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 ====== Table Editing ====== ====== Table Editing ======
-In MagicPlot **Table** is used to store numeric data+In MagicPlot Tables are used to store numeric or text data depending on column type (numeric/text).
-All tables use floating-point numbers in [[wp>IEEE754|IEEE 754]] double precision format.+
-Empty cells are equivalent to [[NaN|Not-a-Number]] values.+==== Data Types ==== 
 +MagicPlot supports these data types in Tables:
-==== Table Context Menu ==== +^ Format  ^ Description  ^ 
-Many table editing functions are available in table context menu (right click to open).+| Numeric  | 64-bit double precision floating-point numbers ([[wp>IEEE754|IEEE 754]] | 
 +| Text  | Unicode string with unlimited length  |
-{{:table_menu.png|Table context menu}}+  * Data type is set for entire columnsOne column may not contain data with different types. 
 +  * Empty cells are equivalent to [[NaN|Not-a-Number]] values. 
 +  * Values from text columns are treated as empty cells if used as numbers. 
 +==== Changing Column Type ==== 
 +Use ''Set Column Type'' menu in column context menu to change column type (numeric/text).
 ==== Columns Numbers ==== ==== Columns Numbers ====
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 ==== Moving (Reordering) Columns ==== ==== Moving (Reordering) Columns ====
-Hold ''Alt'' key and drag column header to rearrange table columns.+Hold ''Alt'' key (''Option'' on Mac, ''Meta/Win'' on Unix-like) and drag column header to rearrange table columns.
 If ''Alt'' key is not pressed, mouse dragging on header will select the columns. If ''Alt'' key is not pressed, mouse dragging on header will select the columns.
 ==== Editing Table ==== ==== Editing Table ====
-You can edit table cell by double click on it. You can either enter a number or an expression (e.g. writing ''pi'' in cell equals to ''3.1416...'', writing ''1+2'' equals to ''3'')+You can edit table cell by double clicking on it. You can enter either a number or an expression using [[expressions]].
-See [[Formula|Formula Syntax]] section for expression syntax.+==== Fit Column Widths ==== 
 +To fit the width of one column, double click on right separator line in table header. To fit several columns widths, select multiple columns and double click on one of column separators in table header.
 ===== See Also ===== ===== See Also =====
   * [[set_column_formula]]   * [[set_column_formula]]
-  * [[formula]]+  * [[expressions]] 
 +  * [[sorting]]
   * [[nan]]   * [[nan]]
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