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Positioning of named nodes and paths within groupplot environments

I am having issues with pgf, pgfplots and the groupplots library. The issue is best explained with an example \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} %\pgfplotsset{compat=1.12} ...
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Animating tikz pictures using beamer

I have two pictures drawn using TikZ. When I place them in two different frames in beamer they perfectly show up. But I want to animate them, that is, I want one picture after the other at a mouse ...
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svg package interfers with opacity

As soon as I load the package svg, tikz does not handle opacity any longer. Here, an example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{svg} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} ...
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Tikz axis border on top, grids below

Is there an easy way to place the border box of a tikz graph on top, while keeping the grid lines behind data lines? \begin{axis}[axis on top] The above puts the border, x grid lines, and y grid ...
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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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I need an ellipse with semi-axes irrational measures. How to proceed?

\documentclass[border=3pt]{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{calc} %calculos no ambiente tikz \begin{document} %ok \begin{tikzpicture} \draw (0,0) ellipse (2 and 1); ...
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Tikz node centers with scaling

Can you explain why TikZ places the node center incorrectly in this MWE? I expect the red node to overlap the black one entirely, but it does not. If I remove the scaling, the problem goes away. ...
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How to place two plots inside a node?

I'm eager to have two plots (of the algebraic functions) placed horizontally inside a node. I'd like them to be signed, so something like caption (below the plot) is needed. One of them — "the good ...
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3D plot from file

Hi I am currently learning how to do plots in Tex and I found a problem which I cant solve. I would like to do 3D surface plot from file but all what I get is a 3D line. For learning purpose I used ...
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moving axis-labels in a matlab2tikz picture

I'm working with matlab2tikz to make pictures for a paper I have to write. I need a pretty small picture because I'm putting two of them together, each of the two consisting of 2 subplots in Matlab. ...
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How to add label along the path in tikz?

I want to draw the following figure via tikz. I tried several methods (decorations, midway, etc.) to put the label word along the graphs of the functions, but failed. Here is my code ...
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Draw a hemisphere (or just a segment of a sphere)?

Drawing a sphere is easy enough using the ball shading, or some more refined form as in How to draw a shaded sphere, but I would like a way to shade only one half (or even just slices). I currently ...
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Using 3dplot package in lyx

I'm trying to get the following tikz code to run with LyX: http://www.texample.net/tikz/examples/the-3dplot-package/ My preamble contains: \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{3dplot} \usepackage{pgfplots} ...
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latex' arrow tip with arrows.meta library

Consider the following MWE \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} \usetikzlibrary{arrows,decorations.pathreplacing, decorations.markings,arrows.meta} \tikzset{ big arrow/.style={ ...
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Latex PDF - Hyperref Zoom in - pdfview

I am currently strugelling with the following problem: I would like to create a TikZ graph in which I can click on the node text (hyperref) to jump and zoom in to another part of the graph: I ...
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Drawing “beautiful spheres” in TikZ

I found some ready-made code to draw spheres and lines on them in this paper, which refers to this example. Bottom line is that I do not get the presented result using MiKTeX on 64-bit Windows 7, ...
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Tips for making a lightweight long document

I wonder what tips should we keep in mind to keep a long document lightweight. I've written 3 chapters from my thesis with ~30 figs and some math, and document size is exponentially increasing (10MB ...
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Create a triangle in a block diagram with tikz

I've been trying to create a triangle as a buffer in my diagram, but i get the error: !Package pgfkeys Error: I do no know the key '/tikz/buffer' and I am going to ignore it. Perhaps you misspelled ...
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TikZ “containing square” computation problem for a path (application: pdftooltips)

The "pdftooltip" command from the pdfcomment package requires rectangular trigger regions. This is problematic when annotating figures. Take for example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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Comparison of the plots of the same line on the Cartesian plane using pgfplots and TikZ

I have the plot of a line using pgfplots and the plot of the same line using TikZ. I would like them to be identical. I need to correct a mistake in the plot of a line using pgfplots. The point ...
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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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inkscape2tikz missing arrowheads

inkscape2tikz doesn't seem to cope very well with arrowheads. Is there a way around this? Maybe my picture is also already too complicated for this extension to work out-of-the-box and I should choose ...
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vertical axis doesn't show in ymode=log with pgfplots

Consider the following MWE (mostly copy-pasted from this example) : \documentclass[12pt,% a4paper,]{scrreprt} \usepackage{pgfplots} ...
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Correct way to make command defined in tikzpicture environment (in an example) available in all documents?

The wonderful answer to the question Easy curves in TikZ shares some code that is defined inside a tikzpicture environment. I share the relevant portion of the answer here: Here is a slightly ...
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mdframed package with tikz rendering lines poorly

I'm using TeX Live 2014 on Windows 8.1, and I'm having some trouble setting up a visually appealing definition environment. I'm trying to use the mdframed package with tikz, and I'm using an example ...
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TikZ: double line, one dashed?

