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I have collected experience with TeX for quite some time and I am familiar with TeX programming. I have written pgfplots and several contributions to pgf/TikZ.


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answered How do you draw a color map on a ternary axis plot?
Jan
21
awarded  Revival
Jan
21
answered About the actual meaning of \pgfplotsunitxlength macro from the pgfplots package
Jan
20
comment What are the minimum requirements to create a “standalone” installer for pgfplots?
You need a minimal tex distribution. Then you can unzip the pgfplots .tds zip into the "local texmf" directory (linux: ~/texmf, windows also has it somewhere) and then run texhash. Keep in mind that you also need PGF (which can also be installed into a local texmf tree).
Jan
18
comment pgfplots, TikZ interoperability and axis equal
Thanks. I will take it into account.
Jan
17
answered pgfplots, TikZ interoperability and axis equal
Jan
17
comment plot a rational function with TikZ
@PauloSousa the example of percusse will also work if you write compat=1.10 or (probably) compat=1.9. This key ensures that graphics remain compatible even if new releases of pgfplots change something.
Jan
11
comment Why is LaTeX so complicated?
While I enjoyed your detailed comparison with C++, I still have to remember my difficulties with TeX programming. I have mastered it to some degree, and I would still say that it is much more complicated than, say, C++: its lack of efficient data structures, its scoping rules which are inadequate for any programming task, its lack of builtin math...
Jan
10
comment Grouping bins in bar charts?
You could generate two distinct axes positioned side by side: the first would only contain the first \addplot (blue bars) and the second axis the second plot (red bars). This would also allow you to add x axis descriptions (which appear to be of importance in your case)
Jan
10
revised Grouping bins in bar charts?
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Jan
7
answered Strange behaviour of arcs with pgfplots v1.11
Jan
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Jan
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awarded  Enlightened
Jan
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awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
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comment Can TeX generate “heap dumps” to analyze+optimize out-of-memory situations?
@cryingshadow That is correct, but it will merely produce a heap dump. Without debugging symbols, this is nothing but a heap of binary junk. With debugging symbols, it is still too close to the C implementation - I won't be able to read off "this macro takes so much mem"...
Dec
30
comment Polar plot with cartesian values, lack of angular precision in the integrated arctan2 calculation?
Solution has been integrated and will become part of pgfplots 1.12 .
Dec
30
comment \addplot graphics: maintaining image's aspect ratio despite different scaling of axes
@Beatlej your question has almost no visibility here, and the question is quite old. May I ask you to post a new question in which you show what you have so far and explain where and how you use viewport (perhaps based on this answer)? This will allow me and others to answer while keeping this site tidy.
Dec
29
accepted Pgfplots polar axis: can I draw angle labels rotated as for smith charts?
Dec
27
revised Specify arc radius in coordinate systems units
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