# LaTeX Resources

## Figures & Tables

Figures

• In order to include figures, the graphicx package needs to be imported. It can be done by the following command

\usepackage{graphicx}

• LaTeX supports the following image formats, .png, .jpg and .eps
• To include a figure in your file, the following is needed
• figure environment
• \includegraphics{image_name} command
• Note: Extension of the image is not necessary and the image should be saved in the same folder as the .tex file.
• The syntax is as follows

\begin{figure}

\includegraphics[options]{image_name}

\caption{figure_caption}

\end{figure}

•  options: The following options can be used to customize the figure object,
• width = x    - To change the width of the image to x
• height = x   - To change the height of the image to x
• scale = x     - To scale the image by x factor (both height and width will be scaled)
• angle = x    - To rotate the image by x degrees
• trim = l b r t, clip = true|false    - To trim the image by a desired factor ( l: left, b: bottom, r: right, t: top), clip has to be made equal to true for trim to work
• caption: To add a caption to the image

Tables

• To include a table in your file, the tabular environment is needed. The syntax is as follows,

\begin{tabular} {l c r}

1 & 2 & 3 \

4 & 5 & 6 \

\end{tabular}

This command generates the following table

1    2    3

4    5    6

• The {} following the tabular environment define the number of columns and their orientation in the table. For example,

{l c r} creates 3 columns, left aligned, centrally aligned and right aligned respectively.

• To add more columns, \begin{tabular} {l c r c r l...} command can be used.
• To separate the columns by lines, the following can be done,
• \begin{tabular} {l || c || r} for double lines
• \begin{tabular} {l |c | r} for single lines.

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