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Is there any way to get real-time compilation for LaTeX?

I would really love to have a software or tool which provided real time compilation of my LaTeX document (to be able to see the final pdf or dvi document as I type the latex code), especially for when ...
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How to draw a coffee cup

Topologists need to explain that coffee cups are homeomorphic to donuts. There are nice ways to draw donuts. So far, my best attempt is \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{...
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How to plot a lattice of points on the surface of a torus?

I am doing a report on the Ising model, without going into the complex details of the model, in its two-dimensional form it involves a lattice of points. Which, when periodic boundary conditions are ...
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Axis with trigonometric labels in PGFPlots

How do I make the axis labels use multiples of \pi in PGFPlots?
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A good METAPOST alternative for plotting 3d surfaces

I find METAPOST to be a wonderful software to create 2d charts and figures. Can you name me a few good alternatives to METAPOST for drawing 3d surfaces? The crucial feature I'm looking for is the ...
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Drawing 3d diagrams

I would like to use a few simple 3d diagrams in my LaTeX document. They primarily consist of polyline segments in 3d, along with an occasional simple surface (e.g. paraboloid). There are two questions:...
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The height function on a Torus

See the torus as a surface of revolution around the x (or y) axis. Define the height function on it. How to shade only a part of the torus based on the height function? There are illustrations of ...
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How to create horn torus in latex?

This is a horn torus. How can I use latex to generate it ?
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Drawing the contour of a 3d torus

I would like to draw a torus, like the one on the question How to draw a torus, with a 3d package. I would like to avoid drawing the torus in 2d with inkscape (or directly with tikz) because I will ...
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Rotation transformation of a parametrized plot

I'm working on this plot with pgfplots: The image is from our sister-site Mathematica.SE and there's also a nice explanation how to do it with Mathematica. I follow these steps: Parametrize the 2d ...
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PSTricks: What are the Learning Tutorials/Guides available for new users with hierarchical steps?

I am looking for materials for PSTricks learning in similar vein to Materials for learning TikZ I am always interested to learn PSTricks through our famous Just for fun PSTricks User animated ...
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How to draw an elliptical arc in TikZ given only opposite extreme points (vertices) of the ellipse?

Given two nodes (a) and (b), I would like to draw an elliptical arc from (a) to (b) whose major axis is the segment connecting (a) and (b) (the minor axis can be some arbitrary length). The main ...
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Drawing a ring around a torus (doughnut) using TikZ

I was trying to draw a 2-torus (a doughnut) using TikZ, based on the answer to my previous question Moebius Strip using Tikz, and got the following The result is impressive! However, the vertical ...
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Need to plot a lattice and the topological building of a torus!

as told in the title I need to plot a lattice on the plane (not the standard one with basis (1,0), (0,1) ) and I'd like to show up how to build a torus starting from its topological square... If ...
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Drawing sea shells using PGF/TikZ

I'm trying to draw a sea shell using PGF/TikZ. The shape of the shell is based on a set of parametric equations plotted in 3D. (Source: Math Parametric Equation for Seashell) For those familiar with ...

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