# How to change “Listing 1. Caption” to “Figure 1. Caption”?

I have a listing like so:

\lstset{language=Python,caption={Caption}}
\begin{lstlisting}
some Python code goes here
\end{lstlisting}


In the PDF this appears as Listing 1. Caption. How can I make it appear as Figure 1. Caption? It is worth mentioning that mixing real figures and listings has to keep consistent figure numbering.

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You should check next link that worked for me: stackoverflow.com/questions/2814714/… –  user828814 Mar 27 '12 at 18:46
You should check next link that worked for me: stackoverflow.com/questions/2814714/… –  user828814 Mar 27 '12 at 18:47

I think it's appropriate to use a little trick here: don't set the caption in the lstlisting environment, but enclose the listing in figure and use \caption:

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{listings}

\begin{document}

\listoffigures

\begin{figure}
\caption{Hello World}
\begin{lstlisting}[gobble=2]
print "Hello World!"
\end{lstlisting}
\end{figure}

\end{document}


This way you can mix real figures and listings while keeping consistent figure numbering.

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Excellent, worked perfectly. I tried putting it in figures before but it didn't do any good because I didn't move the captions. –  Adam Jun 2 '11 at 7:26