I'm looking for a way to change row height or width with pgfplotstables. Even in the pgfplotstables manual I cant find anything about this matter.

I found a topic about this here but the only answer was using \resizebox. I dont like this since it changes proportions of the font used with the cells.

I'm looking for a solution because every lines is very close one to another, therefore the table becomes not easly readable.

  • Just realized by using \toprule, \midrule and \bottomrule instead of \hline for the row lines, I dont have the issues with the lines being very close one to another. But still if someone has a way to change column width and row height I'll be interested. – joseldsm Oct 12 at 12:09
  • The lines are also tight if no lines are used. – joseldsm Oct 12 at 12:51
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    The \arraystretch macro is used with tabular and array. See what \def\arraystretch{2} does to \pgfplotstabletypeset. You can also add struts (e.g. \rule{0pt}{1cm}). – John Kormylo Oct 13 at 14:07
  • @JohnKormylo \def\arraystretch{2} does work for the row height. Thank you ! – joseldsm Oct 15 at 7:38

Since there is no answer to this topic, I'll answer with what I came up with.

For the row height : The solution of @JohnKormylo works perfectly for what I need : \def\arraystretch{size}, "size" being the integer parameter.

For the column width : I use the same solution I used for the basics tabular and it works great :

\usepackage{array,multirow,makecell}
\newcolumntype{R}[1]{>{\raggedleft\arraybackslash }b{#1}}
\newcolumntype{L}[1]{>{\raggedright\arraybackslash }b{#1}}
\newcolumntype{C}[1]{>{\centering\arraybackslash }b{#1}}
%[...]
columns/myColumnName/.style={column type=|C{1.4cm}|},

Hope it will help some beginners like me.

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