3
$\begingroup$

In this SE question, Inheriting Stylesheets when using CreateDocument, I noticed the literal string argument "Output" to Column. I didn't see any documentation for this argument (see below), and I didn't see any effect of the argument:

enter image description here

and was curious what it does or doesn't do, or what it's supposed to do.

Silent documentation:

enter image description here

$\endgroup$
1
  • 4
    $\begingroup$ I think Column may be a very forgiving function with Options it does not understand. Try Column[{{1, 2, 3}, {3, 4, 5}}, "Harry"] or `Column[{{1, 2, 3}, {3, 4, 5}}, "Reb.Cabin"]'. $\endgroup$
    – bill s
    Apr 13, 2016 at 17:55

1 Answer 1

6
$\begingroup$

It seems that it will align the column to the first character of the string you put there. So it's an undocumented extension to:

"c" - align on the character "c"

Column[{
  "OffOutputasodas",
  "OutputOffo",
  "adssoadasOffOutput"
  },
 "Output"
 ]

enter image description here

Column[{
  "OffOutputasodas",
  "oOutputOffo",
  "adssoadasOffOutput"
  },
 "output"
 ]

enter image description here

$\endgroup$

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.