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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 topics of this chapter are covered in depth in the following sections of the TikZ manual at https://texdoc.org/pkg/tikz:

  • Part III, Section 16, Arrows, has a complete reference of all options and kinds of arrow tips with tabular overviews of the look of arrow tips and customizations. The online manual link is found here: https://tikz.dev/tikz-arrows.
  • Part III, Section 17.12, Connecting Nodes: Using the Edge Operation, describes the edge and quotes syntax. It’s part of the online manual section at https://tikz.dev/tikz-shapes.
  • Part V, Section 74, To Path Library, explains the options for the to operation that can also be used with edge. You can read it online at https://tikz.dev/library-edges.

There are online resources worth taking a look at:

  • TikZ drawing examples with arrow features: https://tikz.net/tag/arrows.
  • TikZ examples working with arrows and creating special arrows: https://texample.net/tikz/examples/feature/arrows...