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Tikz: Drawing lines with \draw[opacity = 0] produces .dvi files in which the lines are visible

Here's my MWE: \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{pgf,tikz} \begin{document} \begin{figure} \begin{tikzpicture} % Bounding box coordinates \coordinate (q) at (1, 0); ...
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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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pgf-Tikz code generator for Latex

LatexDraw is a PSTricks code generator for Latex. LatexDraw generates PSTricks codes of any fugure are drawn. Are there any such tools that will generate pgf-tikz code of any figure for latex? If ...
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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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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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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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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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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: Arrowhead color defined by an option for another command

I was studying the PGF manual when I faced the following behaviour. Referring to the code below, I specified a latex arrowhead after the \filldraw element and the arrowhead is drawn of the same ...
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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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Is it possible to produce a context free grammar for Tikz path? node?

Even further, I would be happy to see a definition of the tikz language in the usual manner programming languages such as Java and Pascal are defined. The reason I ask is that I keep getting ...
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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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{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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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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TikZ: How to set a node on an exact position on a line?

to set a node on a line the usual way should be something like this: \begin{tikzpicture} % place nodes \node[draw] at (0, 0) (a) {A}; \node[draw] at (5, 0) (b) {B}; \node[draw] ...
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Tikz library files at given path

I am using tikz library files from this question. I use the code: \usetikzlibrary{paths.ortho} and put files tikzlibrarypaths.ortho.code.tex and tikzlibrarypaths.ortho.tex in the root folder. I ...
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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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different coordinate frames for anchors and backgroundpath in node shapes?

I want to create a triangle shape for flow diagrams, so far I succeeded but the anchors I have defined are badly placed. This seems to be wired as I have just copied and pasted the code from the ...
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TikZ-PGF child nodes in different locations

When I use TiKz to draw two trees, each in a nested picture, the position of the middle child of the second tree is different from the first. This is even though the code for the trees is basically ...
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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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tikz-3dplot: Drawing an arc with the let syntax in 3d

How can I use the let syntax to draw an arc when using tikz-3dplot? At the present, the arc is drawn but doesn't look right. \documentclass[tikz, convert = false]{standalone} ...
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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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Customizing pgfuml (distances)

I'm using pgfuml to create some sequence diagrams. As you can already see in the examples on the pgf-uml Homepage, diagramms get very crammed if you insert many descriptions. Text and arrows overlap ...
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TikZ shape definition from TikZ rather than PGF

Is there a way to define a TikZ shape using TikZ code rather than PGF? I'd like to have a gear shape (and some others) that I can use as a node and add text to it, have arrows go in and out of it, ...
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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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Fading along a plot line in tikz

I'm using the following to draw the electron wavefunction around an atom. I'd like to fade out the line towards it's end. I've read all the relevant questions I can find, Any ideas? ...
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How do I use TiKz to draw lines in 3D grid?

I would like to draw this 3D picture using TikZ. Any suggestions?
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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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Pass Beamer frame options/arguments in Pandoc

How does one manually mark a frame as [fragile] in a Pandoc markdown file (to be converted into LaTeX Beamer)? That is, I have a frame like this: # Relations visualised \begin{figure} \centering ...