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Hey im looking for a solution to format this table in a good looking way. I like the booktabs formatting for tables that read vertically but i want this one to be read horizontally. This is what i came up with but i found it not looking solid and sharp enough. Do you have an idea?

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well it is a two steps process, it visually makes more sense to go with a horizontal line between the spaces as for the redundant text you can use it as header of a third row (before step1). Furthermore the same text is present for your concentration c, time t and temperature T. For clarity I'd use an explanation in the caption of the table for the redundant details and in parentheses the units. In addition, maybe changing from t to i as a notation for time points. This would look like this:

Steps \ Variables  |    c(mM)     i(min)    T(°C)
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1                  |     1         2880      25
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2                  |     1           30      70

caption including an explanation of immic1m2. Which experiment, condition, etc? Hope this helps!

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    thanks for the Idea thats good! My concern is that the concentration is given for one species, but it could be for e.g step 3 that the concentration is a mixture of lets say c12/c8 at ratios 5:1... may i ask you for another idea how to implement that? i dont want to bloat the infos, just clear and sharp. B
    – JohnnyS
    Jun 13 '16 at 15:49
  • glad to help! Regarding the ratios to explicit some concentrations i assume you are referring to steps 12 and 8 when you write c12and c8, respectively. so how about just using that as a fraction followed by the ratio in brackets [5:1]? :-)
    – Georges
    Jun 13 '16 at 18:58
  • you have to define at some point c_s with s steps if you use the notation \frac{c_{12}}{c_{8}}
    – Georges
    Jun 13 '16 at 21:30

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