\startcombination

Syntax

 \startcombination[c*r] ... \stopcombination [c*r] columns * rows

Description

A combination is a number of objects arranged in a matrix, with a caption below each object. (The captions may be empty.)

Example

```\setupexternalfigures[location={local, default}]
\placefigure
[here]                                       % figure placement
[fig:combinations]                           % figure reference
{An example of \type{\startcombination...}.} % figure caption
{\startcombination[3*2]                      % contents of the figure: a combination
% first row
{\externalfigure[cow][height=1cm]} {a}   % subfigure and subcaption
{\externalfigure[cow][height=1cm]} {b}
{\externalfigure[cow][height=1cm]} {c}
% second row
{\externalfigure[cow][height=1cm]} {d}
{\externalfigure[cow][height=1cm]} {e}
{\externalfigure[cow][height=1cm]} {f}
\stopcombination}
```

This MkIV example shows how to autolabel figures with

```\useMPlibrary[dum]

\definecombination[mycombi][alternative=label]

\setuplabel[combination:mycombi][
text={Item },
numberconversion=character,
stopper=!,
]

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\startcombination[mycombi][2*2]
{\externalfigure[dummy][width=4cm,height=1cm]}
{\externalfigure[dummy][width=4cm,height=1cm]}
{\externalfigure[dummy][width=4cm,height=1cm]}
{\externalfigure[dummy][width=4cm,height=1cm]}
\stopcombination

\blank[2*big]

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\startcombination[mycombi][nx=2,ny=1,continue=yes]
{\externalfigure[dummy][width=4cm,height=1cm]}
{\externalfigure[dummy][width=4cm,height=1cm]}
\stopcombination
```