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If you are interested in my TeX-related projects, you can find various TikZ libraries over at my GitHub account.

The libraries are:

  • node-families

    The node-families library has been developed in response to “Dependent node size” where the Op asks for automatic re-sizing of related nodes so that they have the same minimum size.

    Use the keys

    • Minimum Width=<family>,
    • Minimum Height=<family>,
    • Text Height=<family> and
    • Text Width=<family>

    to assign a node to a specific family of nodes that shall have the same dimensions. This works on a per-picture basis and uses the .aux file so you will need at least two compilations.

  • paths.ortho ([1] and [2])

    This library is too huge to explain it here. Take a look at my answers [3] and [4].

  • paths.rectangle

    The paths.rectangle library provides two similar timers (the functions that place nodes along paths) for the rectangle path operator. They are explained on the answer that inspired the creation of these timers.

  • patterns.images: See [5].
  • positioning-plus: See [6].

Jun
22
comment Eat double space
\if\relax\detokenize{#1}\relax is a safe test whether #1 is empty. Although an erroneous input on the user side, \mycommand{& something} result in a positive test.
Jun
21
answered How do I draw lines that end with an ellipsis?
Jun
21
comment Small text near arrow tips
@DaveBallakauser750378 Currently, yes. The improved syntax with ; and : was just an example of how to improve the input. But I don’t know exactly what your use-cases are or how often which parameter needs to be adjusted manually. It would be best to update your question with a few sentences regarding these points. Then I can see how easy it would be to implement these (when I’ll find the time).
Jun
21
comment Combine pgfplots on common background
You can place two axis environments in one tikzpicture. Check section 4.18 “Alignment Options” (pp. 280ff.) in the pgfplots manual.
Jun
21
comment How to add partial horizontal lines in horizontally aligned math environments
The definition of \rvdots might be useful here too: How to vertically center the \vdots in this node?
Jun
21
comment Positioning tikz draw-fill, nodes, etc
I’m not entirely clear, what should happen here, but two things came to my mind, don’t nest TikZ picture. It would be better to use the TikZ paths in a macro and place them manually in a TikZ picture. Placing the + and = in a node works of course but it would be better to use these three TikZ pictures in math mode (displayed!), then you also wouldn’t need to do dirty tricks with \ and \\ \\. The baseline option, e.g. baseline=-.5ex could help here. (Or you could try the code from my answer from the linked question. ;))
Jun
20
comment Points/Circles in graph with TikZ based on table within .tex-file?
“Even another file” would probably easier to feed as you don’t have \toprule and stuff there, although pgfplotstable could be used to both display the table as well as plot something from it. Besides the x and y value what else from the table should be in the plot. What is stylething, what is Something? Could you make a complete TikZ picture including the actual output from the table? Mind you, the last row is missing some column. By the way, in your example, you could just say \node[stylething, circle, draw] at (<x>,<y>) {Something}; where the node automatically expands.
Jun
20
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Table and figure side-by-side with independent captions
Jun
20
comment Text and math versions of textual (non-numeric) footnote symbols
There is a related question/answer on the XeTeX mailing list titled fnsymbol. In the group de.comp.text.tex there even is a definition of \@fnsymbol that uses text or math mode: [fixltx2e + mathpazo] tanks verwirrt?.
Jun
20
comment Collectively aligning multiple align environments
This question shows other options as well: Alignment of equals sign in multiple align environments
Jun
20
comment Collectively aligning multiple align environments
@TimParenti Than you have to ask yourself if those equations are still related enough should they even be aligned across paragraphs. Instead of \par or a blank line you could use the (potentially dangerous) macro \endgraf: When is it better to use \par than \endgraf?
Jun
19
revised Node numbers in index of coordinatesystem
edited tags
Jun
19
answered Node numbers in index of coordinatesystem
Jun
19
comment Node numbers in index of coordinatesystem
To summarize, you need three kind of coordinate systems? The one along the path that is only labeled x and y, one at the nodes that are labeled F_{<number>x} and F_{<number>y} and a third that is placed at the nodes but rotated along the path with inverted arrows and labeled u<number> and v<number>?
Jun
19
revised pgfkeys: Store unknown keys in a command
added 148 characters in body
Jun
19
answered pgfkeys: Store unknown keys in a command
Jun
19
comment Multiline equation without number
It might be a good to start reading the manual for the amsmath package and browsing align.
Jun
19
comment pgfkeys: Store unknown keys in a command
Does there exist a pre-defined list of “unknown” keys that are allowed for storing in that list command? Other than that you might just add (expanded once) \pgfkeyscurrentname and \pgfkeyscurrentvalue to that list? Of course, any misspelled or really unknown key will be forwarded too.
Jun
19
reviewed Approve suggested edit on pdfLaTeX hangs with no errors
Jun
19
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Stop a bitwise-or in \emph from becoming a dash