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Re: Alignment matrix Output

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  • Subject: [mg81619] Re: Alignment matrix Output
  • From: Jean-Marc Gulliet <jeanmarc.gulliet at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2007 02:33:12 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
  • References: <fdi62s$qge$1@smc.vnet.net>

Miguel wrote:

> When the output is a matrix, the the numbers (digits) in the boxes are
> alignmed at left. The aspect is very confuse.
> 
> http://mathematicaes.googlegroups.com/web/DibujoMatriz.JPG
> 
> 
>  Can I align to the right?.

Hi Miguel,

Contrary to what the documentation center claims about the default 
behavior of *MatrixForm*, i.e. "Elements in each column are by default 
centered", the elements are aligned on the left of each column, and 
using the option *TableAlignments" does not help either since the option 
is dysfunctional in version 6.0.1. See the tread, "TableAlignments 
broken in Version 6?" for more information:

http://forums.wolfram.com/mathgroup/archive/2007/Jun/msg00536.html

We are left with using *Grid* to get more or less the expected output.

Grid[m, Alignment -> Right]

See the following file for some experiments.

http://homepages.nyu.edu/~jmg336/mathematica/TableAlignmentsIsBroken.pdf

Regards,
-- 
Jean-Marc


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