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Is it possible to include "table code" as a sub-figure (instead of an image) using the package subfig? If so, how?

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You can include any content (table, text, figure, ...) within a figure or table environment. That is, there is no restriction to only have figures within a figure environment, nor to only have a tabular within a table environment. The same goes for \subfloat from the \subfig package. The respective environments just maintain different counters and they end up in different "List of ..."s - administrative differences of sorts.

Here's a minimal example:

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\usepackage{subfig}% http://ctan.org/pkg/subfig
\usepackage{booktabs}% http://ctan.org/pkg/booktabs
\newcommand{\mytab}{% Just for this example
    One & Two & Three \\
    $x$ & $y$ & $z$ \\
    1 & 2 & 3 \\

  \caption{Here are some tables in a \texttt{figure} environment.}%

  \caption{Here are some tables in a \texttt{table} environment.}%

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Is caption label the only difference between figure and table ? I really don't know this. –  kiss my armpit Mar 8 '12 at 21:35
Which % is/are really necessary in your code above? –  kiss my armpit Mar 8 '12 at 21:36
@DamienWalters: As mentioned, the caption label displays differently, the environments maintain different counters and end up in different "List of..."s, but apart from that, they're the same things - an environment that can float. In the above code, perhaps only % following \subfloat seems necessary (not exactly sure). I took the example from the subfig documentation. –  Werner Mar 8 '12 at 21:44

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