Questions tagged [tikz-arrows]

{tikz-arrows} is about questions related to the arrow head specifications in the arrows library of the TikZ/PGF graphics package. If the question is not specifically addressing an issue related to the arrow construction, use the general {tikz-pgf} tag.

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Better arrows in math to match tikz-cd diagrams

The underlying problem I find the arrow tip in the Lucida Bright \rightarrow, hence in \to and \mapsto, to be too small, especially at smaller font sizes. Likewise, I find the Lucida Bright \relbar,...
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Is there a bug in the `arrows.meta` or `bending` library with the `double` option in TikZ 3.1.5b?

When the bending library is loaded, the double arrows are no longer attached to the line. \documentclass[tikz,border=5mm]{standalone} \usetikzlibrary{bending} \usetikzlibrary{arrows.meta} \begin{...
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TikZ: Contents of scope not visible in tikzpicture when using option overlay

I'm trying to draw an arrow with opacity=.35, but the shapes are overlapping, which makes the opacity stack. I tried the solution of How can I draw a semi-transparent arrow in TikZ without internal ...
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Dual commutative diagrams

I use tikz-cd to draw my commutative diagrams, like the following: \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{tikz-cd} \begin{document} \begin{equation} \begin{tikzcd}[row sep=scriptsize] ...
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Arrow in arbitrary position on pgf/gnuplot curve

The main idea, is to plot an electric field lines with arrows on it, something like this: My solution is: \documentclass[tikz, border=1cm]{standalone} \usepackage{ pgfplots} \usetikzlibrary{...
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How can I get arrows to attach to outside of rectangle split in a graphdrawing layout?

I'm trying to make use of the newer (pgf > 3.0) graphdrawing layouts to do class diagrams, but I can't seem to figure out how to get arrows to attach to the outline of a rectangle split. I've read ...
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Changing the current direction arrow in TikZ' circuits.ee library

I want to change the arrow tip used for indicating the current directions in TikZ' circuits.ee library (first path in the MWE below) to something else, say the Stealth tip (second path in the MWE). In ...
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How to make the arrow more natural?

I have no idea to put the arrow into natural way. The source code is like the below \begin{tikzpicture} \draw [decorate,decoration={coil,segment length=7.2mm,aspect=1,amplitude=2mm},->,>=...
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Arrow lines crooked when using xymatrix frame around group of entries

The following does not yield squared arrow lines. The lines connecting the two lower blocks are crooked. Does anyone have any idea how to fix that? Thanks, Dave \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage[all,...
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How does one draw a vertical timeline like this?

I want to create a timeline like I saw Fancy vertical timeline like to know how I can modify the above example.
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arrows not scaled but grid does

I am trying to draw a arrow head in grid. but since it's too small, I add a scale to tikzpicture, then found the arrows actually not being scaled but grid does. \documentclass[border=1mm]{standalone} \...
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Setting the directionality of \tdplotdrawarc in cartesian coordinates

I have an issue with regards to \tdplotdrawarc in TikZ. Consider the following snippet: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz,tikz-3dplot} \usetikzlibrary{intersections,fadings,decorations....
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vector field on a surface

I have this surface and this vector field but I don't know how to adapt the field to the surface in such a way that it goes towards the minimum area (blue), could someone please help me? This is my ...
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How to create arrows with different sizes in tikz?

I have the following chart in tikz, but I'd like to adjust some problems with the arrows: I changed the arrow thickness proportionally to the number in the edge, but the arrow head should be ...
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Handwriting path with TikZ in Beamer (path decoration?)

I am building a handwritten style presentation. I would like to have all the features very similar to handwritten. As you can see from my example, I am almost able to do that. The problem is the path ...
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Moving text of arrows across the arrow

I'm trying to put the text on the good place and I'm "playing" with the options like above, below, left... and pos option but I can't do it. The idea is moving the labels to the new clean ...
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Text above tikz arrow -- success depends on the length of the text?

I've tried to position a single letter above an arrow using tikz. But it seems only to work for longer texts. See this MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{arrows} \...
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Including animated mindmap into presentation gives errors

Could someone help me debug the code below? I am struggling to get an animated mind map into a presentation. Thanks to marmot I managed to get the mind map animated, but when I integrate that code ...
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How can I add arrows onto gnuplot contour plot?

I have a contour plot for a doublet flow, but I'm trying to add arrows onto the contour plots. \begin{axis}[ xshift=8cm, ticks = none, view={0}{90}, xmin = -1, ymin = -3, xmax = 5, ...
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Externalize tikz-forest with shaded arrow

I have just discovered externalize and want to use it in my document that contains lots of trees with shaded arrows. The arrows are shaded with some "hack" that I found on this site (unfortunately I ...
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Movement arrows in gloss (part IV)

In reference to this question: Movement arrows in gloss (part III) I have one more question: Is it possible to get four arrows: Two beneath the text in both directions and two above. Up to now ...
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How to move nodes's names and emphasize arrow tips?

I am trying to draw a Cayley graph for Z_8 and need some arrows. My problems : The names of nodes come exactly on the coordinators, is there a way of setting it to appear beside the coordinator not ...
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How I can draw a twisted 3D curve arrow between two elements?

