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Has anyone ever drawn a football field in latex?

Has anyone ever drawn a football field in latex? I know that could seem like a strange request. But I'm looking for a package that allows me to draw a football field.
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Section title oppsite to the logo

Could you please advise me how I could change that code from this link to place the section title opposite to the logo? I am new in LaTeX and I would be very grateful for advice. For example: 1st ...
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How can I use tikzpicture and wrapfigure and get text around the picture on a beamer frame

I've tried the following, but now the last lines are not on the page anymore.... I want to be able to have text around a picture (hence the wrapfigure), have the picture scaled, and use tikz (code ...
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Drawing multiple circles on Tikz

I want to draw a unit circle with multiple circles with centred on (cos(x),sin(x)). \begin{tikzpicture} \draw (0,0) circle (2cm); \coordinate (a) at (2;10); \draw (a) circle (0.3cm); ...
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Composite function set diagram

Would anyone be kind enough to help me with the finishing touch of the following beautiful diagram? I need to draw the curved yellow line. Thank you \documentclass[]{article} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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Any shorter code for drawing this in tikz?

Are there any possible shorter codes of drawing this diagram, maybe using graphs but it is not a regular polygon, or shortening the repetitive \draw in my code: %% filename henry3.pgf ...
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How to conditionally load `tikz` and draw a TikZ diagram when `preview` is not loaded

How can I conditionally load tikz and draw a TikZ diagram only when preview is not loaded, i.e., AUCTeX is not generating images for other things (e.g., mathematical formulas)? MWE: ...
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Part of a chessboard - tikz

I'm a real beginner in using tikz and I would like to create something like this: Is there a fancy/easy way to create something like this?
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Filling an area between curves [duplicate]

I've recently started to write a Calculus material, topic "Area Between Curves". I'm trying to fill the area between those graphs as shown in the picture, but I haven't had success: ...
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TikZ custom “to path” with curved edges

I am trying to define a style that sets to path such that a “curvy rectangle” (manifold representation) is drawn when I put \draw (0,0) to[manifold] (5,3). I have manually made the shape by ...
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Tikz node does not appear in forest

I have a command for putting a text in a rounded corner box with bg-color. It uses tikz node: \newcommand\mybox[1]{\tikz[overlay]\node[fill=blue!20, rectangle, rounded corners=2pt]{#1};} When I use ...
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Font size macro in tikz font style

I have a set of tikz styles I use for multiple tikzpictures in my document. These styles are in nodestyle.tex. I can optionally modify the size in those styles by doing \newcommand{\trnodesize}{1em} ...
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TikZ: how to draw arrows from the y axis to a curve? [duplicate]

I should draw this: This is what I have done so far. I do not know how to draw the horizontal arrows. Besides, in order to draw the dashed line from point Q to point P, I wrote \draw [fill] ...
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How to draw the following picture using TikZ or PGF?

How to draw the following picture using TikZ or PGF?
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How to draw a sketchy surface

Maybe the answer is that Tikz is not a good option for this but I was wondering how can I draw a random surface. I mean the kind of sketch you see during geometry classes to gain intuition about the ...
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tikz bounding box / cropping: too much space for curves

I have a problem with TikZ's auto-cropping/auto-calculating the bounding box for a tikzpicture. Look at the following example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} Lorem ipsum ...
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Combine two smartdiagram diagrams

I would like to join up two smartdiagram circular diagrams, so that there is only one Research node. So far I have got: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{smartdiagram} ...
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Bit string diagram with LaTex

I am interested to make some diagrams like the sample picture. I am not sure whether it can be done using Latex or not. Can anybody give any idea. Thanks.
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Not all code is shown in the pdf

So I found an example online of how to create a certain figure (tikzpicture). Now I have created the figure in latex, but somehow my Title and section text will not show. I guess this is because I ...
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Combine isodate header and simple week-based timeline in a gantt chart

I'm trying to create a time chart and found the pgfgantt package to be the most suitable choice. Basically I need a timeline about 23 full weeks, something like: \begin{ganttchart}{1}{23} ...
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Line up nested tikz enviroments or how to get rid of them

In my diagram I have a few components I reuse a lot, thus making "macros" in tikz for them. The current code I have is using nested tikzpicture environments and is not exactly working as expected. Do ...
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Complex 3D drawings with tikz

I've already produced the following picture by means of TikZ. To do it, I modified the Sudoku example found here as follows: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{xcolor} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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How to access the arithmetic value of count in \foreach, and use them in rotate box{}?

I have a question about access the mathematical value of count in \foreach, I will used that value to do some calculation in the following code. But it didn't work. ...
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tikz matrix not distributed evenly [duplicate]

How can I make the box distribute evenly? code as below: \documentclass[border=5pt]{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{matrix,positioning} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \def\lw{1pt} ...
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How to Add Geometric Figures to a Tree using Forest and Tikz?

First of all, I want to thank the community the help I obtained in my first question, some days ago. Having said that, I want to ask you for some help again, if I may. Essentially, I am currently ...
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How to Center Titles in Forest Trees?

