# How to make a float that is not labelled 'Figure' but 'Listing'

I would to include my listings as floats, pretty much as Figures, but I don't want to call them Figures. I want to call them listings. How can I do that?

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There are two packages that let you format your listings and are able to let them float.

Here are two simple examples.

\documentclass[11pt]{article}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{listings}

\lstset{
basicstyle=\small\ttfamily,
frame=single
}
\begin{document}
\begin{lstlisting}[
gobble=4,
float,
caption={Dummy Listing},
label={lst:dummy}
]
\documentclass{scrartcl}

\begin{document}
Hello World!
\end{document}
\end{lstlisting}
\end{document}


\documentclass[11pt]{article}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{minted}

\begin{document}
\begin{listing}[!ht]
\begin{minted}[
frame=single,
gobble=6
]{latex}
\documentclass{scrartcl}

\begin{document}
Hello World!
\end{document}
\end{minted}
\caption{Dummy listing}
\label{mnt:dummy}
\end{listing}
\end{document}


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Would be good to know the reason for the vote down. Without it's hard to improve. –  Thorsten Donig Mar 16 '12 at 8:26

It would be possible to re-purpose the figure environment and associated macros, but it may make the code harder to read. For example,

\begin{figure}[..]
% <contents>
\caption[..]{...}
\end{figure}


would then serve the (possibly) dual purpose of posting a listing or a figure. Additionally, what should be contained within \listoffigures?

The float package allows for the easy definition of new floats. Here's a minimal example declaring a new float listing, as well as the appropriate \listoflistings command to display a "List of Listings":

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{float}% http://ctan.org/pkg/float
% Create new "listing" float
\newfloat{listing}{tbhp}{lst}%[section]
\floatname{listing}{Listing}
\newcommand{\listoflistings}{\listof{listing}{List of Listings}}
\begin{document}
\tableofcontents
\listoffigures
\listoflistings
\begin{figure}
\centering\rule{150pt}{100pt}
\caption{This is a figure}
\end{figure}
\begin{listing}
\begin{verbatim}
Here is some code.
\end{verbatim}
\caption{This is a listing}
\end{listing}
\end{document}
​


For more information on the user interface, consult the float package documentation.

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New floats can also be created by the caption package. The classes of the KOMA-Script bundle offer this feature, too. –  Thorsten Donig Feb 22 '12 at 17:20