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Questions tagged [tikz-chains]

{tikz-chains} concerns the TikZ-pgf library chains

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chain conflict with pgfdeclarelayer

See this example: \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} \usetikzlibrary{chains,scopes} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}[node distance=0 and 0] \pgfdeclarelayer{background} % comment this line works {[...
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Package tikz Error: Unknown chain ``chain''

I'm trying to compile the first example from Section 46.2 "Starting and Continuing a Chain" of the pgfmanual v3.0.1a (p. 541): \begin{tikzpicture}[start chain] % The chain is called just "chain" \...
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Customize a layered block diagram

I have a diagram where layers of blocks are stacked on top of each other as shown in the image. Using this code: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{tikz} \...
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Tikz chains with broken arrow joins

I am trying to write a rather long workflow diagram so with will zigzag back and forth. For personal preference of esthetics, I would like to have some of the join arrow broken rather than straight. ...
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The node positions in chain changed unexpectedly

As shown below, the node positions have been changed when using chain. How to fix it? \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} \usetikzlibrary{positioning, chains} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}[...
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Use matrix and chains in beamer animation

I am trying to use beamer to generate a gif like this I am able to get it working with \node and \draw with the following code \documentclass[border=5mm, usenames, dvipsnames]{beamer} \usepackage{...
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How to suppress a join edge in chains when using foreach?

How to remove/suppress the edge from node 3 to node 4 in the following code using chains and join? Do I have to split the foreach into two smaller ones? \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} \...
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Tikz zig-zag diagram with nodes of increasing size

I am trying to achieve this: From this tikz example I was able to get a straight line quite easily. I've tried adapting it using this other tikz example, but unfortunately it has not come out well - ...
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Tikz: Nested Boxes Alignment

I am trying to make a figure which looks something like this (rows of boxes of differing size and alignments, with text inside) using Tikz. I have spent some time investigating different methods, ...
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Is there a sane way to visualize a division in “german style”

I need to visualize divisions in "german style". I managed to do it with TikZ, but it's a hard job! \documentclass[parskip=half]{scrreprt} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{chains} \begin{document} \...
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TikZ Crow's Foot notation on only one side for documentation

I'm documenting the different versions of database drawing styles. this link shows how it looks like in a real diagram but my intention is to document only one side of the connection lines. Now the ...
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Is possible to discontinue chain of nodes?

For example, the image: can be drawn with following MWE: \documentclass[tikz, margin=3mm]{standalone} \usetikzlibrary{chains, positioning} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}[ node ...
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TikZ: How to draw a flow chart using library chains and matrix of nodes?

In this MWE of a flowchart, it doesn't compile when \chainin command is used and I need to understand the following: align=center doesn't center the content of the node, for example, (m-2-1). How can ...
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Using chain package from tikz in TeXLive 2015 as standalone

I'm trying to include a simple example of chain usage from tikz into my document compiled with TeXLive. The problem is, when I try to create a chain, compilation error occurs: Package standalone ...
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Tikz chain with circles, lines and line breaks

I am trying to draw something like this. I have tried tikz but I cannot cut the line between two points. Also, I cannot obtain the first column with the Year. Any suggestions? This is what I have so ...
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Using coordinates of one tikzpicture in another

In the attached picture I have two side-by-side tikzpicture, and I wish to use the vertical coordinates of the red dots in the left tikzpicture on the right one. What is the correct way to do so? (My ...
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Tikz space between chains

I'm trying to play with tikz and chains, but I have some troubles when I deal with several chains. How could I position the chains each others ? For example in the following example, I position the ...
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How to make \pgfdeclareshape independent of initial coordinates?

I'm using a tikz package created by a colleague for drawing block diagrams. He declared basic shapes for the blocks using pgf. But it does not entirely work as intended and I'm trying to fix it. ...
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Origination and destination of lines in TikZ matrix with chains

I'm trying to visualise a Markov chain and after some research used a matrix with chains. This works quite will, but I can't get to originate and terminate the lines where I want them. Here my code, ...
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How could I add dots at my graph at the end

I would like to add dots end of my graph which shows going to infinite. However, I try several times, and it does not works. The problem is the code with **, other parts are correct. Thanks My code is ...
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Two chain graph with tikz

This is what I'm trying to draw: I was able to draw this graph (code below): But I am not able to create another change above the first one, nor "labeling" the nodes with other nodes. Any ideas? ...
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With continue chain, how to achieve absolute node positioning?

