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Re: Re: formatting table with integers and floats in a column

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  • Subject: [mg61418] Re: [mg61369] Re: formatting table with integers and floats in a column
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>
  • Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2005 02:45:27 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
  • References: <disloi$mjg$1@smc.vnet.net> <200510170629.CAA16254@smc.vnet.net>
  • Reply-to: murray at math.umass.edu
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Unfortunatley, that does NOT do it!  It LEFT-aligns the numbers.  I need 
them aligned as if they were aligned on the decimal points -- except 
that the decimal points are not actually shown on the integers.

Ray Koopman wrote:
> How about something like
> 
> myForm[x_Integer,{n_,f_}] := ToString@NumberForm[x, n-f ];
> myForm[x_,       {n_,f_}] := ToString@NumberForm[x,{n,f}]
> 
> then
> 
> TableForm[Transpose[{statNames, myForm[#,{4,1}]&/@statNumbers}]]
> 
> Murray Eisenberg wrote:
> 
>>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.
>>
>>--
>>Murray Eisenberg                     murray at math.umass.edu
>>Mathematics & Statistics Dept.
>>Lederle Graduate Research Tower      phone 413 549-1020 (H)
>>University of Massachusetts                413 545-2859 (W)
>>710 North Pleasant Street            fax   413 545-1801
>>Amherst, MA 01003-9305
> 
> 
> 

-- 
Murray Eisenberg                     murray at math.umass.edu
Mathematics & Statistics Dept.
Lederle Graduate Research Tower      phone 413 549-1020 (H)
University of Massachusetts                413 545-2859 (W)
710 North Pleasant Street            fax   413 545-1801
Amherst, MA 01003-9305


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