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how to achieve and draw the final rotation of a frame with Euler angles.

I would like to do the final rotation using Euler angles. In this link Euler Angles, the final rotation undergoes three successive rotations, starting from frame (x,y,z), going through (x',y',z') and ...
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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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Adding a rectangular box with tikz to table (beamer)

Dear All, I would like to add a rectangular box to my table to highlight some rows. I'm trying to use tikz with the second lot of code from Harish Kumar's answer to a similar question. However, ...
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TikZ/PGF linguistics vowel chart

I'm including a vowel chart in a linguistics document of mine, similar to this, and while I'm aware that there are a couple of packages (TIPA, pst-vowel) that can do the job, I'm interested in trying ...
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Making cards for Magic: The Gathering and similar card games

I'm creating cards for a card game. They will be similar to cards in Magic: The Gathering (left-hand image below). What I have is in the right-hand image below. The problem is that the code ...
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Commutative diagram with tikz

I write \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{matrix,arrows,decorations.pathmorphing} but this gives the error Environment tickzcd undefined.
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Aligning edge labels horizontally with tikz package

I have the following figure: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{pgfplots} \usepackage[active,float]{preview} \usetikzlibrary{calc} ...
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Plotting Floating point number when changes are very small in data

I want to plot the following data, i am using the CSV file, and pgfplotstable package. (0,2.42130785530195E-02), (113.8,2.42130785530195E-02), (227.6,2.42130781357695E-02), ...
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Fundamental differences : PSTricks, TikZ/PGF and others

OK, since this is a pretty vague and subjective question. I need to set up some borders around the discussion that I intend to benefit from. But before anything, I certainly do NOT want to excite the ...
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Using loops with chains?

Is there a smarter way to achieve the same result as the one from the following MWE: 1) by using some kind of loop instead of hand typing every node, 2) by drawing the arrows with tikz instead of ...
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Naming Externalized Images via MD5 Sum

I have a large presentation with over 200 figures (mainly created through stepping through each image). I'm using the external library to cache the results to great effect. Each figure is cached in ...
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Tikz axis border on top, grids below

Is there an easy way to place the border box of a tikz graph on top, while keeping the grid lines behind data lines? \begin{axis}[axis on top] The above puts the border, x grid lines, and y grid ...
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Centering group plot figure

Can anyone show me how to center this group plot? I've tried every trick in the tex.stackexchange book of similar posts (e.g., How to center large figures in LaTeX and how to fix short justified ...
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Remove clk signal from wave environment

How do I remove the clk signal in the wave environment? I still want to keep alle the help lines (i.e. the t0, t1, etc.) Here's the code: \documentclass[11pt]{minimal} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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How do I get \pgfmathparse to create value rounded to one decimal place?

I'm trying to place a grid over an image to help me place other object where I want on the image. But, I'm having difficulty getting tikz to show coordinates as I wish. Here's my MWE: ...
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TikZ/pgfplots: how can I generate a figure like this one?

What's the easiest way to produce a figure like this one? The curve is meant to look wiggly and random, and always non-increasing, except for the jumps up. I have tried using decorations with random ...
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How to draw some targets like this?

I would like to show some stimators properties in statistics. I'm very beginner in LaTeX, so I need some help.
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Shading inside a triangle when the coordinates of one vertex are calculated by TikZ

The following code instructs TikZ to draw a right triangle and to put a grid on the Cartesian plane. I would like to make two modifications to it. I want the inside of the triangle to be "colored" ...
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TikZ decoration to draw a winding or twisting ribbon

I enjoy TikZ styles and decorations a lot, but I still dabble with them. I know how to draw ribbons with a style, if they aren't meant to twist. But I'd like to define a style that has a twist of the ...
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Labeling non axis parallel braces in tikz

Given two points, the following code draws a brace connecting them and labels it. \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{calc,decorations.pathreplacing} \begin{document} ...
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plotting a function with smooth curves

I am trying to plot the following function The issue is I do not know what is the best setting for the coordinates. I tried different coordinates with no success. Here is my code: ...
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TikZ: Labeling objects and referencing them

According to the TikZ manual I can use name= to assign a label to the drawings, but when I do the following: \begin{tikzpicture} \draw [ blue, thick, name=e1] (10pt,10pt) ellipse (50pt and 30pt); ...
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Simple beam deflection tikz

I'm beginner user of Tikz, so can somebody help me to draw this? I would be very thankful.
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Error by creating normal distribution in tikz

Hello I wanna create a Normal distributed figure. with sigma = 10 and mu =185; I have the following code based on Bi-variate Normal distribution \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{pgfplots} ...
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Plotting R boxplots with pgfplots

I use quite a number of boxplots in my writing, and have chosen pgfplots as my plotting solution for a number of reasons (one of which is the benefit of having the data to build the plot in the tex ...
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Simple TikZ Diagram - curved line with multiple controls

