# Wrap text around pseudocode

I use algorithm/algorithmic packages to write some pseudocode. The width of the box spans across the entire page and I was wondering if there is any way to constrain it (since the actual code doesn't exceed the mid of the page). Practically, I want to wrap text around my pseudocode.

ps: I tried wrapfig package, but I had some problems. Would be also helpful if anyone could verify whether this approach works.

Any ideas ?

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You can put the algorithm inside of a minipage, put that inside of the wrapfigure, and it should work like a charm.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{algorithmic}
\usepackage{algorithm}
\usepackage{wrapfig}
\usepackage{lipsum}
\begin{document}
\lipsum[1]
\begin{wrapfigure}{L}{0.5\textwidth}
\begin{minipage}{0.5\textwidth}
\begin{algorithm}[H]
\caption{assignment algorithm}
\begin{algorithmic}
\STATE i $\leftarrow$ j
\end{algorithmic}
\end{algorithm}
\end{minipage}
\end{wrapfigure}
\lipsum
\end{document}


And the result:

You might want to tweak the alignment modifier on the minipage to get vertical alignment to work out a little better. Alternatively, you can play with the optionial lineheight of wrapfigure.

• Could one modify this to work with Algorithm2e? May 7 '15 at 17:39
• @JeremyKun A bit late, but for me it works with Algorithm2e Sep 6 '20 at 19:10
• Worked for me, but I needed just \begin{minipage} rather than \begin{minipage}{0.5\textwidth}, or else the width was 0.5*0.5 the page width, rather than just 0.5. Aug 31 at 19:14

You can achieve the same result using algorithm2e package and without minipage.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{wrapfig}
\usepackage{lipsum}
\usepackage[ruled]{algorithm2e}
\begin{document}
\lipsum[1]
\begin{wrapfigure}[6]{L}{0.5\textwidth} %<-- Wrapfigure covers 6 lines
\begin{algorithm}[H]                %<-- Remove float environment
\SetCustomAlgoRuledWidth{0.45\textwidth}  %<-- For aesthetics
\caption{assignment algorithm}
i $\leftarrow$ j
\end{algorithm}
\end{wrapfigure}
\lipsum
\end{document}