Originally Posted by mbcx0jp2
I don`t think that there is an important difference between the 2 uses
"See the table above" only "table above"- a short phrase that sends the reader to further information on a specific topic.
In the above table one can distinguish .... - here , the phrase is more formal.
Anyway, both are correct.
yes, you are right > It sounds better :" in the table below" or in the following/subsequent /next table"