I am trying to draw the following diagram in TikZ: I have written the following code but I am not sure how to do the two curved lines for P1 and P3: \documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{report} ...
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Tikz functions and coordinate system: Adding points and labels

I managed to adjust some of the existing code a little bit to fit my needs. I can plot simple functions. (1) I want to add labels to the coordinate system, for example e (~ 2.71) to the x-axes and ...
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TikZ and other figures in documents meant for multiple paper sizes

Sometimes scientific papers are sent to multiple journals with very varying paper sizes. Usually, changing from one to another, I simply cross my fingers that TikZ figures still fit, and rescale PDF ...
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Placing nodes which vary in length harmoniously

The code \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}[font=\footnotesize, very thick] \def\r{3} \foreach \a/\n in {-2/{p-2}, -1/{p-1}, 0/0, 1/1, 2/2, 3/3, 4/4} ...
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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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TikZ: Get Position/Node of an Arrow Head

Following LaTeX code produces a small image with directions. \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{quotes,angles} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}[thick] % X',Y',Z' in ...
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Accuracy of calculations in TikZ with fixed point arithmetic

I want to build a tree which satisfies the following: It grows to the right. The first child grows at 0 degrees (subsequent children growing clockwise). All children nodes are in the same ...
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Drawing a block diagram with TiKz

I need some help drawing a block diagram using TiKz. I want draw something similar to this: However, I'm struggling to go further than this so far: using the code below: ...
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Drawing Sinusoids with Phase difference

My first goal was to draw sinusoid plots similar whit these images: This is what I've done (similar to one code in this forum): What I'd like to know is (if possible) how to change integral ...
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TikZ: How to encapsulate shade in node?

I have this shaded circle: \shade [ball color=black!80!white] (0,0) circle (1); Is it possible to encapsulate it with node style and fixing the circle radius?
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tikz/pgf upgrade and decorations

Since a major upgrade in pgf, my code does not compile any more. I am trying to make "decorated" source listing, where the decorations can be like highlighting some lines (see the MWE), balls on some ...
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Automagically externalising PSTricks and TikZ pictures

My thesis currently has a few PSTricks and TikZ pictures. It takes a while to compile over here Scott says he has some scripts to automate externalising TikZ pictures. I'm looking ideally for ...
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TikZ: Drawing an arc from an intersection to an intersection

I want to draw an arc with a given radius from the point the arc intersects with a given circle to the point where the arc intersects with another circle. I have been reading through a lot of the TikZ ...
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how do I create a border, non-rectangular, surrounding a nodes in tikz?

I have the following MWE. I would like to draw a border without including the $y_3$ (or s3 in the .tex file) -- so it would be a rectangle with its left upper corner changed so that it bypasses s3. ...
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Meaningful error messages when using LaTeX instead of PDFLaTeX

When I have TikZ images or I include .png graphics, I need to use PDFLaTeX instead of plain vanilla LaTeX. (That is, I need to use PDFLaTeX all the time, rather than just when I want to produce the ...
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Use pi in x labels with pgfplots [duplicate]

With \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[samples=10, domain=0:pi] \addplot {x-sin(x)}; \end{axis} \end{tikzpicture} \end{document} ...
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Layer between a node and its text

My question is similar to Transparent node with opaque text? . The difference is that i want the red circle to be above the green rectangle and below the word "Node". And also I do not want to draw ...
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Drawing 3D Transformer with TikZ or PSTricks

Consider the picture of a transformer on the page: How do I draw this using either TikZ (which I have not used before) or PSTricks?
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Making curved path appear parallel in relation to a TikZ node

I have a diagram which looks like this: I have horizontally aligned nodes b and c with regards to their centers, but this causes an issue with the curved path z due to the fact it is no longer ...
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Legend image arguments for the command `\addlegendimage`, 3d legend image

In the 3d plot I want to modify the third legend entry to only show the marks and not the line. From http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/113765/28093 I understood that I'm supposed to use something ...
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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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Animation using Tikz in Latex beamer

I need help to animate the following frame transformations using Tikz in a beamer presentation Initially there is a Cartesian frame S-{x_A y_A z_A} This frame should move backwards along negative ...
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Add a row and a column to tikz matrix with a different style [duplicate]

I should add a header row: 1 2 3 4 to a matrix and a column (as before: 1 2 3 4 ) on the left of the same matrix. But the style should be different like below: this is my MWE: ...
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Drawing a line segment of a specific length that is perpendicular to a given line

I have a typical geometric construction that I want to draw using TikZ. The following code gives a line segment PQ. How do I get TikZ to draw a point on the line perpendicular to PQ and through P ...
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How can I draw this circle with different colour?

I am trying to draw the following picture but I have some difficulties. I code the following: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{xcolor,pict2e}% to allow any radius \usepackage{tikz} ...