Questions tagged [labels]

{labels} is about customizing the labels of {diagrams} and mathematical constructs like {matrices}. For questions about \label or similar commands, use {cross-referencing} instead.

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TikZ set node label position more precisely

This seems like it should be really easy but I can't seem to find it anywhere... I'd like to be able to fine-tune the positioning of a node label. I'm aware of the \node[label=above/below/etc:{label}...
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How to place label in middle of line (above and below) with TikZ

\fbox{ \begin{tikzpicture}[scale=1,auto=center] \node[circle,fill=gray!20] (n1) at (2,8) {Node A}; \node[circle,fill=gray!20] (n2) at (8,8) {Node B}; \foreach \from/\to in {n1/n2} \draw (\from)...
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TikZ: Bend text so that it follows a line

I have two arrows going from a node on the left to a node on the right. Both arrows are slightly bent. I want to label the arrows with text that is bent just like the arrows. This is as far as I've ...
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Positioning of Pgfplot axis labels

I'm trying to adjust the position of my axes labels and I'm having some trouble: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{float} \usepackage{pgfplots} \usepackage{graphicx} \begin{document} \begin{figure}[...
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Comprehensive list of TikZ style options?

I'm aware that one can use \tikzstyle{every label}=[...] to apply styles to every label within a tikzpicture; or \tikzset{mystyle/.style={...}} to apply style specs to a specific type of node mystyle (...
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How do I label different rows or columns of a matrix using braces?

I have a matrix enclosed in brackets [ ] (or (), or {}, or |'s, or ||'s): - a b c d - | e f g h | | i j k l | - m n o p - which I want to label like so: R |---| -- - a b c d -...
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How to place a textnode at the center of a drawn rectangle

A rectangle label does not appear inside the rectangle but on the corner of it. \tikzstyle{every node} = [align=center] \begin{tikzpicture} \draw (0, 0) rectangle (2, 2) node [center] {label}...
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How can I set the TikZ label anchor explicitly?

I want to add a label to a node, but "inside" the node. Something like this: The manual seems to indicate it might be possible, although no actual key is named. The ... anchor point for the label ...
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How to use “fit” to frame the nodes and labels

I'm using the fit TikZ library to fit a rectangle around two nodes which include labels. However, the rectangle is only fit around the actual nodes, not about their labels: \documentclass{article} \...
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Lstlistings reference to line number

How can I place a 'label' marker inside a lstlisting environment (external file imported and formatted via the listinputlisting command) so that I can cross-reference a particular line number? In ...
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Draw dimension of a line as a decoration in TikZ

Is it possible to define in TikZ a new decoration or something like that, such that it is possible to write something like: \draw[dim={text,above}] (A) -- (B); \draw[dim={text,below}] (C) -- (D); or ...
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Place label in middle of line with TikZ

What is the best way to place a label in the middle of a line with TikZ? I mean smack dab in the middle of the line, not above or below it. The following is close \begin{tikzpicture} \draw[|->, ...
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Show graph of references inside a document

I have quite a lot of labels and references (around 250 labels, 600 references to those) in my document. As I need to re-arrange parts of the document, I'd like to know which labels are referenced ...
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label multiple lines of equations [duplicate]

Suppose I have the equations \begin{align} f(x) = x^2 g(x) = \exp( x ) \end{align} I would like to use on single label for these lines, and ideally the equation number would be placed vertically ...
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How to change label and ticks of a pgfplots colorbar?

I have a 3d plot with colored surface and a colorbar made with pgfplots. My probably related questions are: How can I set the label of the colorbar? What are the equivalents of zticks (positions of ...
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How to introduce a line break in a TikZ node label? [duplicate]

I need to introduce line breaks into the label of a node. This is what I've tried so far, but none of it worked: 1: \node[node, label={[split parts = 4]alpha \nodepart{two} bravo \nodepart{three} ...
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labeling edges in tikz

I have the following graph, where I want to label the edges. Is there a way I can integrate this in to the draw command? { \begin{figure} \begin{center} \begin{tikzpicture}[every node/.style={circle, ...
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individual tick label style with pgfplots

given the following code, I want to modify the tick labels in such a way, that for negative values of x, the labels are located above the x-axis. How can I realize this? \documentclass{report} \...
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Chart showing the relative number of pages in the document

I'm playing with the idea of adding a chart in the begining of my thesis, showing the relative dimension of each chapter (or section, maybe). This is something that I would want to generate ...
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pgfplots using strings *from data table* as x axis labels in bar chart

I've seen some of the other threads on using strings as x axis labels, but nothing that fits my situation. I'm trying to create a bar chart from a CSV file. I can do it so long as everything in the ...
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High level digital design in TikZ

I am very new to TikZ and I have trouble making a diagram similar to the one here: My problems are specifically making MUX to get to inputs which would be on 1/3 and 2/3 of the width. Taking sigma ...
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Label above node in TikZ

I wish to add a label above a node that already contains a label. \begin{tikzpicture}[scale=0.8,every node/.style={draw=black,circle}] \node (a) at (0,0) {a}; \node (b) at (2,0) {b}; \...
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Using the same figure twice with no new number

I have a figure that relates to two different issues discussed at very different point in a long document. Rather then send the reader back 50 pages to look up a figure, I would like to include the ...
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Complicated tikzpicture for theorem of multivariabe continuous functions

I'm attempting to construct a tikzpicture that looks like this: Here's what I have: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage[...
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Adding a label to a bent arrow in TikZ

In this question Is there a TikZ equivalent to the PSTricks \ncbar command? Jake provided a very nice TikZ version of the PSTricks \ncbar command. With normal node connections in TikZ, I can use the ...
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How do I draw a little red square to label my right triangle?

