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Re: TableHeadings for 1x1 tables

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  • Subject: [mg60187] Re: TableHeadings for 1x1 tables
  • From: Jean-Marc Gulliet <jeanmarc.gulliet at>
  • Date: Tue, 6 Sep 2005 05:28:51 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: The Open University, Milton Keynes, U.K.
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Jason Quinn wrote:
> The TableHeadings option seems not to work for 1x1 tables. Here's a
> simple example:
> TableForm[Table[{0.473}, {i, 1}], TableHeadings -> {None, {"Value"}}]
> Is this a bug or am I mis-understanding something?
> Jason Quinn
Hi Jason,

Although a 1x1 table is not, arguably, a table (in this case not 
returning any table header is fine), a deeper inspection of the 
instruction returned by Mathematica shows that *TableForm* has some 
trouble in managing correctly what are and where are located the raw 
headers and data. Compare

TableForm[{{0.473}}, TableHeadings -> {None, {"Value"}}]
TableForm[{{0.473}}, TableHeadings -> {{"Raw 1", "Raw 2"}, {"Value 1", 
"Value 2"}}]
TableForm[{{0.473}}, TableHeadings -> {{"Raw 1"}, {"Value 1", "Value 2"}}]
TableForm[{{0.473}}, TableHeadings -> {{"Raw 1"}, {"Value 1"}}]
TableForm[{{0.473}}, TableHeadings -> {{}, {"Value 1"}}]
TableForm[{{0.473}, {}}, TableHeadings -> {None, {"Value"}}]

Note that the last line displays the header and the values correctly 
line but at the cost of an additional empty raw.

Best regards,

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