# Tagged Questions

{arrows} is about drawing arrows, usually in {math-mode} or inside {diagrams}.

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### How to draw a left right harpoon up?

I'm familiar with \leftharpoonup and \rightharpoonup. These complement \leftarrow and \rightarrow. There is also \leftrightarrow, but strangely, no \leftrightharpoonup. I implemented a very ugly hack ...
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### Dotted and bent xy matrix arrow has non-dotted turns

I have this diagram I'm doing with xypic, and I want to make bent arrows going from the top to the bottom of the diagram. So I re-learn the syntax for bending around entries. THen I decide I want ...
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### Tikz arrow starting exactly in the center

I have the following problem. I am using the tikz package to draw figures. I am drawing some sort of a data structure. This includes having nodes and lines which connect nodes. Sometimes, a line has ...
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### Better extensible arrows

Using amsmath and extarrows packages, we have many extensible arrows. But these arrows look ugly, since some parts in an arrow are boldfaced. Are there any better-looking extensible arrows?
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### Vertically align vector arrows

I'd like to write an expression with several vectors: $\vec{t} + \vec{a}$ I'd like the arrow to appear at the same level, but the t arrow appears higher than the a arrow. I tried with \...
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### inclusion arrow in TikZ

How can I give shape to some arrow in tikz, to draw the inclusion arrow? I read a similar question How to typeset inclusion arrow? with given answer, but the answer didn't really used tikz and I ...
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### How to draw arrows between circled coefficients of polynomials using tikz

After reading Gonzalo's answer to Arrow between parts of equation in LaTeX, I thought I would be able to modify it so that I could have the corresponding coefficients circled and an arrow going from ...
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### Is there a left-handed equivalent of \implies?

I’m aware of and use the \implies and \iff commands to denote right-handed implication and if and only if (so A=>B and A<=>B). I’ve been looking for a similar command for left-handed implication (i....
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### Tikz - move/reposition arrow decorations (arrowhead length/size)

I'm trying to build a 'dimension line' macro for Tikz: \documentclass{article} % note: with \documentclass{minimal}, this example fails with: % ! Undefined control sequence. % \pgf@lib@dec@computed@...
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### Drawing “bus width”-like markers with number on arrows

I'm trying to draw arrows with / marks and numbers like in the following picture: My current solution looks like this: \begin{tikzpicture} [ inverter/.style={rectangle,draw,inner sep=...
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### “Broken” arrow symbol

In his pretty awesome book “Undergraduate Algebraic Geometry” M. Reid uses (e.g. see page 4) symbol of “broken” arrow (which looks quite a like dash+space+short arrow : “- →”) for partially ...
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### drawing an arrow to a table cell

I have to draw an arrow to a table like in this picture.
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### Automaton backedge arrows running into other states

I am trying to draw a finite-state automaton using the automata package in TikZ and am having trouble getting an edge to "clear" the other states (that is, not run into them). Having read this answer,...
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### Creating a digraph with formulas instead of nodes [closed]

I am looking to make a diagram with lines similar to this one: Labeling Edges in a Weighted Digraph But I am trying to have a mathematical formula, which is the label, instead of being above the dot ...
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### Can I combine arrow tips in TikZ/pgf?

I'd like to draw an arrow using TikZ where I can specify more than one tip (or tail). This is presumably technically possible since the >> tip is a "doubled" tip: defining >=diamond produces ...
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### Generating Random arrows in tikz

I would like to draw this figure : Hence, I resort to TikZ. But, it seems to be very difficult drawing arrows precisely in TikZ with the precise locations (x,y). I have achieved this: Here is the ...
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### Getting arrows underneath numbers

I want to draw curved arrows underneath my numbers, does anyone know how to do this? I've tried the command \curvearrowleft but TeX doesn't recognize that line, either because I don't have the package ...
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### Changing line thickness of arrow

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{arrows} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \draw[step=1cm,color=gray] (0,0) grid (3,3); \draw[draw=black,solid, -triangle 90,fill=...
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### Changing Size of Arrows, Labels, Loops in Diagrams and Directed Graphs [closed]

Consider this MWE: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{tkz-graph, tikz-cd} \usetikzlibrary{calc} \usetikzlibrary{decorations.markings} \begin{document} Blah ... blah. \begin{tikzpicture}[...
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### Detexify couldn't help me find >— and —<, can you?

These symbols are like arrow, except the arrow heads are inverted. Some ASCII art: >-- or --< Could you help?
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### How can I draw the outline of a path in tikz?

Using the arrow tip library, I can draw thick arrows with triangular tips, like so: \begin{tikzpicture} \draw[line width=2ex, rounded corners=2ex, triangle 90 cap reversed-triangle ...
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### Extensible double lined, squiggle arrow

I would need an arrow (for math mode) with the following characteristics: squiggle (like \rightsquigarrow) double lined (like \xRightarrow) extendible (like \xRightarrow) Currently, I am using ...
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### Dashed down arrow

I am looking for a solution for dashed down arrow. Have already tried packages like lucidabr and MnSymbol, but these turn my whole stuff upside down, producing a lot errors like "Something is not ...
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### \to arrow with tikz or tikzcd

I want to replace the usual \to short arrow by an (approximately) equally short arrow with a nicer tip. Although completely newbie, I'm fond of tikz-methods and I write all my commutative diagrams ...
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### Configurable and Extensible Accents (Arrows, Dots, Vectors)

