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Tightly fit a circle around points

When using \node[circle, fit=(A) (B) (C)], the resulting circle is too big and doesn't touch the corners of the C node: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{fit} \begin{document} ...
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How to turn off drawing node border in PGF?

I'm trying to create a picture for Instant Insanity problem. Here is my following code: \begin{tikzpicture} \matrix[nodes=draw] { ; & \node{\LARGE R}; & ; & ;\\ \node{\LARGE R}; & \...
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How to add multiple differently colored borders around a node?

I want to draw a node to be filled with a table containing data, and it should have (three) differently colored adjacent borders around it. Couldn't find anything in the PGF manual, on the Net, nor on ...
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Draw a circle node with a cross symbol inside it to resemble a multiplier of a signal modulator

How do I do this in TikZ: I want to draw a circular node with a cross in it to resemble a multiplier like in the diagram shown in the link below. I can draw a circle but I don't know how to put the ...
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Cylinder shading with PGF/TikZ

I'm trying to create a cylinder with 3D shading effects. The cylinders in the picture are standing vertically, and have a body and an end. I'd like the body to be shaded so that it varies uniformly ...
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How to define the default vertical distance between nodes?

Use positioning can control the individual vertical position of nodes. But is there any way to control the default vertical spacing? \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{...
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Personalize a rectangle node tikz

What I want to do is reproduce this example: and my code is the following (a little bit long, sorry): \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}[scale=1] \...
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Tikz right-angle edges between nodes

In the example below I'd like to have angled edges which just go vertically and horizontally. My aim is to get the edges like in this image (the rounded edges are not a must) : Here is my minimal ...
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parametric naming of nodes in Tikz

I would like to generate a graph with nodes and edges names by their coordinates in the graph, something like: \foreach \x in {0,1,...,6} \foreach \y in {1,...,4} \draw (1.5*\x,2.5*\y) circle (...
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Node distance “and” command not working [duplicate]

I am trying to build a flow chart using TikZ. I would like the horizontal and vertical spacing to be different. Thus, I am using node distance=2.5cm and 1cm. However, the second distance (1cm) is ...
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Bending arrows in Tikz

In Tikz, I would like to bend an arrow like the one between $H_2O$ and $O_2$ in this figure: I'm able to have a bended line between $H_2O$ and $O_2$, but it's not touching the photophosphorylation ...
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TikZ Styles that set Nodepart Styles

In the following, I'm using user-defined macros to set the type style for the nodeparts for class nodes (\texttt{\textbf{#1}}), interfaces (\texttt{\textit{#1}}). Using the \tikzset command I also ...
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How to make nodes to simple dots instead of being named

I currently have the following code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}[scale=1] \tikzstyle{every node}=[draw,shape=circle] \path (0,0) node (p0) {$p_0$} (...
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How to force nodes on different lines to have equal y-positioning

I have, hopefully, a very simple question. I use tikz to make a figure for confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). In the minimal example there a 6 arrows going from the circle to a fixed place. However, ...
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Center nodes near coords in a stacked ybar plot

I'm trying to center the node values, at the middle of each bar, in a stacked plot. However I can only put those nodes in the top of each bar. Is it possible to move those down? To the center of each ...
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How to define an environment that begins with a node?

Please see the following definition: \tikzstyle{boxStyle} = [draw=blue!80, fill=blue!9, very thick, rectangle, rounded corners=3mm, inner sep=10pt, inner ysep=15pt] \tikzstyle{...
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Edge nodes, auto and node distance

Consider the following MWE \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \draw (0,0)--(1,1) node[auto,midway] {$A$} -- (2,0) node[auto,midway] {$B$}; \end{...
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pgf(plots) node shadow/opaque pin

Is it possible to place a shadow/fill/opaque setting on text of a node pin? I know I can do that with the actual node, but I am using \node in pgfplots to mark some stuff on graphs, and it would be ...
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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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pgfplots - Add offset to pins

I'm trying to make a bar plot for an optimization parameter in quantum physics. To be more informative, the graph should display the values of these parameters above the bars. So far I did \...
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TikZ connect two blocks

I have a problem with the connection of two blocks. I have the following code \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{shapes,shapes.geometric,arrows,fit,...
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Hyperlinked nodes in TikZ mindmap

I am trying to make a small mindmap such that some of the child nodes are hyperlinked. I tried to follow the advice given here, about the new node style hyperlink node, but the following MWE compiles ...
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How two connect any arbitrary nodes of tree in tikz

I need to be able to connect any arbitrary nodes in a tree to each other. I am using the tree package in tikz to create my tree. I cannot figure out though how to connect to nodes by let say a draw ...
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Organigram in Latex. Vertical distance between nodes

I want to draw a organizational structure in form of an organigram. I found this solution and tried to adapt it. The code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{arrows,shapes,...
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How can I move the position of a label inside a node?

