# An arrow between two tikzpictures

How can I display an arrow between two tikzpictures (of the same size) so that the arrow is alligned with the centre of the pictures?

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{tikz}
\begin{document}

\begin{tikzpicture}[
tlabel/.style={pos=0.4,right=-1pt},
]
\node{$\Rightarrow$}
child {node {$\wedge$}
child {node {$p$}}
child {node {$q$}}}
child {node {$r$}}
;
\end{tikzpicture}

$\rightarrow$ % the arrow between the pictures

\begin{tikzpicture}[
tlabel/.style={pos=0.4,right=-1pt},
]
\node{$\Rightarrow$}
child {node {$\wedge$}
child {node {$p$}}
child {node {$q$}}}
child {node {$r$}}
;
\end{tikzpicture}

\end{document}


Do you want something like this?

This uses the baseline key with the value (current bounding box.center) to align the centres of the pictures with the current baseline.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{tikz}
\begin{document}
\begin{tikzpicture}[
tlabel/.style={pos=0.4,right=-1pt},
baseline=(current bounding box.center)
]
\node{$\Rightarrow$}
child {node {$\wedge$}
child {node {$p$}}
child {node {$q$}}}
child {node {$r$}}
;
\end{tikzpicture}
$\rightarrow$ % the arrow between the pictures
\begin{tikzpicture}[
tlabel/.style={pos=0.4,right=-1pt},
baseline=(current bounding box.center)
]
\node{$\Rightarrow$}
child {node {$\wedge$}
child {node {$p$}}
child {node {$q$}}}
child {node {$r$}}
;
\end{tikzpicture}
\end{document}


If you are drawing trees, you should consider one of the specialised libraries or packages as they offer greater power and flexibility and, in many cases, a syntax which allows you to specify a tree much more concisely.

Packages include forest (based on TikZ), tikz-qtree (obviously TikZ-based), qtree (non-TikZ) and the TikZ library trees (much less powerful and does not support specialised syntax).

• That's exactly what I want, thanks! I tried some tree packages but they didn't display the trees how I want. I only need to draw a few simple trees and tikz seems fine for that. – mmgro27 Aug 9 '15 at 22:03
• @notnek Certainly if it works for you, there is no need to fix it ;). – cfr Aug 9 '15 at 22:39