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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 (even)...
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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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Putting repeated symbols along a path with decorations?

I have a drawing of a curved-plate capacitor: \documentclass[]{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{arrows} \usetikzlibrary{intersections} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}[ ...
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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 ...
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Legend image arguments for the command `\addlegendimage`, 3d legend image

In the 3d plot I want to modify the third legend entry to only show the marks and not the line. From http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/113765/28093 I understood that I'm supposed to use something ...
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luatodonotes and tikz externalization won't mix

Consider the following code: documentclass[11pt]{report} \usepackage{pgfplots} \usepgfplotslibrary{external} \tikzexternalize %\usepackage{luatodonotes} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \...
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Drawing arrows using tikz package (fine tuning coordinates)

I am making some lecture slides for my class and sometimes I need to label the different components of the C/C++ program. For this I have referred to the post How can I draw arrows within a listing to ...
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Matplotlib pgf backend returns “LaTeX returned an error, probably missing font or error in preamble” for all plots

I've spent the last few hours trying to get PGF backend to work. I was trying to use xelatex, but it wouldn't run at all. Now I have made this example: # -*- coding: utf-8 -*- import matplotlib as ...
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Solids of revolution using tikz or pgf

I've been looking here on TEX Stackexchange for a solution to create Solids of Revolution but I could'n find anything. The analysis that I make on this problem is, first, draw a 2-D graph, second, ...
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Why isn't pgf honouring my font selections for matplotlib-generated graphics?

I wanted to use a euro symbol in my axis descriptions for matplotlib plots saved as pgf files with the pgf backend. When I use the following code: import numpy as np import matplotlib.pyplot as mplot ...
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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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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] \draw[...
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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 = table]...
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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} \pgfmathsetmacro\Sρ{"sqrt((\Sx)^(2)+(\Sy)^(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} \usepackage[...
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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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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. I'...
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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 edges:...
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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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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.) ...