The sample code: \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \draw ( 0 , 0 ) coordinate (A) -- ( 4 , 0 ) coordinate (C) -- ( 0 , 3 ) coordinate (B) -...
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What to consider when naming labels to prevent errors?

This question is inspired by Umlauts in label and a quote from an answer to How to automatically add \! in subscripts? However the best is to avoid _ in labels. I already name all my labels with a ...
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How to label the curve of a function at any point along it in tikz?

In my example, I have to simple curves y = sqrt(x) and y = x. I would like to be able to attach a label along each curve, say at the middle of the curve. Right now, I am doing it by trial and error ...
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How can I label \rightleftarrows above and below?

How can I label $\rightleftarrows$ above the top arrow and below the bottom arrow?
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Label a word or sentence?

Is it possible to refer to a word in a sentence? Example: Hi, I love\label{Word: Love} learning so I ask a lot of questions. I would like to refer to the word "love" in the above sentence. For ...
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How to generate a “named destination” in PDF?

According to the Evince help, one can open a PDF at the location of a "named destination": SYNTAX evince [--help] [--page-label=PAGE | --page-index=NUM‐ BER | --named-dest=DEST] [--...
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Tikz Forest label positioning

I'm constructing a tree diagram using the forest package, and I want to label the edges. Usually, Tikz is quite good at avoiding a collision between the label and the edge, but if the branches of my ...
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Pgfplots: Replace x-axis numbering with labels on confidence interval plot?

Try as I might, I can't seem to replace the numbering on the x-axis with (arbitrary) labels. Here is a half-and-half, where the plot has been done in PGPPlots and I've added two of the x-ticks ...
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pgfplots: two labelings for a single 3d plot

I am trying to add a second labeling to my 3d plot, but I can not figure out how to do it correctly. The idea is to add a second axis without any grid, ticks, lines and nothing but labels and overlay ...
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Stacked barplots/groupplots with text labels in x-coordinate

I was trying to stack a groupplot, or was it grouping a stacked plot? However I was trying to get something like: The ybar stacked option works quite nice here. But when I try to adapt it to a ...
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How to remove parenthesis in an equation number created by \tag?

This is probably simple, but I can't figure it out. How can I remove the parentheses around a \tag in an align equation? I would like the second line (and only that) to contain [2] instead of ([2]). A ...
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Label automatically positioned so that it doesn't overlap anything

I produce automatically generated LaTeX-files with nodes and links. Is it possible to put the label of the node outside of the node and it is automatically positioned somewhere, such that there is no ...
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How to generate n points over a circumference and choose label and color

I would like to place n points over a circumference like Figure 3 of this file. I'd choose the label to be assigned to each vertex and color and I'd like to have the code in TikZ-pgf.
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How to make underbrace label text wrap at brace width?

Is there a way to make underbrace label text automatically wrap at the underbraces width, preferably even with automatic syllabication? Example where brace label text exceeds underbrace width: $\...
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Label sides of rectangles and triangles

What is the easiest way to label the sides of rectangles and triangles in TikZ?
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How to point an equation to a curve

I have the following code: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \pgfplotsset{compat=1.7} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}[>=latex] \begin{axis}[grid=both, axis x line=...
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Label variables of equation using tikz without using itemize

I'm trying to use tikz to label the variables of an equation. I know of a similar question (Itemized Equation) but the answer uses itemize to label the variables. I would like to do something similar ...
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Use text data as mark labels in pgfplots

I have a table with numerical data and text in different columns, like this: 0 0 0.1 1 0 \pi 2 0 \frac{\pi}{2} I'd like to put text labels on a plot using the text in the third column at ...
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Equation number for each row of a matrix equation

Is it possible to give an equation number to each row of a matrix equation? How could I have equation labels in the vein of subequation numbers, one for each row of the matrix equation? Here, I'd ...
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Pgfplots: Drawing Arrows Along Contour Plots

I would like to draw "stealth" arrows in place of the "0" labels along the trajectory in the phase portrait pictured below. I decided to draw the trajectory using the contour functionality of Pgfplots....
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Putting tick marks on graph without label using TikZ

I'm trying to create a piecewise function on a colored background with TikZ that has tick marks on the coordinate axes every 2 units but a grid that intersects the axes every 1 unit. The problem I ...
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Irregular Polygon with Angle Labels

I am looking to create the 15-sided irregular polygon figure below, without having to declare coordinates for each point. Is there an easier way to do this? Tikz? PGF?
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referencing main subequation

In the following example i labeled each subeqnation. \begin{subequations} \begin{gather} R_0 = 0 \label{subeqn:ini-cond-r} \\ N_0 = 0 \label{subeqn:ini-cond-n} \end{gather} \end{...
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pgfplot — label, referencing and caption

I've the following pgfplot: \begin{center} \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[ xlabel = Number of threads (\#), ylabel = Task completion time (seconds), ...
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How can the distance from a TikZ node to its label be changed?

I have a diagram of a few nodes and a few labels. I want the distance of each label from its respective node to be increased (to prevent it from overlapping with lines of the diagram). What is the ...