I'v aware of this method for increasing or decreasing the spacing in \begin{array} environment


but is there any way I can set the specific dimension value, exactly one \jot for example?

  • it uses \baselineskip so set that locally to whatever you want (\jot is too small that's usually the increase, not the value) May 25, 2022 at 15:06
  • @DavidCarlisle isn't \jot the default value space for all display amsmath environments?
    – antshar
    May 25, 2022 at 15:08
  • @DavidCarlisle btw, \setlength{\baselineskip}{4cm} doesn't seem to do the thing. It only adds space before the array, but not between its rows.
    – antshar
    May 25, 2022 at 15:10
  • ah well yes it uses ht and dp of \strutbox which is re-calculated on a size change but not if you simply set the length sorry for being misleading. May 25, 2022 at 15:23

1 Answer 1


You may try tabularray package: option stretch=0 removes the struts, and option rowsep=0.5\jot sets the exact spacing.


\[ \begin{tblr}{stretch=0,colsep=5pt,rowsep=0.5\jot}
  \tan x  & \cot x   \\
  \frac34 & \dfrac45 \\
  \cos x  & \sin x   \\
\end{tblr} \]

Also you can define a new environment for this:


\[ \begin{myarray}{lc}
  \tan x  & \cot x   \\
  \frac34 & \dfrac45 \\
  \cos x  & \sin x   \\
\end{myarray} \]


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