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How do I fix spacing on paths for a nested tikz flowchart?

I'm trying to create a nested chart in tikz. I have a nonnested chart completed, but I'm trying to nest the blue boxes inside the first yellow box. I'm trying to follow the advice given here, so I ...
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Animation with tikzpicture

I currently have a frame with a tikzpicture and nodes. But i d'ont know how to show only one node and the others in gray, next frame will contain some text and the next frame will makes visible the ...
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TikZ: How to connect nodes and specify line direction?

When drawing a line between two nodes in TikZ, you can specify the anchors on the beginning and end nodes in order to control how the line is drawn. I would like to specify the anchor on the ...
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Draw axis line on top macro does not work with colorbar

I have a macro from here: Force "axis on top" for plotmarks in pgfplots Which allows me to draw the axis line on top of the markers. However, if I use it in conjunction with a colorbar, it ...
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Vertical connector between left (west) aligned boxes [duplicate]

If I have two connected nodes of different widths, which are aligned on the left (west) side, the connector between them is diagonal (or -| which I don't want for this application). Here's what it ...
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Centering the labels in circuits.logic.IEC

The tikz circuits library aligns the label for a gate to the top of the node, rather than to the center. Is there any way to move the label to the center? I.e.: the black label for the not gate is ...
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Draw lines in grids

There is a problem concerning the number of digits. I have a grid and nodes. Between some of nodes and would like to draw colored lines, lets say I want the nodes labelled by 7 and 3 to be connected. ...
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How to draw a ``bunch of documents'' icon with Tikz?

I would like to draw something similar to this (see below) with Tikz. Except for the lines and the dog-eared thing. That is, I want to draw three nodes with a layer effect... What I've tried so far ...
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Does a workaround or solution exists for the label conflict of circuitikz and TikZ?

I would like to use circuitikz with TikZ. However, I find that circuitikz modifies or does not recognize TikZ labels. The author of circuitiz has commented that in the "released version of CircuiTikz ...
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The belt for chain of gears

I want to draw like this Gears I created based on rpapa's codes. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[dvipsnames,svgnames]{xcolor} \usepackage{tikz} \newcommand{\gear}[3]{% \def\modu{#1} ...
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How to draw a figure with output as input with latex?

I want to draw the exact replica of this figure with latex but I failed to draw the feedback as I want. Thanks for your help. Here is my result and my code. \documentclass[11pt, ...
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Branching statement issue (TikZ)

I am using a branching statement in a tikzpicture as presented in the TikZ & PGF Manual (p. 634). Here is a MWE : \documentclass{article} ...
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How can I make the loops fatter?

In this code, how can I make my loop fat? I know how to make it longer, but I want it wider as well. Please try to tell me using this code, and not new code. I'm new to tikZ and this is what is ...
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Placing text on face of 3d cube

How simple/hard would it be to add text to the front face (the red colored face in this example) of the cubes found at http://www.texample.net/tikz/examples/plane-partition/? I have seen examples like ...
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Undefined control sequence \end{tikzpicture}

Sadly I wasn't able to get the help I needed from this other question with the same problem: Undefined control sequence \draw and \end{tikzpicture} I am using the code presented in this answer: ...
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Auto label points read from file

My question is the following, I read data from txt file where the data are stored as: North,East 1,5 4,7 a file with code \pgfplotstableread[col sep=comma, header=true {data.csv}\table; \addplot ...
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``squeezed in word'' effect

Is there a way (with tikz) to get an effect like shown in the following image? I.e. what command \inserteffect would yield that effect instead of just inserting in brackets as is the case for the ...
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How can I force the pin angle in a TikZ data visualization?

Please note that I am not using the pin option of a node as in How can I force TikZ pin angle? and TikZ node pin angle in 2D plot, but am instead using the pin in data option in a TikZ data ...
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Drawing birth and death process diagram with Tikz

I am trying to draw birth and death process diagram under queuing theory with text on top and bottom of the diagram. I am using TikzEdt software. When I compile the code I received an error message ...
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Modifying the section, subsection and subsubsection style

I want to create this style: I want this executed every time I use the command for the section, subsection and the sub​​subsection I already have the code for the graphics, but I do not know how ...
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How can I draw the following plots?

I have two plots. How can I draw them? Thank you
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How to nest a particular grid structure into the node?

I'm trying to achieve the following result with tikz: but I'm not able to structure the nodes like those in figure. The colors and the arrow style are not important. It's just the node inner ...
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How to draw stacks of blocks in tikz?

I am preparing a presentation on Python Scientific Computing and trying to draw a block diagram showing the software stack that are used in this environment. I came up with a good output, but since I ...
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elliptic abacus

I use abacus to calculate confidence interval in binomial when nf<5 or/and n(1-f)<5 too. My question is : is it possible to draw this with tikz or with another package? any advice? thank you ...
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Data points not shown when using TikZ datavisualization in beamer

When I try to implement the first example of section 75.2 from the TikZ 3.0.0 manual within beamer I don't get any data points. \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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Why does Tikz ignore my variable increment?

