3

I am writing some tables in latex. My MWE is:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{rotating}
\usepackage{xcolor}
\usepackage{longtable}
\usepackage[labelfont=bf]{caption}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage{caption, booktabs, makecell, siunitx}
\usepackage{eqparbox}
\pagenumbering{gobble}
\usepackage{booktabs}
\usepackage[referable,para]{threeparttablex}
\usepackage[textheight=27cm, textwidth=15cm]{geometry}
\usepackage{multirow}
\usepackage{pdflscape}
\sisetup{group-separator={,}, table-format=1.3, table-space-text-post=***, 
table-number-alignment =center}
\newcommand*{\MyIndent}
{\hspace*{1.5cm}}

\begin{document}

\begin{sidewaystable}[htbp]\centering\normalsize{\def\sym#1{\ifmmode^{#1}\else\(^{#1}\)\fi}
\caption{Baseline model \label{table3}}
\begin{tabular}{l*{5}{c}}
\hline\hline 
                    &\multicolumn{1}{c}{(1)}&\multicolumn{1}{c}{(2)}&\multicolumn{1}{c}{(3)}&\multicolumn{1}{c}{(4)}&\multicolumn{1}{c}{(5)}\\
\hline
lwlnyw           &.984\sym{***}&        .674\sym{***}&                     &        .519\sym{***}&        .957\sym{***}\\
                    & (.007)            &      (.043)         &                     &      (.128)         &      (.013)         \\
pc                 & -.029\sym{**} &       -.045\sym{***}&       -.033\sym{***}&       -.103\sym{***}&       -.107\sym{***}\\
                    & (.015)             &      (.013)         &      (.013)         &      (.039)         &      (.036)         \\
pc2               & .003\sym{**} & .004\sym{***}&        .003\sym{***}&        .010\sym{***}&        .011\sym{***}\\
                    &      (.001)       &      (.001)         &      (.001)         &      (.004)         &      (.003)         \\
lnsnda2         &                     &                     &                     &                     &                     \\
                    &                     &                     &                     &                     &                     \\
\hline
Observations        &         681         &         681         &         681         &         553         &         681         \\
N. of Observations  &                     &         119         &         119         &         119         &         119         \\
Overall-R$^2$       &                     &        .988         &                     &                     &                     \\
R$^2$               &        .989         &        .723         &                     &                     &                     \\
F-test              &    5531.466         &      85.460         &                     &                     &                     \\
log(likelihood)     &     401.638         &     621.943         &                     &                     &                     \\
\hline\hline
\multicolumn{6}{l}{\footnotesize Standard errors in parentheses}\\
\multicolumn{6}{l}{\footnotesize \sym{*} \(p<0.10\), \sym{**} \(p<0.05\), \sym{***} \(p<0.01\)}\\
\end{tabular}}
\end{sidewaystable}

\end{document}

If you have a look at the pdf, you will notice that:

1) The numbers, indicating the columns, are attached to the double line above. I tried to use \\ or \vspace after \hline\hline to obtain more space. However, it happens that more space is created below the numbers, not above. How can I get ride of this?

2) I would like to have more space between the coulmns. In Excel, I am used to add an extra column with a very small lenght. How can I do the same in latex?

Thanks, Dario

2

I would like to suggest that you make the following changes:

  • To get better-spaced horizontal lines, don't use \hline and \cline. Instead, use the line-drawing macros of the booktabs package (which you've already loaded): \toprule, \midrule, \bottomrule, \cmidrule, and \addlinespace.

  • To increase the amount of intercolumn whitespace, increase the value of the length parameter \tabcolsep. Its default value is 6pt; in the code below, I use 9pt. Feel free to set this parameter to suit your needs.

  • Since you're loading the siunitx package, you might as well use its S column type for the five data columns.

enter image description here

\documentclass{article}
% I've reduced the preamble to the bare minimum needed to get the code to compile
\usepackage[labelfont=bf,skip=0.333\baselineskip]{caption}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage{booktabs, siunitx}
\usepackage[textheight=27cm, textwidth=15cm]{geometry}
\sisetup{group-separator={}, 
         table-format=-1.3, 
         input-symbols={()},
         table-space-text-post=***}
\def\sym#1{\ifmmode^{#1}\else\(^{#1}\)\fi}
\pagenumbering{gobble}

\begin{document}

\begin{table}[htbp] % no need to use a 'sidewaystable' here, right?
\setlength{\tabcolsep}{9pt} % default: 6pt
\normalsize
\centering
\caption{Baseline model \label{table3}}

\begin{tabular}{@{} l *{5}{S} @{}}
\toprule
      & {(1)} & {(2)} & {(3)} & {(4)} & {(5)}\\
\midrule
lwlnyw    &  .984\sym{***}&  .674\sym{***}&   &  .519\sym{***} &  .957\sym{***}\\
          & (.007)        & (.043)        &   & (.128)         & (.013)  \\
pc        & -.029\sym{**} & -.045\sym{***}& -.033\sym{***}& -.103\sym{***} & -.107\sym{***}\\
          & (.015)  &  (.013)  &  (.013)  &  (.039)  &  (.036)  \\
pc2       &  .003\sym{**} & .004\sym{***}& .003\sym{***}& .010\sym{***}& .011\sym{***}\\
          & (.001)        & (.001)       & (.001)       & (.004)          &  (.003)  \\
lnsnda2  \\
         \\
\midrule
Observations        &  {681}   &  {681}  &  {681}  &  {553}  &  {681}  \\
N.\ of Obs.         &          &  {119}  &  {119}  &  {119}  &  {119}  \\
Overall $R^2$       &          &  .988   \\
$R^2$               &  .989    &  .723   \\
F-test              & {5531.5} &  {85.5} \\
Log-likelihood      &  {401.6} & {621.9} \\
\bottomrule
\addlinespace % a bit of (vertical) whitespace
\multicolumn{6}{@{}l}{\footnotesize Standard errors in parentheses}\\
\multicolumn{6}{@{}l}{\footnotesize $\sym{*}\ p<0.10$; $\sym{**}\ p<0.05$; $\sym{***}\ p<0.01$}\\
\end{tabular}
\end{table}

\end{document} 
  • Thanks a lot for your suggestions. Much better than what I did. Only one small thing. The numbers after the second \midrule (Observations and so on...) are not really aligned to the other. How can i get this? Thanks again – Dario Apr 25 '17 at 16:32
  • @Dario - The issue, really, is that the numbers below the second \midrule represent completely different categories: numbers of observations: postive integers; R^2: a number between 0 and 1; F-stat: a positive real number; and log-likelihood: any real number. While it is certainly possible, in principle, to align them on their (explicit or implicit) decimal markers, I'd say it's actually a very poor idea (typographically speaking) to do so, as it would create the impression that their types share something in common. – Mico Apr 25 '17 at 16:46
  • @Dario - A second issue created by aligning all numbers in data columns 1 and 2 on their respective decimal markers would be that the columns would have to be made a lot wider. E.g., the largest number in data column 1 is 5531.5, while the smallest is -0.029**. Incidentally, if you really, really believe that the numbers in the final two rows ought to be aligned with respect to each other, I suggest you replace {401.6} with {\phantom{0}401.6}, and that you replace {85.5} with {\phantom{0}85.5}. – Mico Apr 25 '17 at 16:51

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.