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A script language for beamer animations?

This is a follow-up question to Clever beamer animation? Writing a script that changes a tikz picture in beamer? as suggested there, I will put a bounty on this one. What I seek is a set of macros, ...
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Did one manage to get the new dvisvgm driver from PGF 3.0 to work?

Background: PGF 3.0 added a new, direct way to create SVG. It now has a dvisvgm driver (pgfsys-dvisvgm.def) which has fewer (claimed) limitations than the pgfsys-tex4ht.def driver. Except it doesn't ...
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Why isn't the arc drawn on the good plane using tikz-3dplot in Tait-Bryan convention

As some people on tex.sx, I used the tikz-3dplot and changed some commands to use Tait-Bryan convention instead of the default Euler convention. As you can see on the following picture, the rotation ...
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Doing things to every page of a multi-page table

So, the designers did their job and specified coloured backgrounds and rounded corners for all tables. Like so: As described here, this requires doing nasty things like putting the whole table ...
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Draw background lines dashed in TikZ-3dplot depending on view position

In the graphic the red line is partly covered (in the background) of the 3d-object. Is it possible to draw the background parts of the lines dashed (or calculate the "intersection" points)? After ...
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How to exclude or remove weekends from ganttchart

Hi there and sorry for the incomplete question which only a psychic could answer :-) My problem is that I want to have my nice ganttchart or time schedule, but without including weekends. As my ...
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Special effects in TikZ leads to unprintable PDF

So I recently made a picture of the Mexican Hat Potential (related to the Brout-Englert-Higgs Mechanism of particle physics). I am more than satisfied with the graph and everything, but I noticed ...
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Cannot use pgf-blur twice with XeLaTex

The following code \documentclass{article} %\def\pgfsysdriver{pgfsys-dvipdfmx.def} %this line does not matter \usepackage{tikz}\usetikzlibrary{shadows.blur} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} ...
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How to typeset a letter or grapheme specimen with alternates?

I want to print a font specimen for certain letters, each of which should cover a complete A4 page. The Open Type font contains many letters with several glyphs, which are accessible as character ...
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TikZ Chromaticity Diagram

I'm trying to make a chromaticity diagram in tikZ, does anyone know how to make one? I want this My issue is not in forming the spectral locus that I can do, right now I'm only using three points ...
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3d arrows in tikz, or arrows that fit perspective

I'm trying to draw a 3d arrow in a 3d box (well lots of them actually). I've got the 3d box sorted, but the arrow doesn't look quite right. I've set up my axes/projection with: ...
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how to add parameters to shape which internally use 'append after command'

years ago Mark Wibrow provided me the following code to adding text in inside border of a (rectangle) shape on this comp.text.tex thread: \documentclass[tikz,border=5mm]{standalone} %%% code from ...
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Beamer's (implicit) options regarding tikzpictures and shadows

While trying to use the torn page effect in a beamer document, I was confronted to an unexpected problem. If you just take the the code of this answer and compile it, you get: If you just change ...
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Links in mindmap as table of contents in beamer

I decided to use a mindmap to show the ToC of my presentation and the section outline. I'd like to have the nodes clickable like the standard ToC, but I couldn't find any command like ...
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Transform paper folding diagram to 3D object or vice versa

I made this commands to make paper models, and I ask if it is possible to have a 3D view of them converting in tikz-3D, or backward. But it's easier to draw the flat model and generate the volume ...
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tikz: draw a piece of a path between given coordinates

I have a path in my application that I want to split up in smaller paths. These, I would like to draw with a label attached to them. Take the following image as an example: The upper arc is split ...
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What is a good BPMN tool in Tikz

I'm looking for a nice package (or tool) to write BPMN diagrams directly into my documents. However, I had no luck so far. I found several tools that may help doing the diagrams, and then exporting ...
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Bad segment length evaluation in Tikz l-system

I would like to draw a fractal tree with Tikz lindenmayersystems library. Here is the code I use: \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{lindenmayersystems} ...
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Chains in nested tikz pictures

I am trying to draw a complex item (consisting of multiple \nodes) as a cohesive whole using a nested \tikzpicture. My outermost picture uses a chain, onto which every \node is put. My inner picture ...
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Is it possible to produce a context free grammar for Tikz path? node?

Even further, I would be happy to see a definition of the tikz language in the usual manner programming languages such as Java and Pascal are defined. The reason I ask is that I keep getting ...
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Absolute path for pgf externalisation

The graphic externalisation works well when it is done in a subfolder of my TeX files with the command \tikzsetexternalprefix{figures/} However, I get an error message when I try to set a different ...
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How to incorporate and scale matplotlib plots in latex using the PGF backend?

I am using the pgf backend of matplotlib to generate pgf files which I want to put into my latex document using tikzscale to be able to resize them easily. Example python code: #!/usr/bin/env python ...
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TikZ - bug in \pgfarrowsdeclarecombine*?

Can someone tell me if the following is a bug? MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{arrows} \pgfarrowsdeclarecombine{onetwo}{onetwo}{triangle 45}{triangle 45}{open triangle ...
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Tikzscale, trim axis left/right, and externalizing

tikzscale and trim axis do not play well together, with the produced figure being larger than requested because it ignores the size of the labels. I was wondering whether it is possible to use both ...
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How to draw interlocking tori with Tikz?

