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I find:

\begin{tikzpicture}
\draw [->,decorate,decoration=snake] (0,0) -- (2,0);
\end{tikzpicture}

in TikZ manual, but dose not work! How can i draw snake edges in automata using tikz?

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Did you load the appropriate \tikzlibrary? –  azetina Aug 26 '12 at 18:59
    
Can you please add your full document starting from \documentclass{..... \emd{document} into your question? –  percusse Aug 26 '12 at 19:03
    
@percusse Well for some reason or the other, it does not compile on my computer if I do not load \usetikzlibrary{decorations.pathmorphing}. –  azetina Aug 26 '12 at 19:08
    
@azetina You are right I was loading pgfplots and somehow it goes through. –  percusse Aug 26 '12 at 19:17

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up vote 10 down vote accepted

The following code compiles:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{tikz}
\usetikzlibrary{decorations.pathmorphing}
%\usepackage{pgfplots} %% Using pgfplots package alone works as well.

\begin{document}

\begin{tikzpicture}
\draw [->,decorate,decoration=snake] (0,0) -- (2,0);
\end{tikzpicture}

\end{document}

This yields the output in the manual.

enter image description here

But as the manual suggests,

\begin{tikzpicture}
\draw [->,decorate,decoration={snake,amplitude=.4mm,segment length=2mm,post length=1mm}]
(0,0) -- (3,0);
\end{tikzpicture}

yields a better output as follows:

enter image description here

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