[OS X TeX] Tikz loop question

Frank STENGEL fstengel at mac.com
Tue Jun 12 05:20:28 EDT 2007

Le 12 juin 07 à 10:35, Gary Church a écrit :

> Hello Tikz experts!
> I'm trying to do an apparently unusual thing (as I can't figure out  
> how to do this :-) )
> I've included the "calc" package to get inline mathematical  
> operations. What I want to do is the the color of my plots to be  
> based of the value of a looping variable. Consider the code  
> fragment below:


>     \foreach \w in {1,...,5} \draw[thick,color=black!\w*10,<->] plot 
> [domain=-3:3]			%NOTE THIS LINE!
>     	function{x**2 - \w} node[right,red] {$y=x^2 - \w$};


> On the indicated line with the comment you'll see "color = black! 
> \w*10". My intention is that the curves whose equations are:

What would work is \w0 (i.e. adding a  tailing 0 to the contents of  
w). As far as I can tell calc is not designed for what you want it to  
do. It was designed to handle calculations in counter/dimen  

Frank STENGEL (fstengel<at>mac.com)

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