Report format

Damian Counsell d.counsell at
Mon Dec 8 11:28:15 UTC 2003

* Peter Rice <pmr at> [031205 11:23]:
> Henrikki Almusa wrote:
> >Hello,
> >
> >Small question about report format. Since one can add tag in style 
> >'type:value=text_in_file'. Is there some way to give spaces in 
> >"text_in_file" or give sort of "%-xS" type of syntax to make sure atleast 
> >x sized are is used?
> Good idea!
> The code has widths for each column already.
> We need a syntax to give:
> 1. minimum column width
> 2. maximum column width (for example, for sequence data that can be very 
> long)
> Perhaps type:value%n.n=columnheading
> More questions:
> Do we need more column types?

This may be a completely stupid suggestion, but, if you don't ask...

Could we have decimal tabs, please?  You know: ones smart enough to
align themselves by the position of the floating point, even in the
absence of specifying the number of digits before and after it?

all the best


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