# [texhax] align numbers in a table

Uwe Lück uwe.lueck at web.de
Thu Apr 13 23:44:50 CEST 2006

At 22:24 13.04.06, Paul Tremblay wrote:
>I have a table of two columns, the first consisting of the date in
>terms of a year, and the second expressing a dollar amount. I am using
>the \tabular environment to create a decent looking table, but I was
>wondering if there is a way to align the numbers in the second column.
>
>I don't think I should use the tabbing environment because the second
>column has the heading "Amount spent on store modernization by
>chains." (Since the caption is "Amount Spent by Chain Stores,"
>probalby the second column should just be "Amount Spent," or even
>"Amount," but that is another matter.)

tabular..., not tabbing. For the second column, alignment of the decimal
points will be important (?) -- this is done by the dcolumn package.

(If cents don't matter, the second column should be aligned on the right
-- \begin{tabular}[cr] or so.)

HTH -- Uwe.