I'd like to draw a double line between two nodes; one of the two lines in the double should be solid and one dashed. I'd prefer not to have to manually shift one of the lines, but maybe this is the ...
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Is there a (tikz) package that supports flowcharts according to ISO 5807?

I wonder if there is a package that fully supports the flowchart symbols defined in ISO 5807:1985 (or at least a hugh amount of them)? I just found the tikz flowchart package from Adrian P. Robson. ...
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Grouping bins in bar charts?

I have below bar-chart. I want to group the bars together by color. It makes no sense to compare the bins directly, but only the values with the same color directly. Is there a way to create two ...
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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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tikz/pgf: do not know the key/undefined control sequence

Sorry if the title is not very descriptive, but my problem is that I'm at such a loss that I don't even know how to best describe it. The problem is that I have LaTeX errors with certain tikz figures, ...
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How to use tikz with memoir

I have used the following code after suggestion from an answer here. \documentclass{memoir} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{tikz-cd} \begin{document} \begin{tikzcd}[column sep=1.2em] 0 \arrow[r] ...
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! Dimension too large in pgf

I have no familiarity with TEX, PGF, etc -- but somebody was kind enough to offer me code to produce something I'd like to use. Unfortunately, I get a Dimension too large error when I run 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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How to make a function inside the tikzpicture behave like outside

I have a makro which generates a structure(rule) and a reference to that structure. It does not behave when inside a tikzpicture. How to make the function robust to reference the structure even when ...
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How can I make the node order for references in TikZ not matter?

Question I am wondering if it is possible to make the order of nodes irrelevant, such that references work regardless of when they are mentioned...like some kind of pre-parsing of the code that ...
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Verbatim and Bacground&TikZ compatibility problems

If to compile below MWE, you'll get next error: According the error message, the problem is tikz and calc library package, which looks like links with background package. Also, you will not find ...
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Controlling delimiters in matrices typeset with TiKZ

This question is directly related to Loop Space user's answer to question Broken matrix - gaps in brackets, in which an alternative TiKZ method to amsmath matrix typesetting is provided. The ...
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TikZ ER-Diagram double edge looks ugly

Drawing an ER-Diagram in TikZ and using double edges results in ugly connections of those edges into the nodes. What can be done to connect those edges nicely to other nodes? \documentclass{scrartcl} ...
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Raising a matrix of math nodes in tikz

I'm drawing a series of diagrams with many parallel edges, which I typeset with many instances of paths, yshifted as necessary. I'd like to use the same code for all diagrams, but some of them ...
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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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Question on compiling pgfplot/tikz figures through latex+dvips+ps2pdf

I have a lot of problems when compiling pgfplots/tikz figures through the latex+dvips+ps2pdf chain. I can successfully compile the same set of pgfplots/tikz figures through pdflatex. The reason that I ...
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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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Problem with Dense distribution

What is poisson.sty? and how can i fix this problem because I want to run the below code but there is an error ( poisson.sty not found) \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{poisson} ...
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Arrow head at end of spiral curve

Folks, Here is my MWE. I need to draw a spiral for trigonometry more than one revolution. How to place an arrow head on the spiral where it meets the terminal end? \begin{tikzpicture}[scale=1.5, ...
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Beamer Handouts: 4 on 1 w/ adjusted positions, but page numbering incorrect

I need to make Beamer handouts (either 4 on 1 or 8 on 1). Below is my MWE. I think the usual 4 on 1 has too much space between slides, with the slides too close to the margins (printing the handouts ...
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how can I load a tableplot, put random colors, and the legends automaticaly using a foreach?

\begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[scaled x ticks={real:1e3},xtick scale label code/.code={$\cdot 10^3$}, axis lines=left, %xticklabel={$\pgfmathprintnumber{\tick}\lambda$}, pone lambda al lado del tikz ...
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lyx with background won't load unless I type \newpage after the text

I try to write a document with a background in lyx, I made sure it works on Texmaker, on Texmaker it needed to be built a couple of times and then it got it right but when I try to preview or export ...
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How to add vertical and horizontal lines to ybar figure and defining colors for bars?

I'm trying to reproduce a figure from a paper so it would be in line with the visual style of my paper. The figure I'm trying to reproduce is Since originally posting I've found a way to define ...
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Externalised pgfplots figure.eps gets rotated 180 degrees

I am externalizing some plots by pgfplots in .eps format by using these two sizes case1: width=0.55\textwidth height=0.40\textwidth case2: width=0.6\textwidth height=0.45\textwidth which give a ...
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How do I get a straight line in \begin{tikzpicture}[decoration=Koch snowflake]?

The following code \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{decorations.fractals} \usepackage{pgfplots} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}[scale=3,decoration=Koch snowflake] ...