is an option for Dataset that specifies a function to apply to headers before displaying them.


  • The setting for HeaderDisplayFunction can be any pure function.
  • With the option HeaderDisplayFunctionf, the specified function will be applied to all headers in the dataset before displaying them.
  • With the option HeaderDisplayFunctionf, the displayed header is given by f[header,position,dataset].
  • The settings for HeaderDisplayFunction can be given as follows to apply separately to different items:
  • specapply spec to all headers
    {spec1,spec2,,specn}apply speck to headers at dataset level k
    {spec_(1),spec_(2),...,spec_(n), rules}also allow explicit rules for individual headers
  • The speck can have the following forms:
  • {s1,s2,,sn}use s1 through sn; then use defaults
    {{c}}use c in all cases
    {{c1,c2}}alternate between c1 and c2
    {{c1,c2,}}cycle through all ci
    {s,{c}}use s, then repeatedly use c
    {s1,{c},sn}use s1, then repeatedly use c, but use sn at the end
    {s1,s2,,{c1,c2,},sm,,sn} use the first sequence of si at the beginning, then cyclically use the ci, then use the last sequence of si at the end
    {s1,s2,,{},sm,,sn}use the first sequence of si at the beginning and the last sequence at the end
  • Rules have the form ispec, where i specifies a position in the dataset.
  • Positions can be patterns.
  • The position of a header can be read at the bottom of a dataset when you hover over the header.
  • If the left-hand side of a rule is not a list, the setting is applied to any position that contains the left-hand side as a key or index.


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Basic Examples  (1)

Make all headers lowercase:

Possible Issues  (1)

The value of HeaderDisplayFunction must be an explicit pure function. Other values will have no effect:

Use an explicit pure function:

Introduced in 2020