Re: TableForm and MatrixForm

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg53654] Re: TableForm and MatrixForm*From*: Bill Rowe <readnewsciv at earthlink.net>*Date*: Fri, 21 Jan 2005 06:36:57 -0500 (EST)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

On 1/20/05 at 3:48 AM, jerry.blimbaum at navy.mil (Blimbaum, Jerry AA R22) wrote: >A recent question about outputting the following table as a 3 col >matrix >Table[{Sin[x],Cos[y],Sin[x]*Cos[y]},{y,0,2},{x,0,3}]; >gave 2 responses..... >Flatten[data,1]//MatrixForm >Flatten[data,1]//TableForm >The output of these 2 is quite dissimilar....MatrixForm puts a >parentheses around the table and centers the expressions on each >line....whereas TableForm doesn't output parentheses nor does it >center the expressions on each line.....Is this intentional or an >oversight? Yes, this is intentional. MatrixForm is intended to display a matrix in traditional notation which would include parantheses as you describe. TableForm is intended to present the data in a table and should not add paramtheses >.....I dont like the parentheses but I dont like the >expressions not centered on the column either.... The use TableForm[data, TableAlignments->Center] rather than the postfix form. Personally, I prefer to have my default output set to TraditionalForm so that a matrix displays with the parantheses automatically without my needing to use MatrixForm. This is particularly useful in that I don't have to remember to remove the Head MatrixForm before using the results in subsequent computations. -- To reply via email subtract one hundred and four

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: Re: TableForm and MatrixForm***From:*DrBob <drbob@bigfoot.com>