmetic] ...
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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 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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PGFPlots only have one 0 at the origin

When I create a figure using tikzpicture, tikz adds two 0's at the origin for a plot (one for the x-axis and another for the y-axis). I think it looks cleaner to only have one zero at the origin. I ...
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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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Illustration of Lagrange multipliers

I want to draw with pgfplots and/or tikz an illustration of Lagrange multipliers. For reminder, Lagrange multipliers are used to optimize thing like this: min_x f(x) such that g(x)=0 Basically, I ...
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Is xelatex compatible with pgf masks?

When making my presentation with beamer I use xelatex to get nice fonts or I use pgf package to make images with transparent backgrounds. Unfortunately, I cannot use both at once as xelatex ignores ...
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\addplot table with input filename relative

I include plots using matlab2tikz to generate tikz-files. There was a nice feature added which enables external datasets. A file plot.tikz is generated with the following code (unnecessary code is ...
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Bug in PGF data visualization's scaling mapper?

Take a look at the trivial use of PGF data visualization below, \begin{tikzpicture} \datavisualization [ scientific axes, visualize as scatter, all axes=label ] data [format = ...
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How to color vertices in a TikZ graph?

Consider the following code to draw a graph using TikZ: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{graphs,graphs.standard} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \graph ...
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ticks under tikz

There is my minimal code \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{standalone} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{lmodern} \usepackage{float,caption} \usepackage{microtype} ...
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Using tikz arrow with scaleboxed tables

Following this post. I would like to use arrows with tables. Yet my tables are too big and I want to rescale them using scalebox. But went I use tikz with the scaleboxed tables I cannot point ...
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Tikz equivalent for axisratio

I want to externalise all my tikz figures. I currently create them by \begin{filecontents}{images/spring.tikz} \begin{tikzpicture} %tikz picture code \end{tikzpicture} \end{filecontents} ...
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How to colour scatter points and create legend entries based on a data type column

Say I have a file like this: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots,filecontents} \begin{filecontents*}{data} 1 10 type1 2 25 type2 3 75 type2 4 100 type3 5 150 type3 \end{filecontents*} ...
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Horizontal extent of tikz picture: Why is it being truncated?

Here's my code: \documentclass[border=2pt]{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \begin{document} \[ \begin{tikzpicture} [scale=1] \begin{axis}[ axis x line = center, axis y ...
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How to align Matrix and Tikzpicture on the same horizontal line

I'm using subfloat to try to align my diagram with the matrix array. I want them to be next to each other, and per suggestion, used the subfloats to try to align them. I'm getting error messages. ...
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Draw molecule structure with torsion angles in TikZ

I am trying to reproduce this figure in LaTeX: The packages that I have seen for annotating chemical structures do not seem to accomplish what I want (not to mention that my knowledge on chemical ...
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Tikz how to extract spherical coordinates

I have X coordinate defined in Spherical coordinate system (the point is to be situated on the circle so it's easier): \def\Sx{0} \def\Sy{0} \def\Sz{2} ...
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pgfplots error using matlab2tikz

I am trying to plot a matlab figure in latex file. so i use this matlab2tikz function. It works really well, until I try to add some customised text on the figure before converting it to tikz file, ...
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TikZ - Callout position relative to the text

Given this minimum compilable example: % !TEX program = lualatex % arara: lualatex: {synctex: yes} % arara: lualatex: {synctex: yes} \documentclass[a4paper,11pt,openany]{memoir} ...
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how to connect nodes with a figure created in tikz?

I have created a sort of 'implies' sign (as well as a 'not implies' sign). How can I make them both connect two nodes? \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}[rotate=45, transform shape] \draw ...
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How does one draw a cylindrical shell in tikz

I am trying to illustrate the disk and shell methods for computing the volume of solids of revolution. I was able to use the following code to create a typical approximating disk when the revolution ...
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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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Getting a value, which has been given to a TikZ key

I'm trying to write a package based on TikZ, and this is the problem i'm currently stumbling upon. Let's assume, that I have a key, for example /tikz/circuit symbol unit, which executes some code. ...
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Create violine plots

I use pgfplots for most of my plots. Now I need to add a violin plot. Is this possible with pgfplots or any other package?
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Venn diagrams overlapping color filling

Further on the posted question about Venn diagrams for fuzzy logic in TikZ, I have edited this tikzpictureinto a "customized version". My aim is--> a) To get a first diagram with both gaussian ...
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dot2tex: some frames are missing

I'm trying to dot2tex to render automata. For reasons I do not understand, the rendering is missing some boxes. For the following Dot file input: digraph { rankdir = LR { I0 [shape = point, ...
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Fork down edge style with Tikz 3.0 tree graph

When node/child style is used, it is possible to achieve fork down edge style picured here: What would be the syntax for the similar edge style, but using graph? The below MWE produces sloped ...
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convert TikZ to XAML

How can I convert that drawing to XAML? \documentclass[12pt]{scrartcl} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} % ö,ä,ü möglich im Text \usepackage{float} % damit Bilder fließen können \usepackage{tikz} % ...
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How to draw “stacked blocks” with tikz?

I want to draw using tikz a figure which looks like the following: I started writing it using nodes and positioning them using right of =, above of = but I don't know how to avoid using hard coded ...
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How to draw 3d molecules with TikZ?

Is it possible to draw molecules in 3d with TikZ like in this picture?
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Draw register map with TikZ

I was wondering if there was a way to easily draw a register map (like the one below) in LaTeX, possibly in TikZ? The closest I've gotten is just using the tabular environment and that's not even ...
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tikz externalization: list and make forces make to recompile the tikz images every time

I'm trying to speed up my latex development by parallelising as much tasks as possible and by redoing as little work as possible on every run. Amongst other things, I want to externalise my tikz ...
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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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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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Compiler error “save size exceeded”

I have a problem with compiling my thesis. Due to a new plot I inserted, it lo longer compiles. According to this guide, i increased the limits for lualatex as follows: pool_size=5000000 ...
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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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Why are the numbers I get from the PGF profiler library all so close to an integer number of seconds?

I wanted to see whether some macros I wrote could be made noticeably quicker by eliminating the use of parsed PGF math commands, in favour of using the PGF math function macros (\pgfmathadd, etc.) ...
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How to define a pgf curve with points instead of controls?

The syntax to produce a Bézier curve in pgf is \pgfpathcurveto{first control point}{second control point}{target} This defines the curvature by control points. Considering the degrees of freedom ...
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pgfplots - divide y-axis in 2 parts

I have a plot, code here. Now the problem I have is that because of the scale of y-axis it looks as if the plots are actually just 3 lines. Now what I want is that the y-axis is sort of splitted. Into ...