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8.19.2 \multiput

Synopsis:

\multiput(x,y)(delta_x,delta_y){num-copies}{obj}

Copy obj a total of num-copies times, with an increment of delta_x,delta_y. The obj first appears at position (x,y), then at (x+\delta_x,y+\delta_y), and so on.

This draws a simple grid with every fifth line in bold (see also \graphpaper).

\begin{picture}(10,10)
  \linethickness{0.05mm}
  \multiput(0,0)(1,0){10}{\line(0,1){10}} 
  \multiput(0,0)(0,1){10}{\line(1,0){10}}
  \linethickness{0.5mm}
  \multiput(0,0)(5,0){3}{\line(0,1){10}}
  \multiput(0,0)(0,5){3}{\line(1,0){10}}
\end{picture}

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