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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
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The ngerman package is obsolete, use \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} instead.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?
Jun
24
comment TikZ: Accessing coordinates from coded points
Well, whether it is a better solution to use calc expressions I’ll leave that undecided. But it is certainly better to use the rectangle path operator here. Without calc, you can also do \clip [shift=(right:.5)] P2) rectangle (P1); or {(.5,0)} of course. (This is also true for the second code snipped so you don’t need to specify the unit for the 0.5cm part making it flexible to changes in the coordinate system.)
Jun
24
comment Subequations and align environment
@cacamailg Err, my comment is totally absurd. It should read: “The 3 stands for: number of & plus 1 divided by 2. Or: number of sub-equations (in one row like in align).” We’re missing one right-hand side, so there are actually five alignment points/&. But you can easily use 99 there without any complaint, I think.
Jun
24
answered Subequations and align environment
Jun
24
comment Subequations and align environment
Hihi, but does it blend? :D Sorry. If you only use && in alignat you only get the r or the l columns. (alignat doesn’t add spacebetween the l and r columns like align does (because align is made for equations with two parts (the left-hand and the right-hand side). The centering is more tricky but with mathtools you get an excellent tool for it: \mathmakebox/\mathclap.
Jun
24
comment Subequations and align environment
The *align* environments aligns its columns rlrlrlrl…. In this case, you should use alignat or aligned (if its only on equation with three lines and not three separate equations) where you “jump” over one column by using &&.
Jun
24
revised Subequations and align environment
edited tags
Jun
24
comment Tikz US-style components and other components
You should be able to use the shapes from circuitikz in TikZ (without its syntax or mechanisms to place them). You only need to find out what the shape is named. (I think there is a paragraph in the ciruitikz manual that explains it.)
Jun
24
comment Making TikZ path into a hyperlink
@LaurenPearce I have updated my answer with hopefully helpful comments. It doesn’t matter how you specify the path. I have used relative coordinates because it makes it easier to follow a rectangular path. The essence is to re-use sub-rectangles for the hyperlink. How you achieve that is independent from the actual approach taken here. (I don’t think it is possible to create non-rectangular areas for a link.)
Jun
24
revised Making TikZ path into a hyperlink
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Jun
24
comment Making TikZ path into a hyperlink
@LaurenPearce (If you respond to one particular comment, please include @<username> in your comment (as did I) so that the user gets notified.) I posted an answer that can be used for simple rectangular paths. For making the line itself hyper-active I could see a solution that uses decorations and places small boxes along the line, which would work with any arbitrary paths.
Jun
24
answered Making TikZ path into a hyperlink