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## Re: [Orgmode] Table questions

 From: Eddward DeVilla Subject: Re: [Orgmode] Table questions Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2006 10:08:48 -0600

I'll follow this up with a few more wishes.  Could the table minor
mode maybe be extended to allow the user to define delimiters?  Say
draw a picture?

struct hugeStaticTable initData = {
// Draw a picture
// ORG-ROW-DEF { /* key*/ $1 , /* name */$2 , /* location */ {  /*
x */ $3 , /* y */$4 } , /* comment*/ \$5 },
{ /* key */ 0, /* name */ "Bob", /* location */ { /* x */ 10.0, /* y
*/ 3.2 }, /* comment */ "You know.  Bob!  Bob.  Good times... Good
times..." }
{ /* key */ 1, /* name */ "Joe", /* location */ { /* x */ 5.5, /* y
*/ 4.4 },  /* comment */ "One fine batter." }
...
};

I code with a lot of static tables that are populated by hand.
Keeping them formatted is critical to keeping the code maintainable.
I'd think that this example might be too much for the table-minor
mode, but if there were a way to at least define a row beginning, end
and field separator, it might help.

struct S d = {
// ORG-ROW-DEF '{'  ',' '}'
{ f1 , f2 , f3 , f4 }
....

};



I recently started using org-mode and love its table feature.  Here are some
questions that I have:

1. In table calculation, how to refer to a cell in a different column and
different row?  Specifically, I want column 8 row 5 to be the ratio of
column 7 row 5 and column 7 row 4.

2. I think the table minor mode would be a fantastic tool in editing tables
in a LaTeX file. I wonder whether it is possible to let orgtbl recognize
\begin{tabular}\end{tabular} and use & as column delimiter rather than |
(also respect end of line \\)?

Thanks,

Michael

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