Several elements and attributes can be used to define the structure and relationships of the header and data cells. For example, a header cell that spans three columns should be associated with corresponding data cells in the column group. This can be done by setting the scope attribute of the header cell to the value colgroup.
At first we're going to create a simple table like this:. After showing you how to modify this table according to your needs, I will also show you how to make your tables prettier and turn the table above into this:. Of course it's up to your personal preference, but most of the time, I've found that the second table is much more readable and easier on the eye than the first table.
A table is an arrangement of columns and rows that organizes and positions data. Tables can be created on Wikipedia pages using special wikitext syntax, and many different styles and tricks can be used to customise them. Tables can be used as formatting instrument, but consider using a multi column list instead.
Tables are common elements in most scientific documents, L a T e X provides a large set of tools to customize tables, change the size, combine cells, change the colour of cells and so on. This article explains how. The tabular environment is the default L a T e X method to create tables.
Tables are a common feature in academic writing, often used to summarize research results. Mastering the art of table construction in LaTeX is therefore necessary to produce quality papers and with sufficient practice one can print beautiful tables of any kind. Keeping in mind that LaTeX is not a spreadsheet, it makes sense to use a dedicated tool to build tables and then to export these tables into the document.
Here is our reference table followed by an annotated version which explains the elements used in its construction:. As noted in the annotations, we have added a small amount of white space 5pt at the start of all non-spanning table entries except the first row. That 5pt of white space forms part of the total width of all non-spanning entries except the first row and was added just to make the table look a little less cluttered.