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Re: Re: Formatted output

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  • Subject: [mg39276] Re: [mg39253] Re: [mg39244] Formatted output
  • From: Dr Bob <drbob at>
  • Date: Fri, 7 Feb 2003 03:08:07 -0500 (EST)
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Grid.  Yet another useful, but undocumented, function.  That's very 


On Thu, 6 Feb 2003 03:07:30 -0500 (EST), Rolf Mertig <rolf at> 

> Grid[Table[Random[],{500},{7}],ColumnAlignments->Right]
> will do what you want.
> Rolf Mertig
> Mertig Consulting
> ============================
> Hello all,
> I want to produce a table of text output (in the same notebook
> my code is in). The output consists of many rows of numbers, each row
> containing the same number of numbers. For example the entire output
> might consist of 500 rows each having 7 columns. It is important for
> understanding the output to have well-formatted columns of a constant
> width regardless of the number of digits in each number (which will be
> no more than say 9). In the columns the numbers should be
> right-aligned.
> "Print" does not seem to have enough control to do this. It's
> much less flexible than the print statement in C. What I need is
> something like that. I've been reading the book, sections 2.7, 2.8,
> etc., and it looks like I will have to write an actual (small) program
> to do this. I'd appreciate any suggestions or leads to a package where 
> all
> this is already done.
> Many thanks.
> Steve Gray

majort at
Bobby R. Treat

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