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I want to place three figures like this on the page:

(a) (b)

How do I achieve this using subfloat or any other method in LaTeX? The three figures need to have a common caption and label.

I have tried this:

\begin{tabular}{c c}
\subfloat[] { \includegraphics[scale=0.4]{1.pdf} }
\subfloat[] { \includegraphics[scale=0.4]{2.pdf} }
\subfloat[] { \includegraphics[scale=0.6]{3.pdf} }
\caption{Some caption}

But, this is displaying [] for the third figure instead of (c). Also it displays [] to one side of the page instead of center.

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up vote 9 down vote accepted

If I understand what you would like, then one method would be to use a couple of minipages and the subfig package. Spacing etc. could be adjusted to your needs:

enter image description here




\caption{my fig}

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Works fine, except it doesn't display (a) (b) or (c) below the figures. I need these to refer to the specific sub-figure in the text I am writing. – Ashwin Nanjappa Jul 27 '12 at 6:06
I interpreted common caption and label to mean something different. I edited the solution. – Scott H. Jul 27 '12 at 6:14
In this case, the minipages aren't really necessary. – Torbjørn T. Jul 27 '12 at 9:21

Here's a possible solution using the subfigure environment from the subcaption package:



\caption{Three subfigures}

As we can see in Figures~\ref{fig:sub1}, \ref{fig:sub2}, and~\ref{fig:sub3}...


enter image description here

The demo option for graphicx was only used to replace actual figures with black rectangles. Do not use that option in your actual document,

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I generally use $\begin{array} FIGURES \end{array}$ to insert many graphs in one figure... No need for extra packages:

    \includegraphics[width=0.5\textwidth]{FIGURE_1.pdf} &
\caption[My beautiful figure.]{\label{fig:label}My beautiful figure}
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