I managed to adjust some of the existing code a little bit to fit my needs. I can plot simple functions.

(1) I want to add labels to the coordinate system, for example e (~ 2.71) to the x-axes and 1/e.

(2) Furthermore I like to label special points on the function graphs. For example at the coordinate x=e and y=1.




\begin{tikzpicture}[yscale=.5, xscale=.5, scale=2]
[school book axes,
visualize as smooth line/.list={f1,f2,f3},
f1={style=blue, style=very thick,label in legend={text=$e^x$}},
f2={style=green, style=very thick,label in legend={text=$ln(x)$}},
f3={style=red, style=very thick,label in legend={text=$x$}}
data [set=f1, format=function] {
var x : interval[-5:2];
func y = e^(\value x);
}data [set=f2, format=function] {
var x : interval[0.1:5];
func y = ln(\value x);
}data [set=f3, format=function] {
var x : interval[-3:3];
func y = (\value x);


Thank you :)

enter image description here

  • From a typographical point of view, It would be better to replace $ln(x)$ by $\ln(x)$. – Franck Pastor Apr 23 '15 at 9:51
  • Of course this is right. Thank you for your remark. – Mac Apr 23 '15 at 12:57

By adding these lines:

 \draw[shift={(e,0)}] (0pt,2pt) -- (0pt,-2pt) node[below] {$e$};
 \path[draw=red, dashed] (e,0) -- (e,1);
 \path[draw=red, dashed] (0,1) -- (e,1);
 \node[outer sep=0pt,circle, fill=red,inner sep=1.5pt] (P) at (e,1) {};

I got this: enter image description here

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    While code is useful, explanations about what it is doing, what was missing from the MWE in the question, etc. is always welcome. – T. Verron Apr 22 '15 at 19:37
  • \draw adds the axes-label. \node gives the circle on the line and \path optionally adds the dashed lines to make this more clear. This is perfectly what I was looking for. But is there some good tutorial or something that gives more variants on how the \shift etc. works? – Mac Apr 23 '15 at 13:07
  • Give a look at: texample.net/tikz/examples/tag/plots – Arianna Angeletti Apr 23 '15 at 13:45

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