My problem is that I want to draw several horizontal "layers" of nodes (implemented as chains), with connections between them. When I try to position a node absolutely, it is additionally offset in ...
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Undefined control sequence \pgfmath@ in \node with text height or text depth

The below file gives this error when compiled with pdflatex (from TeX Live 2015). How do I fix it, and what have I done wrong? Error \pgfmath@dimen@ ...men@@ #1=0.0pt\relax \pgfmath@ l.27 ......
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Combining Tikz concepts/librarys to draw a complex picture with relative alignment/distances

I think all of the problems has been asked by me or others in the past. But my over all problem is that I am not able to combine all this solutions to the real picture I want to draw. Normally it is ...
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Horizontal fixing of Tikz nodes

(Please feel free to offer a better and more precise subject title.) I have two vertical chains with different count of nodes in it. But I want to visualize that some nodes of the right belong to one ...
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Join multiple tikz-chains (with different lengths) into one last node at their end

I have multiple vertical chains of different lengths (node count). I want all these chains at the end coming together into one last node. How could I do that? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{...
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Adjust horizontal space between vertical TiKz-chains the elegant way

The example below work and looks ok. But I think about if there is a more elegant/generic/tikz way to manipulate the space between different chains. Elegant here means, that it would be nice to ...
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Tikz: Alligning paths in its entirety

How can I align paths? I have two mindmaps: \documentclass[tikz,border=5]{standalone} \usetikzlibrary{trees,mindmap,chains} \tikzset{grow cyclic list/.code={% \def\tikzgrowthpositions{{#1}}% \...
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Tikz - Overlaping border on adjoining nodes

I am having trouble obtaining a single border between two adjoining node shapes with tikz. When I use a thick border, it leads to an overlapping double border at the connection of two nodes. How ...
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typesetting chains of maps

Can anyone help me of how to construct this chain in Latex?
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Problem Causal Chain

I have been trying to make a causal chain, but I have two problems: 1) arrow should be a standard arrow without any curve "->". 2) There is a gap between the arrow and the boxes. My code look like ...
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Using loops with chains?

Is there a smarter way to achieve the same result as the one from the following MWE: 1) by using some kind of loop instead of hand typing every node, 2) by drawing the arrows with tikz instead of ...
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Horizontal tikz chain with labeled nodes is not aligned.

The chain seems to be properly aligned without the labels; adding labels seems to break it: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{chains} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}...
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Simplify TiKz chain diagram

TiKz chain is amazing tool,I am reading Chains with labeled edges example. This example use matrix to place nodes, then use chain to connect it together. it's fine of course but I am thinking about ...
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drawing line pushes a chain below

I am trying to make a line that intersects a chain I already drew. However the drawing of the line pushes the chain below and they do not intersect. Can anybody help? I would like that the line ...
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TikZ chain nominate node location

I want to nominate node C4 at right of C1. so I have to define C1 before create C4. Below code seems has one extra line from C0 to C3. \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{...
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Make a Sequence of Pictures with TikZ

Recently, I often want to illustrate graph algorithms through a sequence of pictures as in My current method to do this is to create a chain, and then place a nested tikzpicture in each node. As you ...
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How can I increase the size of integral inside tikz and the length of the arrow

Code: \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{amsmath} \usetikzlibrary{arrows,chains,positioning,scopes} % \makeatletter \tikzset{join/.code=\tikzset{after node path={% \...
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Problems labeling an arrow

Having this in the preamble: \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{chains,shapes.multipart} \usetikzlibrary{scopes} \usetikzlibrary{decorations.markings} \usetikzlibrary{shapes,calc} \usetikzlibrary{...
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how to put a node below another in a chain

I have the following chain: \begin{tikzpicture}[start chain=going right,>=latex,node distance=0pt] \node[draw,rectangle,on chain,minimum size=1cm] (rr) {$I$}; \node[draw,rectangle,on ...
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Multi server queuing system using tikz

I need to have the server of this system \usepackage{graphicx} %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amsthm} %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% \usepackage{...
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How to have label displayed on top of arrows in tikz

I have this tikz figure: \begin{figure} \centering \begin{tikzpicture}[start chain=going right,>=latex,node distance=0pt] \node[draw,rectangle,on chain,minimum size=1cm] (rr) {$I$}; ...
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Chains in nested tikz pictures

I am trying to draw a complex item (consisting of multiple \nodes) as a cohesive whole using a nested \tikzpicture. My outermost picture uses a chain, onto which every \node is put. My inner picture ...
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PGF’s \foreach can’t replace in [start chain=\here]?

Here in TikZ/PGF, I need two lines of dots to connect them later. – I make those dots with chains in a \foreach loop. But I can’t get the naming to work in the loop. The code below works, but ...
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tikzchainprevious undefined

I am using the following code for drawing a TikZ chain diagram: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary { arrows, chains, decorations....
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How to eliminate the gap in a chain?

In the following code, I used node distance=0 and outer sep=0 to position the nodes besides each other seamlessly. \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{chains} \begin{...
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Trying to get Tikz chains example working

I found a lovely example of chains diagramming here and have been trying to get it to work. I opened a fresh document on WriteLaTeX, here, and put in the minimal preamble for the chains drawing, ...
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Overlapping nodes in tikz

I used to make a chain diagram in tikz, like described in the manual p. 59 ff, but in contrast to the manual, my nodes are overlapping. I tried to use the "node distance" option but i doesn't seem to ...
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Broken tikz chains

I tried to use the tikz chains feature today, and all was good for a few hours, but now I get an error every time I try to use chains ./test.tex:7: Package pgfkeys Error: I do not know the key '/tikz/...
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Using Tikz Fit to draw a node covering a Tikz chains

A chain of nodes is drawn using tikz chains. I would like to draw a rectangle node covering the chain nodes (or, multiple rectangle nodes covering subsets of them). I am using tikz fit. ...