# How to decrease the space between these tables?

\begin{table}
\caption{Solution to $\delta$ Orionis from \texttt{PHOEBE 1}.}
\small
\label{result}
\renewcommand{\arraystretch}{1.3}
\sisetup{separate-uncertainty,table-column-width=9em}
\begin{minipage}[t]{0.57\textwidth}
\begin{tabular}[t]{lS[table-format = 3.2(3)]
}
\hline\hline
{Parameters}   &{Values}  \\
\hline
$a$ [\Rnom]                   &     41.91(18)        \\
$\omega$ [$^\circ$]                &    148.73(149)      \\
$\gamma$ [ km/s)                &   21.96(33)        \\
$i$ [$^\circ$]                        & 78.1(3)         \\
\hline
\end{tabular}\\
\begin{tabular}{lS[table-format = 2.3,table-space-text-pre=\hspace{0.5em}]
S[table-format = 2.3,table-space-text-post=\hspace{0.7em}]@{\hskip -0.66em}}
$M_1$  [\Mnom]                          &   21.1        \\
$M_2$ [\Mnom]                           &   8.8         \\
$R_1$ [\Rnom]                           &   13.6        \\
$R_2$ [\Rnom]                           &   3.7         \\
$M_{\mathrm{bol}_1}$ [mag]              &   -8.28           \\
$M_{\mathrm{bol}_2}$ [mag]              &   -4.55        \\
$L_{\mathrm{R}_1}$                      &   0.690           \\
$L_{\mathrm{R}_2}$                      &   0.037           \\
$\log g_1$  [cgs]                           &   3.50            \\
$\log g_2$ [cgs]                        &   4.24            \\
$\chi^2_\mathrm{N}$                    &  11.389           \\
\hline
\end{tabular}
\begin{minipage}[t]{0.3\textwidth}
\begin{tabular}[t]{ll}
\hline\hline
{Fixed param.}              &   {Values}    \\
\hline
$P$ [d]                     &   5.732436$^*$    \\
$\dot{\omega }$ [$^\circ$/d]   &   0.004220$^*$    \\
$q = M_2/M_1$               &   0.41549$^{**}$      \\
$e$                         &   0.07583$^{**}$      \\
$T_{\mathrm{eff}_1}$ [K]    &   31401$^{***}$       \\
$T_{\mathrm{eff}_2}$ [K]    &   25442$^{***}$       \\
$L_{\mathrm{R}_3}$          &   0.273$^{***}$       \\
\noalign{\smallskip}\hline\noalign{\smallskip}
\end{tabular}
$^*$ \citet{Mayer2010}

$^{**}$ from \texttt{KOREL}

$^{***}$ from \texttt{Pyterpol}
\end{minipage}
\vspace{-20pt}
\end{table}


• Why you transform your MWE to code fragment only? Please, extend this fragment (back) to MWE (a complete small document beginning with \documentclass and ending with \end{document}. Jul 22 at 10:09

Here are two different suggestions:

\documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{report}

\usepackage[detect-none]{siunitx}
\sisetup{range-phrase = \text{--}} % dashes for range of numbers

\newcommand{\Rnom}{\hbox{$\mathcal{R}_{\odot}$}}
\newcommand{\Mnom}{\hbox{$\mathcal{M}_{\odot}$}}

\usepackage{booktabs} % only used for second example
\begin{document}

\begin{table}
\caption{Table}
\small
\label{result}
\renewcommand{\arraystretch}{1.3}
\centering
\sisetup{separate-uncertainty}
\begin{tabular}[t]{lS[table-format = 2.2(1.2)]}
\hline\hline
{Parameters}     & {Values}  \\
\hline
$a$ [\Rnom]      & 41.91(18) \\
\hline
$M_1$  [\Mnom]   & 21.1      \\
\hline
\end{tabular}
\begin{tabular}[t]{lS[table-format=1.6, table-space-text-post={$^*$}]}
\hline\hline
{Fixed param.}   & {Values}    \\
\hline
$P$ [d]          & 5.732436$^*$    \\
\hline
\multicolumn{2}{l}{$^{***}$ from \texttt{Pyterpol}}
\end{tabular}
\end{table}

\begin{table}
\caption{Table}
\label{result}
\centering
\sisetup{separate-uncertainty}
\begin{tabular}[t]{lS[table-format = 2.2(2)]}
\toprule
{Parameters}     & {Values}  \\
\midrule
$a$ [\Rnom]      & 41.91(18) \\\addlinespace
$M_1$  [\Mnom]   & 21.1      \\
\bottomrule
\end{tabular}
\begin{tabular}[t]{lS[table-format=1.6, table-space-text-post={$^*$}]}
\toprule
{Fixed param.}   & {Values}    \\
\midrule
$P$ [d]          & 5.732436$^*$    \\
\bottomrule
\multicolumn{2}{l}{$^{***}$ from \texttt{Pyterpol}}
\end{tabular}
\end{table}

\end{document}


\documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{report}

\usepackage[detect-none]{siunitx}
\sisetup{range-phrase = \text{--}} % dashes for range of numbers

\newcommand{\Rnom}{\hbox{$\mathcal{R}_{\odot}$}}
\newcommand{\Mnom}{\hbox{$\mathcal{M}_{\odot}$}}

