is an option for TableForm and MatrixForm that specifies the maximum number of levels to be printed in tabular or matrix format.


  • TableForm[list,TableDepth->n] prints elements in list below level n as ordinary lists, rather than arranging them in tabular form.
  • With the default setting TableDepth->Infinity, as many levels as possible are printed in tabular form. In TableForm, the levels printed need not consist of elements with the same list structure. In MatrixForm, they must.


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Basic Examples  (1)

Format a tensor of rank 3 as a table of lists:

Scope  (2)

Use with MatrixForm:

Format rows of a matrix as lists:

Format the same matrix as a row vector of the rows:

Introduced in 1991