# How to shift plot

I want to draw several plots in the same tikzpicture (I am not sure if there is other ways to do it) using plot function in tikz. The code is:

\documentclass[preview,border=2pt,2pt]{standalone}

\usepackage{tikz}
\usetikzlibrary{shapes,backgrounds}
\usetikzlibrary{calc}
\usetikzlibrary{decorations.shapes}
\usetikzlibrary{arrows.meta}
\tikzset{decorate sep/.style 2 args=
{decorate,decoration={shape backgrounds,shape=circle,shape size=#1,shape sep=#2}}}
\tikzset{>={Latex[width=1mm,length=3mm]}}

\begin{document}
\begin{tikzpicture}
\tikzstyle{line} = [arrows=<->,line width=0.6pt]
\tikzstyle{line1} = [line width=.1pt]

\def\r{0.5pt} %define the radius of spot
\def\ax{3.3} %define the length of x-axis
\def\ay{4} %define the length of y-axis
\def\y{3} %define the height of T=1
\def\u{4} %define the origin of the second plot
\def\v{8} %define the origin of the third plot

\tikzset{
declare function={
normpdf(\x,\m,\s,\r)=\r*exp(-((\x-\m)/\s)^4);
}
}

\draw[line] (0,\ay) coordinate node [below left] {$T$} -- (0,0) coordinate node[below] {$0$} -- (\ax, 0) coordinate node [below left] {$x$};
\draw[scale=1, domain=0:2, smooth, variable=\x] plot ({\x}, {normpdf(\x,0,1.3,\y)});

\node[left] at (0,\y) {$1$};
\node[above] at (\ax/2,\y) {(i) $I_t=[0,\alpha(t)]$};
\draw[line1] (0, 2.1) -- (1,2.1) -- (1,0);
\node[below] at (1,0) {$\alpha(t)$};

\draw[line] (\u,\ay) coordinate node [below left] {$T$} -- (\u,0) coordinate node[below] {$0$} -- (\ax+\u, 0) coordinate node [below left] {$x$};
\draw[scale=1, domain=-2:0, smooth, variable=\x] plot ({\x}, {normpdf(\x,0,1.3,\y)});

\node[left] at (\u,\y) {$1$};
\node[above] at (\ax/2+\u,\y) {(ii) $I_t=[\alpha(t),c]$};
\draw[line1] (\u, 2.1) -- (\u+1,2.1) -- (\u+1,0);
\node[below] at (\u+1,0) {$\alpha(t)$};

\end{tikzpicture}
\end{document}


The problem is how to shift the plot by the second draw to another origin specified by \u ( "\draw[scale=1, domain=-2:0, smooth, variable=\x] plot ({\x}, {normpdf(\x,0,1.3,\y)})"). Thanks.

• It is often easier to arrange multiple tikkzpictures in a row. You can use the [baseline=(coordinate)] option to align specific locations in the two. Jan 10, 2021 at 20:00

You can design the second plot with the same coordinates as the first one and shift it by the vector (x,y) using

\begin{shift}[shift={(x,y)}]
...
\end{shift}


This allows you to reuse identical parts like shown below.

\documentclass[border=2pt]{standalone}
\usepackage{tikz}
\usetikzlibrary{arrows.meta}
\begin{document}

\begin{tikzpicture}[
line/.style={arrows=<->,line width=0.6pt},
line1/.style={line width=.1pt},
declare function={normpdf(\x,\m,\s,\r)=\r*exp(-((\x-\m)/\s)^4);},
>={Latex[width=1mm,length=3mm]}
]

\def\r{0.5pt} %define the radius of spot
\def\ax{3.3} %define the length of x-axis
\def\ay{4} %define the length of y-axis
\def\y{3} %define the height of T=1
\def\u{4} %define the origin of the second plot
\def\v{8} %define the origin of the third plot

\newcommand\myplot[1]{%
\draw[line] (0,\ay) node [below left] {$T$} -- (0,0) node[below] {$0$} -- (\ax, 0) node [below left] {$x$};
\draw[scale=1, domain=0:2, smooth, variable=\x] plot ({\x}, {normpdf(\x,0,1.3,\y)});
\draw[line1] (0, 2.1) -| (1,0) node[below] {$\alpha(t)$};
\node[left] at (0,\y) {$1$};
\node[above] at (\ax/2,\y) {#1};
}

\myplot{(i) $I_t=[0,\alpha(t)]$}
\begin{scope}[shift={(\u,0)}]
\myplot{(ii) $I_t=[\alpha(t),c]$}
\end{scope}
\end{tikzpicture}

\end{document}