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LaTeX Graphics with TikZ

By : Stefan Kottwitz
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Book Image

LaTeX Graphics with TikZ

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By: Stefan Kottwitz

Overview of this book

In this first-of-its-kind TikZ book, you’ll embark on a journey to discover the fascinating realm of TikZ—what it’s about, the philosophy behind it, and what sets it apart from other graphics libraries. From installation procedures to the intricacies of its syntax, this comprehensive guide will help you use TikZ to create flawless graphics to captivate your audience in theses, articles, or books. You’ll learn all the details starting with drawing nodes, edges, and arrows and arranging them with perfect alignment. As you explore advanced features, you’ll gain proficiency in using colors and transparency for filling and shading, and clipping image parts. You’ll learn to define TikZ styles and work with coordinate calculations and transformations. That’s not all! You’ll work with layers, overlays, absolute positioning, and adding special decorations and take it a step further using add-on packages for drawing diagrams, charts, and plots. By the end of this TikZ book, you’ll have mastered the finer details of image creation, enabling you to achieve visually stunning graphics with great precision.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)

Further reading

The following sections in the TikZ manual at https://texdoc.org/pkg/tikz are the reference for the commands, syntax, and libraries used in this chapter:

  • Part VII, Section 88, Repeating Things: The Foreach Statement, gives all formal details of the \foreach command and its syntax. You can also find it at https://tikz.dev/pgffor.
  • Part III, Section 13.5, Coordinate Calculations, is the reference for the calc library. The direct online link is https://tikz.dev/tikz-coordinates#sec-13.5.
  • Part III, Section 13.3, Coordinates at Intersections, explains working with path intersections and is available online at https://tikz.dev/tikz-coordinates#sec-13.3.

As you already know, the TikZ galleries contain many examples relevant to this chapter. You can visit the following:

  • https://texample.net/tikz/examples/feature/foreach
  • https://tikz.net/tag/foreach
  • https://texample.net/tikz/examples/feature/coordinate-calculations
  • https://tikz.net/tag...