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I'm a Post-Doctoral Fellow in atmospheric remote sensing at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I first came to Stack Exchange for practical reasons: Tex.SE has been of major help when I wrote my licentiate (midterm) thesis. Since then, I have discovered the joy of many websites. As my network profile will show, I'm interested in travel, outdoor, scientific skepticism, and as I work in academia, also in academia and LaTeX.


Jun
1
revised How do I draw a plot with a variable line width in pgfplots?
adapted question after understanding better what i want
May
31
comment How do I draw a plot with a variable line width in pgfplots?
@StephanLehmke I'm leaning toward the polygon-solution now, just considering if I should ask a new question or adapt the current one; I'm having some problems figuring this out. See also: meta.tex.stackexchange.com/questions/2514/…
May
31
comment How do I draw a plot with a variable line width in pgfplots?
Actually, this is the best possible with discretely changing line-widths. I don't think it's theoretically possible to avoid the problem of the joins. I realise now that I need continuous changing line-widths, and probably the polygon suggested by @StephanLemke would be the way to go. A little meta-question: since this actually changes my question, should I post a new question (identical except line-width changes continuously) or adapt the current question, which would mean Jake's reply doesn't answer it anymore?
May
31
comment How do I draw a plot with a variable line width in pgfplots?
No, that wouldn't quite do it. But it'd be close. I realised that I was wrong when I said the line-width should vary discretely, because then there will inevitably be discontinuous joins...
May
31
comment How do I draw a plot with a variable line width in pgfplots?
Or maybe my drawing a circle at each data point with a radius corresponding to the local line thickness, and then filling the area between each pair of circles...
May
31
comment Decorate pgfplots mesh
Right, circles would not be the right way to go. But rectangles would? In my understanding, decorations work on a local coordinate system where x is defined along the decorated line and y perpendicular to it, so a rectangle would actually consist of two parallel and two perpendicular line-segments, if I'm not mistaken.
May
31
asked Decorate pgfplots mesh
May
31
comment How do I draw a plot with a variable line width in pgfplots?
Looks quite close, but it'd be quite nice to find a solution for the joins. Maybe I should reconsider the question if I want discrete or continuously changing line-width. My data are discrete, but a solution where the line width are interpolated would avoid the joins. I still wonder whether a clever decoration couldn't fix the job... I might post another, related question.
May
30
awarded  Nice Question
May
30
comment How do I draw a plot with a variable line width in pgfplots?
@StephanLehmke Maybe constructing such a path would be the easiest way to achieve it. I'm not stuck to a particular method, I'm just trying to squeeze a large number of dimensions into a single plot :)
May
30
revised How do I draw a plot with a variable line width in pgfplots?
added matplotlib-plot that does not quite do what I want (and does not do it in pgfplots)
May
30
comment How do I draw a plot with a variable line width in pgfplots?
@StephanLehmke I tried that when I "Sketched" my plot using Python and matplotlib. The best I could come up with was to connect (x_n, y_n - z_n) with (x_{n+1}, y_{n+1} - z_{n+1}) and (x_n, y_n + z_n) with (x_{n+1}, y_{n+1} + z_{n+1}). This does not achieve the same effect, because in-between, at the connections, it's the vertical extent that's varying, not the actual line width. I'll add a picture to illustrate.
May
30
comment How do I draw a plot with a variable line width in pgfplots?
Thanks Jake. I added some sample data. My data are discrete. One way would be to plot two lines with two y-axes, but since I will have quite many lines within the same plot, I'd like to condense the information into a single line.
May
30
revised How do I draw a plot with a variable line width in pgfplots?
added sample data, clarified context a bit, added 'bonus question'
May
30
asked How do I draw a plot with a variable line width in pgfplots?
May
30
comment Stroke with variable thickness
Might this be done using pgfplots and point meta?
Apr
4
revised Suppress the glossary expansion at first occurance
fix description bug and don't use \textsc (not needed for example)
Apr
4
comment Regularized Product Symbol
I wonder what the original authors used. Their fancy symbol is poorly aligned vertically
Apr
3
answered Suppress the glossary expansion at first occurance
Apr
2
awarded  Necromancer