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davidp99
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### Tables, ugh!

hi, I'm new to LaTex, using Overleaf, and having trouble with tables! My two questions are included in the table itself. Thanks

%  Preliminaries
%................................................................................
\documentclass[12pt,english]{article}
\usepackage{dcolumn,booktabs}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage{babel}
\usepackage[title]{appendix}
\usepackage{geometry}				 %  changing margins
\usepackage{setspace}				 %  changing spacing between lines
\usepackage{amsmath}                 %  allows text in equations
\usepackage{etoolbox}
\makeatletter

\renewcommand{\paragraph}{ %
\@startsection{paragraph}{4} %
{\z@}{9.25ex \@plus 1ex \@minus .2ex}{-1em} %
{\normalfont\normalsize\bfseries} %
}
\makeatother

\usepackage{natbib}[maxbibnames=99]     	 % bibliography
\usepackage{physics}                         % combining bold and italics for
% vectors with \vb*{v}
\usepackage{graphicx}                        % include graphics

%figures
\usepackage{tikz}                            % superimpose labels on figure
\usepackage{caption}                         % to allow for subfigures
\usepackage{subcaption}                      % to allow for subfigures

%tables
\usepackage{booktabs,caption}                % for nice tables
%\usepackage[flushleft]{threeparttable}     % for nice tables
\usepackage{siunitx}                         % to line up #s by decimal point
\usepackage{dcolumn}			   	         % line up at decimal

\begin{document}
\begin{table}[!h!]
%\hline
\footnotesize
\caption{sample table}
\hline
\medskip
This table has some rows grouped close together, and other rows normal spacing.
I would like to: (1) align according to decimals in cols 2-4; and (2) merge cols 2-4 of the first row (containing CAR \%) and include an underline.  Thanks.
\medskip
\hline
\medskip
\centering
\footnotesize
\begin{tabular}{l d d d c}
Forecasted           &    &   {CAR {\%}_} $& \\ change in something & & & \\ interesting & [-1,1\bigr] & [-1,3\bigr] & [-1,5\bigr] & Observations\\[.5em] \hline\\ \bigskip >30\% & 1.320*** & 1.253***& 1.189***& 1352\\ \\[-2.6em]$ & (8.73) & (7.02) 	& (6.08)  $\\ [-.3em] \\ (0.30\%\bigr]$ &	1.103*** & 1.388*** & 1.447***& 411\\ [-.3em]
$& (3.64) & (3.61) & (3.33)$
\medskip
% more rows to come

\end{tabular}
\end{table}

\end{document}

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Kreuz Elf
Posts: 22
Joined: Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:33 pm

### Tables, ugh!

Your code is not compilable. There are definitely many errors, not just one or two. Please post a minimal working example.