# How to make table continue in next page?

This is my working example:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}

\begin{document}
\section{table of model and predictions}

\begin{table}[h]
\begin{tabular}{lllll}
%\begin{longtable}{lllll}
\hline
&  &                                                                            &  &                                                                            \\
\multicolumn{5}{c}{expandedsystem}                                                                                                                                                        \\
\multicolumn{1}{c}{}       &  &                                                                            &  &                                                                            \\ \hline
&  &                                                                            &  &                                                                            \\
\textbf{Dynamical Systems} &  & Original Systems                                                           &  & System Expanded                                                \\
\textbf{}                  &  &                                                                            &  &                                                                            \\ \hline
&  &                                                                            &  &                                                                            \\
Saddle-Node                &  &                                                                            &  & $\dot{\alpha} = 0.8 + 4e-10*t + 3e-3*t^2$                                  \\
&  & $\dot{x} = \alpha- x^3$                                                    &  & $\dot{x} = \alpha- x^3$                                                    \\
&  &                                                                            &  &                                                                            \\
\hline
&  &                                                                            &  &                                                                            \\
Pitchfork                  &  &                                                                            &  & $\dot{\alpha} =4.5+2.16t + 3.39t^2$                                        \\
&  & $\dot{x} = \alpha- x^2$                                                    &  & $\dot{x} = \alpha- x^2$                                                    \\
&  &                                                                            &  &                                                                            \\
\hline
&  &                                                                            &  &                                                                            \\
Hopf                       &  &                                                                            &  & $\dot{\alpha} =-t+t^2-t^3$                                                 \\
&  &                                                                            &  &                                                                            \\
&  & $\dot{x}_{1} =\alpha x_{1}-x_{2}-x_{1}\left(x_{1}^{2}+x_{2}^{2}\right)$   &  & $\dot{x}_{1} =\alpha x_{1}-x_{2}-x_{1}\left(x_{1}^{2}+x_{2}^{2}\right)$   \\
&  &                                                                            &  &                                                                            \\
&  & $\dot{x}_{2} =x_{1}+\alpha x_{2}-x_{2}\left(x_{1}^{2}+x_{2}^{2}\right)$   &  & $\dot{x}_{2} =x_{1}+\alpha x_{2}-x_{2}\left(x_{1}^{2}+x_{2}^{2}\right)$   \\
&  &                                                                            &  &                                                                            \\
\hline
&  &                                                                            &  &                                                                            \\
Lorentz                    &  &                                                                            &  & $\dot{\rho} =1.1 + 0.92t -0.027 t^2+ 3^{-4}t^3$                       \\
&  &                                                                            &  &                                                                            \\
&  & $\dot{x}= \sigma(y-x)$                                                     &  & $\dot{x}= \sigma(y-x)$                                                     \\
&  &                                                                            &  &                                                                            \\
&  & $\dot{y}= x(\rho-z)-y$                                                     &  & $\dot{y}= x(\rho-z)-y$                                                     \\
&  &                                                                            &  &                                                                            \\
&  & $\dot{z}= x y-\beta z$                                                     &  & $\dot{z}= x y-\beta z$                                                     \\
