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Re: format mixed integers & floats with text styling (see )
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*Subject*: [mg82223] Re: format mixed integers & floats with text styling (see )
*From*: Jean-Marc Gulliet <jeanmarc.gulliet at gmail.com>
*Date*: Mon, 15 Oct 2007 01:27:11 -0400 (EDT)
*Organization*: The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
*References*: <fesqmo$pdc$1@smc.vnet.net>
Murray Eisenberg wrote:
> Two years ago in I posed this problem of formatting a table
> column having a mixture of integers and approximate numbers in such a
> way that the decimal point on the floats would be vertically aligned
> with the implied decimal on the integers.
>
> For example, here's the data for the table:
>
> statNames = {"N", "Max", "Min", "Mean", "Std.dev.", "Median"};
> statNumbers = {40, 103, 2, 56.8, 22.5, 59};
>
> The object was to combine these into a properly formatted table starting
> from:
>
> (* original table *)
> TableForm[Transpose[{statNames,statNumbers}]]
>
> A good solution was proposed by Valeri Astanoff (sorry, I don't have the
> message reference number):
>
> pad[x_Integer]:=PaddedForm[x,3];
> pad[x_Real]:=PaddedForm[x,4];
>
>
> (* aligned table *)
> TableForm[Transpose[{statNames, pad /@ statNumbers}]]
>
> Now I need to complicate the problem by putting everything in a
> non-default font, by using, e.g.,
>
> fmtTxt[txt_]:=Style[txt, FontFamily -> "Arial",FontSize->12]
>
> so that the TableForm expression is changed to:
>
> (* formatted table *)
> TableForm[Transpose[{fmtTxt/@statNames, fmtTxt/@ pad /@ statNumbers}]]
>
> Unfortunately, this now breaks the nice vertical alignment. How can the
> alignment of "aligned table" be restored but still use such text formatting?
You cannot use any font *and* keep the table aligned. To do so, you must
use monospace fonts such as Courier or LucidaConsole (~~ Monaco on Mac).
(Arial has glyphs of variable sizes.) So try
fmtTxt[txt_] :=
Style[txt, FontFamily -> "LucidaConsole", FontSize -> 12]
to get the desired result. See it in action on Windows at
http://homepages.nyu.edu/~jmg336/mathematica/monospacefont.pdf
The following web site may be useful:
http://www.ampsoft.net/webdesign-l/WindowsMacFonts.html
Regards,
--
Jean-Marc
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