\usepackage{natbib}
\usepackage{booktabs} % only used for second example
\begin{document}

\begin{table}
\caption{Solution to $\delta$ Orionis from \texttt{PHOEBE 1}.}
\small
\label{result}
\centering
\renewcommand{\arraystretch}{1.3}
\sisetup{separate-uncertainty}
\begin{tabular}[t]{l}
\begin{tabular}[t]{lS[table-format = 3.2(3)]}
\hline\hline
{Parameters}   &{Values}  \\
\hline
$a$ [\Rnom]                   & 41.91(18)     \\
$\omega$ [$^\circ$]           & 148.73(149)   \\
$\gamma$ [ km/s)              & 21.96(33)     \\
$i$ [$^\circ$]                & 78.1(3)       \\
\hline
\end{tabular}
\\
\begin{tabular}{lS[table-format = -2.3]}
$M_1$ [\Mnom]                 &   21.1        \\
$M_2$ [\Mnom]                 &   8.8         \\
$R_1$ [\Rnom]                 &   13.6        \\
$R_2$ [\Rnom]                 &   3.7         \\
$M_{\mathrm{bol}_1}$ [mag]    &   -8.28       \\
$M_{\mathrm{bol}_2}$ [mag]    &   -4.55       \\
$L_{\mathrm{R}_1}$            &   0.690       \\
$L_{\mathrm{R}_2}$            &   0.037       \\
$\log g_1$  [cgs]             &   3.50        \\
$\log g_2$ [cgs]              &   4.24        \\
$\chi^2_\mathrm{N}$          &  11.389       \\
\hline
\end{tabular}
\end{tabular}
\begin{tabular}[t]{lS[table-format=1.6, table-space-text-post={$^{***}$}, table-align-text-post=false]}
\hline\hline
{Fixed param.}                 &   {Values}        \\
\hline
$P$ [d]                        &   5.732436$^*$    \\
$\dot{\omega }$ [$^\circ$/d]  &   0.004220$^*$    \\
$q = M_2/M_1$                  &   0.41549$^{**}$  \\
$e$                            &   0.07583$^{**}$  \\
$T_{\mathrm{eff}_1}$ [K]       &   {31401$^{***}$} \\
$T_{\mathrm{eff}_2}$ [K]       &   {25442$^{***}$} \\
$L_{\mathrm{R}_3}$             &   0.273$^{***}$   \\
\hline
\multicolumn{2}{l}{$^*$ \citet{Mayer2010}}\\
\multicolumn{2}{l}{$^{**}$ from \texttt{KOREL}}\\
\multicolumn{2}{l}{$^{***}$ from \texttt{Pyterpol}}\\
\end{tabular}
\end{table}

\begin{table}
\caption{Solution to $\delta$ Orionis from \texttt{PHOEBE 1}.}
\small
\label{result}
\centering
\renewcommand{\arraystretch}{1.3}
\sisetup{separate-uncertainty}
\begin{tabular}[t]{l}
\begin{tabular}[t]{lS[table-format = 3.2(3)]}
\toprule
{Parameters}   &{Values}  \\
\midrule
$a$ [\Rnom]                   & 41.91(18)     \\
$\omega$ [$^\circ$]           & 148.73(149)   \\
$\gamma$ [ km/s)              & 21.96(33)     \\
$i$ [$^\circ$]                & 78.1(3)       \\
\midrule
\end{tabular}
\\
\begin{tabular}{lS[table-format = -2.3]}
$M_1$ [\Mnom]                 &   21.1        \\
$M_2$ [\Mnom]                 &   8.8         \\
$R_1$ [\Rnom]                 &   13.6        \\
$R_2$ [\Rnom]                 &   3.7         \\
$M_{\mathrm{bol}_1}$ [mag]    &   -8.28       \\
$M_{\mathrm{bol}_2}$ [mag]    &   -4.55       \\
$L_{\mathrm{R}_1}$            &   0.690       \\
$L_{\mathrm{R}_2}$            &   0.037       \\
$\log g_1$  [cgs]             &   3.50        \\
$\log g_2$ [cgs]              &   4.24        \\
$\chi^2_\mathrm{N}$          &  11.389       \\
\bottomrule
\end{tabular}
\end{tabular}
\begin{tabular}[t]{lS[table-format=1.6, table-space-text-post={$^{***}$}, table-align-text-post=false]}
\toprule
{Fixed param.}                 &   {Values}        \\
\midrule
$P$ [d]                        &   5.732436$^*$    \\
$\dot{\omega }$ [$^\circ$/d]  &   0.004220$^*$    \\
$q = M_2/M_1$                  &   0.41549$^{**}$  \\
$e$                            &   0.07583$^{**}$  \\
$T_{\mathrm{eff}_1}$ [K]       &   {31401$^{***}$} \\
$T_{\mathrm{eff}_2}$ [K]       &   {25442$^{***}$} \\
$L_{\mathrm{R}_3}$             &   0.273$^{***}$   \\
\bottomrule
\multicolumn{2}{l}{$^*$ \citet{Mayer2010}}\\
\multicolumn{2}{l}{$^{**}$ from \texttt{KOREL}}\\
\multicolumn{2}{l}{$^{***}$ from \texttt{Pyterpol}}\\
\end{tabular}
\end{table}

\end{document}

• So, it is set by table-format? Jul 22 at 9:11
• I do not understand. Could I ask you for an adjustment to the new example code in my question, please? Jul 22 at 9:31
• Regarding "So, it is set by table-format": What does "it" refer to in this context? Jul 22 at 10:41