For my first real document, I have to create lorenz curves. Problem is, I'm pretty new to TeX and I have absolutely no clue about how I should go about this. A google search only reveals this has not been attempted by anyone else, so any help or pointers are welcome.

  • What do you have to plot the curves ? Equations ? Sets of values ? What you will need is the package pgfplot and you can use the axis environment.
    – LMT-PhD
    Commented Apr 23, 2014 at 16:50
  • As indicated LMT-PhD, determine your equations, sets of values, then look at this question and answers: tex.stackexchange.com/q/164991/31034
    – user31034
    Commented Apr 23, 2014 at 17:28
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    Welcome to TeX.SE! Do you have to create that curve from TeX or is it just the inclusion of such a curve from another program into a .tex file?
    – user31729
    Commented Apr 23, 2014 at 17:40
  • @christian Hupfer, externally is totally fine, but I take that it is possible with only tex, so I will attempt that.
    – Azsgy
    Commented Apr 23, 2014 at 17:42

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You can easily do that with pstricks: the pst-func package has a special command for that. From the doc:

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  • It took a while to understand what I was seeing, but this works very well.
    – Azsgy
    Commented Apr 23, 2014 at 17:52

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