Questions tagged [tikz-pgf]

TikZ is a higher-level drawing language built on top of the PGF graphics framework. For questions specifically about the PGF layer use {pgf-core} instead. Both tags are possible on the same question. The tag {diagrams} is also compatible with this tag.

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Tikz externalize not working when jobname is specified for main document

I'm not sure if it's a well known fact or not, but using the tikz externalization library does not work very well if a LaTeX document is compiled with a jobname that is different from the filename of ...
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Transform paper folding diagram to 3D object or vice versa

I made this commands to make paper models, and I ask if it is possible to have a 3D view of them converting in tikz-3D, or backward. But it's easier to draw the flat model and generate the volume ...
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How to incorporate and scale matplotlib plots in latex using the PGF backend?

I am using the pgf backend of matplotlib to generate pgf files which I want to put into my latex document using tikzscale to be able to resize them easily. Example python code: #!/usr/bin/env python ...
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Typesetting graphs of Turing machines

I have to typeset a lot of graphs of automatons looking like this. Therefore, I spent a lot of effort on introducing a simplied syntax based on TikZ. I got much help from here working out one or the ...
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Conflict tikzscale and matrix group plot

I want two axis environments next to each other in one figure environment. I want them to be vertically aligned and scaled to the width of the text. I am trying to achieve this by means of the ...
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TeX capacity exceeded, sorry [main memory size=5000000] with matlab2tikz and reduce_plot

Yet another Tex Capacity exceeded error. I am generating a matlab scatter plot which without modification resulted in a 64.5 MB printed eps file. Using that plot directly in matlab2tikz resulted in a ...
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LaTeX Cartooning

Are there any Latex packages (or any other text based methods) to assist in cartooning i.e. creation of simple images representing real-life objects. Something as simple as the images on xkcd is good ...
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One tcbcolorbox with alternative color in different lines

This is what I want to get This is what I already have \documentclass{article} \usepackage{geometry} \geometry{left=2.5cm,right=2cm,top=2.5cm,bottom=2.5cm} \usepackage{fontawesome} \usepackage{...
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Better arrows in math to match tikz-cd diagrams

The underlying problem I find the arrow tip in the Lucida Bright \rightarrow, hence in \to and \mapsto, to be too small, especially at smaller font sizes. Likewise, I find the Lucida Bright \relbar,...
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\includegraphics not working with xelatex for PDFs with images in them

I switched to using xelatex so I could use a specific font, but now some images don't render. Here's a simplified example that illustrates the failure: % The next lines tell TeXShop to typeset with ...
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Common library of generic distributions in probabilities?

I have not found a library for pgfplots with "proper" (=normalized, standardized) definitions of distributions so that we don't reinvent the wheel each time we need to call these functions the ...
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Beamer, overlay and standalone

Short version Is it possible to use standalone to produce externally my figures with overlays and include them directly in my main document ? More details Using the answers of the question Beamer ...
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`imshow` like diplay of image with colormap

I would like to show an originally gray scale image with a specific colormap like matlabs/matplotlibs imshow. Original: % python import matplotlib.pyplot as plt import matplotlib.image as mpimg ...
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Tikz externalize resulting in legends with wrong style

I have an issue that has already been discussed in some form for example here and here but I have not been able to resolve it with the hints/solutions given there. Please consider the following ...
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Rotate tikz “Layered Layout”

I know many of the layouts in Tikz can be rotated, but I fail to do it with the Layered Layout. I have a very large chart that takes a lot of space horisontally, and i believe it would look better ...
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How can I get correct spacing when reusing Forest trees and when calign is center (default), last etc.?

Forest allows me to reuse (part of) a tree in another tree. However, when calign has certain values, including the default center, this does strange things to the spacing of some nodes. How can this ...
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PGFPlots fillbetween layer issue with main layer

I am using fill between to create some diagrams where I need semi-transparent fillings above ploted lines. As normally fillings are put into a separate layer pre main below plot lines, I tried to move ...
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How to layout large edge labels in dot2texi?

I never got to layout (arbitrary) large edge labels in a dot2tex section. The problem is that the size of the layout has no effect of the layout and the rendering is only based on the default edge ...
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How to fit dot graph with dot2tex(i)

Currently I used the dot -Tpng to include graphs in my LaTeX document. However it produced sometimes suboptimal graphics I wanted to look into dot2tex(i). The problem I encountered is that previously ...
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Draw circle connection bar between two (or more) nodes of different tikzpictures

I tried to find something as identical as possible to this question but did not find it. If so, please let me know. I want to connect two nodes that are in different tikzpicture environments through ...
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Labels next to dots in tikz

I often draw a tikz diagram where I specify the nodes and the label separately: \tikzset{% dot/.style={circle, draw, fill=black, inner sep=0pt, minimum width=4pt}, top/.style={anchor=south, inner ...
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No decoration is dropped when the total length of the decoration list exceeds the length of the input path (a possible bug)

Just want to run this by the good people of tex.stackexchange before I submit this as a bug. Consider the following LaTeX manuscript featuring a pgf picture of a 2cm long horizontal line that is ...
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Tikz automated layout of nodes and routing of edges for complicated flow diagram

I have a master, "all-encompassing" (but non-standard) flow-diagram on the whiteboard to explain a methodology to readers of a journal article that I am writing. The problem is that I am unsure of ...
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How to install pdftops?

