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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)

Plotting in 2D and 3D

Whether you’re a scientist, analyst, engineer, teacher, or student, you know that proper visualization is vital to understanding your data.

If you decide to showcase your data using diagrams such as line charts, bar charts, or pie charts, then Chapter 14, Drawing Diagrams, will cover you.

If you want to visualize your data in a coordinate system in LaTeX, then the current chapter is the right place.

In this chapter, we’ll be covering the following topics:

  • Introducing plotting
  • Creating and customizing Cartesian axes, ticks, and labels
  • Using plotting commands and options
  • Filling the area between plots
  • Calculating plot intersections
  • Adding a legend
  • Using the polar coordinate system
  • Parametric plotting
  • Plotting in three dimensions

After studying this chapter, you will be able to easily plot datasets and mathematical functions in a scientific and technical context.