[OS X TeX] Gnuplot call from within pgfplot
Herbert Schulz
herbs at wideopenwest.com
Fri Sep 13 14:03:55 CEST 2013
On Sep 13, 2013, at 6:43 AM, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:
>
> On Sep 13, 2013, at 6:08 AM, Joshua Smith <smithjh at lafayette.edu> wrote:
>
>> All,
>>
>> I am trying to use pgfplots to create a figure, and I am calling gnuplot to evaluate a specified function to create the data, as follows:
>>
>> \begin{tikzpicture}
>> \begin{axis}[xmin=0, xmax=0.011, ymin=0, ymax=1.1, scaled x ticks=base 10:3, xtick scale label code/.code={}]
>> \addplot[\red, very thick] gnuplot[id=convection10, domain=0:0.010, samples=100] {(cosh(sqrt(4 * 100 / 14 / 0.005) * (0.010 - x)) + (100 / sqrt(4 * 100 / 14 / 0.005) / 14) * sinh(sqrt(4 * 100 / 14 / 0.005) * (0.010 - x))) / (cosh(sqrt(4 * 100 / 14 / 0.005) * 0.010) + (100 / sqrt(4 * 100 / 14 / 0.005) / 14) * sinh(sqrt(4 * 100 / 14 / 0.005) * 0.010))};
>> \end{axis}
>> \end{tikzpicture}
>>
>> I have installed gnuplot and I can call it manually from a Terminal window. However, when I compile my TeX file using TeXShop, I get the error:
>>
>> ./09-13-2013 Main.tex:349: Package pgfplots Error: Sorry, the gnuplot-result file '"09-13-2013 Lecture Notes.convection10.table"' could not be found. Maybe you need to enable the shell-escape feature? For pdflatex, this is '>> pdflatex -shell-escape'. You can also invoke '>> gnuplot <file>.gnuplot' manually on the respective gnuplot file..
>>
>> WIthin TeXShop, the engine is set to be
>>
>> pdflatex --file-line-error --synctex=1 --shell-escape
>>
>> so, why is gnuplot not being called automatically?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Josh
>
> Howdy,
>
> Could you provide a complete, minimal example that shows this behavior so I can see all the contents of a file that produces this error?
>
> Also, what do you mean by `the engine is set to be
>
> pdflatex --file-line-error --synctex=1 --shell-escape
>
> and what version of TeXShop and TeX Distribution are you using?
>
> Good Luck,
>
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
>
Howdy,
I have no problem with
%%!TEX TS-program = sepdflatexmk
%%!TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode
\documentclass[11pt]{article}
\usepackage{geometry}
\geometry{letterpaper}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{amssymb}
\usepackage{tikz}
\title{Brief Article}
\author{The Author}
\begin{document}
\maketitle
\begin{tikzpicture}[domain=0:4,x=2cm,y=2cm]
\draw[very thin,color=gray] (-0.1,-1.1) grid (3.9,3.9);
\draw[->] (-0.2,0) -- (4.2,0) node[right] {$x$};
\draw[->] (0,-1.2) -- (0,4.2) node[above] {$f(x)$};
\draw[color=red] plot[id=x] function{x} node[right] {$f(x) =x$};
\draw[color=blue] plot[id=sin] function{sin(x)} node[right] {$f(x) = \sin x$};
\draw[color=orange] plot[id=exp] function{0.05*exp(x)} node[right] {$f(x) = \frac{1}{20} \mathrm e^x$};
\end{tikzpicture}
\end{document}
Recent versions of TeXShop have shell-escape turned off by default. You may have to enable the sepdflatexmk engine file (it's pdflatexmk with shell-escape enabled). To do this move the sepdflatexmk.engine file from ~/Library/TeXShop/Engines/Inactive/Latexmk two folders higher, to ~/Library/TeXShop/Engines. Under OS X 10.7 and later the ~/Library folder is hidden in Finder by default; to open it press the Option key while you click on the Go Menu in Finder and a new menu item to allow you to open the folder will show up.
Good Luck,
Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
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