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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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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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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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Möbius transform Tikz - special request

I would need some picture in Tikz but I don't know how could I achieve them. ( I don't know if exsist some code of it). There is a youtube video which shows the Möbius transforms in two dimension ...
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Tikz: Rational Functions (Hyperbola)

I am aware of similar questions, but as they don't exactly use the same syntax as I am trying to do, I can't see what's different between my way of writing functions down and the others. Here's what ...
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Package TikZ Error: Problem Compiling in Ubuntu

I get the following error Package tikz Error: Giving up on this path. Did you forget a semicolon?. when compiling this TikZ code: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} ...
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\pic: undefined control sequence

I am using Texmaker on Macbook but I have a problem with my code. When I run my code it always shows this message: "undefined control sequence \pic". \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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Twilight Zelda Guardian Puzzle : TIKZ Graph

I've asked another question over at math.stackexchange.com (see here) and I feel that I will want to make a TIKZ node grid of the problem so I can display the answer connected with arrows. I'm using ...
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Custom tikzmark creates error

I've defined the commands \newcommand{\tikzmark}[2]{% \tikz[overlay,remember picture,baseline] \node[anchor=base] (#1) {$#2$}; } \newcommand{\DrawVLine}[3][]{% ...
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Including graph using tikz causes not including bibliography file

I am experiencing problems using package tikz. I have produced a graph in R and want to include it in my tex file using package tikz. After I include the the tex file with graph in myfile.tex with ...
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Flow chart using Tikz- spanning multiple pages

I am trying to create a flowchart with Tikz. Since it is a long one, it spans three pages. So after creating a node to stop, I am continuing to the next page using \newpage command. Unfortunately some ...
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defining a function in tikz

In this MWE there are two definitions of Q function: % arara: lualatex: {synctex: yes, shell: yes} \documentclass[border=5mm]{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat=newest} ...
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tikz label over path flips!

I'm trying to come up with a nice schematic of recursive calls using tikz, but the result is not what I expect as one label is flipped without a reason: The MWE is: ...
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tikz cd: ! I can't find file `librarycd.code.tex'

The cd package for tikz seems to be failing, or missing. I am using Kile in Ubuntu 10.4, and I installed all the tikz-related packages my package manager could find. MWE: ...
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Ending a tikzpicture environment in conditional causes “Missing } inserted”

I want to create a number of tikzpictures. I have a number of items I want to draw. Each tikzpicture takes up a whole page and may contain up to 4 items. (It is not good enough to to have each item in ...
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tikz - maintain scale while adding plots

I want to superpose some plots like this one, but shifted in the x-axis: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz,pgfplots} \begin{document} \begin{figure} \pgfplotsset{ ...
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Bar graphs with tikz scientific axies=clean

I really like theaxis generated by tikz datavisualization with scientific axis=clean. However I can not find a bar graph visualizer in the documentation. Does such a visualizer exist? Or (even better) ...
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Error in TikZ pgfplots that previously compiled

I'm trying to compile the following code with no luck. The odd thing is that it was working and then suddenly it is no more working (I edited something in the document and upgrade CSV files, but this ...
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tikzcd in 2.1 and 3.0

If I have a code written in 2.1 pgf version for tikz-cd and I install the 3.0 version, I could compile that code? I know some syntaxis has change, but maybe the latest version accept both.
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Alternating colors for stacked bar charts

I'm trying to make a stacked bar chart with two bars next to each other with different colors. I've based my code on discarding \addplot commands similar to this question, but even though I'm ...
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TIKZ drawing 3-D gradient field

I know how to draw a gradient field in 2-D Here is the code \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[ title={$x \exp(-x^2-y^2)$ and its gradient}, domain=-2:2, view={0}{90}, axis ...
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Macro passing problem with pgfmath

As a continuation of thread 2010/2014 versions difference: I am trying to decorate program listings with highlighted lines, numbered balls, etc. In 2010, I used a macro which does not work any more ...
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(Beamer) Highlight node/edge labels using onslide/only

So in my Beamer slides, I'm using this to highlight various parts of a tikz figure on different slides. \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{positioning,automata} ...