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Showcase of beautiful typography done in TeX & friends

If you were asked to show examples of beautifully typeset documents in TeX & friends, what would you suggest? Preferably documents available online (I'm aware I could go to a bookstore and find ...
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How can I create new commands in TikZ?

I am new to the use of TikZ. I have been evaluating the TikZ-KTikZ combination, over the last 2 days, as an alternative to Xfig, which I have used for 17 years. I have managed to create a grid ...
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Drawing angles greater than 360º inTikZ

When teaching trigonometry, sometimes it is useful to represent angles greater than 360º with some kind of "spiral arc". For example: the angle of -440º in the figure. My question is: How can I ...
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How can I write a spiral symbol?

How can I get a spiral like There seems to be a spiral-like unicode codepoint: http://www.fileformat.info/info/unicode/char/aa5c/index.htm I tried \documentclass[varwidth=true, border=2pt]{...
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How to illustrate a drawing with text and two decorations

How can I create a drawing like this: The stuff in red are only explications (with "middle" I meant middle of the drawing representing the spiral) and should not be drawn. Tikz would be best, since I ...
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Creating a Fermat Spiral

I have been trying to create a picture of a Fermat's (or parabolic) spiral, with a couple of labels on it. I have tried to use some of the responses in TikZ — involute of a circle, as well as the ...
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TikZ: How to reverse arrow direction without switching start/end point?

Assumed we have this MWE from user Caramdir: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{arrows,calc,decorations.markings,decorations.pathmorphing,arrows.meta} \begin{document} \begin{...
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How to fit x-axis and y-axis to show a domain?

I try to draw this spiral by Matlab t=[0:0.001:4*pi]; x=(1/2)*(exp(exp(-t))+exp(exp(-t-2*pi))).*cos(t); y=(1/2)*(exp(exp(-t))+exp(exp(-t-2*pi))).*sin(t); plot(x,y); but I want to show the domain ...
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Archimedean spiral in TikZ? [closed]

I am fairly new to LaTeX and have not actually worked with TikZ yet. Is ist possible to draw an Archimedean spiral starting at the coordinate origin? I have read the TikZ description but did not find ...
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Varying the parameters of tikz arc

To give some context, I am trying to adapt the code form this post spiral spring in tikz The code I currently have is the following one \begin{center} \begin{tikzpicture}[>=latex,scale=1] \...
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Spiral line inside black points in physical diagram

I want to do a physical diagram of cells motion, I can't draw the Spiral line in the black points. Please one help me to draw it.
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Rotation of coterminal angles with Tikz [duplicate]

How draw coterminal rotation as a show in figure.