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LaTeX Graphics with TikZ

By : Stefan Kottwitz
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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)


As this ebook edition doesn't have fixed pagination, the page numbers below are hyperlinked for reference only, based on the printed edition of this book.


3D plotting 220-222


anchors 28


adding 168-170

arc 20


filling 102

shading 117

area between plots

filling 213-215

arguments 71

adding, to styles 71-73


drawing 56, 57

arrow tips

barbed arrow tips 57

customizing 58, 59

geometric arrow tips 58

mathematical arrow tips 57

Asymptote 3, 204

reference link 3

axis environments 207-209

axis shading 117-120


background layer

drawing 153, 154

ball shading 121

barbed arrow tips 57

bar chart 243-247

Bézier curves 195

Bézier splines

using, to connect point 196

bilinear interpolation shading 121, 122

bricks building game

creating 266-69

bubble diagram 232

bullet list 237



transforming 187,...