Mini-Course on Improving Figures using TikZ/PGF for LATEX: An Introduction

Date: Wed, May 25 2016

Hour: 15:00

Speakers: Vincent Darrigrand (UPV/EHU-INRIA-UPPA) & Florian Faucher (INRIA-UPPA)

Date: 25th May 2016
Time: 15:00 - 19:00 (4 hours)

This course provides an introduction to the various features of the LATEX package called TikZ/PGF, which is intended to the generation of scientific figures and drawings that are totally embedded within the document. The course is divided in two classes of two hours each. During the first class, we present the basic structure and keywords of a TikZ picture to generate basic figures such as

1) Plots formed by clouds of data points with a customised legend,
2) Diagrams that can describe algorithms and
3) Sketches of a computational domain.

The second session is devoted to present more advanced tools and library options such as

a) The external library to save compilation time,
b) The groupplot library that provides advanced features for plotting a group of pictures,
c) The tikz-3dplot package for 3D figures,
d) The pgfplottable package to handle external data les,
e) Processes to automatise the plot structures for the display of results

Each participant is asked to bring a laptop with an up-to-date version of LATEX (TeX Live 2014 recommended). Optional, participants can also bring his/her own graphics and data.

[1] Pgfplots manual:
[2] PGF Manual:

Session 1: Wednesday, 25th May: 15:00-17:00 (2 hours)
Session 2: Wednesday, 25th May: 17:00-19:00 (2 hours)

*Registration is free, but inscription is required before 20th May: So as to inscribe send an e-mail to Student grants are available. Please, let us know if you need support for travel and accommodation expenses.



Confirmed speakers:

Vincent Darrigrand (UPV/EHU-INRIA-UPPA) & Florian Faucher (INRIA-UPPA)