I am relatively new to LaTeX. If I use standard algorithm and algorithmic environment for my algorithm listings I'm getting the borders displayed around the table with the pseudocode. How to remove them? I also want to have the caption of the algorithm below the pseudocode - it is currently above. I believe the problem is extremely easy but googling didn't give me any hints for that.


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If you are using the algorithm package, it is enough to use the plain option:



  \STATE $sum\gets 0$
  \STATE $i\gets 1$
  \WHILE{$i\le n$}
  \STATE $sum\gets sum+i$
  \STATE $i\gets i+1$
\caption{Calculate $y = x^n$}


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  • Yes, this is it! I knew it must be a fast hack :-)
    – Jamie
    Jun 3, 2011 at 19:47
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    @Jamie: It isn't a fast hack. It is reading the documentation. Aug 31, 2011 at 17:12
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    Can this option plain be set locally for a specific algorithm, leaving other algorithms with borders?
    – hengxin
    Oct 30, 2014 at 13:36
  • For reference, the answer to hengxin's question is no. The package documentation states this only as a global option. We can get a solution by wrapping our algorithmic environment in an unnamed figure. If we want any of the lines, we can use \hrulefill to add these.
    – RasmusWL
    Feb 28, 2017 at 23:51

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