This type represents a set of N arrays that are presented in the form of a table. For i = 1, ..., N, the iᵗʰ array consists of the u values xⁱ₁, xⁱ₂, ..., xⁱᵤ that can be of any type.
The N arrays may be stacked vertically (vertical table orientation) or horizontally (horizontal table orientation). In the vertical case, there exist N rows with each row containing u component cells. In the horizontal case, there exist N columns with each column containing u component cells.
Most common is the vertical orientation because for very large N the visual display of N arrays arranged over a range consisting of N rows is preferable to its transposed orientation where the N arrays are arranged over a range consisting of N columns.
The u array components may be optionally identified by utitles, which - if they exist - must appear at the topmost row (vertical case) or leftmost column (horizontal case).