I have 5 figures: A, b, c, d, e. I have a question in laying out multi-figures like below:

 A | b c
 A | d e           {  A  } is a single long figure using multirow
---------             A

A is a long figure, and b, c, d and e are small square figures. I tried to use multirow to create one. But it works bad. The figures generated by my code is like this:

    | b c 
 A  | d e

My code is here:

      \includegraphics[width = 0.2\textwidth]{figs/cluster/gMaps.eps}
    } &  
    \includegraphics[width = 0.2\textwidth]{figs/cluster/2.eps}
    \includegraphics[width = 0.2\textwidth]{figs/cluster/5.eps}
  \\   &  
    \includegraphics[width = 0.2\textwidth]{figs/cluster/10.eps}
    \includegraphics[width = 0.2\textwidth]{figs/cluster/20.eps}

How can I create the layout?

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2 Answers 2


I would suggest do create a new column type. This works with the \newcolumntype Maybe take a look at this post. In your situation this might look like this:


% write some stuf

%now you should be able to do your multirow stuff

Hopefully this helps.


Actually, I got a solution. I use multrow{3}. The result generated is good for me. Below is the code:


    \multirow{3}{*}{\subfigure[Original Check-in Distribution]{\includegraphics[height=25em]{figs/cluster/gMaps.eps}}} & & 
    & \subfigure[\( k^{+} = 2 \)  ]{\includegraphics[width=0.21\textwidth]{figs/cluster/EII_2.eps}} &   
    \subfigure[\( k^{+} = 5\) ]{\includegraphics[width=0.21\textwidth]{figs/cluster/EII_5.eps}} \\
    & \subfigure[\( k^{+} = 10 \) ]{\includegraphics[width=0.21\textwidth]{figs/cluster/EII_10.eps}} &  
    \subfigure[\( k^{+} = 20 \) ]{\includegraphics[width=0.21\textwidth]{figs/cluster/EII_20.eps}} \\

 \caption{Clustering Result}


Hope this could help other latex users.


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