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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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Put Gnuplot mutiple surfaces plot in PGFplots axis environment to overcome z-buffer problem

Although PGFplots is the perfect tool for many depictions, it unfortunately does not have a properly working z buffer for intersecting surfaces (at this time, 10-09-2015). I'm trying to overcome this ...
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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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Wrong marginnote positions inside a tikzpicture with XeLaTeX

The marginnote package offers the \marginnote macro. I use this inside a tikzpicture environment to place notes into the margin. While this works without problems when compiling with pdfLaTeX, this ...
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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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How to draw topological surfaces?

I am making some notes on differential geometry and topology lecture. As I know in LaTeX we can draw some very nice images. But I was not able to find any examples on surfaces, which I could use. Is ...
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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 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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\selectcolormodel{gray} not applied to \draw

Today I found something weird. When I use \selectcolormodel{} in a TikZ drawing the model is only applied to \fill and not to \draw[fill=]. Does anyone know why? \documentclass{article} ...
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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 generated PDF produces ? when citing references

I am trying to generate a PDF figure on the fly using TikZ (code below). The figure references from my .bib file and so when I run pdflatex the first time, the PDF gets generated with ? ...
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HowTo: Tikz 3d Plot of an object

Hi I have problem with plotting an integration area. In the x-y-plane the area ist bounded by the polynoms 3x^2-1 and 3-x^2. In z-direction there are the limits z=0 and z=4-x-y. Now I want to plot the ...
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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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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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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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Use of smooth in combination with text decoration in pgfplots gives error “Dimension too large”

The use of the option smooth in combination with the text decoration option gives the error "Dimension too large" Is this bug already known? What can I do? Short example code is given below. ...
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restricting variables in pgf plots

I am trying to draw the 'level curves' of the following function: where the variables are restricted such that x,y are non-negative, and x+y is less than or equal to one. In other words, this is a ...
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svg package interfers with opacity

As soon as I load the package svg, tikz does not handle opacity any longer. Here, an example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{svg} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} ...
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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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Combining beamer, tikz, externalize and standalone

I've read a bunch of questions and answers on these topics as well as the documentation of the external library for tikz. I suspect I fundamentally misunderstand what I'm doing. I have a mindmap ...
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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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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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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 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} ...
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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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tikzpicture negative gamma function

I'm trying to plot the following graph in tikzpicture: However, I have a hard time defining the function properly, as my MWE currently is this: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} ...
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Problem with decorations in a small TikZ picture

When working on yesterday's update on my answer to the december challenge (a dcorated tree), I encountered a problem: if I choose the picture's dimensions to small, then it fails with Dimension ...
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How to create anchors in a foreach loop when defining a new pgfshape?

I've defined a generic pressure vessel shape in Tikz with a varying number of connection ports. I want to define anchors for each connection port in a 'foreach' loop, but I can't get it to work ...
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package for drawing polyhedrons in tikz

I need to draw some polyhedrons and their truncated versions in TikZ (while PSTRICKS has but I prefer PDFLaTeX). Below is the codes that I modified from the website for the case of a octahedron. For ...
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Calculate x-coordinate for given y-value by interpolating data from pgfplotstable

I have a text file data.txt with the following content: -2 -2 +1 +0 +1 +3 +2 +4 +2 I read it with \pgfplotstableread{data.txt}\data and then plot the second column by the first column with ...
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How can I reliably and consistently save PGF keys filtered by path to a macro for later use?

I am trying to use PGF keys in TikZ with a relatively complex key tree. (Complex by my standards, that is - I'm sure it isn't that complicated in the scheme of things.) What I hoped to do is to ...
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PGF Contour Plot with complicated (nested) functions

I have succeeded in making a simple contour plot by using the function \newcommand\expr[2]{ (-#2^4+#2^2)*e^-(#2^2+#1^2) + (cos((-#1/1.85*pi-0.45) r)/2.0-#1/3.0)/1.5 } MWE: \documentclass{report} ...
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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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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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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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tikz-3dplot, geodesics and adressing endpoints in polar coordinates

I am trying to draw geodesics on a sphere. While many approaches, like for example this one, i am more interested in another way. If i specify two points, say qand p on the Sphere, i would like to ...
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tikz stops drawing into pdf after 20 line segments in plot generated through knitr tikzDevice

Problem If I try to draw a curve generated through knitr using tikzDevice into .pdf only 20 line segments of that curve are drawn and TeXstudio, through which I do it, just leaves message running ...
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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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Draw register map with TikZ

I was wondering if there was a way to easily draw a register map (like the one below) in LaTeX, possibly in TikZ? The closest I've gotten is just using the tabular environment and that's not even ...
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using gnuplot to plot data from a file

I am trying to plot some data using pgfplots, but the data are so extensive that the maximum capacity is reached. I get the error: TeX capacity exceeded, sorry [main memory size=3000000]. What can I ...
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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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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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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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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, ...