There seems to be no shortage of questions that ask how to place some symbol (frequently a non-standard arrow) over another symbol. Similarly, many people also want extensible arrows. And as expected, ...
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### Circular arrow in 3D to indicate a unit axis rotation

I would like to indicate the directions of rotation and symbols used for the respective Euler angles. This would look nice using small circular arrows around the axes, as shown below: In this ...
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### Math symbols in tt font

I am trying to typeset some mathematics all in typewriter font; aiming to emulate the appearance of a particular computing environment. However, \mathtt in math mode doesn't appear to affect the ...
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### How to draw bent arrows going to a new line in long formulas (ex. chain complexes)

I have to write quite long chain complexes such as 0\rightarrow A \rightarrow B \rightarrow C \rightarrow etc. with many terms in them, and I would like the arrows close to the side of the page to ...
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### Arrow heads as plot marks

I would like to draw a plot and put arrow heads pointing in the direction of the plot instead of marks. My first idea was to use the quiver option from pgfplots by duplicating and stagering the ...
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### How to draw an arrow to a specified position in a frame and write some notes on the another end of arrow?

I would like to make an arrow and write some notes as shown below I tried with the following code \documentclass{beamer} % \usetheme{CambridgeUS} \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} \usefonttheme{...
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### Commutative diagram with parallel arrows in opposite direction

I have a diagram of the following form, written with the package amscd: \begin{align*} \begin{CD} W @>\phi>> X \\ @V{a}V{b}V @V{c}V{d}V \\ Y @>\phi>> Z \\ \end{CD} \end{...
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### System of linear equations wobbles

I tried to illustrate how to solve a system of linear equations but I don't come along with the different approaches to position the equations. They are shifted at some slides, e.g. if an arrow is ...
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### sketching simple arrows with different direction

I want to sketch this figure.. if you guide me to draw one of this arrows with direction i would be grateful..
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### How to prevent a TikZ arrow from touching a node?

I am using TikZ to draw some trees in my thesis. This is a sample of what is being done: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz-qtree} \newcommand{\Ta}{ \begin{tikzpicture}[level distance=30pt, ...
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### Can I draw a small arrow from a word to a space-gap on the same line?

I want to illustrate that the const in the following line can also be moved one word to the right. Maybe I can underline the const and draw a slim arced arrow pointing to the next gap? const int * ...
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### \xrightarrow: position of text over an arrow should be lower

The following example of LaTeX code \documentclass[b4paper,oneside, final, 10pt]{article} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage{charter} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{mathtools} \usepackage[top=...
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### Multiple holes in arrows in xypic

I am trying to make a diagram where two arrows will be crossing one arrow. I have the current code for putting in one hole: \Omega \ar[r]|(.35)\hole^-{d} \ar[d]^-{e_*} which seems to work just ...
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### Decorate a path with little arrows parallel to it

I want to decorate a path with little arrows (with definable length) parallel to it. I tried to modify an example from the manual, but I was only able to get arrowtips and not complete arrows where I ...
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### Oxidation/reduction arrows, overhead and below, with oxidation numbers also

I want oxidation/reduction arrows, overhead and below, with oxidation numbers also. Like the one featured in the watermark background on this very page upper left corner. Unfortunately, chemexec ...
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### Arrow in text mode

Is there a way to write the equivalent of \rightarrow in text mode? I tried → but it threw an error, and the math arrow complained about bad environment. It doesn't need to be exactly the same arrow,...
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### How do I write above a left-right arrow?

There are a few articles on how to do this for left arrow or right arrow but the method doesn't work for \leftrightarrow. What I want is to write a \longleftrightarrow with “DFT” above it. I've ...
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### TikZ: How to decorate a path with the open diamond arrow tip that “bends” with the path?

I have a curved path that I want to put an open diamond arrow tip on. Here is a MWE with my best attempt: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{arrows,decorations.markings} \...
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### How can I get curly arrow underneath a state in a state transition diagram

I have a simple state transition diagram that I'd like to render in latex ideally using regular mathmode markup. The arrows show the probability of going between states. \underbrace{\boxed{A}}_{1/4}...
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### Why are bent arrows with arrow tips not symmetric in TikZ?

They say a picture says more than a thousand words. Is there a good reason why TikZ draws the arrows as skewed as in the left image? Is there any easy way to get good-looking, symmetric arrows as in ...
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### Dotted or dashed xrightarrow

I need a dotted or dashed arrow with text like \xrightarrow. I am aware of the MnSymbol package, but \dashedrightarrow does not allow me to write text on the arrow. Is there a package to accomplish ...
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### Typesetting inline Penrose/Cvitanovic tensor diagrams (birdtracks)

In the 50's, Roger Penrose invented a private graphical notation for tensors, which he later published. Wikipedia has a short description. It's basically a directed graph with some labels on it and ...
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### how to align an arrow head to the center of a snaked line

I'm trying to generate a snaked line with an arrow head at the end of the line, I can use the following code: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage[margin=1in]{geometry} \usepackage{tikz} \...
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### TikZ arrows for displaying sorting algorithms

I would like to add some arrows like in the following picture from the code just below. Output excpected Code \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{xstring} \tikzset{ ...