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How to change the following graph?

I have the following tikz picture I created: \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}[auto=left,every node/.style={circle,thick,minimum size=5pt}] \draw node ...
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pgfplots - How can I set all the default line widths / thickness values to a certain value?

Upon discussion and examining a few printouts (by my own printer) of some pages of a document, I decided to try and change the line widths to another default value, e.g. semithick (a little increase ...
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Cube root function

TikZ seems to graph the cube root function with the code provided - on the positive x-axis. Why isn't TikZ plotting the whole graph? \documentclass[10pt]{amsart} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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Problem in TikZ with fancy contour around a chapter title

\documentclass[11pt]{book} %\usepackage{estructuraLibro} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} % Required for including letters with accents \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} % Use 8-bit encoding that has 256 glyphs ...
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pgfmathparse inside tikz child doesn't work

Consider the following MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgf, tikz} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \node {} child foreach \i in {1,2,3} {node {$\i$}}; \end{tikzpicture} \end{document} ...
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Differences between paths drawn between nodes and coordinates in tikz

Referencing this very helpful posts and the Tikz manual, which states: Whenever TikZ encounters a whole node name as a “coordinate,” it tries to “be smart” about the anchor that it should choose ...
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Vector field on a ball

I am not very skilled with Tikz. I am trying to picture two kinds of vector fields on the sphere $S^2$ in $\mathbb{R}^3$ using the Tikzpicture package. One going from left to right ($X(x_1, x_2, x_3) ...
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Tikz - code suggestion?

Tikz: I would like to draw a figure in optics, a laser. See image. Can anybody help me? Any suggestion for code? Here's the MWE: \begin{figure}[htb] \centering % ...
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How can one drawing a mirror image of an inductor in TikZ?

I want to draw the mirror image of an inductor in TikZ so that if the devices is drawn horizontally then the bumps are on the lower side rather than the upper side. Does someone have an idea of how ...
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Combining surface plot, explicit colour and legends in pgfplots

This question is a result of this one. I would like to make a surface plot using tikz/pgfplots using explicit colour and including legends. Is this possible? I have gone through the entire manual for ...
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Nesting fractal tikz decorations

I am trying to come up with some code to allow the use of a decoration (for example the Koch snowflake from decorations.fractals) where you provide a single parameter to determine how many times to ...
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pgfplots: extending a regression line beyond the tables points

How can I extend a regression line made in pgfplots? I would like to extend the line to just shy of the top of plot boundary and just above the bottom of the plot boundary. ...
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How can I put text in squares?

How can I put text in squares? Please see my code: \definecolor{MainRed}{rgb}{.6, .1, .1} \def\bigrectangle{(-7,-1) rectangle (6.5,4.7)} \def\firstrectangle{(-9,0) rectangle (-5,4)} ...
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How to elongate the branches attached to one specific node?

I'd like to make longer only two immediate branches attached to the VP node (red ones in the picture) without altering the height of the other branches above and below. Any idea? Thanks! ...
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Getting pictures from TikZiT to LaTeX and seeing them in PDF format

I'm using TikZiT(see link) to draw graphs with nods and edges. How to translate that picture to pdf version of my LaTeX document if possible. There is a code below picture in TikZiT which I copy ...
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define an IC like NAND gate

Using PGF package (\pgfdeclareshape command), How can I define the "NAND gate" (IEC format)? I'd like to have "number of inputs" an an option (just like the real NAND gate). In fact, I'd like to use ...
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How to make “This page intentionally left blank.” in KOMA script

This question is sequel to question How do I make pages which were "intentionally left blank"? The accepted solution there \documentclass[openright]{scrbook} \newcommand*{\blankpage}{% ...
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Specific .tikz file cannot be input in LaTeX

I have created this surface plot in Matlab and use the wonderful program Matlab2tikz to export it to LaTeX. It generates me a .tikz file and when I try to use it I get an error. I have found out! ...
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label arrow at midpoint in tikz

In tikzcd I know of the 'description' qualifier which places the node with a white background on top of and in the middle of the arrow. How can this best be achieved in tikz?
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Aligning subfigures in a 2x3 grid with tikz

I have a number of plots obtained with matlab2tikz. Now I want to align these plot in a neat way. I used the subfigure package, but the result is not aligned very nice, see My latex code is: ...
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Drawing a Cube with Tikz/PgfPlots Looks Stretched along X-Axis

I'm trying to draw a cubic structure (fcc crystal structure) with Tikz. I'm using pgfplots' axis cs function for the 3D projection. But the result looks like a rectangle stretched along the x axis. ...
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Background colors with mdframed: is this behavior normal?

Introduction With the help of this answer, I tried to define a semi-transparent background for a theorem-like environment. Here is my solution: \documentclass{article} ...
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What is the right choice of coordinates for a given TikZ picture?