I am at wits end with a simple problem (I am just learning Tikz). I am trying to use tikzmath to increment a variable. However, the output of my code is 1 every time the loop executes. Here is the ...
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Hyperlink a rotated nodepart

I would like to have the entire node part a link. But, it seems that once you rotate, hyperref has issues. The reference below say to place the rotated content in the hyperlink, but not sure how to do ...
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Scale TikZ nodes and shapes for a given canvas size

I have the following code to produce an hexagon coverage area: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{shapes.geometric} \usetikzlibrary{positioning} \usetikzlibrary{calc} ...
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Is there a way to systematically ignore specific error messages?

When I compile my documents with a lot of trees, I often get the following error code: ! Dimension too large. <recently read> \pgf@xa l.1042 }} This error is due to some temporary ...
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my centering command does not work! why?

I am going to plot a bar histogram using the following command: \documentclass[a4paper]{report}‎ \usepackage{pgfplots}‎ \pgfplotsset{compat=newest}‎ \begin{document}‎ \begin{tikzpicture}‎ \centering‎ ...
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vco lowpass etc. don't work. Circuitikz

How come that circuitikz does not give me the vco I intend to build? See this code: \documentclass[tikz, border=10pt, 12pt]{standalone} \usepackage{circuitikz} \usepackage{verbatim} ...
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Creating playing cards using TikZ

I'm creating a card game, specifically a computer science Fluxx variant, and want to generate the cards through *TeX. They should look like this: In some of them I want to put some graphics or ...
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Split nodes (again)

Using an idea posted here I'd like to draw a graph of vertices and edges using some split circular nodes (and colored differently). Unfortunately the edges are not ending nicely. It would also be ...
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How to draw specific shapes for input and output message like Tikz ones?

In an algorithmic representation (i have been helped for that a few months ago, thanks to tex.stackexchange !), I would like to use 2 spécific symbols for input and output data : Here is the actual ...
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Mendelian Inheritence Chart

I would like to be able to create a simple chart that depicts Mendelian Inheritence, like this one: I'm not too picky about how it looks, as long as it depicts it accurately. Thanks!
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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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Why does including brackets in a TikZ datavisualization label give me an error?

My questions concerns the following MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{datavisualization} \usetikzlibrary{datavisualization.formats.functions} \begin{document} ...
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I need some hints on how to draw this figure

This is the figure I hope to draw in Tikz. I need to draw 4 components. Two Banana-like objects facing each other. Two curves with a certain curvature connecting the two Banana-like objects A ...
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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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Font color is always black in mdframed

When building the MWE below in Linux (Centos, TeXLive 2013, mdframed=1.9b,2013/07/01) I get the expected red text on pale yellow inside red rounded rectangle in the body, and red on full yellow in the ...
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Error in GeoGebra-Generated Tikz Code [on hold]

I used GeoGebra 5.0.0 to draw a diagram consisting of a few points, lines, and circles inverted in a circle (it's called `reflection in a circle' in GeoGebra). I then exported the graphics view to ...
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Adding a legend with connector to a picture with overpic and tikz lead to a misspositioning of the bottom left corner of the tikz picture box

I try desperately to make a macro which allows me to simply add a circled number with connector on a figure. To do that, I try to use into the command \put of overpic a tikz function which makes the ...
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Can TikZ be used in a caption block?

I want to get the following effect: I wrote the code show below, but itt cannot be compiled. I don't know what is wrong with it, or how to get the effect of Figure 1. What should I do? ...
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Is it possible to use TikZ shading with XeLaTeX? [duplicate]

When adding the second solution to this answer, I initially tried to compile with XeLaTeX so that I could use fontspec. However, that didn't work, although compiling with LuaLaTeX did. I've now ...
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Pgfplots Boxplots with a thick line at the mean value

pgfplot produces nice looking plots, that have consistent look and feel. But sometimes you have a good reason to change that look, and I found it tricky to change style of an specific line, circle, ...
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avoid overlapping between line label and nodes

I'm using tikz to draw a info flow diagram which contains a few long labels. What I get is unacceptably ugly, mainly resulting from various overlapping between labels and shapes. Ideally, I want the ...
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Second Derivative

I would like to make a function analysis and I'm trying to make a tabular which includes the first and second derivatives and the curve arrow which indicates the monotonicity of my function and I ...
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Batman Equation in LaTeX

Based on the answer from Gonzalo Medina, the Batman Equation in LaTeX is nearly finished. \documentclass[border=10pt, tikz]{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \usetikzlibrary{arrows} \tikzset{ ...
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Coordinate System in Tikz with plottet with one equation

I would like to have this coordinate system (with numbers on the axes): I know how to make it in Tikz; but the numbers on the axes are missing and I would like to add a plot: ...
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Tikz and ctable incompatibility, gives error when printing

When I print a report I get an error: An error exists on this page. Acrobat may not display the page correctly. Please contact the person who created the PDF document to correct the problem ...