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Questions tagged [plot]

{plot} is for questions concerned with plotting data or functions using TeX. For questions specific to the pgfplots package, use the {pgfplots} tag.

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Plot along path in TikZ

I'm trying to automate drawing filled plots along (mostly straight) paths. A simple example of what I'm trying to achieve: \documentclass[border=2cm]{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{...
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Drawing a sideways parabolic curve in tikz

I am able to draw parabolic curves in tikz by using \draw and parabola bend \begin{tikzpicture} \draw (-3,4) parabola bend (0,-.5) (3,4); \end{tikzpicture} However I would like to draw this ...
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How to plot a dashed line for some data predictions followed from a solid line from historical data

Problem I have a set of data from a .dat file, which every value could be "historical" or "prediction". year emision data_type 2008 9.24309 hist 2010 8.50724 hist 2012 8.06490 ...
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Cannot shift plot in Tikz picture

I have nodes that are placed at specific positions in my Tikz picture, and I would like to put a plot next to it. To do this, I am using a shifted scope. However, when I change the shift values, ...
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Plot figures on the y axis with pgfplots

I have a graph and I want to plot on the Y axis figures instead of numbers or text. My code is the following: \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis} [ xbar, xmin=0, xmax=10, width=7cm, height=8cm, ...
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Plotting over/underfitting graph with TikZ package [closed]

I am trying to find a way of illustrating supervised learning good/over/under-fitting, like:
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pgfplots: Best practice to avoid “TeX capacity exceeded” when plotting huge data sets?

I want to create some huge pgfplot with three different axis and a lot of data points. In summary there are 20160 lines of data existent. My problem is: All few hours the values will change ...
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pgfplots: Using “x filter” to decrease point density of plot

The user esdd has posted a nice approach on how to increase point density for a certain range of data points while the remaining plot keeps low point density by using x filter. Minimum Working ...
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Plotting functions on IPE

IPE Drawing Tool is a free open source software for graphing. It follows friendly with TeX programming and writing, and that's when my question comes along. I've been trying, for a few days now, to ...
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Plot of function in tikz has kink

When plotting the square root function I get a kink, in this MWE at ca. x=0.2 (this depends on the domain). Is there a way avoiding this? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{...
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pgfplots: Restrict “each nth point” to specific domain only?

I have a huge amount of data. Therefore I want to reduce the data displayed by decreasing the amount of points with each nth point = {!value!}". Minimum Working Example (MWE): \documentclass[tikz]{...
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Plotting the Cantor function

I would like to know if there is an (easy?) way of plotting the Cantor function (devil's staircase) using LaTeX. Doing it manually with TikZ seems like madness somehow and my knowledge of plotting ...
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How can i make a tornado plot?

I am trying to make a tornado plot that shows what the price will become when i change diffrent values, i want the x axis to be like the picture underneath with 77 as my base cost, but i can not ...
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Effective way to plot values with a vast difference between them

Here's a nice simple bar graph. It's effective when the plotted values are in the same kind of ballpark, but when there's an outlier, it can put things out of wack. For instance, I want to plot some ...
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tkz euclide How to give arrowheads on both sides to axes?

I'm using tkz-base and trying to plot inequation on x axis. I wanted to show arrowheads on both sides but when drawing X axis I get arrowhead only on right side. How do I get on both sides? I tried ...
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tikz: from scientific notation to decimal form

How can I get the first abscissa value in decimal form as 0.05 in (0.05,31.9)? It is set to the scientist notation automatically. \documentclass[border=2mm]{standalone} \usepackage{amsmath} \...
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Plot complete Fermi-Dirac integral in Lualatex

I am trying to plot this function with lualatex
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tikz: draw plot by given coordinates points

I'm trying to draw, in a T=f(x) plane graphic, a curve passing through four points whose coordinates have been obtained experimentally. The x axis range is 0 to 0.5, the y axis range is 0 to 80. This ...
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Plot graph near zero

I want to plot the following function with TikZ. \begin{tikzpicture}[scale=0.7, declare function={ func(\z) = 1/(2*(abs(\z)^3)) * ( (1+abs(\z)) - 2*ln(1+abs(\z)) - 1/(1+abs(\...
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pgfplots: How to draw exponential graph with 60° start angle?

I want to draw a simplified Michaelis-Menten kinetic (monod-function) to compare it with a linear function. Minimum Working Example (MWE): \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \...
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How do I create a curve on Latex?

I want to create a curve using tikz. As can be seen, the curve is made of connected lines with no rounded connection points and I would like to round off the edges. Following is my code: \...
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pgfplots: How to draw a tangent graph below two others?

Assumed I want to draw three simple graphs based on the following illustration: How can I plot those three graphs? I've tried to create something like this: Minimum Working Example (MWE): \...
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Pgfplot - How to exactly align the legend in a plot

I have a legend in my pgfplots and want to manually position it at a point where the legend does not cover any text or measurement points. I know the axis property legend pos=north west, but it's not ...
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Matlab2tikz // Error divsion by 0.0

I created a minimal working example in Matlab: [x,y] = meshgrid(-2:0.1:2,-2:0.1:2); fx = x.*y; fy = x.*y; figure quiver(x,y,fx,fy) matlab2tikz('plot.tex'); This works great and creates the plot....
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Sum of sub-bars on top of stacked bars in tikz

I want to be able to display the sum of the values on top of the bars. Below is my code and under that, an illustrated image that displays the values I want to show. Can this be done? \documentclass{...
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TikZ plot too verbose

