# tabular side-by-side, same rows height

I want to have a tabular side-by-side.

How would you guys suggest me to go about making sure they have the same height?

Consider the case:

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage{booktabs}

\begin{document}

\begin{table}[H]
\centering
\begin{tabular}{p{14.5em}}
\toprule
\textbf{Medidas Absolutas} \\
\midrule
Média dos erros quadrados \newline MSE$=\frac{1}{n} \sum_{i=1}^n (\hat{x_i}-x_i)^2$ \\
\midrule
Média dos desvios absolutos \newline MAD$=\frac{1}{n} \sum_{i=1}^n |\hat{x_i}-x_i|$ \\
\bottomrule
\end{tabular}
\hfill
\begin{tabular}{p{14.5em}}
\toprule
\textbf{Medidas Relativas} \\
\midrule
Coeficiente de Theil \newline U$=\frac{\sqrt{\sum_{i=1}^n(\hat{x_i}-x_i)^2}}{\sqrt{\sum_{i=1}^n(x_i-x_{i-1})^2}}$ \\
\midrule
Mean Absolute Percentage Error\newline MAPE$=\frac{1}{n}\sum_{i=1}^n \Big|\frac{(\hat{x_i}-x_i)}{x_i} \Big|$ \\
\bottomrule
\end{tabular}
\caption{Algumas medidas para avaliação do desempenho dos modelos preditivos.}
\end{table}

\end{document} The problem is that the equations on the right are a little too big. I would like the corresponding row of the left table to have the same height.

I have tried \renewcommand{\arraystretch}{1.6} is that it increases size to all rows, not just the bigger ones.

I have tried using \phantom, but it does not quite look for some reason ...

Maybe some \mbox with same height?

ps: these are some examples of absolute and relative error functions. If someone has some other idea to present this information that would be welcome as well!

• just make them the same tabular with @{\hspace{2cm}] or some such space in the middle – David Carlisle Aug 4 '15 at 11:38
• with the 2015 latex release the example produces ! LaTeX Error: Unknown float option 'H'. (You need the float package for H) – David Carlisle Aug 4 '15 at 11:46

\vphantom can be used to adjust the row/line spacings of the two tables. This aligns the equation lines. Also some text lines nees \vphantom because of the descenders in the other table.

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage{booktabs}

\begin{document}

\begin{table}
\centering
\begin{tabular}{p{14.5em}}
\toprule
\textbf{Medidas Absolutas} \\
\midrule
Média dos erros quadrados \newline MSE$=\frac{1}{n} \sum_{i=1}^n (\hat{x_i}-x_i)^2$%
\vphantom{$\frac{\sqrt{\sum_{i=1}^n}}{\sqrt{\sum_{i=1}^n}}$}
\\
\midrule
Média dos desvios absolutos\vphantom{g}
\newline MAD$=\frac{1}{n} \sum_{i=1}^n |\hat{x_i}-x_i|$%
\vphantom{$\Big|$}
\\
\bottomrule
\end{tabular}
\hfill
\begin{tabular}{p{14.5em}}
\toprule
\textbf{Medidas Relativas} \\
\midrule
Coeficiente de Theil\vphantom{q} \newline
U$=\frac{\sqrt{\sum_{i=1}^n(\hat{x_i}-x_i)^2}} {\sqrt{\sum_{i=1}^n(x_i-x_{i-1})^2}}$
\\
\midrule
Mean Absolute Percentage Error\newline MAPE$=\frac{1}{n}\sum_{i=1}^n \Big|\frac{(\hat{x_i}-x_i)}{x_i} \Big|$ \\
\bottomrule
\end{tabular}
\caption{Algumas medidas para avaliação do desempenho dos modelos
preditivos.}
\end{table}

\end{document} • I did not know about \vphantom. Thank you! – Ricardo Cruz Aug 4 '15 at 13:15

If you are willing to use \cmidrules throughout (in lieu of \toprule and \bottomrule), then you can combine them into one tabular.

EDITED to clean up syntax, adding {}= for proper spacing and a \displaystyle for better vertical separation of fraction terms.

REEDITED to eliminate \newline from OP's approach, instead converting to two separate tabular rows, thus resulting in a better appearance.

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage{booktabs,stackengine}
\stackMath
\begin{document}

\begin{table}[H]
\centering
\begin{tabular}{p{14.5em}c@{\hspace{1cm}}p{14.5em}}
\cmidrule{1-1}\cmidrule{3-3}
%\toprule
\textbf{Medidas Absolutas} &&\textbf{Medidas Relativas}\\
\cmidrule{1-1}\cmidrule{3-3}
&& Coeficiente de Theil \\
MSE${}=\frac{1}{n} \sum_{i=1}^n (\hat{x_i}-x_i)^2$ &&
U${}=\displaystyle\frac{\sqrt{% \addstackgap[0pt]{\sum_{i=1}^n(\hat{x_i}-x_i)^2}}}{\sqrt{\addstackgap[0pt]{\sum_{i=1}^n(x_i-x_{i-1})^2}}}$\\
\cmidrule{1-1}\cmidrule{3-3}
Média dos desvios absolutos \newline MAD${}=\frac{1}{n} \sum_{i=1}^n |\hat{x_i}-x_i|$
&& Mean Absolute Percentage Error\newline MAPE${}=\frac{1}n\sum_{i=1}^n \Big|\frac{(\hat{x_i}-x_i)}{x_i} \Big|$\\
\cmidrule{1-1}\cmidrule{3-3}
%\bottomrule
\end{tabular}
\caption{Algumas medidas para avaliação do desempenho dos modelos preditivos.}
\end{table}

\end{document} • I did not know about partial \cmidrule - very creative, thanks. But I am going with the other solution of using \vphantom. The table looks a bit better ... – Ricardo Cruz Aug 4 '15 at 13:16
• @RicardoCruz Glad to have shown you an alternate technique. Best wishes. – Steven B. Segletes Aug 4 '15 at 13:17
• @RicardoCruz I did just revise my answer to convert your \newline cells into two separate rows. This will result in more balanced spacing, as well. – Steven B. Segletes Aug 4 '15 at 13:22