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formatting table with integers and floats in a column

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg61356] formatting table with integers and floats in a column
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>
  • Date: Sun, 16 Oct 2005 00:18:11 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
  • Reply-to: murray at math.umass.edu
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

I have a 2-column table whose first column consists of strings --

  statNames = {"N", "Max", "Min", "Mean", "Std.dev.", "Median"};

-- and a column of corresponding numbers:

  statNumbers = {40, 103, 2, 56.8, 22.5, 59};

If I use

   TableForm[Transpose[{statNames, statNumbers}]]

then of course all the numbers will be left-aligned on their leftmost 
digits.

I want to format the numbers in the table so that they will appear as 
follows:

N         40
Max      103
Min        2
Mean      56.8
Std.dev.  22.5
Median    59

Notice that I want the integers to appear as integers -- WITHOUT any 
trailing decimal point; but the alignment is to be as if the numbers 
were aligned on the decimal points including the implicit, but 
unprinted, decimal points in the integers.

How??

I've tried various things with mapping NumberForm onto the individual 
numbers but cannot quite get the correct effect.

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