# [Tex/LaTex] algorithm2e vertical line indentation

algorithm2eindentation

I really like the vertical line feature of algorithm2e, but I ran into trouble with it when I try to indent an if statement. I used the following code.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{amssymb,amsthm,fullpage,amsmath}
\usepackage[ruled,vlined,boxed]{algorithm2e}

\begin{document}

\begin{algorithm}[H]
\caption{\bf Generic Line Search Algorithm}

{\bf Inputs:} Starting point $x_0$, initial step size parameter $\alpha_0$. \\
\For{$k = 0,1,2,\dots$}{
\nl {\bf Gradient approximation $g(x_k)$:}\\ \Indp
Compute an approximation $g(x_k)$ of $\nabla \phi(x_k)$. \\ \Indm
\nl {\bf Construct a search direction $d_k$:}\\ \Indp
Construct a search direction $d_k$, e.g., $d_k = - g(x_k)$.\\ \Indm
\nl {\bf Compute step size $\alpha_k$ and update the iterate:} \\ \Indp
\eIf{sufficient decrease condition is satisfied}{
$x_{k+1} = x_k - \alpha_k d_k$ and $\alpha_{k+1} \gets \tau^{-1} \alpha_k$
}{
$x_{k+1} = x_k$ and $\alpha_{k+1} \gets \tau \alpha_k$
}
}
\end{algorithm}

\end{document}


The texts were indented but the vertical lines in the if statement were not, as shown in the picture. Does anyone know how to indent the vertical lines?

Try this:

• \skiptext (before vline space) and \skiprule (after vline space) are additionally updated inside indent adjusting command.
• No change to algorithm input.
\documentclass{article}
%\usepackage{amssymb,amsthm,fullpage,amsmath}
\usepackage[ruled,vlined,boxed]{algorithm2e}

\makeatletter
\renewcommand{\Indentp}{%
\renewcommand{\Indpp}{\Indentp{0.5em}}%
\renewcommand{\Indmm}{\Indentp{-0.5em}}%
\makeatother

\begin{document}
\begin{algorithm}[H]
\caption{\bfseries OP's example}

\textbf{Inputs:} Starting point $x_0$, initial step size parameter $\alpha_0$. \\
\For{$k = 0,1,2,\dots$}{
\nl \textbf{Gradient approximation $g(x_k)$:}\\ \Indp
Compute an approximation $g(x_k)$ of $\nabla \phi(x_k)$. \\ \Indm
\nl \textbf{Construct a search direction $d_k$:}\\ \Indp
Construct a search direction $d_k$, e.g., $d_k = - g(x_k)$.\\ \Indm
\nl \textbf{Compute step size $\alpha_k$ and update the iterate:} \\ \Indp
\eIf{sufficient decrease condition is satisfied}{
$x_{k+1} = x_k - \alpha_k d_k$ and $\alpha_{k+1} \gets \tau^{-1} \alpha_k$
}{
$x_{k+1} = x_k$ and $\alpha_{k+1} \gets \tau \alpha_k$
}
}
\end{algorithm}

\begin{algorithm}
\caption{More tests}
\nl test \\
\eIf{sufficient decrease condition is satisfied}{
if clause
}{
else clause
}
\nl test \\ \Indp\Indp
\eIf{sufficient decrease condition is satisfied}{
if clause
}{
else clause
} \Indm
\nl test \\
\eIf{sufficient decrease condition is satisfied}{
if clause
}{
else clause
}
\end{algorithm}
\end{document}


Notes:

• \Indp (or \Indm) increases (or reduces) indentation by \algoskipindent (aka "step").
• This might not be the perfect solution, since I have not fully understand the algorithm2e internals \algocf@Vline and \algocf@Vsline.