[NTG-context] Construct tables column after column

Henri Menke henrimenke at gmail.com
Mon Sep 10 13:43:11 CEST 2018


On 09/10/2018 10:47 PM, Jan Willem Flamma wrote:
> Dear list members,
> 
> Table are constructed row after row like in the code below:
> 
> Building up a table row after row
> \par
> \bTABLE
>     \bTR
>         \bTC Row 1, Column 1 \eTC
>         \bTC Row 1, Column 2 \eTC
>     \eTR
>     \bTR
>         \bTC Row 2, Column 1 \eTC
>         \bTC Row 2, Column 2 \eTC
>     \eTR
> \eTABLE
> 
> But is it possible to construct tables column after column?

If you are not scared of plain TeX macros, you can use \valign.

\starttext

\begingroup
\hsize=5cm
\valign{%
  \strut#\aligntab\strut#\cr
  %
  Column 1, Row 1\aligntab
  Column 1, Row 2\cr
  %
  Column 2, Row 1\aligntab
  Column 2, Row 2\cr
}
\endgroup

\stoptext

> (The code below does not generate output. I merely switched the xTC and xTR to illustate the idea)
> 
> Building up a table column after column
> \par
> \bTABLE
>     \bTC
>         \bTR Column 1, Row 1 \eTR
>         \bTR Column 1, Row 2 \eTR
>     \eTC
>     \bTC
>         \bTR Column 2, Row 1 \eTR
>         \bTR Column 2, Row 2 \eTR
>     \eTC
> \eTABLE
> 
> Kind regards,
> Jan Willem Flamma
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