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Showcase TeX Typography for TUG's Calendar

I'm making a calendar. The calendar will be for TUG, 2015. Last year I also made a calendar but because of time constraints most examples were graphics. Since this is a lot of work, I need your help. ...
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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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Draw with TikZ a Pythagorean triangle with the squares of its sides and labels

I've made this checking the old questions and the TikZ manual and I want to draw the squares of the sides of my Pythagorean triangle. So far I have \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{...
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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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Very specific paragraph shape

I'd like to write something in the shape of this "coat of arms". I'd like to have the text filling the coat but with a hole roughly in the shape of the sword. I know there is the \shapepar command to ...
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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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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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Drawing 3D Transformer with TikZ or PSTricks

Consider the picture of a transformer on the page: How do I draw this using either TikZ (which I have not used before) or PSTricks?
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How to make a longitudinal sine wave shading with pgfplots?

At the moment I use TikZ shadings to show up longitudinal waves in my document like this: The shading is white where the sine is –1 and blue where the sine equals 1. This looks ok, but unfortunately ...
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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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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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How can I improve an eccentric annular plate figure via tikz?

I drew a plate like the below picture but I have two problem with it 1) The inner hole should be improved like the bellow picture (it have color and layer) 2) Also, a number of layers should be ...
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Which format would yield a better quality picture in the LaTex output?

I have some plots originally in the JPEG as well as in BMP format and I want to have the best possible output after compilation by Tex software. I have used the pdf format after having it converted ...
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pgfplots: plot line between two coordinates from file

I basically have a tab separate file with about 100 rows. In each row, there are three values: A, B, and C. I want to loop through each row in the data file, and plot a line between the coordinates: ...
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Draw picture of electric transformer

I would like to draw an electric transformer close to this image Ideally there would be more spires on one side than the other I had learned to do some tree decision with Tikz, so I can do two ...
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TikZ Planes Intersecting Hyperboloid

I would like to draw something like the image below (or as close as possible!). I cannot copy and paste it directly into the presentation I am writing as I need to do quite a few edits. ...
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Can you suggest an easy way to draw atoms? [duplicate]

Can you suggest an easy way to draw these atoms? \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz,graphicx} \usetikzlibrary{shadings} \usetikzlibrary{decorations.markings} \definecolor{myyellow}{RGB}{254,...
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Using \foreach to manage ticks in axis, Tikz

I want to add minor distance between y ticks. The default distance is 0.5, I need to set for 0.2. It seems easy to set different space for ticks according to pgfplots, in 4.15, page 271. I add the ...
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Custom “computer” resp. “server” shape for tikz [duplicate]

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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electric field of a dipole with latex

I want to create a picture like this: but I don't know how! is there any body to help me? Thanks a lot!
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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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Electric field lines of a capacitor

I’m unable to create the electric field lines of a capacitor shown in the uploaded picture. Could anyone give me please a hint? Thanks in advance.
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How/Where can I commission diagrams for my *TeX papers?

Suppose I want to pay someone to draw one or more mathematical/scientific diagrams for a paper or book using TikZ, Asymptote, PSTricks, Sketch, MetaPost, or another TeX-friendly system. Preferably, I ...
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Using pstricks leads to the same undefined control sequence error

While scrolling through the most popular questions i found this one: Nice scientific pictures show off. I tried compiling some of the scientific illustrations provided. Found that those that included ...
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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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Is it possible to use concatenated paths in to draw shading on an 1/8 of a sphere?

So I know how to shade a sphere, or even a hemisphere, but I've been unable to shade an octant: Drawing the edges of the region to be shaded is straightforward enough, but in order to draw it using ...
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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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PSTricks transparency failed on MacTEX

I started with PGF/Tikz at the beginning and was always happy with the result. It fits my workflow for LaTeX perfectly, as I normally use pdfLatex and all my figures included in LaTeX are .pdf format. ...
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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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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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