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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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Location and size of pgf plot axis in a tikzpicture - with tikz positioning library?

This could be a second part to Positioning pgfplots axis in tikzpicture , I guess ; consider the following MWE: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \usetikzlibrary{positioning} ...
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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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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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Dimension too large with a small set of data

I'm trying to compile a simple tikz plot with floating point numbers, but I'm gettin a Dimension too large error. The tikz file works with a different data set, so I guess the problem has something to ...
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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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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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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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TikZ align nodes with different heights

iam trying to make a treeview with tikz of the different hazards modes that exist with lithium-ion batteries. now i have the problem that some nodes have a text with two lines and then it doesn't look ...
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Automatically Diagram Pointer Structure with TikZ

Suppose one has a program with many data objects that have pointers to other objects. How could one use TikZ to automatically draw a diagram of the pointer structure? I'm thinking of outputting the ...
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Does Tikz extend the traditional picture element commands?

Is Tikz built on the traditional latex picture element commands such as \put, \makebox, \line,\vector? or is Tikz completely different from the latex picture element commands? Also, is the ...
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eps2pgf error: Error: Unable to access jarfile eps2pgf.jar

I downloaded and unzipped the eps2pgf.zip package, I downloaded JDK 8, but when I try to run eps2pgf it gives the following error: Error: Unable to access jarfile eps2pgf.jar This is what I put in my ...
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Picture preview of video with TikZ (LaTeX) in PDF

I made an animation with TikZ/PGF for a PDF paper (not Beamer). The problem is that when the reader of the document is not Adobe (for example Mendeley -it is a free program for managing and sharing ...
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Displaying measures and labels of angles at the same distance from their vertices

I have the measures for two angles and the labels x, y, and z for three other angles. I use the angles package to them. How do I get them at the same distance from their vertices? ...
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pgfplot mesh with end arrow decoration

Inspired by this question I tried to decorate my pgfplot mesh with an end arrow. However, this end arrow is not properly positioned so that the end of the line shows behind the arrow tip. Here is a ...
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Masking vectorized content in pgf

In section 106.4 of the pgf manual (page 1068), one learns how to mask pixel based images. I was wondering if it is possible to mask vectorized based content like text in a \node. Of course in that ...
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Error using tikz externalize: can't write md5 file

I tried to use the externalize library. It worked fine when all my files where located in the same folder. Usually I am using a subfolder as build folder, where all generated files should be stored. ...
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Axis border missing once using Matlab2tikz

when I use Matlab2tikz to generate tikz file for my Matlab figure, it happens sometimes that some axis borders will disappear in the resulting PDF after compilation as shown in the following figure: ...
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Is it possible to use \usetikzlibrary inside a figure?

It seems that whenever I use \usetikzlibrary in the context of \begin{figure}, the library is not loaded. I often put the content of my figures in separate files, and I'd like to place the library ...
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tikz being mishandled by manuscriptcentral

I'm submitting a paper through manuscriptcentral. The paper uses tikz. Here is the code for one of those figures: %in preamble \tikzset{box/.style={draw, minimum width = 1.cm, minimum height = ...