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Display first columns and rows of a table

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alpedhuez
alpedhuez on 18 Aug 2021
Commented: Cris LaPierre on 19 Aug 2021
Function head displays "Get top rows of table, timetable, or tall array."
The example has "Create a table that contains 100 rows and five variables."
But my table has 100 variables (say). In this case head does not disply the output cleanly (in Jupyter).
Is there any function to display the top rows and *columns* of table? Or any other workaround?

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Cris LaPierre
Cris LaPierre on 18 Aug 2021
The head function is just a helper function. Under the hood, it is just using indexing. Ch 5 of MATLAB Onramp will introduce you to the fundamentals of indexing in MATLAB. Once you understand that, you can use indexing to create your own customized display of a table.
Tables are a little nuanced, so read through the Access Data in Tables page to understand how to use indexing with tables.
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Cris LaPierre
Cris LaPierre on 19 Aug 2021
Sounds like a potential improvment to the function. If you think it should be an option, I recommend you submit it as a suggestion to MathWorks. You can do that here. Select Create Service Request > Technical Support.

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