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I want to create a single table in two column article, where internally table contains two tables, one in each column. The following picture shows the requirements. Example

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    Welcome to TeX.SX! You can have a look at our starter guide to familiarize yourself further with our format. In particular, please add a minimal working example (MWE).
    – CarLaTeX
    Commented Aug 23, 2017 at 6:01
  • \begin{table*}\caption{Caption}\begin{tabular}{ccc} ... \end{tabular}\hfill\begin{tabular}{ccc} ... \end{tabular}\end{table*}
    – Fran
    Commented Aug 23, 2017 at 6:36
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    See the answer posted by me which can be your starting point. I answered this question only because I remembered my first faltering days in the early nineties. Yes, TeXSE was not there in those days. In future, this community would expect a more focused question from you with a MWE. We particularly dislike, "Do my job for me" type requests. And welcome to TeXSE.
    – Masroor
    Commented Aug 23, 2017 at 6:57
  • Do tell us which document class you use, please. Also, please tell us whether the table's overall caption should be centered or should be placed just over the left-hand part. Finally, is the right-hand part a direct continuation of the material shown on the left, or is it a separate entity?
    – Mico
    Commented Aug 23, 2017 at 7:04
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    @Masroor Thank you very much. I spent a lot of time, although my question shows that I asked without any struggle. However, I will follow the instructions next time and will give my attempt as an example. Commented Aug 23, 2017 at 9:53

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The following will be a good starting point for you. For other tweaks (including centering of individual tables and captions), you need to study a bit more. Please see these, 1, 2, 3.

For the particular issue of placing a double column float at page bottom, this article is a good read.

\documentclass[twocolumn]{article}

\usepackage{lipsum}

\usepackage{stfloats}

\begin{document}

\begin{table*}[!b]
  \caption{Caption.}
  \label{tab:tbl1}
  \centering
  \begin{tabular}[t]{|c|c|c|}
    \hline
    X&Y&X\\\hline
    1&2&3\\
    4&5&6\\
    1&2&3\\
    4&5&6\\
    1&2&3\\
    4&5&6\\
    1&2&3\\
    4&5&6\\
    7&8&9\\\hline
  \end{tabular}
  \hfill
  \begin{tabular}[t]{|c|c|c|}
    \hline
    A&B&C\\\hline
    a&b&c\\
    d&e&f\\
    g&h&i\\
    j&k&l\\
    m&n&o\\
    p&q&r\\
    s&t&u\\
    v&w&x\\\hline
  \end{tabular}
\end{table*}

\lipsum[1-20]

\end{document}
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    +1. You may want to point out that the \centering statement (immediately after \label) is needed only if the \hfill directive were omitted.
    – Mico
    Commented Aug 23, 2017 at 7:24
  • @Mico I could not decide what actually he is asking for. Centered individuals tables, both caption and individual tables centered, or something else. I wanted to compress all these issues inside that blanket statement of "other tweaks". Putting a hint anyway.
    – Masroor
    Commented Aug 23, 2017 at 7:39
  • @mico Also, those issues pointed out in your comment are the ones based on which the solution may change, including the use of longtable.
    – Masroor
    Commented Aug 23, 2017 at 7:44

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