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*Subject*: [mg89308] Re: [mg89294] Re: SetOptions[TableForm] doesn't seem to work?
*From*: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>
*Date*: Thu, 5 Jun 2008 00:42:48 -0400 (EDT)
*Organization*: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
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*Reply-to*: murray at math.umass.edu
But Grid could serve as readily as TableForm for the simple, quick,
terse, form. For example,
Table[Cos[a t] Sin[b t], {a, 1, 3}, {b, 1, 2}] // Grid
instead of:
Table[Cos[a t] Sin[b t], {a, 1, 3}, {b, 1, 2}] // TableForm
And if you want the spacing more to your liking, with Grid use Spacings.
(Getting rules with Grid, via the Frame option, is not so simple.)
AES wrote:
> Thanks for replies from David Park and Helen Read, and I'll set to work
> learning Grid.
>
> But to respond in defense of TableForm, there are many occasions when
> one is not formatting material for printing or distribution, instead one
> is doing an initial analysis and just wants to get a quick one-shot
> picture of how some expression is going to behave, or test some function
> one is coding.
>
> In that case, what could be simpler, quicker, terser, and easier to
> remember than
>
> Table[---table contents---] // TableForm
>
> Don't need to mess with headings, 'cause I know what I'm putting in the
> table; don't need to make it look nice, 'cause I'm not printing it
> anyway; can instantly change the iterator and reevaluate if I need to
> see what the expression does over some wider range or narrower subrange;
> can see if expression blows up at end points or intermediate points,
> *without* losing intermediate points.
>
> And while we're on the subject of how making things better makes them
> worse:
>
> 1) I believe default horizontal spacing for Table used to be 2 or 3
> spaces, which was enough to make most tables readable. Now it's been
> set to just one space, which is not. One can see some logic for making
> the default the minimum, I guess, but I think that was a bad design
> change.
>
> 2) I believe the default for TableHeadings used to be no rules under
> headings; now default is a rule, and it's too tightly spaced, looks ugly
> -- and as far as I can tell would involve deep-level messing with
> styles, not just options, to change this default.
>
--
Murray Eisenberg murray at math.umass.edu
Mathematics & Statistics Dept.
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University of Massachusetts 413 545-2859 (W)
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Amherst, MA 01003-9305
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