I use MikTeX + TeXstudio and use to TikzEdt to draw graphics. I want to export figures from TikzEdt to TeX. As I know, firstly I shall install pdftops to transform figures in order to .eps format. ...
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TeXPad: erroneous alignment in TikZ diagram

If I compile the following code on my MacBook Pro (TeXLive 2016), there is no problem at all. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \draw (0,3) --...
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Any way to integrate WaveDrom with LaTeX?

I know about the TikZ package for drawing timing diagrams, but WaveDrom is just so much simpler to use for me. Is there any way to integrate the WaveJSON into my LaTeX document, and make pdflatex ...
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Visible and non-visible lines in simple 3D drawings (cube - planes)

I want to make some simple 3D drawings, most of them in Cavalière perspective. I also want to see the difference between visible lines and the non-visible lines. The code I've made is: \...
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Braids diagrams and quantum groups

I need to include some graphical proofs of quantum groups theorem, looking like the one below: It's very similar to the braids package, but I also need to include operators, like the S in the circle. ...
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Error using tikzexternalize when placing an image on the verso page

I am preparing a thesis in the same manner as detailed in this question. Namely, I am looking to write a thesis with the text appearing on the right (odd) page, and images appearing on the left (even)...
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Webpages that show off beauty of LaTeX output relative to `competitors?'

There is a question (Showcase of beautiful typography done in TeX & friends) with many great answers showing off the great things one can accomplish with LaTeX. There are books (like Tufte's) ...
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How can I reliably and consistently save PGF keys filtered by path to a macro for later use?

I am trying to use PGF keys in TikZ with a relatively complex key tree. (Complex by my standards, that is - I'm sure it isn't that complicated in the scheme of things.) What I hoped to do is to ...
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How to select a range of data within a .csv file in latex using pgfplots?

I am generating a plot of data using pgfplots in latex. I am using data from several excel files as .csv. Here is the MWE: \documentclass[border=5mm,convert]{standalone} \usepackage{pgfplots} \...
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Solids of revolution using tikz or pgf

I've been looking here on TEX Stackexchange for a solution to create Solids of Revolution but I could'n find anything. The analysis that I make on this problem is, first, draw a 2-D graph, second, ...
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Node size in graph with pgf 3.0

I want to draw some graphs with pgf 3.0, but the size of the nodes are not being taken into account when laying out the graph using spring layouts. Here is an example document: \documentclass[tikz]{...
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Tikz Sphere without using Shade

I am using following graphic in my beamer slides I use evince pdf viewer and I find that the pdf displays very slowly. When I click for next page, it appears around 15-20 seconds later. I have a ...
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Node at tip/pinch of brace in Tikz

I'm trying to add some explanatory braces in my graphic, and find myself running into some minor difficulties/inconveniences. [Edit]: After being made aware that the main thrust of the question (...
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dot2tex: some frames are missing

I'm trying to dot2tex to render automata. For reasons I do not understand, the rendering is missing some boxes. For the following Dot file input: digraph { rankdir = LR { I0 [shape = point, ...
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Fork down edge style with Tikz 3.0 tree graph

When node/child style is used, it is possible to achieve fork down edge style picured here: What would be the syntax for the similar edge style, but using graph? The below MWE produces sloped edges: ...
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tikz externalization: list and make forces make to recompile the tikz images every time

I'm trying to speed up my latex development by parallelising as much tasks as possible and by redoing as little work as possible on every run. Amongst other things, I want to externalise my tikz ...
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using gnuplot to plot data from a file

I am trying to plot some data using pgfplots, but the data are so extensive that the maximum capacity is reached. I get the error: TeX capacity exceeded, sorry [main memory size=3000000]. What can I ...
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How to automatically optimize the PDF output of TiKZ externalize?

I use pgfplots with externalization for generating plots in my document. For heavy plots the output PDF for a figure can grow to few hundred KB. I used Adobe Acrobat to optimize the PDFs which ...
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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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Why are the numbers I get from the PGF profiler library all so close to an integer number of seconds?

I wanted to see whether some macros I wrote could be made noticeably quicker by eliminating the use of parsed PGF math commands, in favour of using the PGF math function macros (\pgfmathadd, etc.) ...
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where could we get these latex books as ebook not paperbook?

PSTricks Graphics and PostScript for TeX and LaTeX, Herbert Voss (Autor) The LaTeX Graphics Companion 2nd edition
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Draw a balanced fulcrum with cylinder, pyramid and sphere

I have been drawn the following figure, showing that the sphere with radius R and cone with base radius 2R and height 2R, away from the pivot with distance 2R, is rotational equilibrium with cylinder ...
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Is there a bug in the `arrows.meta` or `bending` library with the `double` option in TikZ 3.1.5b?

When the bending library is loaded, the double arrows are no longer attached to the line. \documentclass[tikz,border=5mm]{standalone} \usetikzlibrary{bending} \usetikzlibrary{arrows.meta} \begin{...
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including logos with different colors

I would like to set up a package with some logos for titles and fancy headers and the like. The key problem that I have at this point is that it should be possible to get the logo in different colors. ...
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Embedding a PDF containing a video in beamer

Similar to this answer, I'm embedding a video in a TikZ environment. I've also enabled externalizing i.e. along with the main pdf, I get another pdf which just contains this tikz picture. Is it ...
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Svg to Tikz doesn't work

I'm using inkscape to draw a simple picture and i saved with svg extension I want to convert this svg file to Tikz code for latex I download the extensions from github https://github.com/paaguti/...
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How can I avoid that PGF writes a RGB reference into my PDF?

I am still in the process of preparing a print ready PDF. For this I am trying to convert everything in my file to CMYK and hence I am searching the PDF output for any reference to RGB. One thing ...

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