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Is it possible to change the size of an arrowhead in TikZ/PGF?

I'm trying to draw an arrow with a bigger head than normal. Is it possible without changing the style of the line itself?
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Dimensioning of a technical drawing in TikZ

Is there is an easy way to mark dimensions in a technical drawing with TikZ? Is there a library or something? Edit I am using XeLaTeX. Update I chose Martin's answer because it serves me well ...
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Label angle with tikz

I am able to draw a nice right triangle with \begin{tikzpicture}[thick] \draw (0,0) -- (4,0) node[midway,below]{$f$} -- (4,2) node[midway,right]{$\frac{x}{2}$}-- cycle; \end{tikzpicture} Now I ...
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drawing tree using tikz, child overlap

I am trying to draw a tree but unfortunately i have some childs overlap each other,I increased the sibling distance , even i have used the option scale but i have the same problem. here is my code : ...
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Problem with babel and tikz using \draw

I'm trying the next code: \documentclass[pdftex,spanish]{article} \usepackage{babel} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} Simple arrow: \begin{tikzpicture} \draw[->] (-1.5,0) -- (1.5,0); ...
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How can I draw a TikZ element multiple times against a shaded background?

If I have two tikzpictures drawn: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[margin = 1in]{geometry} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{decorations.pathmorphing,calc,shapes,shapes.geometric,patterns} ...
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How do I draw a little red square to label my right triangle?

The sample code: \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \draw ( 0 , 0 ) coordinate (A) -- ( 4 , 0 ) coordinate (C) -- ( 0 , 3 ) coordinate (B) ...
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tikz declare function and babel french option

I would like to declare functions in tikz for multiple uses of the same function within the code. Sadly, it seems that the tikz "declare function" is not compatible with the french option in babel. ...
17
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Blend/transparency styles in pstricks and TikZ

As depicted below, Illustrator offers various transparency styles: It is my understanding that, at this point, pstricks and TikZ are both limited to the normal style listed above. Could the other ...
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Can a shape be composed out of “subshapes” in TikZ?

Suppose one were to make a simple "dumbbell" shape in TikZ. (My actual example is more complicated, but let's stick to this simple one). That is, we want a shape constructed out of two circles, and a ...
12
votes
2answers
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pgfplots: mark max/min value of a function

How can I mark the maximum or minimum value of a function like x^2 in pgfplots? \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis} \addplot+[mark=none] plot {x^2}; \end{axis} \end{tikzpicture}
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TikZ: configuring arrow tip appearance not working according to documentation

I'm trying to follow the details outlined in the manual for configuring the appearance of arrow tips. But, I get nothing but errors. I'm trying to get the examples from section 16.3 on Arrow keys to ...
10
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1answer
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Custom Tikz arrowhead with bar before triangle 45

How do I make a custom arrowhead in Tikz having a perpendicular bar before a triangle 45? I would also like to adapt this solution to a bar before a square, open square, etc. For example, imagine ...
5
votes
3answers
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Complex Venn Diagramm

Further to my question on Venn diagrams overlapping color filling, I have the following MWE: \documentclass{book} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{pgfplots} \usetikzlibrary{shapes,fadings,patterns} ...
12
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2answers
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Referring to tikz picture again in the same document

I couldn't really think of a reasonable title for this question; but anyhow, here goes: I saw a very interesting question and solution today here: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} ...

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