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Help with Graphs in LaTeX

do you know how to create these graphics? I am new to LaTeX, so I need some help.
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Systematic and structured study of (Lua)(Xe)(La)TeX

I have a general question for the TeX.SE community. I'm a regular user of LaTeX for the last 4 years or so. I can say with some degree of confidence that I am conversant with the bare basics of (Xe)...
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LaTeX guide for MS Word users [duplicate]

I am a new Latex user but senior MS Word user. Where can I find guide and resources to migrate from MS Word to Latex for common formating and referencing features. Formating in MS Word (and also Libre ...
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What tools/advice/methods should I utlize to practice "The TeXbook by Donald Knuth"?

The short question is: How do I progress with this book? What tools should I download? A step by step explanation would be deeply appreciated .. The experience I had: Am a computer science student and ...
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Any reference and tutorial on writing .cls file class? [closed]

I was trying to re-edit the report.cls file to adapt to our institution thesis presentation format. I was stuck at declaring and executing options,also with error flag on xcolor file execution. Having ...
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How to make my own professional book step-by-step (there is a course or a book that I didn't find?)

Sorry if this question is not doubts about LaTeX per se, but more a question for a guide to making my own book. There is a book or a course or a tutorial available specifically about making my own ...
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Templates or tutorials for creating a title page

I am relatively new to Latex. I am writing my thesis in Latex, which has been (as you know) so much more convenient than a word processor. I am using \documentclass[oneside,11pt]{book} along with the ...
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What is the language used in LateX?

I'm writing a book with LateX since few months ago and I used some blocks of code as black box for me because I don't know the language of LateX, and I can't solve some problems because of my ...
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Learning Latex in a holistic way? [closed]

I would like to get your opinion on the broad subject of learning LaTeX. At first, I started with the online-editor, then I installed required software on my laptop. I learned as I went, seeking and ...
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What are the best sites to learn LaTex from the scratch for writing journal articles?

I am a LaTeX newbie. I am curious to hear your recommendations about the best places to learn it. More precisely, I am going to start writing my doctoral thesis in it. Our school already has a ...
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changing \def to \edef causes error **job aborted, no legal \end found

Edit: Sorry forgot to add the intention: So my understanding is that \def expands the current definition, so I wanted to try using \edef which I believe is meant to fully expand the command even after ...
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Problem with implementing \ifcsname ... \endcsname into a custom macro

I apologise in advance if this is a bad question but I have been trying to read up macros in Latex with the TeX-book but I just cannot work out why this doesn't work. So I have a 'working' macro (...
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Tex for IT professionals [duplicate]

I'm working as a programmer for about 20 years and invested a lot of time into understanding programming and computers before earning money with it. I've learned to program Java, use Windows, then ...
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Best tutorial learn bottom-up how to format biblatex-citations [duplicate]

After years with LaTeX, I need to take control over the output formatting of my citations in various projects. I've referred to the manual as well as the otherwise excellent tame the BeaST but I'm ...
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Tutorial: Low-Level Basic Implementation of an Asynchronous Table of Contents?

Closely Related: - Mimicking LaTeX's "table of contents" functionality Using documentclass{minimal}, what is the shortest way to write a low-level asynchronous Table of Contents, (...
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Comprehensive Tutorial/Manual for LaTeX/Packages with explicit example and shown results instead of pure codes like document center of mathematica

I want to use some packages in latex, then I find the manual for that package. However I find all these manual are purely codes and explanation without any explicit examples and shown results. I'm not ...
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Typesetting matrix multiplication

Here's a very general question: how would you guys write out a tutorial on matrix multiplication? Maybe with indicative arrows in order to show which line associates with its correspondent column, I ...
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Overhanging lines

I am new to LaTeX and I am trying to write my dissertation using LaTeX. Recently, I was working on this tutorial with Lipsum to create random text. Upon compiling, I see that some of these lines are ...
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Implement Friggeri in ConTeXt

How would one implement the Friggeri CV1[2] in ConTeXt? I'm new to TeX and have read: ConTeXt Mark IV an excursion Creating a clean presentation style in 40 commits It's in the details For the year-...
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The definitive guide to ConTeXt MkIV and LMTX documentation

On the mailing list (sign up, do it!) and on TeX - LaTeX Stack Exchange (abbr.: TeX.SX) I often read the complaint that the ConTeXt documentation is bad/old/incomplete. I wholeheartedly disagree. ...
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TikZ Interactive Tutorial [closed]

I'm a new user to LaTeX and would like to learn how to draw graphics (specifically vectors {think multivariable calc} in TikZ. Are there any interactive tutorials or resources you can recommend? ...
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What TeXBook version has built-in bookmarks?

My PDF copy of the TeXbook, surprisingly, doesn't contain any built-in bookmark. Do you know what version has them?
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How to use deluxetable.sty?

I'm writing a lab report and it was recommended to use the deluxetable package, which is used by physics journals, etc. Despite the popularity of it, I am having trouble finding any tutorial on it. ...
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Changing Font Family as in LaTeX wikibook example

I want to vary the font family in my document, as demonstrated in this example from the LaTeX wikibook. I built and compiled an mwe using that same code, but in the document I generated, the font does ...
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Where can I find "aligned" environment documentation?

