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I'm trying to create a list following tables: Table 1; Table 2A; Table 2B; Table 3.

Tables 2A and 2B are NOT subtables, but rather two very similar tables that my co-author wanted me to just rename it A & B instead of 2 separate table numbers. This numbering will most likely change as we add more new tables or remove some tables, so I instead of manually adding Table #s, but I'm trying to use Latex's counter, so the table # gets adjust as we modify these tables.

I tried the following Latex code:

\setcounter{table}{0} %Set this to 0 so it sets counter to start from 1.
\begin{table}
\renewcommand{\thetable}{\arabic{table}}
\caption{Linear Regression}
\input{"mod1estimate"}
\end{table}

\begin{table}
\renewcommand{\thetable}{\arabic{table}A}
\caption{Classification Tree (1) }
\input{"mod2pctestimate"}
\end{table}

\begin{table}
\renewcommand{\thetable}{\arabic{table}B}
\caption{Classification Tree (2)}
\input{"mod2lvestimate"}
\end{table}

\begin{table}
\renewcommand{\thetable}{\arabic{table}}
\caption{Our New Preferred Model}
\input{"mod3estimate"}
\end{table}

However, the output Tables are: Table 1, Table 2A, Table 3B, Table 4. Is there any way I can pause the counter at Table 2A, so that my third table will become 2B? Or are there more efficient way of doing this?

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You could use

\addtocounter{table}{-1}
\renewcommand{\thetable}{\arabic{table}B}

to get 2B rather than 3B

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You could also use \ContinuedFloat from the caption package

\begin{table}
    \caption{A table}
    ...
\end{table}
...
\begin{table}
    \ContinuedFloat  % goes before `\caption`
    \caption{A table (cont.)}
    ...
\end{table}

This prevents the incrementation of the counter, which has the same effect of \addtocounter{table}{-1}.

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In order to get labels like 2A and 2B, you need two more commands \theContinuedFloat and \ContinuedFloat*

\renewcommand\theContinuedFloat{\Alph{ContinuedFloat}}

\begin{table}\ContinuedFloat*
    \caption{First table}
    ...
\end{table}
\begin{table}\ContinuedFloat
    \caption{Second table}
    ...
\end{table}

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See Section 3.3 Continued floats (version 2020/09/21) for more information

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