I was wondering if there was a more succinct way to express the following plot (I'm using the plain format): \input tikz \tikzpicture \draw[help lines, ystep=.5] (-.2,-10) grid (12.5,15); \draw[-&...
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Ploting the roots of a polynomial

I want to plot the roots of any given polynomial on the complex plane. Example: Let $P(x)=x^4-x^3-1$ be given. I want to plot on the $Oxy$ complex plane all four roots of this polynomial. I suppose ...
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Plot a function of two variables equal 0

I would like to plot the function x2(1 − x2) − y2 = 0 in LaTeX. I tried running following code \documentclass{article} \usepackage[margin=0.5in]{geometry} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \...
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Adding axes labels to LaTeX figures

I have almost managed, With this code: \begin{figure}[htb] \hspace*{-5cm} \begin{minipage}{0.5cm} \rotatebox{90}{\textcolor{red}{$y$-axis label}} \end{minipage}% \begin{minipage}{\dimexpr\linewidth-...
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What is the domain in a tikz parametric plot?

I don't understand what's going on here. If the domain of the parametric parameter \t is 0:100, then the function sin(2pi*t) should oscillate about 100 times, but it only oscillates a couple. What am ...
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How to use a mathematical expression as xticklabel

I have prepared a code including some data resulting in a bar plot. I want to use a mathematical expression as xticklabels but my code does not work. How can I figure this point out? Here is my code: ...
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text in the same line under figure

How can I modify the code that all words in the same line , i.e. u=0.3230mm in the same line \begin{figure}[h] \centering \subfloat[$u = 0.3230 mm$ ] ..... \end{figure}[h] thanks a ...
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How could I graph z=sqrt(x^2-y^2) using Pgftools? I believe I've all suggestions on the internet but to no avail

I have tried graphing it with the parametric notation (i.e. ({x},{y},{sort(x^2-y^2)}) and as seen on my code below but nothing renders the image shown on graphing calculators. \begin{tikzpicture}[...
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Showing discontinuity in graph with intermediate value

How can I make a graph like this in LaTeX? The important things are: the circles at the extremities of the graph, one black and one white the arrows tracing the graph from both sides of the ...
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How can I 3D plot y=4x^2+z^2 using Pgfplots?

I am trying to 3D plot y=4x^2+z^2 using Pgftools but I'm unable to use z as an independent variable in the function. \begin{tikzpicture}[scale=1.5] \begin{axis}[ grid=major, 3d box=complete, ...
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Plotting a closed parametric curve and shading the area inside it

I wish to plot the curve defined by the parametric equations x = 1+sin t,y = 3 + 3(cos t)^3, such that the region bounded by this curve is shaded. As far as the code goes, I can't seem to find a ...
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pgfplots rotating the whole page instead of only the axis

I'm facing a weird problem when generating a bar chart in pgfplots. In my chart I have a lot of labels in the x axis, which I try to rotate 90 degrees using the command xticklabel style={rotate=90,...
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Align plots within tikz pictures one above the other

I have an issue I trust you will solve. I am plotting two graphs in order to represent Bode diagrams. For correspondance of abscissa they should be one above the other. I can align the figures but ...
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TikZ PGF: How to hide parts of 3D graph when lower than surface?

Assumed we have this kind of 3D surface: Minimum Working Example: \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[zmin=0,zmax=0.5,...
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How to use a summation in a tikz plot

I need to plot this function using tikz, but I have no idea how to go about using the summation in tikz. If someone could help me I would really appreciate it. The code I have is this: \...
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Epicycle and deferent with Tikz - Function syntax

I want to build an epicyclic graph and found a useful trigonometric function on the web (URL is in comment in my MWE). My personal issue is that I can't write a complex function as a "plot" argument. ...
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TikZ silhouette of human face seen from the side

I am trying to make this picture in TikZ. I wondered if anyone had already needed a silhouette of a human face, and therefore maybe had some code for a plot or something. Just in case anyone had ...
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plot a data file as a contour plot in a specific region

I have a set of data and want to be plotted in a specific region. I draw the region using tikz and when I want to add the data as a contour plot in the region, I don't get the results. How can I Plot ...
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TiKZ plot x^a* cos(ln(x))

I wanted to plot the function X^(-1.5)*cos(ln(X)) I can do successfully X^(1.5)*cos(ln(X)), but if I put a negative exponent the code does not work. I wanted to plot a function that increases close ...
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Plotting each value for x-axis when plotting from file with TikZ

I want to plot data from file using TikZ, and I successfully do. However, I want to plot every value for the x-axis along the x-axis and remove the comma that appears for each number. My current ...
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The scale of the X-axis bar is far away

I am attempting to create a box plot with very large numbers(using tikzpicture), so I expect their to be smaller numbers on the X-axis but the scale denoted on the graph. THe problem is that scale is ...
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How to generate a xy diagram with multiple grouped data sets?

Based on the answer of Stefan Pinnow in 'How to group several charts into one chart?', I tried to generate a diagram with multiple grouped data. Therefore, I modified the diagram but I have some ...
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Minipage/subfigure issue - creating a set of 4x3 graphs (12 total)

I am trying to fix a 4 by 3 set of graphs, with caption, on a .tex file. The result I want to achieve is the following: (this was done in Word. Yes, that's lame, I know.) The code for each small ...
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Using a data file as input in tikz

I have a sorted data in a file (named data.dat). These data should be plotted vertically. I prepared a code in latex using tikz that works. The problem is each data is typed one by one in the main ...
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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 ...