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Custom “computer” resp. “server” shape for tikz

Similar to the custom "human" shape resp. the tikzpeople package I'm now looking for nice computer shapes. I'm drawing some diagram showing the collaboration and communication of humans through some ...
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How to draw a Technology Radar?

How to draw a Technology Radar? Situation and Problem A friend of mine, who is not really into LaTeX has to create a diagram which they call "techonology radar". Apparently there are no best ...
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How can I create airfoil images for fluid mechanics presentations in Tikz? [closed]

I need some help on how to create good looking vectorized images of these kinds of themes: (source: caltech.edu) I work a lot with Latex when it comes to typesetting so I have some basic ...
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Does LaTeX really perform worse than Word? [closed]

A new study in PLOS ONE1 concludes that even novice MS Word users perform better than expert LaTeX users in document creation. I have read the article and I feel like I have identified some flaws in ...
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Graphic of Richardson Number

I was inspired by the graphic Moon Synodic Period, created by Tangent Plane. I insert the code here. I tried to create scale definitions, so I could scale the graph and the text, but I'm not entirely ...
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1answer
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Gnuplot error without any log

I am trying to recreate this TikZ picture I saw https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/212936 (specifically the last image) However upon compiling I get a message saying that the process exited ith errors ...
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8answers
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What are the benefits of PGFPlots/TikZ compared to importing PDF?

What are the benefits of using tools like pgfplots or tikz directly in LaTeX compared to importing PDF/PGF generated by say matplotlib? This answer believed that the main reason is to match the plots ...
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1answer
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Missing pst-calculate.sty (pst-optexp)

I copied the code that yields the diagram presented in this answer but all I get is the error message ! LaTeX Error: File `pst-calculate.sty' not found. Type X to quit or to proceed, or enter ...
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12answers
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Contest: Show Off Your Skillz in TeX & Friends [TeX.sx birthday]

Submission Deadline and Voting are over, thank you for participating! Results Academic Gonzalo Medina – 31 Andy – 19 cmhughes – 11 mbork – 6 Other Yiannis Lazarides – 38 szantaii – 20 Ant – 15 ...
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What would you include in a short “What is LaTeX and why should I use it?” presentation

I will give a short coffee lecture (15 minutes) on LaTeX at our institution. Something like: "What is LaTeX and why should I use it? Getting started and avoiding pitfalls." The presentation will ...
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Intersection of 2 surface plots in pgfplots

My question is pretty much a duplicate of this one. I'd like pgfplots to display the intersection between tho surface plots properly. Unfortunately, my function is quite different from the one in the ...
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1answer
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Drawing a diffractometer diagram

Im trying to recreate this diagram onto Latex but its sort of beyond my abilities to do so. How can I recreate this?
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0answers
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Asymptote - non-zero values for settings.render

For any values greater than zero, I could not produce any figure using asymptote. Can someone help me, what the issue is? I tried the top answer at here. With settings.render=0 it works fine. However ...
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1answer
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Superposition of random smooth waves to user defined smooth path

I need to complete a simple task of adding some random smooth perturbations to a generally specified smooth path in Tikz, as specified by the plot together with some user defined coordinates as shown ...
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1answer
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Metapost error ! An expression can't begin with `]'

I am trying to reproduce the examples in Metapost showed here but I am having this error: ! An expression can't begin with `]'. 0 ] l.12 vector e[] ...

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