Great Looking LaTeX Tables

  • No colour
  • No vertical gridlines
  • No fills
  • No borders
  • No bolding
  • Left align text
  • Right align numbers
  • Align titles with data
  • Resize columns to data
  • Use consistent precision

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% use consistent precision

% center table in text

% make a good descriptive caption
\caption{My caption.}

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% \resizebox{\columnwidth}{!}{%

% text is left aligned
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Text & Numbers \\
first & \num{123.456} \\
second & \num{0.9876543} \\
third & \num{98765.4321} \\

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Nicholas Nadeau, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Nicholas Nadeau, Ph.D., P.Eng.

Nicholas Nadeau is the CTO at Halodi Robotics, leading their mission of bringing safe and capable humanoid robots to everyone.