Re: Formatted output

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg39289] Re: Formatted output*From*: Steve Gray <stevebg at adelphia.net>*Date*: Sun, 9 Feb 2003 04:51:00 -0500 (EST)*References*: <b1q704$34m$1@smc.vnet.net>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

On Wed, 5 Feb 2003 05:21:08 +0000 (UTC), Steve Gray <stevebg at adelphia.net> wrote: >Hello all, > > I want to produce a table of text output (in the same notebook >my code is in). The output consists of many rows of numbers, each row >containing the same number of numbers. For example the entire output >might consist of 500 rows each having 7 columns. It is important for >understanding the output to have well-formatted columns of a constant >width regardless of the number of digits in each number (which will be >no more than say 9). In the columns the numbers should be >right-aligned. > "Print" does not seem to have enough control to do this. It's >much less flexible than the print statement in C. What I need is >something like that. I've been reading the book, sections 2.7, 2.8, >etc., and it looks like I will have to write an actual (small) program >to do this. Gray: It's interesting that almost everyone who responded had a somewhat different answer. My own answer, which I found after browsing in the Big Book and fooling around for a while, was to use PaddedForm, which no one mentioned and which does most of what I need. I thank everyone who took time to respond. This group is a very valuable resource.