# PgfPlot: Axis Arrows vs Vector Arrows

I've notice that the arrowheads on the axis are different than the arrowheads drawn when drawing vectors:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{pgfplots}\pgfplotsset{compat=1.7}

\begin{document}

\begin{tikzpicture}
\begin{axis}[
domain=0:1, range=0:1,
axis lines=none,
]
\addplot [->] plot coordinates {(0,0) (0,1)}; %% make longer later axis
\addplot [->] plot coordinates {(0,0) (1,0)}; %% make longer later axis
\end{axis}
\end{tikzpicture}

\begin{tikzpicture}
\begin{axis}[
domain=0:1, range=0:1,
axis lines =left,
ticks=none,
]
\end{axis}
\end{tikzpicture}

\end{document}


How do I make all the arrows look like the axis arrows? Thanks!

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Instead of [->] you should use [-stealth]. See the PGF/TikZ manual for different arrowheads – percusse Nov 28 '12 at 3:19

## 1 Answer

You can set the arrows globally in the preamble using

\tikzset{>=stealth}


Enjoy the beautifully easy customization of tikz :)

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