I just started using TikZ an it's amazing. But I can't find out how to change the position of the label inside a node. At the moment I've: \node (DataAccess) at (0,2) [draw,thick,minimum width=8cm,...
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Package pgf Error: No shape named X is known

I can't get this document to compile: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{snakes,arrows,shapes} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}[>=latex',line join=bevel,] \...
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Nested node class with pictogram decoration

I'm wondering how can I define custom TikZ node class mynode thats allows my to use following syntax: \node [mynode,fill=yellow!40] {component} \child{ \node [mynode,fill=yellow!40] {...
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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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TikZ path labels and --cycle

\draw (0,0) -- node{a} (2,0) -- node{b} (2,1) -- node{c} (0,1) -- cycle; I can't find a simple way to make a label on the last edge. What I want is something like \draw (0,0) -- node{a} (2,0) --...
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Trying to draw a circle with nodes

I am trying to draw the following image in Tikz But all I got is I am not able to make it into a perfect circle. The code is \documentclass[tikz,border=2mm]{standalone} \begin{document} \...
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Tikz: How do you label a circled node to the left without collisions?

I'm trying to label a circled node in Tikz with some text to the left. The problem is it is colliding with the circle. For example I have something like: \begin{tikzpicture} \node[draw,circle] at (0,...
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How can you position a node relatively to another in TikZ

I would like to place a node 'B' 60 degrees of an arbitrary node 'A' between which there is a distance of 2cm. I can do this if node 'A' is at (0, 0), so 'B' would just be (60 : 2) from 'A', but what ...
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How to position nodes around another node in TiKZ?

I'd like to position some nodes in TiKZ around a given node. I could do that manually, by setting each node position, but why not looking for an easier way that looks better? I thought about using a ...
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Drawing a proper shadow for overlapping objects

I draw images that are composed of several overlapping nodes. If I add a drop shadow to each node, the shadow of the second node is drawn over the first node, as seen in the picture below (which ...
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How to rotate hyperlink with text

How can I rotate the link of a text in a node. Here is my MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{hyperref} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \node (rect) [rectangle, fill=...
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How to draw inside a TikZ node, using node style?

I would like to define a node style, so that the node will look like the LaTeX symbol \oplus, i.e. a circle with lines from north to south, and east to west. (I also have more complicated examples in ...
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Tikz: Cutting parts of the top and bottom line of a node of type rectangle

I am trying to cut the bottom and top line of a standard rectangle. What I have now, is a rectangle that looks like: Which was the result of: \node [rectangle,draw=black,rounded corners=30pt,dashed] ...
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How to use the node distance to offset the start and/or end of an arrow with TikZ?

I want to draw an arrow where one of the end points is not actually attached to another node, and I want the length of the arrow to take into account the node distance of the node to which the arrow ...
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Add “tangential nodes” to a hobby curve

Is it possible to place nodes along a hobby curve such that the orientation is tangential to the curve. I should add what I mean with tangential: The curved hobby path should represent a curvy street ...
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TikZ: Omit {} after \node declaration for unlabelled node?

This may seem a bit trivial, but I am writing TikZ code with an enormous number of unlabelled nodes. It frustrates me that I have to type {} at the end of every node declaration. Is there some ...
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Calculating a common height for nodes with different amounts of text in Tikz

When using labelled nodes (e.g. for a flow chart), their sizes are automatically chosen. One can enforce the same size, which must be known a priori, for multiple nodes by using "large enough" values ...
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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 ...
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Tikz node alignment

How can I align (or shift) Tikz nodes? I have the following figure (see below), which consists of multiple horizontal nodes. I want to align the data node with top/bottom of nodes A-D (i.e., red lines)...
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tikz nodes: centering with small font

I am trying to create tikz nodes with centered text, but changing fontsize. Unfortunately, while normally-sized text is nicely centered inside the nodes, the smaller text is not centered, but shifted ...
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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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Calculate numerical value for node text in TikZ

I am using a tikzpicture environment to draw a Temperature v composition plot. I do not have exact data so am only mimicking it. I am aware that I could/should use pgfplots but the issue could be ...
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TikZ: adding nodes to a circular diagram from smartdiagram package

This is what I would like to achieve: My MWE is below: \documentclass{article} \pagestyle{empty} \usepackage{lmodern} \usepackage{smartdiagram} \usetikzlibrary{shapes.geometric} \...
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Tikz, mindmap, and nodes - control over node radius

I'm trialling TikZ mindmap as a tool for drawing network diagrams. Everything is great, however what I'd like is to be able to have some control over the node sizes. As an example, say my root note ...
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How to prevent a TikZ arrow from touching a node?

I am using TikZ to draw some trees in my thesis. This is a sample of what is being done: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz-qtree} \newcommand{\Ta}{ \begin{tikzpicture}[level distance=30pt, ...
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Sloped Tikz node with rotation and scale

There should be an easy way to place a sloped node along a path. Using sloped works great (as in the black text). However, if there is a rotate= applied then the text is no longer along the path (as ...

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