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Overriding the (0,0) Default When Using Pstricks Polar Coordinates

Consider the code \documentclass[12pt]{book} \usepackage{pstricks,xcolor,graphicx} \begin{document} \thispagestyle{empty} \begin{pspicture}(-5,-5)(5,12)% \psframe[fillcolor=yellow!35!brown,...
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Scatter Plotting an Image in a Pspicture with Polar-Type Coordinates

I would like to be able to direct an image from a fixed point in a pspicture to various locations in the picture individual specifying angles and radii from that point. Consider the code (which I ...
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An Efficient Method for Drawing a Constellation of Glowing Stars

As an application of the question posed in How to Give Stars a Glow Effect Consider the code \documentclass{book} \textheight 8.5in \textwidth 5.75in \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{fadings, calc} ...
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Transform cartesian coordinates to polar coordinates

I am working with tikz. I want to draw a line that is rectangular to a certain other line and has a certain length. The coordinates are defined as cartesian. What I am searching for is a function to ...
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Drawing Lemniscate of Bernoulli

I want to draw the Lemniscate of Bernoulli. Its polar equation is r^2=a^2\cos(2\theta), so it should be quite straightforward to plot. Choosing a=2, I tried with the following \documentclass{...
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pgfplot polaraxis y tick labels overlapping

I am just trying to create a polar axis plot with yticks being 0.5,0.75,...2.5. However, when I go through with it using: documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[a4paper, margin=...
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tikz-3dplot : discordance between polar and Cartesian coordinates ? (solved)

Recently I used the package tikz-3dplot to draw a figure until I was confronted to a very strange issue. I finally build a Minimal Working Example to isolate the problem and fully annotated it to ...
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Polar plot with small values and coordinate transformations leads to a "Dimension too large error"

EDIT : As it seems to be a bug in pgfplots an issue has been opened: https://github.com/pgf-tikz/pgfplots/issues/360 While plotting polar axes, I faced an issue when transforming small quandtities ...
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Logarithmic Y axis in pgfplots - Inaccurate Numbers

Following this thread and this thread regarding logarithmic Y axis in pgfplots polar charts, although the solution works great graphically, the numbers suffer from rounding errors during calculations. ...
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Logarithmic Y axis + Colors + Arrow Heads in pgfplots polar charts

I am trying to merge the excellent solution for using logarithmic Y axis in pgfplots polar charts with the excellent solution for adding colors and arrow heads decorations to pgfplots polar chart. ...
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Logarithmic Y Axis in pgfplots polar charts

I am trying to use logarithmic Y Axis in pgfplots polar charts by specifying ymode=log: \documentclass[]{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \usepgfplotslibrary{polar} \pgfplotsset{compat=1.12} \begin{...
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How to add colors and arrow heads decorations to pgfplots polar chart

I am trying to add different colors and arrow heads to a polar chart: \documentclass[]{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \usepgfplotslibrary{polar} \pgfplotsset{compat=1.12} \begin{document} \begin{...
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nodes near coords with pgfplots polar

Using pgfplots for polar charts, is it possible to write the y value at the edge of every data line, in a way that the line will not hide the value (as shown in the picture)? \documentclass[]{...
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How to make this graph of a converted polar equation?

I need to recreate the following graph on the right side. It has to be in the normal, nonpolar axis.
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Rotating polar contour plot messes with alignment of plot and axis

I am generating polar contour plots. In my industry, it is convention to put 0 degrees on the bottom rather than the right. My initial attempt was to use rotate=-90 within the polaraxis environment, ...
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ticklabels for polaraxis plot

How can I add ^\circ to all xticklabels in a polaraxis plot? The following attempt adds a lot of filling zeros: \begin{tikzpicture} \def\y{50} \begin{polaraxis}[ xtick={0,30,...,...
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sketching a polar curve using tikz and orientation counterclockwise

I would like to modify the code below so that Can I indicate the counterclockwise directions with arrow -- from O to B -- from B to A -- from A to O Also, 2. Can we indicate theta_1 and theta_2 ...
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drawing a polar type region and shading area using latex [closed]

I would like to draw the attached picture and insert it in a latex document. I was wondering if someone can help me?
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Rectangle parallel to a radial direction

I wanted to draw a rectangle parallel to a radial direction and I achieved this, but I would like to know if there is a more elegant way to do it. Here is my MWE: \documentclass[border = 0.5cm]{...
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pgfplots: How to remove all axis lines of polaraxis?

I need to draw a polar coordinate system without border lines. Adding axis lines=none (without star) to pgfplot's polaraxis argument list blanks out the coordinate system completely (including grid ...
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Axis ticks in radians in polar pgfplots

I am using the polar library with pgfplots to plot a graph like this: \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{polaraxis} \addplot[mark = none, domain = 0.4:12, samples = 600, data cs = polarrad]{sin(x)}; \end{...
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