# Pgfplotstable one row in bold

Considering this MWE, I am looking to obtain bold style on a row. The highlight's style works on columns but not on row.

\documentclass{standalone}
\usepackage{pgfplotstable}

\begin{document}
\pgfplotstableset{highlight/.append style={
postproc cell content/.append code={
\pgfkeysalso{@cell content=\textbf{##1}}%
}
}}
\pgfplotstabletypeset[
every first column/.style={highlight,/pgf/number format/sci},
every last row/.style={highlight,/pgf/number format/sci}, %does not work
col sep=&,row sep=\\]{
colA & colB & colC \\
11   & 12   & 13   \\
21   & 22   & 23   \\
}
\end{document}


Do you any idea ? This seems that postproc cell content does not work on rows.

EDIT

Another problem is that the \pgfkeysalso remove the sci formatting....

\documentclass{standalone}
\usepackage{pgfplotstable}

\begin{document}
\pgfplotstableset{hhb/.append style={
postproc cell content/.append code={
\pgfkeysalso{@cell content=\textbf{##1}}%
}
}}
\pgfplotstabletypeset[
every first column/.style={highlight,/pgf/number format/sci},
% every last row/.append style={highlight},
%every first column/.style={sci,postproc cell content/.append style=    {/pgfplots/table/@cell content/.add={\bf}{coucou}}},
col sep=&,row sep=\\]{
colA & colB & colC \\
11   & 12   & 13   \\
3E+4   & 22   & 23   \\
}
\end{document}


EDIT 2:

In order to avoid the previous problem, the syntax must be:

\pgfplotstableset{hhc/.style={
postproc cell content/.append style={
/pgfplots/table/@cell content/.add={$\bf}{$},
}
}}


But this works only for the columns and not for rows.

EDIT 3:

Solution to make ith row in bold:

\pgfplotstableset{
highlightrow/.style={
postproc cell content/.append code={
\count0=\pgfplotstablerow
\ifnum\count0=#1
\pgfkeysalso{@cell content/.add={$\bf}{$}}
%\pgfkeysalso{@cell content=\textbf{##1}}%
\fi
},
},
}


Example of use:

\pgfplotstabletypeset[ highlightrow={2},
col sep=&,row sep=\\]{
colA & colB & colC \\
11   & 12   & 13   \\
3E+4   & 22   & 23   \\
}

• This question is so underrated. Thanks for that highlight solution EDIT 3! I changed {$\bf}{$} to {\bfseries}{} so that I can get use formatting commands within the rows that override the global settings (see tex.stackexchange.com/questions/236210/…). – Jonathan Komar Apr 7 '15 at 6:59
• I tried highlightrow=0 to make the header bold, but it doesn't work. Any idea about the reason for this? – summer Dec 24 '15 at 10:07

You are right, the postproc options apply only to column--specific options.

In order to restrict their application to specific rows, you have to make them dependent on the row index \pgfplotstablerow:

\documentclass{standalone}
\usepackage{pgfplotstable}

\begin{document}
\pgfplotstableset{
highlight/.append style={
postproc cell content/.append code={
\pgfkeysalso{@cell content=\textbf{##1}}%
},
},
highlight last row/.style={
postproc cell content/.append code={
\count0=\pgfplotstablerow
\ifnum\count0=\pgfplotstablerows
\pgfkeysalso{@cell content=\textbf{##1}}%
\fi
},
},
}
\pgfplotstabletypeset[
every first column/.style={highlight,/pgf/number format/sci},
highlight last row,
every last row/.style={/pgf/number format/sci},
col sep=&,row sep=\\]{
colA & colB & colC \\
11   & 12   & 13   \\
21   & 22   & 23   \\
}
\end{document}


The manual was quite unclear on this particular aspect; I have improved the manual and introduced a check which detects such issues.

• Thank you for your solution, I have proposed a new style based on your solution for making bold a specific row (EDIT 3 of my question). – Guuk Aug 31 '13 at 12:17