Here goes my third question. I am actually drawing Game Theory trees using the package Forest, and I have a small issue with the title of some Trees that I cannot manage. Essentially, I order LaTex to ...
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Custom PSTricks directory tree to TikZ

I have a PSTricks implementation of a custom directory tree which I find quite appealing. I basically want to convert the whole thing to TikZ. I managed to get the very basic idea running in TikZ: I ...
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Typesetting tick marks on an axis so that the space occupied by the minus sign is ignored

The error in the following code seems to be at the following options specified in the axis of the pgfplot. ticklabel style={font=\tiny,fill=none}, extra x ticks={-3.14159, -1.5708, 1.5708, 3.14159}, ...
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Tikz Tree Spacing in a Subfigure

I have been trying to create decision trees in a subfigure format as below, but not matter what kind of spacing I try, there are always over-lapping nodes at some point or another. In the example ...
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Draw two dependent figures with tikzpicture

For a report I want to create one figure showing the costs of employees vs. time in a small company. In the bottom figure the accumulated costs are shown. The plots should look as follows: With the ...
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Linebreak does not work in section headings modified with tikz

I have a problem with long sub/section headings: \\ is not wirking. As I'm new to Latex, I adopted this beautiful template http://www.fluortools.com/misc/LaTeXtemplate and modified it for my needs. ...
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How to complete this figure using Tikz?

I saw the following picture in Puerto Rico Mathematical Olympiad. The figure is a carpet unfolding. I couldn't do the part of the cylinder, not introduce symbols on black squares ...
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Filling a node with white space to put labels in the foreground

I have grid lines drawn on the Cartesian plane. I mark distances 2, 4, 6, and 8 along the x-axis and 2 along the y-axis. To avoid the grid lines being drawn over these labels, I use fill=white and ...
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How to do these drawings?

I was reading a paper online when I saw some beautiful pictures. I wonder if it is done with tikz or if it is even LaTeX. What do you think? How can I do things of this sort?
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Vertical and horizontal line in intersection?

There is probleme in this source: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{intersections} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \draw[thick,->] (-1,0) -- (5,0) node(xaxis)[below] ...
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How to know variable values in tikz for debugging

I am pretty fresh to tikz and I am trying to create a not-so-simple picture. I am also using the calc package with the let command, but the final figure is not the desired one. Therefore, I need to ...
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Convex hull, again?

I'd like that: \begin{tikzpicture} \draw[gray!50, dashed, fill=gray!10] plot[smooth cycle, tension=.7] coordinates {(3.0379,10.2421) (2.0978,9.802) (1.6332,8.5161) (2.0978,7.3113) (3.3837,6.9169) ...
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Is there any way to draw the same shapes at different positions efficiently, for example \foreach?

I know there is a similar question, but I do not think it gave the best solution. Here is my code: \begin{tikzpicture}[line cap=round,line join=round,>=triangle 45,x=1.0cm,y=1.0cm] \clip(-0.5,-1) ...
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draw half line between two nodes tikz

I have the following graph: \documentclass[border=1mm]{standalone} \usepackage{siunitx} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} ] \node (n1) at (0,0) ...
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Fancy Section headers

I wanted to add the lines from the edge of the left margin to the colored box in my section headers so this it looks like: Here is the code I have thus far: \documentclass[11pt]{book} ...
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tufte-book: tikz references in caption

Using the article documentclass, the following code works as expected. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{caption} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat=1.13} ...
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TikZ: draw line thickness less than 0.1 mm

In TikZ is it possible to draw lines thinner than 0.1 mm? ultra thin option gives line thickness 0.1 mm. I want to draw a pattern using line thickness 0.07 mm.
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Positioning tikzpicture and determining range for axis

In another question I got great help creating this picture: Actually it looks how it should but there are two further things I would like to clarify: Firstly, I get this warning: Axis range for ...
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Combining Tikz concepts/librarys to draw a complex picture with relative alignment/distances

I think all of the problems has been asked by me or others in the past. But my over all problem is that I am not able to combine all this solutions to the real picture I want to draw. Normally it is ...
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Lines not ending on nodes with tikz

I have three nodes: \draw (4,2) node(p1)[label={[label distance=0.9cm]0:$$}]{}; \draw (5,3) node(p2)[label={[label distance=0.9cm]0:$$}]{}; \draw (6,4) node(p3)[label={[label ...
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Position of text and arrows in TikZ matrix

I want to put a text inside a TikZ matrix, but it always begins from the bottom !. So, my qusetion is how I can force it to begin from the top? My MWE: \documentclass{article} ...
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Drawing a plane inside a sphere in TikZ

I have the following code, which is basically a modified version of the sphere example from TeXample.net. \documentclass[crop,tikz]{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \usetikzlibrary{calc,fadings} ...
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Putting nodes in the middle of the figure

I have a figure consisting out of several lines: \begin{tikzpicture} \shade[top color=black,bottom color=white] (-2,2) rectangle (2,1.75) node [above] {$n_2$}; \shade[top color=white, bottom ...
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PGFplots, memory and GNUplot

My question is quite simple. I generate a lot of plots for my thesis in PGFplots, which I generate in separate PDF files using the standalone package (could not get shell escape to work properly). The ...
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How to make a 2D surface grid in Tikz?

I want to do something like this: And this is what I have done so far: \documentclass[a4paper, 11pt, oneside]{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{pstricks} \usetikzlibrary{scopes} ...