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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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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] ...
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beamer: make a picture stay in the foreground

I am trying to write some style file for a poster framework, we can use. The header is almost ready: \setbeamertemplate{headline} { \begin{beamercolorbox}[ht=15cm]{headline} ...
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Solid of revolution about arbitrary axis

I'd like to rotate the region between y=cos(x) and y=x^2 - 0.25*pi^2 about the line x=pi. How to do this? So far I have only managed to rotate around the x-axis: \documentclass[letterpaper]{article} ...
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Why is there a compilation error? - moderntimeline

I am using article class to prepare my CV. When I went through this, I found that moderntimeline package can be used only with moderncv. So I took only the TikZ code answered by Jake.But I get ...
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Referring to nested tikz nodes - works with pdflatex but not with latex

I am trying to achieve a box within another box in tikz and then drawing an edge from the inner box to an outer node. I stumbled upon this solution When I compile it using pdflatex, I get the desired ...
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Controlling the orientation of a Tikz decoration markings arrow?

I thought that my woes in Decoration marking arrow style ignored in custom node shape? were temporarily solved, but alas: if I do a dimension line (A) -- (B), then all is fine; but if I do (B) -- (A), ...
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Special decoration for TikZ pin feature

I try to achieve the curvy pin style I sketched below. It would help to distinguish pin lines from grid and other lines in the diagram. How can I realize a decoration that automatically draws such ...
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polar chart heat map

I was wondering if anyone could help me with making a polar heat map. To the template i chosen is http://www.texample.net/tikz/examples/polar-coordinates-template/ what i would like to do is to colour ...
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pgfkeys: I do not know the key '/tikz/triangle 60'

Here I am back again with a new question. I try to make a poster with beamerposter. Now I would like to draw a arrow with tikz, but I get this error message pgfkeys: I do not know the key ...
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(not)implies sign as edges in tikz graph

I would like to make a graph in tikz as in However I would like to have an implies symbol instead of an arrow. How can I make a figure such as above but with implies (as well as not implies signs) ...
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Why doesn't prefixing an estyle work

Prefixing a style to a previously created /.estyle using the current (June 2014) iteration of Mac Latex inserts a \noexpand before the original style. As you can imagine this causes chaos! Bug?
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Combining beamer, tikz, externalize and standalone

I've read a bunch of questions and answers on these topics as well as the documentation of the external library for tikz. I suspect I fundamentally misunderstand what I'm doing. I have a mindmap ...
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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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How to zoom (and apply grid on) subfigures

So I have folders containing triplets of images which all have the same style as shown in an example below It is basically an automatically generated image and a color-bar besides it. I want to ...
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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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How to draw an arc greater than 180 deg in tikz-3dplot?

\tdplotdrawarc command draws an inferior arc by default, but how to draw an superior arc? I know that there is a way to draw an superior arc in tikz: \tikz \draw (0,0) arc [start angle=0, end ...
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Colour of edges according to edge value

I am currently modelling traffic and my map of roads consists of nodes connected with lines. For each road there is maximum capacity and amount of traffic and each road therefore has a utility value ...
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tikz command fails after .cls file change

The following tex content is a part a tex file which is added to main file with command input. With a new .cls and some other unrelated changes, tex isn't compiling with error message of ! Package ...
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Defining a command for drawing contours

I have seen a lot of questions asking about how to draw arrows along curves. The decoration libary can help with this, but the solution seems very manual.. Is it possible to make a command that draws ...
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Self similar fractal with first iteration highlighted

I want to draw some self similar fractals and highlight the first iteration. I was able to do so for the Sierpinski Triangle, although my code is somewhat ugly. (A minimal working example is included ...
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Constraint for a decoration: how to know result after decoration

My question is kind of extending of this answer. I want to decorate a path with text only when text fit the path, but also I want to know if decoration was success. I need to know this to be able to ...
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Sectional plane disappears after using “unit vector ratio”

I simply can't find a solution for my problem. I hope you can help! I use matlab2tikz to plot a 3D slice plot from matlab in tikz. The problem is after setting the unit vector ratio = 1 1 1 the ...
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Wrapper box for TikZ picture

I am trying to wrap a tikzpicture node inside a box, so that I can refer to this "bounding box" from inside the picture for positioning the nodes relative to that box. I am looking for a command ...
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How should I read the current TikZ “label distance”?

