The new "short table" in Datawrapper is internally named the "beautiful table". We think this will be a workhorse for all our users who publish data all the time.
At first look the "short table" is just variation of the long data table we had as an option in Datawrapper from the very start. But before we show how to create one of these, let's briefly answer one question: When would you want to use a table?
The main reason why you would use a (long or short) table is that you enable the user to look up individual values. Often you should consider adding a table in a post where you already have a bar chart or line chart - adding the table with the actual data is then an added level of service. Or, as a variation, you have the fastest growing companies in the US in a big bar chart, then you can add a table showing key figures for the ten biggest gainers and the ten biggest losers. You get the idea.