&  &                                                                            &  &                                                                            \\
\hline
&  &                                                                            &  &                                                                            \\
Van Der Pol                &  &                                                                            &  & $\dot{\alpha} =1.1 + 0.92t -0.027 t^2+ 3^{-4}t^3$                     \\
&  &                                                                            &  &                                                                            \\
&  & $\dot{x}= y$                                                               &  & $\dot{x}= y$                                                               \\
&  &                                                                            &  &                                                                            \\
&  & $\dot{y}= \alpha\left(1-x^{2}\right) y-x$                                  &  & $\dot{y}= \alpha\left(1-x^{2}\right) y-x$                                  \\
&  &                                                                            &  &                                                                            \\
\hline
&  &                                                                            &  &                                                                            \\
Hodgin-Huxley              &  &                                                                            &  & $\dot{\alpha} = 1.1 + 0.92t -0.027 t^2+ 3^{-4}t^3$                   \\
&  &                                                                            &  &                                                                            \\
&  & $\dot{n}= \alpha_{n}\left(V_{m}\right)(1-n)-\beta_{n}\left(V_{m}\right) n$ &  & $\dot{n}= \alpha_{n}\left(V_{m}\right)(1-n)-\beta_{n}\left(V_{m}\right) n$ \\
&  &                                                                            &  &                                                                            \\
&  & $\dot{m}= \alpha_{m}\left(V_{m}\right)(1-m)-\beta_{m}\left(V_{m}\right) m$ &  & $\dot{m}= \alpha_{m}\left(V_{m}\right)(1-m)-\beta_{m}\left(V_{m}\right) m$ \\
&  &                                                                            &  &                                                                            \\
&  & $\dot{h}= \alpha_{h}\left(V_{m}\right)(1-h)-\beta_{h}\left(V_{m}\right) h$ &  & $\dot{h}= \alpha_{h}\left(V_{m}\right)(1-h)-\beta_{h}\left(V_{m}\right) h$ \\
&  &                                                                            &  &                                                                            \\
\hline
&  &                                                                            &  &                                                                            \\
Fitzhugh- Nagumo           &  &                                                                            &  & $\dot{\alpha} = 1.1 + 0.92t$                                          \\
&  & $\dot{u}= \epsilon g(u) -w + I$                                            &  & $\dot{u}= \epsilon g(u) -w + I$                                            \\
&  &                                                                            &  &                                                                            \\
&  & $\dot{w}= u - aw$                                                          &  & $\dot{w}= u - aw$                                                          \\
&  &                                                                            &  &                                                                            \\
\hline
&  &                                                                            &  &                                                                            \\
Bistable Toggle Switch     &  &                                                                            &  & $\dot{\alpha} = 1.1 + 0.92t -0.027 t^2+ 3^{-4}t^3$                     \\
&  & $\dot{x}_1 = \frac{a_1}{1+(x_2)^{n_1}}-d_1x_1$                            &  & $\dot{x}_1 = \frac{a_1}{1+(x_2)^{n_1}}-d_1x_1$                            \\
&  &                                                                            &  &                                                                            \\
&  & $\dot{x_2} = \frac{a_2}{1+(x_1)^{n_2}}-d_2x_2$                            &  & $\dot{x_2} = \frac{a_2}{1+(x_1)^{n_2}}-d_2x_2$                            \\
&  &                                                                            &  &                                                                            \\
&  &                                                                            &  &                                                                            \\ \hline
\end{tabular}
\end{table}
%\end{longtable}
%\end{table}