I decided that I don't like the behaviour of the label functionality of TikZ. I want to get labels that are positioned using the anchor opposite the specified label angle. So for example if the label ...
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How does \pgfdecoratedpathlength work?

I am trying to understand how it works the decoration pgf module, in order to solve the unanswered question Fiber-Optic-Style decoration. I am having an hard time with some macros, for example ...
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mdframed parchment layout

I have recently found a very nice example of how to create text boxes with a parchment-style layout: http://www.texample.net/tikz/examples/framed-tikz/ Also, here on tex.stackexchange, there are ...
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Showing graph nodes at various distance after pause in beamer

I have a graph with some nodes. I have the tikz code and output for the same as: \begin{tikzpicture} \tikzstyle{v} = [circle,fill=black!25, text width = 9pt,text centered, minimum size = 5pt, inner ...
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Unwanted extra vertical spacing with tikz: is it a bug?

I am writing an environment to format its content in a box with a background and that can be split across pages. I am using a splitting algorithm similar to the one used in the boites package. I want ...
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Why can't I get a conditional command to work in a macro invoked within a tikzpicture?

I wanted to create a macro that can be invoked in the middle of a tikz path and behave differently, conditional on one of the arguments. Here is an example document: \documentclass[a4paper]{amsart} ...
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How to align bars with the legend?

I'm able to draw bar chart using tex file mentioned below \documentclass[landscape,a3paper,11pt]{article} \usepackage{pstricks-add} \usepackage{pgfplots, pgfplotstable} \begin{document} ...
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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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Tikzpicture: Data from File

I want to create a number of trees from a series of input files. What syntax would the file need to be in to create the following tree? This is what I need done, but from a file and with loops ...
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Producing odt from tikzpicture?

How can I produce an odt file from a tex source which includes tikzpicture ? I tried mk4ht oolatex test.tex but I only be able to produce an empty odt file from the following code : ...
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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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matlab2tikz/pgfplots adding colorbar afterwards

I am currently using both matlab2tikz and pgfplots with external graphics since I am not completely convinced by either yet. Is it possible to add a colorbar with any of the two afterwards (meaning ...
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TikZ: constructing hyperbolic trajectories and angled circles on a sphere

I am trying to construct this sphere above. What I have so far is below: \documentclass[tikz, convert = false]{standalone} \newcommand\pgfmathsinandcos[3]{% ...
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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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Pgfplot: Zoom in to predefined plot

I have one figure with two plots where one is zooming into the other. I am trying to have pgfplot show the following arrow with the highlighted area where the second image is zooming in : The ...
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Package pgfkeys Error: I do not know the key '/tikz/patch/.pic' and I am goin g to ignore it

I get the following error while compiling: ! Package pgfkeys Error: I do not know the key '/tikz/patch/.pic' and I am going to ignore it. Perhaps you misspelled it. I'm using tex live with update ...
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pgfplot SLERP, LERP or SQUAD existant

Are there any already existent drawings of LERP, SLERP, or SQUAD (similar to the drawing done here) done using tikz?
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Pgfplot with logarithmic x-axis to zero

I'm busy creating a learning curve, however I am unable to get my plots (blue) and my baseline (black) to zero. I use a logarythmic x-axis with fixed tick points. When i use xmin > 0, my whole plot ...
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pgf/TikZ: environment pgfinterruptclipping?

Is it possible to interrupt clipping? In other words: Does anything similar to the pgfinterruptboundingbox environment exist? I tried it with the pgfinterruptpath environment and am a bit surprised ...
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Tikz-UML sequence diagram: how to extend lifeline and shrink vertical space before \umlfpart?

I am using Tikz UML to create a sequence diagram. How can I extend the lifeline of c:C and d:D to match the lifeline length of b:B? And how can I shrink the vertical space before the dashed line ...
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\RequirePackage{tikz} in dissertation .cls file

I'm trying to edit the standard .cls file provided by my university towards dissertations to include TikZ pictures. I tried adding \RequirePackage{tikz} in the class file and separately, adding ...