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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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TikZ library creation

I'm wondering about the best (ie faster) way to create a new Tikz library. Let's assume I have the components in a PDF/SVG/whatever vector graphic program. There is a possibility to directly convert ...
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Typography and style - good choices for font styles in TikZ or pgfplots graphics?

When creating graphics or graphs with TikZ and/or pgfplots, one can put several commands to format the text to his likings. My question is: what are sound possibilities to format the elements in said ...
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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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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 draw revolved disk shape using TikZ?

Is there an elegant way to rotate this shape about the axis and draw in 3D? Ideally I would like to be able to draw a revolved view of this as 180 deg, 270 deg and the full revolution at 360 deg. ...
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Cube with louvre planes in LaTeX

I have this code which produces the diagram below: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{verbatim} ...
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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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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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How can I reduce the memory required for following example (nested ‘for’ loops)

I want to plot a convolution of two spectra. The first one is a weighted dirac comb, the second a defined function. To do this I used two nested for loops but the calculation exceed the Tex capacity ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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Font size for TikZ picture datavisualization

This is a folloup question to: set fontsize for TikZ figure As I mentioned I design my pictures around the fontsize, therefore it is good for me if I can set the font size to a particular size for ...
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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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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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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: 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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Global definition of pgfplots axes style conflicts with colorbar

I am trying to plot an individual colorbar (with no axis), using the code below (MWE): \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat=1.3} \begin{document} ...
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Error 'Dimension too large', with TikZ and PGF

I have adapted an example from TEXample.net (Original author: Andreas Menge, http://www.texample.net/tikz/examples/3d-graph-model/) for creating parallelepipeds with a helper grid to give perspective. ...
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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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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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Bottom margin not respected with tikz and verticaly centered boxes

I've been working on making a Cards Against Humanity clone in TeX and have everything but this one last bit working. The text on one card is long enough that I need to stick the logo/game name on the ...
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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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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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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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How to change style of a node based on its name?

I've create pie charts using pgf-pie and I have exactly the same problem as in this pgf-pie issue. I changed pgf-pie code to draw small percentages outside of the main circle. But I have one problem ...
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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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Modify font for all text in tikzpicture

I created a newcommand like this: \newcommand{\txtDBC}[1]{\contour{white}{#1}} and I want to apply it on all text and math formula in a tikzpicture. The first was to declare a specific font using ...
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Plotting with gnuplot/tikz gives weird offset of exactly 0.5

I'm plotting some basic high symmetry band structures in plain tikz. As you can see the lower limit of each of these functions should be at: The plotted function instead shows a different lower ...
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Defining a function for later use in TikZ or pgfplots

Not sure what my problem is. I'm trying to define a function to later use in 3D plotting. As of now, I've tried to simplify the code as much as possible to find the error, so realize these are not the ...
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pgfplots + gnuplot: why does setting clip = false in axis options completely ruin graphs of implicit functions?

Here's a MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat=newest} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[xmin = 0, xmax = 1.5, ymin = 0, ymax = 6.2831853072, ...
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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 ...
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Tikz: Error “dimension too large” when decorating arc

I'm drawing circles with arrows on in 3D. To do this I'm using decorations, and drawing the circles in halves so that I could change the colours later and draw an arrow penetrating them while keeping ...
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Uniformly spaced line markers

I'm reading line data from file and plotting it. By default, the curve has markers, where are the original data points. The data points are very uneven, but I would like to have evenly distributed ...