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tikz tow rows of fixed size text rectangles

I am learning tikz and I wish to use it to draw two rows of fixed size boxes each with a printable character in them to display data. I have tried to do this in the attached example, but I cannot ...
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Customizing Block style in tikzposter

I am looking to create a customized poster theme based on the following template: So far I have been able to successfully customize the color and title styles (See below). \documentclass[25pt, ...
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How I can draw n-fold torus?

How I can draw a torus, double torus and triple torus with the same style of the picture? I use tikz.
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Arrows with curved line

I Need to reproduce a figure somewhat like the one here: Drawing Angles The problem is that I get a figure wich differ from the original one: the arrow at the end of the spiral get vertical ...
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Draw a convex hull and a plane using Pgfplots, in this specific case:

I have 2 surfaces to plot. The first one is a convex hull that passes through 7 points, and the second one is a plane formed by 3 points. The corresponding code is the following: ...
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Is there a package for XYZ-files for chemical use in LaTeX?

Is there a magic tool for LaTeX to create figures from XYZ-Files? Since I don't know which package I should use for it, my MWE is, well, minimal: \documentclass[border=10pt]{standalone} ...
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plotting a function in 3d plot

I want to plot functions within the simplex, but every time I add a function in the usual 2d plot way i get an error. How can I add a function of two variables, for example x^2+y^2 =0.5, here is the ...
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How do I fix this problems with Tikz knots and decorations?

so I have a self intersecting loop and I would like the intersection to look something like - -. I have used the knot package however it does not seem to be working for my diagram as I would like ...
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TeXstudio and TikZ

Can someone please run me through the steps to install the TikZ package on TeXstudio? I have been struggling for hours but just can’t seem to get it installed so that I can use it. Thank you in ...
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TiKz externalization ignoring scale

I want to use a TikZ picture (an Eiffel tower but it does not matter) a lots of times in the same document, but with different sizes and different colors. The first option could have been to define a ...
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Alignment of TikZ Pics in TabularX

What is the easiest way to get that last square aligned the same was as the first two? Do I need to create a \newcolumntype that somehow centers the content both vertically and horizontally? If so, ...
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TIKZ with the siamltex1213 class

pdflatex does not work with siamltex1213 class as mentioned in this question. Also TIKZ does not work with this class as mentioned in this comment. Are there any workarounds for using TIKZ with the ...
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Table of Contents style fit to part style

I am using titlesec and TikZ to customize my \part style. I would appreciate to use the \part style for the \tableofcontents title. Is there any way to do it ?
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How to make rotated nodes behave in the same way as the non-rotated version?

The following code produces an image like this: \newcommand{\mywidth}{1.4cm} \newcommand{\myheight}{7mm} \begin{tikzpicture} \node[draw, rectangle, minimum height=\myheight, minimum ...
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How to draw Box UEFA champions league

My source \documentclass{article} \usepackage[table]{xcolor} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{shapes.geometric} \tikzset{add reference/.style={insert path={% coordinate ...
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PDF viewer crashes when creating complex picture in Tikz

I've been creating an image using Tikz and everything works fine, however the code is rather long (~270 lines). I'm highlighting this aspect because I think it's the reason why my PDF viewer often ...
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PGFPlots colorbar incompatible with set layers

This is just out of curiosity. If I use the command \pgfplotsset{set layers} in conjunction with a colorbar, the plot is shifted on my page and the colorbar does not appear where it is supposed to. ...
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How can I automate the plotting of step functions?

I'm using a lot of step functions in my master's thesis and would like to automate the plotting. I can get them to look just as I want by hand using this method, but when I try to automate it like ...
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Getting TikZ to work on Elementary OS (Ubuntu)

I'm running Elementary OS (which is a fork of Ubuntu 12.04), and am having troubles getting a LaTeX installation to work. Code that worked on my old installation on Windows, doesn't appear to work ...
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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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adding a loop to each part of an equation to label it

How I can lebel each part of an equation (when I click it will go the the second term and so on) as in this image?,
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Putting repeated symbols along a path with decorations?

I have a drawing of a curved-plate capacitor: \documentclass[]{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{arrows} \usetikzlibrary{intersections} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}[ ...
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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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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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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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(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} ...
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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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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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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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TeX capacity exceeded, sorry [main memory size=5000000] with matlab2tikz and reduce_plot

Yet another Tex Capacity exceeded error. I am generating a matlab scatter plot which without modification resulted in a 64.5 MB printed eps file. Using that plot directly in matlab2tikz resulted in a ...
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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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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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Can I reduce the timeout for compilation?

I'm writing a document with many pictures using the tikz package. A small error in these often do not make compilation fail outright, but rather time out. (Example from ...
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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} ...