[texhax] longtable//dcolumn//specs

Simmie, John john.simmie at nuigalway.ie
Fri Nov 7 12:48:44 CET 2014

Can someone express in plain English please what this construct is specifying in laying out 8 columns?

\begin{longtable}{@{} l @{\extracolsep{\fill}} *{7}{d{7}} @{}}

Incidentally it works fine with the very nice dcolumn package ...
\newcolumntype{d}[1]{D{.}{.}{#1} }

John Simmie//NUI Galway

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