# Category Archives for **pgf/TikZ**

Graphics with pgf/TikZ

## PGFPlots 1.11 released

Christian Feuersänger released version 1.11 of PGFPlots. It’s already one week ago, but regarding this special package that news is important for me, so I share it also here. Furthermore, there are news about the future development. I would live to … Continue reading

## Periodically, more or less

Recently I got my hands on the sine function, again. It’s the classic example for a periodic function. Everybody knows that horizontal wave in the cartesian coordinate system. Starting with a polar plot of a complex sine function in two … Continue reading

## Dynamic systems, bifurcations, procedural worlds

I’m using pgfplots a lot, so I will share some examples today. Here, I benefit from these features of pgfplots, going beyond base TikZ: Simple plotting with 3d coordinates and axonometric projection Presentation of required coordinate axes Using color gradients … Continue reading

## Iterated fractals

I recently dealt with Iterated function systems , in short IFS. Here we got repeated transformations: the space will be mapped onto itself. There can be different map specifications. We do this an infinite number of times and take a … Continue reading

## Happy New Year!

Happy New Year for all! The animated GIF image shows fireworks displayed with TikZ written by Chris Hughes aka cmhughes on TeX.SE. Follow the link to see further fireworks effects. The code is: \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{decorations.pathmorphing,decorations.shapes} \begin{document} \foreach … Continue reading

## Happy Christmas!

This Christmas tree has been written in LaTeX and TikZ by Alain Matthes. See the complete source code.

## New maintainer wanted for pgfSweave

Cameron Bracken announced that he is looking for a new maintainer of the pgfSweave package. pgfSweave is an R package for use with Sweave for speedy compilation of high quality graphics, specifically it provides capabilities for “caching” graphics generated with … Continue reading

## Drawing a stemma with TikZ

Maïeul Rouquette has published an article on LaTeX-Community.org: Stemma with TikZ. It is an English translation of his three French blog articles about that topic. A stemma codicum is a “family tree” of different manuscripts of a same text, see … Continue reading

## Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, and the best wishes! The image shows fireworks displayed with TikZ by percusse on TeX.SX. Follow the link to see further fireworks effects. The code is: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage[active,tightpage]{preview} \PreviewEnvironment{tikzpicture} \setlength\PreviewBorder{0pt}% \usetikzlibrary{calc,decorations.pathmorphing} % \pgfdeclareradialshading{someshade}{\pgfpointorigin}{% color(0mm)=(pgftransparent!40);color(5mm)=(pgftransparent!50);% color(10mm)=(pgftransparent!70);color(2cm)=(pgftransparent!100)} \pgfdeclareradialshading{somenodeshade}{\pgfpointorigin}{% … Continue reading

## Merry Christmas!

This Christmas tree has been created by Mikko Heiskanen with this code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{scopes,svg.path,shapes.geometric,shadows} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}[ mystar/.style={star, minimum size=2cm, star point ratio=2.5, shade, thick, line join=round, color=yellow!80!black, draw=red!20!black, top color=yellow!80!white, bottom color=yellow!60!black}, mytree/.style={scale=0.5, rotate=180, draw=green!60!black, thick, line join=round, inner … Continue reading