I have recently presented statistics of breast cancer and made a powerpoint image:

enter image description here

Please notice that the icons are not exactly the same (I was lucky enough to find similar icons with different colours). I was wondering if I could draw this with latex. I am writing my M.Sc. thesis.

  • The only difference is with the black one which is a little bit bigger?
    – Sigur
    Feb 27 '15 at 18:20
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    Should the pictogram of the woman been itself within LaTeX (say TikZ) or is it just the arrangement?
    – user31729
    Feb 27 '15 at 18:25
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    Please provide a code sample or specific question when asking for help on this site; otherwise the community is doing all the work for you. Feb 27 '15 at 20:49
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    Welcome to TeX.SX. Questions about how to draw specific graphics that just post an image of the desired result are really not reasonable questions to ask on the site. Please post a minimal compilable document showing that you've tried to produce the image and then people will be happy to help you with any specific problems you may have. See minimal working example (MWE) for what needs to go into such a document. Feb 28 '15 at 13:31

Your figures look like the one from the symbola font:

% arara: lualatex

\fontspec{symbola} % symbola.ttf
% if you are too lazy to write many repeated commands...:
\cs_new_eq:NN \Repeat \prg_replicate:nn




enter image description here

  • @Jonathan you are very welcome.
    – LaRiFaRi
    Feb 28 '15 at 11:39

With a pic inspired in this one by percusse


\node[transform shape, circle,fill,minimum size=4.5mm] (head) at (0,0) {};
\node[transform shape, draw, fill, trapezium, trapezium angle=55, trapezium stretches=true, rounded corners=2pt, minimum width=0.7cm, minimum height=1cm,
,below = 1pt of head, inner sep=1pt] (body) {};
\draw[transform shape, line width=1.5mm,round cap-round cap] ([shift={(-1mm,1mm)}]body.south) --++(-90:6mm);
\draw[line width=1.5mm,round cap-round cap] ([shift={(1mm,1mm)}]body.south) --++(-90:6mm);
\draw[line width=1.25mm,round cap-round cap, rounded corners] ([yshift=-.5\pgflinewidth]body.north) --++(2.5mm,0)--++(-75:6mm);
\draw[line width=1.25mm,round cap-round cap, rounded corners] ([yshift=-.5\pgflinewidth]body.north) --++(-2.5mm,0)--++(255:6mm);

\foreach \i [count=\ni from 0] in {1,...,10}{
\foreach \j [count=\nj from 0] in {1,...,3}{
\pic[black!30] at (\ni,-2.5*\nj) {woman};

\pic[pink,scale=1.02] at (1,0) {woman};
\pic[pink,scale=1.02] at (3,-2.5) {woman};
\pic[scale=1.02] at (6,-5) {woman};


enter image description here

  • Perfect. +2 if I could.
    – Sigur
    Feb 27 '15 at 19:45

Not exactly the same symbol but it is a starting solution.


\foreach \i in {1,...,10}{
\foreach \j in {1,...,3}{
\node at (\i,\j) {\textcolor{black!30}{\Ladiesroom}};
\node at (2,3) {\textcolor{red}{\Ladiesroom}};
\node at (4,2) {\textcolor{red}{\Ladiesroom}};
\node at (7,1) {\textcolor{black}{\Ladiesroom}};

enter image description here

ps: if this female icon is enough you can use the FontAwesome font.

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    Nice solution ;-)
    – user31729
    Feb 27 '15 at 18:36

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