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Table design

Published on 14 February 2012

Almost every research paper and the­sis in sta­tis­tics con­tains at least some tables, yet stu­dents are rarely taught how to make good tables. While the prin­ci­ples of good graph­ics are slowly becom­ing part of a sta­tis­ti­cal edu­ca­tion (although not an econo­met­rics edu­ca­tion!), the prin­ci­ples of good tables are often ignored. Per­haps peo­ple think they are obvi­ous, although the results I see in papers and the­ses sug­gest otherwise.

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Tables in LaTeX

Published on 1 November 2007

Mak­ing tables in LaTeX is one of the few areas where LaTeX is more dif­fi­cult than a WYSIWYG edi­tor. Here are some point­ers to tools and pack­ages that I have found use­ful. Excel2LaTeX: this excel add-​​​​in makes it easy to copy a rec­tan­gu­lar array of cells in a spread­sheet into a LaTeX doc­u­ment. Calc2LaTeX: a sim­i­lar exten­sion for Libre­Of­fice and OpenOf­fice. The LaTeX wik­i­book has a great page on pro­duc­ing tables in LaTeX. Toolkit Instal­la­tor:this is a col­lec­tion of add-​​​​ins for WinEdt. It con­tains two fea­tures that are use­ful for tables. A graphic table designer for inputting sim­ple tables. A util­ity for mak­ing exist­ing tables neat by lin­ing up the & and remov­ing unnec­es­sary space. Tuto­ri­als on tables from the Indian TeX users group: The basics Long tables Coloured tables The array pack­age for apply­ing for­mat­ting com­mands to whole columns and pro­vid­ing addi­tional for­mat­ting options for paragraph-​​​​like columns. The tab­u­larx pack­age for set­ting a table with fixed-​​​​width and para­graph columns with width auto­mat­i­cally cal­cu­lated. The book­tabs pack­age for pro­vid­ing nicer hor­i­zon­tal lines and bet­ter spac­ing con­trol. The longta­bles pack­age for tables that are too big for a sin­gle page. Type­set­ting tables with LaTeX: a nice (and short) arti­cle cov­er­ing the basics as well as the above four pack­ages. Type­set­ting tables with LaTeX: video of Klaus


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