Where can I find "aligned" environment documentation? I tried on the web and in this site but I've not been able to find it.
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Undefined citation in bibtex (from sharelatex tutorial) [duplicate]

First time using Bibtex. I was reading the tutorial of sharelatex on bibtex, here: https://www.sharelatex.com/learn/Bibliography_management_with_bibtex I copied the bib file they provide into a file: ...
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Is ConTeXt dead? [closed]

Seaching for ConTeXt tutorials and documentation I mostly found unfinished books older than 5 years, yet the last stable release was in 2015 and it seems widely used. Is this the intended state? I ...
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Which Class and Packages for typesetting War and Peace ( a novel narrative) [duplicate]

Project: format "War and Peace" on 8.5" X 5.5" double sided pages, using open source software, with a pdf submittal. The utf8 text is freely available to anyone, and no one can own sole publication ...
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Any TEX / LATEX Tutorial Specifically Covering MikTeX & WinEdit on a Microsoft Windows PC? [duplicate]

For typesetting my mathematical documents, I have been using MikTeX (for the back-end compilation) and WinEdit (for front end typing), on a Windows system. However, I often find that I need a ...
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ConTeXt for the LaTeX user [duplicate]

I am willing to try out ConTeXt after reading about its typographical capabilities and differences from more classical engines. I was wondering if there was good and recent resources to learn the ...
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What are good resources for a beginner, non-computer genius type of person, to learn Plain TeX?

I noticed that there are a lot of "beginner" resources for LaTeX, lots of novice friendly tutorials etc. Are there similar resources available for Plain TeX that are geared towards beginners? ...
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LaTeX introduction books 2: "modern" documentation [closed]

Trying to help a couple of completely lost querents here, I looked around and find a couple of nice posts pointing to "introductory" documentation, like for example What are good learning resources ...
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Which interesting and helpful YouTube channels do you recommend? [closed]

For starting I liked https://www.youtube.com/user/14mech14/videos. Which channels do you recommend?
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Is there a good tutorial / getting-started-guide focused on the KOMA-Script way?

So, I'm pretty new to LaTeX. I've been told in many places to use KOMA-Script document-classes instead of the standard ones; but it's also been mentioned that after doing so, you can't use a plethora ...
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Is it ok to learn latex from a 4-years old book?

I began reading LaTeX Beginner's Guide 2011. It instructed me to type \usepackage[noligatures]{microtype}, but the option to disable ligatures became a declaration, \DisableLigatures. It seems LaTeX ...
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Beginning Thesis [closed]

I am a graduate student in statistics and am about to begin writing my thesis, having finished my analyses and theoretical work. I have used LyX in the past and am well versed in knitr and have some ...
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Is there any tutorial on writing custom tikz decorations? [closed]

I'd like to code a new decoration for TikZ. Is there any tutorial, howto, manual or anything on the web, or should I just study the source?
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How can I learn LaTeX enough to write a paper? [duplicate]

Recently one of my college teachers had given a problem for which I had developed a solution. He told me to write it down in a technical paper in a website called overleaf.com. However, I am ...
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How do I install, learn and benefit maximally by using LaTeX [duplicate]

I am new to LaTeX, but learnt that it's the best document preparation as researchers. I have downloaded ProTeX, but I do not know anything about coding and programming, how do I ( I am a PhD ...
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advanced LaTeX course [duplicate]

I am looking for some tutorial or video-class or something like that about LaTeX advanced course. I want to know more about macros and the creation of packages. Thanks for the attention!
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I am very interested in writing my M.Sc. thesis with Latex, and have question: [duplicate]

I am writing my M.Sc. thesis in biochemistry, which has mathematics. I am new to latex, but I am greatly interested in it. I am watching/reading tutorials but was wondering if the community could ...
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I want to write a paper in latex but I don't know how to write in latex [closed]

I am a new user of latex tool. Up till now I have installed WinEdt for that. I want to write my own paper in Latex. Please Give me some suggestions where to start.
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Reference or Cheat Sheet of biblatex

Today I switched to biblatex and found it amazing. I've already skimmed the manual of biblatex. I wonder if any Reference or Cheat Sheet of biblatex is available. Thanks in advance for your help.
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Is there a useful latex manual which explains not only markup but relation of it

After searching for useful latex guides, manuals, tutorial, etc. for months now I've noticed a general lack of description of the relations between different types of markup. I estimate (from my long ...
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Good resources to understand how LaTeX is constructed layer after layer? [duplicate]

I have been a user of LaTeX for a couple of years now, and I would like to start to be involved in the writing packages. The problem is that currently, a lot of things appear to me as "black magic". ...
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Any LaTeX video tutorial recommendations for Mac users?

I dive into LaTex world for a time, although I try my best to read More Math Into LaTeX come along with TeXShop, there are still lots of gaps uncovered. I did search them on Lynda.com and I find ...
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Good Reference Book

I am having a problem getting two sets of data plotted on the same graph and have trawled the www for info on how to solve it. The closest I have found is this TeX.SX post. However, that is a ...
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Are there good comprehensive lists of LaTeX commands online?

I'm relatively new to actual LaTeX scripting, much of my experience comes from using MathJax over at math.stackexchange.com and I'm kinda self-taught, just picking things up as I need them. However, I'...
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Where can I find documentaion for tkz-graph in english

The tkz-graph / tkz-berge packages are really useful for making graphs. The official documentation available on CTAN, is however not much help. The documentation for tkz-berge only document the high-...
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LaTeX beginner's tutorial [duplicate]

I was recently introduced to LaTeX but I cannot find any resources online for beginners like me. I need a how-to kind of a resource for basic functionality. Pardon my vagueness. I currently have no ...
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