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Adjusting Text Vertical Space between lines in Tikz

I have this flowchart and the preamble is set to add a vertical space between lines and when I compiled this flowchart it follwed the preamble i guess. how can I adjust the vertical spaces of lines ...
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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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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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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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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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How to scale hatch in tikz figure in LaTeX?

I have ellipses with hatch. I want to use lines or bricks hatch but more rare than default. I can change spread between lines in this way Custom and built in TikZ fill patterns. It worked, but it's ...
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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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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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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 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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Custom tikz pattern: hatchangle

In PSTricks there exist the fillstyles vlines, hlines, crosshatch which have counterparts in tikz patterns library. However, in PSTricks they can be modified by following options: hatchwidth, ...
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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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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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callout with multiple pointers, how to design it

I know, that this question was asked more than year ago (see here), but given answer is limited to callouts without border line. Is there a way to improve there given answer with callout shape with ...
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TikZ: Printing press cannot print document due to RGB colors, layers and transparency

The place I print my thesis needs the PDF file to conform to certain demands. Demands I was not aware of prior to sending them the document. So, here is the challenge: Using PGF/TikZ how can I bulk ...
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Passing an array type argument for new command

I've looked around and can't seem to find anywhere, but I was wondering if there is somewhere you can do something like the following: \newcommand{\loopy}[1]{ \begin{tikzpicture} \foreach ...
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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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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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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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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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Tikz: shading region bounded by several curves with previously named path

This two questions have been answered separatly it should be interesting to be able to shade a region using previously named pathes. Is there a possibility to combine this two macros ? ...
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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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{tabular} styled like blocks in beamer.cls based upon booktabs.sty markup

beamer tables In Table looking like a block, two methods are shown to give tables a look similar to the block environment in the beamer class. Both require that header and content rows are split: the ...
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load tikz library from relative path

I recently externalized some of my often used TikZ commands into a library. This is as simple as writing the commands to a dedicated file and naming it tikzlibraryname.code.tex. Then it can be ...
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PGFPlots: importing data from a txt file

So I imported data from two txt files. However, I would like to plot the mean of the data and then the standard deviation bars. How can this be done? \documentclass[tikz, convert = ...
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TikZ scaling graphic and adjust node position and keep font size

I have several pictures in my thesis. I want to draw arrows with text over these pictures. After that I want to scale the picture, but the node position should adjust to the scaling and arrows, and ...
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Has anyone combined marginfix and tikzmark yet?

I am working on a big book project, and up until today I refrained from using glue. But now I had to, and, lo and behold, suddenly my margin notes' position is broken :( The reason is that marginfix ...
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TikZ: the scale option changes font size

When I use \begin{tikzpicture}[scale=X] with X<1/X>1 then font size of text in the picture is also changed. I need to use [scale=2] or [scale=0.5] and to preserve font size (e.g. normalsize). ...
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Clustered Stacked bar Chart Overlapping Labels

I have following code by which I generate the following graph \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{xcolor} \usetikzlibrary{arrows,automata,calc,shapes, ...
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Adding a background image with tikz poster

When using the tikzposter package, is it possible to add a background image? I currently have a colour gradient, and would preferably like to keep this intact, and superpose the image on top of that. ...
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Free space in bar-chart with empty entries

I would like to plot some data set with the ybar option of pgfplot. But not all entries are nonzero. The zero entries waste space between the bars and when the plot gets crowed it is not clear anymore ...
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How to fit dot graph with dot2tex(i)

Currently I used the dot -Tpng to include graphs in my LaTeX document. However it produced sometimes suboptimal graphics I wanted to look into dot2tex(i). The problem I encountered is that previously ...
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fading tikz fancyhdr problem in book printing

I recently had a book printed, where I used fading lines in the header. In the PDF it looks correct, bu in the actual print, the lines on the left pages didn't fade as much as the lines on the right ...
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How to Run this TikZ video in OS X and Beamer?

Code found here and video here % OS X recommendation 1st code block; use the second for others \documentclass[10pt]{beamer} \usetheme{Warsaw} \usepackage{media9} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} ...
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Boundary not shown when drawing grid lattice with tikz

I want to draw some grids using tikz but some of them don't shown the left vertical boundary. Currently I have to decrease the coordinate of the left boundary a little to make it work, say, change 6 ...
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Bodegraph - How do I convert transfer function coefficients into parsable arguments?

I need help understanding how the conversion explained in Problems with bode diagram (representing an image) is done. Here it is explained that the transfer function is needed on a specific form, ...
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controls not recognized

I want to draw a curved line and define the coordinates relative to previous nodes I have used (instead of absolute coordinates which works fine). This is what I have so far but it gives the following ...
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Recursive tree in Tikz

I'm trying to build a large inverted tree structure in Tikz, like the one below (except much larger, and ideally recursive): In this tree structure, each 'line' is made up of three nodes, and each ...
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I miss my ylabel in my latex pdf file

I draw the pic with tex, and I have included all the packages listed: \usepackage[perpage]{footmisc} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{tabularx} \usepackage{paralist} ...
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Tikz behaviour at page end

I am using tikz to put braces around an enumerated list as mentioned here. I have two curly braces with multiple comments as shown below The problem is I am not able to get the braces at the right ...
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Sphere shading in cmyk colours

I'm trying to make a sphere in cmyk colours. In rgb, the spheres are nicely overlapping as expected. Is the solution using @Christian Feuersänger suggestion here? \documentclass{standalone} ...
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How to draw irregular 3d shapes in TikZ?

I would like to draw the cylinder-like irregular shape displayed below using TikZ. I know how to plot regular cylinders using TikZ, however the commands I know don't apply for irregular 3d shapes, ...
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The endpoints of the domain entered as a function in a `pgfplots` not recognized

I have the graph of y = 1/x in a tikzpicture plotted to the right of text in a minipage environment. I have domain=-3:{-1/9} for the part of the graph to be plotted over the set of negative real ...
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How to use MOdiagram for d-orbital splitting?

I've been trying to use the package MOdiagram to simply draw the orbital diagram of one atom, but I have the problem that MOdiagram (as far as I know) only allows you to input s, p, d, and f orbitals, ...
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unable to compile tex file without deleting .aux and . bbl files

When I delete the files .aux and .bbl the compilation succeed allowing me to generate a PDF file, but if I want to compile without deleting these files the following error message appears. Command ...
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How to fix a coordinate for a node wrt grid in Tikz picture (Tikz101)

I am at Tikz 101 level so am figuring out a unified way of drawing graphics so that the all are positioned wrt to a fixed ref point in all slides in a beamer document. To get a reference coordinate, ...