# Does tikz work at PF?

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I cannot see any examples of tikz working.
I have this line;

\begin{tikzpicture} \mobiusstrip{1}{0.5} \end{tikzpicture}

What do I do to make it work? Thanks.

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TL;DR Summary: I cannot see any examples of tikz working.

I have this line;

\begin{tikzpicture} \mobiusstrip{1}{0.5} \end{tikzpicture}

What do I do to make it work? Thanks.
PF uses MathJax and not LaTeX. So not all libraries are available, and cannot be loaded either.

bob012345
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Was it part of the MHB site that was merged?

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IDK. It has been MathJax here since I joined. I have a tex editor running in parallel in case I want to write mathematical stuff that is more than a simple line. I rather copy, paste and finally adjust it than write it here. That means I have all environments that I want available and could copy tikz diagrams via screenshots.

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Was it part of the MHB site that was merged?
I believe they had tikz, yes, and posts using it are most likely ones from there.

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Was it part of the MHB site that was merged?
IDK. It has been MathJax here since I joined.
MHB had an implementation of LaTeX that allowed tikz to be rendered in the browser:
MHB had a dedicated server that converted TikZ code to pictures on the fly.

We don't have that here in PF. You can, however, always render the tikz on your system and post a picture of the result.

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TL;DR Summary: I cannot see any examples of tikz working.

I have this line;

\begin{tikzpicture} \mobiusstrip{1}{0.5} \end{tikzpicture}

What do I do to make it work? Thanks.
If all you want is a compiler to make a pdf then I'd suggest looking into Overleaf. Now, I've been using a LaTeX based word processor, LyX,, that also incorporates TikZ, though to save some time I usually use it to generate pdfs as it slows down the rendering time for the text.

-Dan

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