# Dealing with Long Table head entries?

As seen below, my goal is to save some space. For example,

                     Applied
Model
Logistic
Model


The code i'm using to generate the table is:

\begin{table}[ht]
\renewcommand{\arraystretch}{1}
\centering
{\scriptsize
\begin{tabular}{llccc}
\hline
Algorithm & Dataset &  Applied Model (\%) & Definition of data  (\%) & Overall Assumptions (\%)  \\ \hline
\multirow{3}{*}{Logistic MODEL} & + & 63.6 & 98 &  95.3937  \\
& - & 68.1 & 95.5 & 95.4757   \\
& - & 100 & 100 & 99.1935 \\ \hline
\end{tabular}}
\label{table:tex-exchange}
\end{table}


You can use \multicolumn to override the column specification and then put the header text inside a \parbox (I centered the text inside each \parbox, but this is, of course, optional); the following modification of your code illustrates this approach:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{booktabs}
\usepackage{multirow}

\multicolumn{1}{l}{\parbox{#1}{\centering #2}}
}

\begin{document}

\begin{table}[ht]
\centering
{\scriptsize
\begin{tabular}{@{}llccc@{}}
\toprule
Algorithm & Dataset & \MyHead{1.3cm}{Applied\\ Model (\%)}
\cmidrule(r){1-1}\cmidrule(rl){2-2}\cmidrule(rl){3-3}\cmidrule(rl){4-4}\cmidrule(l){5-5}
\multirow{3}{*}{\parbox{1cm}{Logistic\\ MODEL}} & + & 63.6 & 98 &  95.3937  \\
& $-$ & 68.1 & 95.5 & 95.4757   \\
& $-$ & 100 & 100 & 99.1935 \\
\bottomrule
\end{tabular}}
\label{table:tex-exchange}
\end{table}

\end{document}


EDIT: another option would be to manually split the header text using several rows:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{booktabs}
\usepackage{multirow}

\begin{document}

\begin{table}[ht]
\centering
{\scriptsize
\begin{tabular}{@{}llccc@{}}
\toprule
Algorithm & Dataset & Applied  & Definition & Overall  \\
& & Model (\%) & of data (\%) & Assumptions (\%)  \\
\cmidrule(r){1-1}\cmidrule(rl){2-2}\cmidrule(rl){3-3}\cmidrule(rl){4-4}\cmidrule(l){5-5}
\multirow{3}{*}{\parbox{1cm}{Logistic\\ MODEL}} & + & 63.6 & 98 &  95.3937  \\
& $-$ & 68.1 & 95.5 & 95.4757   \\
& $-$ & 100 & 100 & 99.1935 \\
\bottomrule
\end{tabular}}
\label{table:tex-exchange}
\end{table}

\end{document}


Note that I took the liberty to use some of the features provided by the booktabs package; of course, this suggestion is completely optional.