I'm trying to mimic the design of this table:

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Any advice?

  • Can you perhaps specify where the difficulties lie, which element of the table you are not able to reproduce? May 6, 2014 at 13:04
  • I can't replicated the first "column" that has Model 1 and Model 2
    – Brian
    May 6, 2014 at 13:31
  • The first row you mean? (Rows are horizontal, columns vertical.) \multicolum{5}{c}{\textbf{Model 1: Total sample} will create a centered cell that spans five columns May 6, 2014 at 13:42
  • Do you want the data to be input from a file, or will you be typing all of the numbers into the .tex file? May 6, 2014 at 14:12
  • I use EViews if that helps
    – Brian
    May 6, 2014 at 15:12

1 Answer 1


In Order to mimic the design of this table, you will need:

  • booktabs for the horizontal lines (\cmidrule for the shortened versions; See here for bold lines)

  • multicolumn for the headings (e.g. for your first row \multicolum{5}{c}{\textbf{Model 1: Total sample})

  • siunitx for numbers aligned with their decimal points (see the S column), or numprint (n and N column types)

  • \textbf{} for bold text and \textit{} for italic text and/or

  • makecell to have a global formatting of specific cells, using its thead and makecell commands

  • arydashln for the dashed horizontal lines, though I think midruule from the booktabs package would look better.

  • caption for the bold caption (and search this side on how to achieve "Table F" instead of "Table 1.1"

  • Some time to typeset all this

Maybe you need packages like pgfplotstable if you like to input your data with .dat or .txt or .csv-files.

All of this packed in a tabular environment. If you are having concerns about the small ticks below the fourth horizontal line, you should write (or search for) an own question on this topic. However, the documentation of booktabs (Terminal - texdoc booktabs) shows easy and beautiful ways to go without such things.

  • Perhaps you could add a multicolumn example, cf. the comments to the question. May 6, 2014 at 13:45
  • This table is not so well done: the headers in the variable line are misplaced with respect to the numbers in their columns.
    – Bernard
    May 6, 2014 at 14:02
  • @Bernard just add it to my answer. S column with {\emph{coeff}} would be right, I guess.
    – LaRiFaRi
    May 6, 2014 at 14:18
  • @Larifari: I would raher use the thead command, from makecell: you can declare globally font characteristics, alignment (vertical and horizontal) and vertical spacing in the preamble. Your didn't mention the arydshln package for the dashed line, though I suspect it was employed in place of a thinner line as booktabs provides.
    – Bernard
    May 6, 2014 at 14:24
  • @Bernard Don't know this. But pls feel free to edit.
    – LaRiFaRi
    May 6, 2014 at 14:31

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