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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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tikz 3d gets "too many vectors" at commercial printer - detection? fix?

The 3d marmot included in samcarter's upcoming tugboat article on tikzlings (thanks sc!), which reduces to, \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikzlings} \begin{document} \tikz{\marmot[3D]} \end{...
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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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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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One tcolorbox 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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zoombox array with adjustable width ratio

I've become an avid user of the zoomboxarray library created by Jake. Soon, one becomes aware that a fixed ratio (1:1) between the width of the subcaptionboxes containing the full image and 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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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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Highlighting pseudocode in algorithm

Edit: I "solved" my main issues now. It's a bit ugly/hacky, but at least the result looks ok. With this edit I'm replacing the now obsolete old code with what I have now. But suggestions for ...
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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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Externalizing TikZ-Images takes very long

Introduction Hello, I am facing very long compile times of more than 14 minutes for a ~130 page document, including around 40 PGF-Plots/TikZ-Images. Due to LaTeX's memory limits and (in fact) for ...
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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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How to create a borderless canvas for animate?

I have an example: \documentclass{ctexart} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage[ autoplay, autopause, nomouse, loop ]{animate} \begin{document} The first animation. \begin{animateinline}[...
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Problem for scaling a geometric figure with TikZ

The following code shows an offset of the calculate point when I use the scale=1.25. I have the possibility to use transform canvas={scale=1.25} with a scope but this leads to other difficulties like ...
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RubikCube Package - trouble with showing rotation

I am trying to use the rubikcube package to get some illustrations but I can't find the error in my code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz,rubikcube,rubikrotation,rubikpatterns} \begin{...
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Mindmap color shading between root node and children not using correct color

I am trying to create a mindmap in tikz, bur running in problems when I define the color of the root node different from the "default one". Mainly, the shading between the connection of the ...
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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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Why does `\usepackage{cleveref}` fix the conflict between (new) hyperref, amsthm, and lastpage when using tikz externalize?

This is not a duplicate of this question. Why does adding \usepackage{cleveref} solve the conflict between lastpage, hyperref, and amsthm during externalization? The known answer proposes \...
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Dual commutative diagrams

I use tikz-cd to draw my commutative diagrams, like the following: \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{tikz-cd} \begin{document} \begin{equation} \begin{tikzcd}[row sep=scriptsize] ...
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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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Why does over-sampling mess up arrows?

I have two images below. One is with a sampling of 200 and another without any As you can see, the first image has a beautiful arrow whereas in the second image, the line has gone beyond the actual ...
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counters, newcount and pgfcalendar, macros

I am trying to use the pdfcalendar library, but I think I'm confused by the definitions. My Question: What kind of LaTeX counter/macro/variable can I use with pgfcalendar functions? Do I have to ...
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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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Opacity of plane has no influence on points behind it

I created the following figure of my data points and a regression plane: I would like the data points above the plane to remain black but the data points below the plane to be blue. I thought this ...
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How to define calendar events for a time period

This question is a follow up on my previous question on how to test if a date is on the calendar. Here I want to ask how to further modify my code to reduce the work of entering all the events one by ...
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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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How to draw a triangular mesh (unstructured grid) of an arbitrary shape using Tikz?

I would like to draw a figure that looks like this one using Tikz: This one is adapted from a book and serve here as an example. It does not have to be with the exact same boundary curves because I ...
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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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TikZ: Changing units used by `let` operation

While making a more complicated picture, I stumbled upon unexpected behaviour from a plot command in a let operation. After quite some experimenting, I'm pretty sure I've identified the problem, but ...
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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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Printout of TikZ colorbar gives wrong colors

I want to publish a PDF with a print-on-demand service, but the resulting hard copy has errors in the printed colorbars. The colorbar is generated with TikZ by \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[ ...
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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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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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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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