\end{document}


The table is too long:

when I use longtable the table shows unexpectedly extrange: This is the code:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}

\begin{document}
\section{table of model and predictions}

\begin{longtable}{lllll}
\hline
&  &                                                                            &  &                                                                            \\
\multicolumn{5}{c}{expandedsystem}                                                                                                                                                        \\
\multicolumn{1}{c}{}       &  &                                                                            &  &                                                                            \\ \hline
&  &                                                                            &  &                                                                            \\
\textbf{Dynamical Systems} &  & Original Systems                                                           &  & System Expanded                                                \\
\textbf{}                  &  &                                                                            &  &                                                                            \\ \hline
&  &                                                                            &  &                                                                            \\
Saddle-Node                &  &                                                                            &  & $\dot{\alpha} = 0.8 + 4e-10*t + 3e-3*t^2$                                  \\
&  & $\dot{x} = \alpha- x^3$                                                    &  & $\dot{x} = \alpha- x^3$                                                    \\
&  &                                                                            &  &                                                                            \\
\hline
&  &                                                                            &  &                                                                            \\
Pitchfork                  &  &                                                                            &  & $\dot{\alpha} =4.5+2.16t + 3.39t^2$                                        \\
&  & $\dot{x} = \alpha- x^2$                                                    &  & $\dot{x} = \alpha- x^2$                                                    \\
&  &                                                                            &  &                                                                            \\
\hline
&  &                                                                            &  &                                                                            \\
Hopf                       &  &                                                                            &  & $\dot{\alpha} =-t+t^2-t^3$                                                 \\
&  &                                                                            &  &                                                                            \\
&  & $\dot{x}_{1} =\alpha x_{1}-x_{2}-x_{1}\left(x_{1}^{2}+x_{2}^{2}\right)$   &  & $\dot{x}_{1} =\alpha x_{1}-x_{2}-x_{1}\left(x_{1}^{2}+x_{2}^{2}\right)$   \\
&  &                                                                            &  &                                                                            \\
&  & $\dot{x}_{2} =x_{1}+\alpha x_{2}-x_{2}\left(x_{1}^{2}+x_{2}^{2}\right)$   &  & $\dot{x}_{2} =x_{1}+\alpha x_{2}-x_{2}\left(x_{1}^{2}+x_{2}^{2}\right)$   \\
&  &                                                                            &  &                                                                            \\
\hline
&  &                                                                            &  &                                                                            \\
Lorentz                    &  &                                                                            &  & $\dot{\rho} =1.1 + 0.92t -0.027 t^2+ 3^{-4}t^3$                       \\
&  &                                                                            &  &                                                                            \\
&  & $\dot{x}= \sigma(y-x)$                                                     &  & $\dot{x}= \sigma(y-x)$                                                     \\
&  &                                                                            &  &                                                                            \\
&  & $\dot{y}= x(\rho-z)-y$                                                     &  & $\dot{y}= x(\rho-z)-y$                                                     \\
&  &                                                                            &  &                                                                            \\
