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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
26
comment Table headers and chain aligment
Re 1: What specifies a “good way”? Why is this a bad way? Re 2: I don’t see the point of using chains here. You can simply say \path[<-*, blue!30] (ex5mx-3-3) edge (ex5mx-3-2) edge (ex5mx-2-2);. If needed, you can specify anchors where the arrows should start/end specifically: \path[<-*, blue!30] (ex5mx-3-3.west) edge (ex5mx-3-2.east) edge (ex5mx-2-2.east);
Jun
26
comment How to make nodes on branchy TikZ chain lay on regular grid (trangular or square) automatically?
Could you clarify your question? What do you mean automatic placement on a regular grid? Have you tried @percusse’s on grid suggestion? That actually does place the nodes on a grid as it only uses the center anchors, as opposed to the west and the east anchors in the default going right option. The below right option uses the south east and north west anchors which can be attributed for the placement of the circular nodes.
Jun
25
comment Alternatives to LaTeX
LaTeX is not only markup but also typesetting. And welcome to TeX.sx!
Jun
25
comment Conversion of pgf code into TikZ code?
@T_T matlab2tikz which is often mentioned on TeX.sx produces TikZ output. Then there is inkscape2tikz. Check texample.net/tikz/examples/tag/code-generation for other examples generated by other software. dot2tex can generate PSTricks as well as PGF and TikZ code. To answer your question: Yes, it is possible to convert PGF to TikZ code (by hand at least) but with an overhead, as TikZ does and is more than just PGF. Your request is very exceptional because for most people it is easier to write TikZ code than it is to write PGF code.
Jun
25
answered TikZ: Can a node be placed at pos = .5 and then a coordinate at the end of the line?
Jun
25
revised table too wide and doesn't fit within textwidth
edited tags
Jun
25
comment table too wide and doesn't fit within textwidth
A few ideas (besides splitting the table up or rotating it): cells with more than one line (possible the long headings) or tabularxX column. Removing the unnecessary vertical lines or reducing \tabcolsep, the space between columns, could also be a solution. Could you add a full minimal working example?
Jun
25
revised Dependent node size in TikZ
added 30 characters in body
Jun
25
answered Dependent node size in TikZ
Jun
25
comment how can I modify the font of just the formulas in TeXLive?
Welcome to TeX.sx! As new user without image posting privileges simply include the image as normal and remove the ! in front of it to turn it into a link. A moderator or another user with edit privileges can then reinsert the ! to turn it into an image again.
Jun
25
reviewed Close Biblatex and authoryear broken but why?
Jun
25
reviewed Leave Open Tikz drawing a ring with nodes
Jun
25
answered Tikz drawing a ring with nodes
Jun
25
comment Tikz drawing a ring with nodes
With what do you have problems? What did you achieve on your own?
Jun
25
revised Tikz drawing a ring with nodes
edited body; edited tags
Jun
25
comment show part of tikzpicture
@percusse Yes, but no. The use of \draw<1>, \draw<2> and \draw<3> will place all rectangles at the same place (like \only would do). With <1->, <2-> and <3-> you won’t notice the difference unless you need a TikZ picture that stays the same size on every slide.
Jun
25
answered Define a macro expanding into quotes
Jun
25
comment Define a macro expanding into quotes
If I understand the OP correctly he doesn’t want typographical correct quotes but " (and all enclosed in { and }).
Jun
25
comment Define a macro expanding into quotes
The ngerman package is obsolete, use \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} instead. This will also solve the error.
Jun
25
comment How to create equi-distant nodes on a spiral with TikZ?
Which distance is meant? The one as in the TeXample linked by Tom Bombadil and Jake’s answer (direct straight line) or along the path?