MAKE-TABLE(LOCAL)                               MAKE-TABLE(LOCAL)

       make-table - combine and align columns into a table

       make-table [files]

       Make-table makes tabular output like this:

                !    one    two  three
           Jan_09     20      .      .
           Jan_10     81     23      .
           Jan_11     39      7      .
           Jan_12     64     18      .
           Jan_13     61      .      9
           Jan_14      .      .     13
           Jan_15      .      .     11
           Jan_16      .      .     12

       from input like this:

           COLUMN  one
           Jan_09  20
           Jan_10  81
           Jan_11  39
           Jan_12  64
           Jan_13  61

           COLUMN  two
           Jan_10  23
           Jan_11  7
           Jan_12  18

           COLUMN  three
           Jan_13  9
           Jan_14  13
           Jan_15  11
           Jan_16  12

       This  is  useful,  among other things, for gathering time-
       sequence data from various sources and pasting it together
       to look for correlations or for simultaneous plotting with

       Note that row values are  placed  and  ordered  by  label,
       *NOT*  by  their  position or order in the original input.
       Missing values are indicated by a '.' (which on many  ver-
       sions  of  Unix, is treated as a degenerate floating point
       number with value 0).

       If no explicit COLUMN directives  are  found,  input  file
       names (if any) will be used instead.

       All fields and values size themselves dynamically.

       Output  is  passed  through  sort (with no flags).  If you
       need a different sorting algorithm,  specify  a  different
       sort program with the environment variable SORT.

       Very  long  output  lines may be limited by the underlying
       implementation of awk.

       plot-table(local), unmake-table(local), gnuplot(local)

       Corey Satten