generates a graphic in which the gij are laid out in a two-dimensional grid.

Details and Options

  • If the gij are graphics with ImageSize->Automatic, GraphicsGrid will if possible resize them to make them fit into the grid as well as possible, while preserving their individual aspect ratios.
  • The output from GraphicsGrid can interactively be resized, or edited as a graphic.
  • The listi in GraphicsGrid[{list1,list2,}] do not all need to be the same length; there will be empty space in the grid at the ends of shorter rows.
  • You can specify that an element e should span multiple positions in a grid using, for example, GraphicsGrid[{{e,SpanFromLeft,SpanFromLeft},}].
  • The following specify that a particular position should be spanned:
  • SpanFromLeftspan from left
    SpanFromAbovespan from above
    SpanFromBothspan from both left and above
  • A particular element can span both multiple rows and multiple columns by having a rectangular section of the array with the form {{e,SpanFromLeft,SpanFromLeft,}, {SpanFromAbove,SpanFromBoth,SpanFromBoth,},}.
  • The following options can be given:
  • Alignment{Center,Center}horizontal and vertical alignment of elements
    AspectRatioAutomaticratio of height to width for the whole grid
    BackgroundNonewhat background colors to use
    BaselinePositionAutomaticwhat to align with the surrounding text baseline
    BaseStyle{}base style specifications for the grid
    DividersNonewhere to draw divider lines in the grid
    FrameNonewhere to draw frames in the grid
    FrameStyleAutomaticstyles to use for frames
    ImageSizeAutomaticoverall size of the whole graphics grid
    ItemAspectRatioAutomaticratio of height to width for each item
    SpacingsScaled[0.1]horizontal and vertical spacings
  • With AspectRatio->Automatic, the aspect ratio of the whole graphics grid will be chosen so as to best fit the individual objects in the grid.
  • Settings for the options Alignment, Background, and Frame can be given as follows to apply separately to different items:
  • specapply spec to all items
    {specx}apply specx at successive horizontal positions
    {specx,specy}apply speck at successive horizontal and vertical positions
    {spec_(x),spec_(y),rules}also allow explicit rules for individual elements
  • The speck can have the following forms:
  • {s1,s2,,sn}use s_(1) through s_(n), then use defaults
    {{c}}use c in all cases
    {{c1,c2}}alternate between c_(1) and c_(2)
    {{c1,c2,}}cycle through all ci
    {s,{c}}use s, then repeatedly use c
    {s1,{c},sn}use s_(1), then repeatedly use c, but use s_(n) at the end
    {s1,s2,,{c1,c2,},sm,,sn}use the first sequence of s_i at the beginning, then cyclically use the ci, then use the last sequence of s_i at the end
    {s1,s2,,{},sm,,sn}use the first sequence of s_i at the beginning and the last sequence at the end
    {i1->v1,i2->v2,}specify what to use at positions ik
    {spec,rules}use rules to override specifications in spec
  • With settings of the form {s_(1),s_(2),...,{...},s_(m),...,s_(n)}, if there are more s_i specified than items across the grid, s_i from the beginning are used for the first items, and ones from the end are used for the last items.
  • Settings such as Alignment, Background, and Frame can effectively be specified for individual items in the grid using Item.
  • GraphicsGrid will not change the size of graphics or other objects that have explicit ImageSize settings, unless the GraphicsGrid itself is resized or given an overall ImageSize setting.
  • Common settings for Frame include:
  • Noneno frame
    Trueframe around the whole grid
    Allframe around every item in the grid
    {All,False}put a frame at every horizontal position (column lines)
    {False,All}put a frame at every vertical position (row lines)
  • Settings for Dividers and Spacings can have the following forms:
  • specapply spec to all gaps between items
    {specx,specy}apply speci to successive horizontal and vertical gaps
  • The speci can have the same forms as for Alignment, Background, and other item-oriented options.
  • For a grid with items in a particular direction, Dividers and Spacings can specify settings for the gaps between elements, starting before the first element and ending after the last element.
  • The following settings can be used for BaselinePosition:
  • Axisaxis of the middle row in the grid (default)
    Baselinebaseline of the middle row in the grid
    Bottombottom of the whole grid
    Centerhalfway from top to bottom
    Toptop of the whole grid
    {{i,j},pos}position pos in element
  • The settings for BaseStyle are appended to the default style typically given by the "GraphicsGrid" style in the current stylesheet.


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Display elements in a graphics grid:

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Introduced in 2007