I'm just offering some feedback as a person who gets a lot of assistance from the TEX.SE.

There are two highly voted question regarding putting two figures on the same page: here and here. The first one is older, and so the second one was eventually closed in favor of the first.

However, based on the content of the answers, Gonzalo Medina's answer to the [closed] duplicate is much better. In it, he explains the difference between putting two figures next to each other and two subfigures next to each other.

Strictly speaking, this doesn't answer the question any better than the answers to the original, since it just provides superfluous information. But for many use cases, this information will be very helpful.

My problem was I was trying to stack three vertical subfigures side by side with another set of figures. The combination of minipages and subfloats befuddled me, until I say Gonzalo's explanation of the two different types and saw the differences between the two code snippets he put in. This allowed me to figure out what each latex command was doing and solve my problem within a few minutes.

In any case, I would appeal that the best single answer to any of the "Two figures" questions on the site is sitting on a closed question, and perhaps it would be better if the questions were merged, a la this discussion here.

  • More details on the process here: stackoverflow.blog/2010/06/10/improved-question-merging
    – T. Verron
    Apr 17 '18 at 8:14
  • Would you be so kind and point me towards that interesting question of yours. I'm interested in seeing what you did and how it was solved. I might have a similar problem (similar, since I'm not sure exactly what it was you did or wanted to do, aaaand I can't quite get my head around the design I myself am trying to achieve (I have a design problem, but I don't know what I want. I know it's weird. Sorry 'bout that.))
    – thymaro
    Apr 19 '18 at 9:44
  • @thymaro This question shows how to stack subfloats vertically, and then Gonzalo Medina's answer taught me how to properly do subcaptions and a main figure caption.
    – kingledion
    Apr 19 '18 at 12:08

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