The way I’ve programmed in TikZ so far (but maybe I have been missing something), I have never heard of ways to tell TikZ where to put the origin of the coordinate system on the printed page. But ...
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Zoom in as \spy does to produce very huge characters in TikZ

Is there a way to output "very big" (many times larger than \Huge) characters in a TikZ picture ? Toying with an example file from http://www.texample.net/, I was able to produce some piece of code ...
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TikZ: incrementing a foreach loop

I am working on plotting a random vector (X, Y) in the plane where X and Y are defined as a roll of the die and X is die1 plus die2 and Y is die1 minus die2. I am having trouble setting up a foreach ...
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Pgfplots: styling the grid properly

I have to draw a grid with coordinates and lines. I was going to do this manually with TikZ, but it seems like pgfplots might be the cleaner way to go. Right now this is what I have with pure TikZ ...
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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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pgfplots: bar plots and xticklabels display

I have a bar plot and I would like to set x labels but when I do so, the x-axis is not appropriate: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} ...
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Wrong \href anchor location

I use hyperref and pgf packages. I need pgf to include and position an image: \pgfputat{\pgfxy(-0.2, -2.4)}{ \pgfbox[left,base]{ \includegraphics[width=0.19\textwidth]{\@universitylogo} ...
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How can I customize this chapter heading like so?

I want to add the word chapitre (french for chapter) on top of the grey rectangle, as in the image below. How can I do that?
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Trouble combining translation with plot coordinates

I have a piece of TikZ code that works fine until I try to rewrite some parts of it so as to make it more customizable, by defining some points as translates of others. When I start doing that, part ...
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Tikz Sphere without using Shade

I am using following graphic in my beamer slides I use evince pdf viewer and I find that the pdf displays very slowly. When I click for next page, it appears around 15-20 seconds later. I have a ...
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A tree with complicated nodes as each child in tikz

Trying to make a tree where each child is a set of nodes that can be created separately and then linked somehow in to different positions in a tree. Lets say I have a group of nodes and edges such as ...
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How to obtain a custom arrow tip in TikZ

I wonder if it is possible to obtain exactly the following arrow tip with TikZ-PGF? I have searched all possible solutions in the PGF manual and in this site but only near ones are available. Here are ...
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Small tikz decorated arrow between words inside a tikz node

Effectively, what I want to do is very simple but I am not sure where to go. I have several nodes of the following form \node (1) at (0,0) {text1 $\rightarrow$ text2}; \node (2) at (0,2) {text2 ...
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Latex Binomial tree (space and overlapping)

I encounter the following problem: I want to fit a (vertical) binomial tree but the siblings from the third level overlap (no matter how I adjust the distances they either overlap with each other or ...
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Draw partially dashed vector using decoration

This question is sequel to this question Dash pattern that starts with space The idea is how to draw a vector that is, say 50% full line and 50% dashed line. percusse suggested this solution ...
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Plotting a distribution with tikz package

I'm trying to generate a plot of a censored Gamma distribution. I've managed to make the plot of the Gamma-pdf and reference the censoring point, but I'm failing to suppress anything beyond it. In ...
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Forms and graphs

I am trying to write a document for my students to practice on quadratic functions. Using a form, the student can enter the coefficients of the quadratic functions and is then given the discriminant ...
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Gear or cogwheel tikz graphic

I found the code that permits the design of a gear. But what I want is to be able to Control the distance between teeth so I can increase their numbers. Fill each tooth with different colour. Be ...
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Unintended line thickness variation with pgfplots

I admit that I may be abusing pgfplots somewhat, but I want to add a plot of a function into a tikz-picture in a certain way. I have now managed to get this to run, I'm just wondering why the line ...
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Specify the length of the arrow in TikZ

This should be an easy one. Instead of specifying where the start and finish of the arrow should be, I want to specify how long the arrow should be. It might sound like the same thing, but when you ...
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Concentric Cylinders with tikz

I am trying to draw two concentric cylinders with tikz to show the change in volume with respect to radius, while the height remains fixed. The left ilustration below is the first drawing, where the ...
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Displaying a portion of tikz picture

Using the answer here, I was able to draw a hexagonal grid. I would like to display only a circular region (centered at the origin) of this lattice, similarly to what was done in this question, but ...
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confine heading in tikz node using titleformat

I'm using a quite fancy style for my chapter heading, i.e. \documentclass[12pt,open=left]{scrbook} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{pgfplots} \usepackage{titlesec} \usepackage{titletoc} ...
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Setting minimum size for tikz node using default unit length

I have two node styles with a minimum size set to 7mm and they look perfect: \begin{tikzpicture} \tikzstyle{style1} = [circle,draw,fill=white,minimum size=7mm,font=\Large]; ...
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Feature (bug?) of dots notation in foreach-statement

I want to draw something in tikz where the range of an inner loop depends on an outer loop (by construction of the math involved). I need to differentiate between even and odd number in the inner ...
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tikz: draw line thickness less than 0.1 mm

In tikz is it possible to draw lines thinner than 0.1 mm? ultra thin option gives line thickness 0.1 mm. I want to draw a pattern using line thickness 0.07 mm.
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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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Scale the Axis in Tikz

I have the following problem: \begin{center} \begin{tikzpicture}[scale=0.5, >=latex] \draw[->] (-6,0) -- (6,0) node[right] {\scriptsize $x$}; \draw[->] (0,-5) -- (0,15) node[above] ...