&  & $\dot{z}= x y-\beta z$                                                     &  & $\dot{z}= x y-\beta z$                                                     \\
&  &                                                                            &  &                                                                            \\
\hline
&  &                                                                            &  &                                                                            \\
Van Der Pol                &  &                                                                            &  & $\dot{\alpha} =1.1 + 0.92t -0.027 t^2+ 3^{-4}t^3$                     \\
&  &                                                                            &  &                                                                            \\
&  & $\dot{x}= y$                                                               &  & $\dot{x}= y$                                                               \\
&  &                                                                            &  &                                                                            \\
&  & $\dot{y}= \alpha\left(1-x^{2}\right) y-x$                                  &  & $\dot{y}= \alpha\left(1-x^{2}\right) y-x$                                  \\
&  &                                                                            &  &                                                                            \\
\hline
&  &                                                                            &  &                                                                            \\
Hodgin-Huxley              &  &                                                                            &  & $\dot{\alpha} = 1.1 + 0.92t -0.027 t^2+ 3^{-4}t^3$                   \\
&  &                                                                            &  &                                                                            \\
&  & $\dot{n}= \alpha_{n}\left(V_{m}\right)(1-n)-\beta_{n}\left(V_{m}\right) n$ &  & $\dot{n}= \alpha_{n}\left(V_{m}\right)(1-n)-\beta_{n}\left(V_{m}\right) n$ \\
&  &                                                                            &  &                                                                            \\
&  & $\dot{m}= \alpha_{m}\left(V_{m}\right)(1-m)-\beta_{m}\left(V_{m}\right) m$ &  & $\dot{m}= \alpha_{m}\left(V_{m}\right)(1-m)-\beta_{m}\left(V_{m}\right) m$ \\
&  &                                                                            &  &                                                                            \\
&  & $\dot{h}= \alpha_{h}\left(V_{m}\right)(1-h)-\beta_{h}\left(V_{m}\right) h$ &  & $\dot{h}= \alpha_{h}\left(V_{m}\right)(1-h)-\beta_{h}\left(V_{m}\right) h$ \\
&  &                                                                            &  &                                                                            \\
\hline
&  &                                                                            &  &                                                                            \\
Fitzhugh- Nagumo           &  &                                                                            &  & $\dot{\alpha} = 1.1 + 0.92t$                                          \\
&  & $\dot{u}= \epsilon g(u) -w + I$                                            &  & $\dot{u}= \epsilon g(u) -w + I$                                            \\
&  &                                                                            &  &                                                                            \\
&  & $\dot{w}= u - aw$                                                          &  & $\dot{w}= u - aw$                                                          \\
&  &                                                                            &  &                                                                            \\
\hline
&  &                                                                            &  &                                                                            \\
Bistable Toggle Switch     &  &                                                                            &  & $\dot{\alpha} = 1.1 + 0.92t -0.027 t^2+ 3^{-4}t^3$                     \\
&  & $\dot{x}_1 = \frac{a_1}{1+(x_2)^{n_1}}-d_1x_1$                            &  & $\dot{x}_1 = \frac{a_1}{1+(x_2)^{n_1}}-d_1x_1$                            \\
&  &                                                                            &  &                                                                            \\
&  & $\dot{x_2} = \frac{a_2}{1+(x_1)^{n_2}}-d_2x_2$                            &  & $\dot{x_2} = \frac{a_2}{1+(x_1)^{n_2}}-d_2x_2$                            \\
&  &                                                                            &  &                                                                            \\
&  &                                                                            &  &                                                                            \\ \hline
\end{longtable}

