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I have a set of points that are not evenly distributed. I found this post that's supposed to do exactly what I want, but when I try to use it for my problem I get a Dimension too large error and I don't get a plot after all. This is the code I'm trying to compile.

\documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{standalone}
\usepackage{pgfplots}
\pgfplotsset{compat=1.16}

\usetikzlibrary{decorations}
\usetikzlibrary{decorations.markings}

\begin{document}
\begin{tikzpicture}
    \begin{axis}[]

   \addplot [smooth,thick,color=blue, 
      postaction={
        decoration={
          markings,
          mark=between positions 0 and 1 step 0.1
               with { \fill circle[radius=2pt]; },
        },
        decorate,
      },
      domain=-3.14:3.14,
      samples=10,
   ] table{
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   };

  \end{axis}
\end{tikzpicture}
\end{document}
  • My gut feeling is that it has to do with the significant digits per se ;) – Raaja Mar 1 '19 at 15:06
  • You mean I should reduce the significant digits in the data? – aaragon Mar 1 '19 at 15:07
  • Atleast in my pc with pdftex it worked when I reduce it ;) +1 for a reproducible MWE :) – Raaja Mar 1 '19 at 15:08
  • That did not work on my computer. – aaragon Mar 1 '19 at 15:09
  • 2
    I do not think it has to do with the number of digits but with the fact that the curve is forced to run "smoothly" through the points. So you just need to remove the smooth option. – user121799 Mar 1 '19 at 15:22
2

If you remove smooth it works as expected.

\documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{standalone}
\usepackage{pgfplots}
\pgfplotsset{compat=1.16}

\usetikzlibrary{decorations}
\usetikzlibrary{decorations.markings}

\begin{document}
\begin{tikzpicture}
    \begin{axis}[]

   \addplot [thick,color=blue, 
      postaction={
        decoration={
          markings,
          mark=between positions 0 and 1 step 0.1
               with { \fill circle[radius=2pt]; },
        },
        decorate,
      },
      %domain=-3.14:3.14,
      %samples=10,
   ] table{
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0.38099999230303    199406.501051229
   };

  \end{axis}
\end{tikzpicture}
\end{document}

enter image description here

If you really want to use smooth (which makes almost no visible difference) you could do

\documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{standalone}
\usepackage{pgfplots}
\pgfplotsset{compat=1.16}

\usetikzlibrary{decorations}
\usetikzlibrary{decorations.markings}

\begin{document}
\begin{tikzpicture}
    \begin{axis}[]

   \addplot [smooth,thick,color=blue] table{
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