I am trying to read in a very long csv file to a longtable, but I am getting a missing \endgroup inserted error when compiling. I cannot figure out what is missing.





    \bfseries Obsid & \bfseries Source & \bfseries Raw Soft Counts & \bfseries Raw Medium Counts & \bfseries Raw Hard Counts & \bfseries Background Soft Counts & \bfseries Background Medium Counts & \bfseries Background Hard Counts % specify table head
    \\&&\bfseries (.3-1.0 keV)&\bfseries (1.0-2.1 keV)&\bfseries (2.1-7.5 keV)&\bfseries (.3-1.0 keV)&\bfseries (1.0-2.1 keV)&\bfseries (2.1-7.5 keV) \\
    \midrule \endhead
    \bottomrule \endfoot
    late after line=\\,
    late after last line=,
    before reading={\catcode`\#=12},
    after reading={\catcode`\#=6},
    respect all,
    head to column names]%
    {counts_info_from_csc.csv}{RAW_COUNTS[.3-1]=\rawcountsS,RAW_COUNTS[1-2.1]=\rawcountsM,RAW_COUNTS[2.1-7.5]=\rawcountsH,BKG_COUNTS[.3-1]=\bkgcountsS,BKG_COUNTS[1-2.1]=\bkgcountsM,BKG_COUNTS[2.1-7.5]=\bkgcountsH}{\OBSID & \SOURCE & \rawcountsS & \rawcountsM & \rawcountsH & \bkgcountsS & \bkgcountsM & \bkgcountsH}%


The csv file is being read in properly; when I try it with tabular instead of longtable it does read but the bottom gets cut off. I can't figure out what's missing.

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  • Replace the document class standalone by some ordinary document class. The standalone class can only be used with single objects of a fixed size. As a side note, don't use vertical lines together with booktabs. – gernot Apr 5 '17 at 22:31

The standalone class adapts the size of the page to the contents of the document, and the longtable tries to adapt the columns to the size of the page, so this is too much flexibility.

The solution is to use either some standard document class or the standalone class with the varwidth option, like


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Note that due to the booktabs package the vertical lines are broken. Consider omitting the vertical lines.

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