\end{document}


The table changes as follows:

• no that latex minds but why have 5 columns with column 2 and 4 empty? Apr 9, 2022 at 15:19
• Your second example code is missing \usepackage{longtable}. When I add that, the output for me does not look like your second image, but more like your first image split over two pages as I think you wanted. Apr 9, 2022 at 15:33
• When I leave off \usepackage{longtable}, I do get your image. But just above that, I get the lllll. I also get 133 errors, the first one being "Environment longtable undefined". Don't ignore errors. My wild guess is that you have columns 2 and 4 empty to spread out the columns a bit. Don't do that; use tex.stackexchange.com/q/16519/107497 instead. Apr 9, 2022 at 15:49

Your table code is a big mess. I try to clean up all clutter. Hopefully I correct figured out how the table should be. Now table hast three columns, from which last two are in math mode.

For table I use tabularray and geometry (for make \textwidth wider) package. With this your table can be fit in one page.

Edit: Anyway, I use longtblr table environment for sake that your real table has more rows (which you can add on the same way as are written other table rows) or it not start at top of page (see added example below).

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{geometry}
\usepackage{tabularray}
\UseTblrLibrary{booktabs}

\usepackage{lipsum}

\begin{document}
\lipsum[1-2]

\section{table of model and predictions}
\begingroup
\begin{longtblr}[
caption = {Expanded system}
]{colspec = {@{} X[1.2] X[2, l,mode=math]
X[1.8, l,mode=math]
@{}},
row{1} = {font=\bfseries, c, m, mode=text},
row{2-Z} = {rowsep=3pt},
}
\toprule
Dynamical Systems
&   Original Systems
&   System Expanded         \\
\midrule
&   \dot{\alpha} = 0.8 + 4e-10*t + 3e-3*t^2
&                           \\
& \dot{x} = \alpha- x^3
&   \dot{x} = \alpha- x^3   \\
\midrule[dashed]
Pitchfork
&   \dot{\alpha} =4.5+2.16t + 3.39t^2
&                           \\
&   \dot{x} = \alpha- x^2
&   \dot{x} = \alpha- x^2   \\
\midrule[dashed]
Hopf
&   \dot{\alpha} =-t+t^2-t^3
&                           \\
&   \dot{x}_{1} = \alpha x_{1}-x_{2}-x_{1}\left(x_{1}^{2}+x_{2}^{2}\right)
&   \dot{x}_{1} = \alpha x_{1}-x_{2}-x_{1}\left(x_{1}^{2}+x_{2}^{2}\right)   \\
&   \dot{x}_{2} = x_{1}+\alpha x_{2}-x_{2}\left(x_{1}^{2}+x_{2}^{2}\right)
&   \dot{x}_{2} =x_{1}+\alpha x_{2}-x_{2}\left(x_{1}^{2}+x_{2}^{2}\right)   \\
\midrule[dashed]
Lorentz
&   \dot{\rho} =1.1 + 0.92t  -0.027 t^2+ 3^{-4}t^3
&                           \\
&   \dot{x}= \sigma(y-x)
&   \dot{x}= \sigma(y-x)    \\
&   \dot{y}= x(\rho-z)-y
&   \dot{y}= x(\rho-z)-y    \\
&   \dot{z}= x y-\beta z
&   \dot{z}= x y-\beta z    \\
\midrule[dashed]
Van Der Pol
&   \dot{\alpha} =1.1 + 0.92t  -0.027 t^2+ 3^{-4}t^3
&                           \\
&   \dot{x}= y
& \dot{x}= y                \\
&   \dot{y}= \alpha\left(1-x^{2}\right) y-x
&   \dot{y}= \alpha\left(1-x^{2}\right) y-x \\
\midrule[dashed]
Hodgin-Huxley
&   \dot{\alpha} = 1.1 + 0.92t  -0.027 t^2+ 3^{-4}t^3
&                           \\
&   \dot{n} = \alpha_{n}\left(V_{m}\right)(1-n)-\beta_{n}\left(V_{m}\right) n
&   \dot{n} = \alpha_{n}\left(V_{m}\right)(1-n)-\beta_{n}\left(V_{m}\right) n \\
&   \dot{m} = \alpha_{m}\left(V_{m}\right)(1-m)-\beta_{m}\left(V_{m}\right) m
&   \dot{m} = \alpha_{m}\left(V_{m}\right)(1-m)-\beta_{m}\left(V_{m}\right) m \\
&   \dot{h}= \alpha_{h}\left(V_{m}\right)(1-h)-\beta_{h}\left(V_{m}\right) h
& \dot{h}= \alpha_{h}(V_{m})(1-h)-\beta_{h}\left(V_{m}\right) h     \\
\midrule[dashed]
Fitzhugh - Nagumo
&   \dot{\alpha} = 1.1 +  0.92t
&                       \\
&   \dot{u}= \epsilon g(u) -w + I
&   \dot{u}= \epsilon g(u) -w + I   \\
&   \dot{w}= u - aw
&   \dot{w}= u - aw                 \\
\midrule[dashed]
\SetCell[r=2]{h,l}  Bistable Toggle Switch
&   \dot{\alpha} = 1.1 + 0.92t  -0.027 t^2+ 3^{-4}t^3
&                                   \\
&   \dot{x}_1 = \frac{a_1}{1+(x_2)^{n_1}}-d_1x_1
&   \dot{x}_1 = \frac{a_1}{1+(x_2)^{n_1}}-d_1x_1   \\
&   \dot{x_2} = \frac{a_2}{1+(x_1)^{n_2}}-d_2x_2
&   \dot{x_2} =  \frac{a_2}{1+(x_1)^{n_2}}-d_2x_2   \\
\bottomrule
\end{longtblr}
\endgroup
\end{document}


I propose some modifications (and simplifications) of the code, based on booktabs and makecell which make the code work and produce a similar layout. Further, loading geometry avoids overfull hlines:

    \documentclass{article}
\usepackage{geometry}
\usepackage{longtable}
\usepackage{makecell, booktabs}
\setlength{\aboverulesep}{3ex}
\setlength{\belowrulesep}{3ex}
\usepackage{lipsum}

\begin{document}
\section{table of model and predictions}
\lipsum[11-12]