I need to draw a couple of interlocking tori, as in the picture, using Tikz. I've been looking at some examples online and all I find is instructions to do it with Gnuplot, nothing about Tikz. If ...
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Draw a transparency gradient arc over a rectangle with tikz

Consider the following code: % DOCUMENT TYPE \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} % PACKAGES \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[english]{babel} ...
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Add label to a rotated doubly linked list

I have done a doubly linked list as below but I still not satisfy the label annotation of begin and end. I know it's a bad style now but don't how simplify it. \documentclass{article} ...
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How can I get arrows to attach to outside of rectangle split in a graphdrawing layout?

I'm trying to make use of the newer (pgf > 3.0) graphdrawing layouts to do class diagrams, but I can't seem to figure out how to get arrows to attach to the outline of a rectangle split. I've read ...
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How to draw a shaded triangle?

I would like to draw a shaded triangle by defining the 3 vertices and an RGB color at each of those vertices. The interior shaded color would vary linearly from one vertex to the other. Here is what ...
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tikz-plots get recompiled every time when using tikzscale

For my thesis I have a lot of tikzplots exported from matlab using the matlab2tikz library. I want to use the tikzscale-Package together with externalization of the plots to save compiling time. Using ...
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Text highlighting that works with CMYK xcolor mode?

I looked at Cool Text Highlighting in LaTeX, and as my MWE (below) demonstrates: ... the first part, highlighted with soul's \hl, fails when [cmyk]{xcolor} is used. The accepted answer in the link ...
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Create violine plots

I use pgfplots for most of my plots. Now I need to add a violin plot. Is this possible with pgfplots or any other package?
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pgfplots: howto read touchstone files (s1p, s2p, s3p,…)

With pgfplots you can simply create nice plots that seamlessly integrate into your tikz figure. As a high frequency engineer you will inevitably use a network analyzer to measure S-parameters. The de ...
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Decorating a PGFPlots bar graph with Tikz decorations

Update :- This appears to be a problem in which nodes near coords are handled by PGFPlots and incompatibility with Tikz decorations and fading library. I simply commented the nodes near coords line ...
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Relative paths when using tikz externalize + subfiles

I have a large document which consists of ~100 smaller files which are compiled together using the subfiles package. To be able to use a common style file for them, whose relative path should be the ...
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Problems with pgfplots, loops inside tikzpicture and reading from files

I was trying to implement this method (How to import ASCII coordinates to TikZ) to import coordinates and draw them, but I am having this problem Undefined control sequence \end{tikzpicture} Extra }, ...
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pgfplots: Plot only parts of table and in “random” order

I have been lurking around stackexchange for a long time and so far been able to find solutions for my newbie problems but now I'm really stuck! My problem is probably not that complicated, yet a bit ...
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Hebrew text along a (circular) path is typeset LTR instead of RTL

I have read Typesetting straight baselines in a circular arrangement and I would like to have a solution for my situation. I would like to insert some text in Hebrew on an annulus. Here is my attempt ...
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Create legend tikzpicture without pgfplots

I already tried to create a legend with pgfplots but it seems that conflicts with tikz-uml library (another tikzpicture that I have in the same file) so I want to know how can I create a legend with ...
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Convolve two 2D Gaussians using tikzfading - intensity issues

I would like to visualize the convolution of two 2D Gaussians (or something looking similar). To do this, I declare them in a tikzfadingfrompicture environment. However, to get the desired result and ...
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drawing lines using polar axis coordinate system in pgfplots

I would like to draw arrows with polar axis notation in a pgfplots figure that has Cartesian axes with the draw command: \draw[->] (polar axis cs:radius=1, angle=30) -- (polar axis cs:radius=2, ...
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Tikz Nodes in margin gets overwritten by page-wide tikz environments

I'm trying to improve the typesetting of openly licensed books created by my company. We do the typesetting of all our books with LaTeX. The design of these books requires coloured environments that ...
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Is is possible to associate part of a drawing to a pdfcomment (or similar) interactive bubble?

It is apparently possible to put a TikZ drawing inside a pdfcomment (but using mbox). Is is possible to associate only part of a drawing (e.g. a line) to a pdfcomment? Below it is the suggested ...
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Generate Tikz tree from filecontents

Is there an easy way to create tree nodes from data in a file? I need the tree to have nodes in the format 1,2,3,4 rather than 1,2,4,8 etc. I can't create the nodes in a loop as there would be two ...
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Using tikzexternalize and LuaLaTeX leads to display problems in viewer

I am using the following code \documentclass{report} \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} \usepackage{lmodern} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{external} \tikzset{external/system call={lualatex ...
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texexample, tikz: “Difference Quotient”, why does the curly brace decoration on the x-axis not need a `mirror` decoration option?

Consider the source code for the "difference quotient" example presented on TeXample: %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% % DIFFERENCE QUOTIENT % % Author: ...
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Make a Sheme in LaTeX Tikz?

I have this CSV-file ... Lineare Algebra TÜ [Übungsraum (3322-316)],01/28/15,08:15:00,01/28/15,10:00:00 Lineare Algebra TÜ [Übungsraum (3322-316)],02/04/15,08:15:00,02/04/15,10:00:00 Lineare Algebra ...
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luatodonotes and tikz externalization won't mix

Consider the following code: documentclass[11pt]{report} \usepackage{pgfplots} \usepgfplotslibrary{external} \tikzexternalize %\usepackage{luatodonotes} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} ...
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Drawing arrows using tikz package (fine tuning coordinates)

I am making some lecture slides for my class and sometimes I need to label the different components of the C/C++ program. For this I have referred to the post How can I draw arrows within a listing to ...
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PGF: draw longitudinal arcs in 3D axis environment

I want to draw a sphere, similar to the first one here: http://www.texample.net/tikz/examples/map-projections/ But - of course - different. This is, what I did so far: The dashed lines are behind ...