I want to draw an arrow which has a beautiful curve, Like the below picture (as an example). \documentclass[tikz,tikz-3dplot, border=2mm]{standalone} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}[scale=3] ...
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How to write smaller text in nodes and how to change node colors

So I have states and nodes drawn in my tikz project. Now I want my node's text look smaller and go INSIDE the middle of node. Also how to change text and node color? My code for nodes: \...
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curves with Tikz

I have 5 curves of functions that I want to put in the same TikZ graphic. The functions are: $$f(x)= 1.5e6(s^(-1/0.06)-1)^(1-0.06)$$ $$g(x)= 10^7(s^(-1/0.412)-1)^(1-0.412)$$ $$h(x)= (1-s^2)*(1-s^(5/3)...
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How do I fix this problems with Tikz knots and decorations?

so I have a self intersecting loop and I would like the intersection to look something like - -. I have used the knot package however it does not seem to be working for my diagram as I would like ...
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Let a line make an angle with respect to coordinate system

I want to draw an asymptote to indicate the blue line to follow a certain path. However, the asymptote seems to shift as I adjust the height and width of the plot. I have tried to make everything ...
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Error when adding arrows along 3d parametric curve

I'm trying to create a 3-D parametric curve using TikZ. I also want to add decoration arrows along the curve. However, I'm getting an error message saying the dimension is too large. So is there any ...
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Some errors in the tikz.code.tex file!

I simply wrote: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} Hello..... \end{document} I got the following errors: line 1061: Undefined control sequence. } line 1061: Undefined ...
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trying to produce a cross diagram with quadratic inputs

I produce something like below but have not able all I have is the nodes but it doesn't work, any help would be appreciated \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{arrows.meta} ...
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Overlapping vector heads

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath, amsfonts, chngcntr, textgreek, tikz, siunitx} \begin{document} \section{Kinematics} \Problem A ship moves along the equator to the east with velocity $...
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Speeding up pdf generation time

I am building a resume builder. I have mobile and web as frontend clients. I want to be able to update fonts, font colors realtime from clients. I am using node-express in backend. So I am generating ...
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Drawing Finite State Machines

I want to enlarge the arc from state Q2 to Q9, any help? This is the code. Thanks. \node[thick, state, initial] (A){$q_{1}$}; \node[thick, state] (B) [right of=A]{$q_{2}$}; \node[thick, state]...
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How to highlight an itemize item in an animation flow

I am trying to highlight the second item in an itemize after displaying all items: \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{tikzmark} %#% \begin{frame}{slide_1}{} \begin{itemize}[<+->] ...
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Problem bringing the commutative diagram inside the question and answer frame

I can not put the commutative diagram under the frame: \documentclass{amsart} \usepackage{latexsym,amsmath} \usepackage{tabularx, environ} \usepackage{wasysym,latexsym,amsmath,amssymb,mathrsfs} \...
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Causal diagram with many grandchildren and great-grandchildren

Causal Diagram with a Common Grandchild How do I add a grand grandchild to the bottom? What about if I want to add 3 grand-grandchild and then one common grand-grand-grandchild as you did above? ...
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Drawing a 3D Volume in TIKZ knowing his sections

I'm basically a beginner using TIKZ and I need your help to draw a volume with these features: Domain: [0;4] Basis of the volume (on the x-axis): it is the function f(x)=cos(x/2)+1/2 in the domain. ...
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Trying to draw this figure using tikz

I'm trying to draw this figure: Figure I used TikZiT, but I could have used TikZ directly or Pgfplots, because I don't know squat about any of them. So far I've got this: \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{...
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tikz drawing perpendicular line

I copied and pasted some code from another thread on this forum, and it has worked, however I am unsure how to change the length of the line. On the attached image, the line is the one labelled H(X,T)....
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Small axes, 3D vector graph - rotation of arrows

Would anyone know how to rotate the Z2 arrow by 90 degrees in order achieve the the Z2 arrow in blue? The plot only shows the small axes which functions as descriptions of the functions within a 3D ...
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Cryptocode: multiple items on arrow bbroracleqry(from/to) and how to place them

Hope some of you can help! MWE: \begin{bbrenv}{A} \begin{bbrbox}[name=$\mathcal{C}$] \pseudocode{% ((N,e),d) \leftarrow \gen(1^n)\\ b \leftarrow^r \{0,1\}\\ ...
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Drawing random open curve in tikz

There are quite a few threads on how to draw random curves, but nothing that addresses my problem. I'm interested in drawing a random ribbon with no closed loop. It should look something like the ...
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What is the way to draw arrows to parts of text using tikz?

I have the following: I have a paragraph of code, and I would like to draw curved arrows pointing to specific parts of the program text, explaining it. How can I do this in tikz other than ...
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Using arguments for tikz style in standaloneframe not working

For creating TikZ images for beamer presentations I use the standalonepackage and standalone frame. Now I reallized that if I try to define tikz style with an argument (#1) locally at the tikz ...
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Standalone crops arrowhead and border does not show in parent file

Problem: Arrowheads are cutoff in a tikzpicture environment in a standalone and the parent file that calls the standalone. I've tried using a border, but that only seems to rectify the issue in the ...
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