\begin{longtable}{lll}
\toprule
& & \\
\multicolumn{3}{c}{expanded system} \\
\multicolumn{1}{c}{} & & \\
\midrule
\thead{Dynamical\\Systems} & Original Systems & System Expanded \\
\midrule
Saddle-Node & & $\dot{\alpha} = 0.8 + 4e-10*t + 3e-3*t^2$ \\
& $\dot{x} = \alpha- x^3$ & $\dot{x} = \alpha- x^3$ \\
\midrule
Pitchfork & & $\dot{\alpha} =4.5+2.16t + 3.39t^2$ \\
& $\dot{x} = \alpha- x^2$ & $\dot{x} = \alpha- x^2$ \\
\midrule
Hopf & & $\dot{\alpha} =-t+t^2-t^3$ \\
& & \\
& $\dot{x}_{1} =\alpha x_{1}-x_{2}-x_{1}\left(x_{1}^{2}+x_{2}^{2}\right)$ & $\dot{x}_{1} =\alpha x_{1}-x_{2}-x_{1}\left(x_{1}^{2}+x_{2}^{2}\right)$ \\
& & \\
& $\dot{x}_{2} =x_{1}+\alpha x_{2}-x_{2}\left(x_{1}^{2}+x_{2}^{2}\right)$ & $\dot{x}_{2} =x_{1}+\alpha x_{2}-x_{2}\left(x_{1}^{2}+x_{2}^{2}\right)$ \\
\midrule
Lorentz & & $\dot{\rho} =1.1 + 0.92t -0.027 t^2+ 3^{-4}t^3$ \\
& & \\
& $\dot{x}= \sigma(y-x)$ & $\dot{x}= \sigma(y-x)$ \\
& & \\
& $\dot{y}= x(\rho-z)-y$ & $\dot{y}= x(\rho-z)-y$ \\
& & \\
& $\dot{z}= x y-\beta z$ & $\dot{z}= x y-\beta z$ \\
\midrule
Van Der Pol & & $\dot{\alpha} =1.1 + 0.92t -0.027 t^2+ 3^{-4}t^3$ \\
& & \\
& $\dot{x}= y$ & $\dot{x}= y$ \\
& & \\
& $\dot{y}= \alpha\left(1-x^{2}\right) y-x$ & $\dot{y}= \alpha\left(1-x^{2}\right) y-x$ \\
\midrule
Hodgin-Huxley & & $\dot{\alpha} = 1.1 + 0.92t -0.027 t^2+ 3^{-4}t^3$ \\
& & \\
& $\dot{n}= \alpha_{n}\left(V_{m}\right)(1-n)-\beta_{n}\left(V_{m}\right) n$ & $\dot{n}= \alpha_{n}\left(V_{m}\right)(1-n)-\beta_{n}\left(V_{m}\right) n$ \\
& & \\
& $\dot{m}= \alpha_{m}\left(V_{m}\right)(1-m)-\beta_{m}\left(V_{m}\right) m$ & $\dot{m}= \alpha_{m}\left(V_{m}\right)(1-m)-\beta_{m}\left(V_{m}\right) m$ \\
& & \\
& $\dot{h}= \alpha_{h}\left(V_{m}\right)(1-h)-\beta_{h}\left(V_{m}\right) h$ & $\dot{h}= \alpha_{h}\left(V_{m}\right)(1-h)-\beta_{h}\left(V_{m}\right) h$ \\
\midrule
Fitzhugh- Nagumo & & $\dot{\alpha} = 1.1 + 0.92t$ \\
& $\dot{u}= \epsilon g(u) -w + I$ & $\dot{u}= \epsilon g(u) -w + I$ \\
& & \\
& $\dot{w}= u - aw$ & $\dot{w}= u - aw$ \\
\midrule
\makecell{Bistable\\ Toggle Switch} & & $\dot{\alpha} = 1.1 + 0.92t -0.027 t^2+ 3^{-4}t^3$ \\
& $\dot{x}_1 = \frac{a_1}{1+(x_2)^{n_1}}-d_1x_1$ & $\dot{x}_1 = \frac{a_1}{1+(x_2)^{n_1}}-d_1x_1$ \\
& $\dot{x_2} = \frac{a_2}{1+(x_1)^{n_2}}-d_2x_2$ & $\dot{x_2} = \frac{a_2}{1+(x_1)^{n_2}}-d_2x_2$ \\