# Placing Nodes along an rotated ellipse in TikZ

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How can one place nodes along a rotated ellipse? ()

• Welcome to TeX.SX. What do you mean by rotated ellipse? Kindly add the code you have tried so far. – user11232 Aug 7 '13 at 8:28
• An ellipse where the major axis is not in parallel to the x- or the y-axis. For code and graphical illustration in the unrotated case please take a loot at the linked question. – Garlef Wegart Aug 7 '13 at 9:09

It is not clear to me how your code will look like that draws a rotated ellipse. The code in the linked answer can be simply rotated as a whole by \begin{tikzpicture}[rotate=60]:

\documentclass{standalone}
\usepackage{tikz}
\usetikzlibrary{calc}

\begin{document}
\begin{tikzpicture}[rotate=60]
\draw (2,0) ellipse (2 and 1);
\node[draw,fill=blue,circle,text=white] at ($(2,0)+(75:2 and 1)$) {A};
\node[draw,fill=red,circle,text=white] at ($(2,0)+(275:2 and 1)$) {B};
\end{tikzpicture}
\end{document} If you want the node contents to be rotated too, then use transform shape like \begin{tikzpicture}[rotate=60,transform shape] in the above code. To hide the ellipse itself you may

1. comment out the entire line

\draw (2,0) ellipse (2 and 1);

2. use draw=none as the option

\path[draw=none] (2,0) ellipse (2 and 1);


Some sample code for fun:

\documentclass{standalone}
\usepackage{tikz}
\usetikzlibrary{calc}
%
\begin{document}
\begin{tikzpicture}[rotate=60]
\foreach \x/\y in {0/A,30/B,60/C,90/D,120/E,150/F,180/G,210/H,240/I,270/J,300/K,330/L}{
\node[draw=none,minimum width=10pt,fill=blue!60!green!30,circle,text=white,inner sep=0pt,outer sep=0pt] at ($(2,0)+(\x:2 and 1)$) {\y};
}
\end{tikzpicture}
\end{document} • Thanks a lot; This will do the trick. How can i prevent the drawing of the ellipse? I don't want it to be visible; I just need the nodes to be at the corresponding coordinates. – Garlef Wegart Aug 7 '13 at 13:20
• @GarlefWegart Please see the edit. – user11232 Aug 7 '13 at 13:57
• Great answer; Thank you. Misfortunately I can't give you more then one +1 :) – Garlef Wegart Aug 7 '13 at 14:00
• @GarlefWegart: Glad it helped :) – user11232 Aug 7 '13 at 14:02

You can also use an arc to draw the ellipse, which allows you to place the nodes a specified distance along the border of the ellipse: \documentclass{article}
\usepackage{tikz}

\begin{document}
\begin{tikzpicture}