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Re: format mixed integers & floats with text styling (see )

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  • Subject: [mg82212] Re: format mixed integers & floats with text styling (see )
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>
  • Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2007 01:21:29 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
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  • Reply-to: murray at math.umass.edu

That's what I was afraid of, especially since the monospacing of 
LucidaConsole is ugly (to my eyes).

Jean-Marc Gulliet wrote:
> 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,

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