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Print ASCII tables for terminals

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Introduction

This Package provides BeautifulTable class for easily printing tabular data in a visually appealing ASCII format to a terminal.

Features included but not limited to:

  • Full customization of the look and feel of the table
  • Build the Table as you wish, By adding rows, or by columns or even mixing both these approaches.
  • Full support for colors using ANSI sequences or any library of your choice. It just works.
  • Plenty of predefined styles for multiple use cases and option to create custom ones.
  • Support for Unicode characters.

Usage

Here is an example of how you can use beautifultable:

>>> from beautifultable import BeautifulTable
>>> table = BeautifulTable()
>>> table.column_headers = ["name", "rank", "gender"]
>>> table.append_row(["Jacob", 1, "boy"])
>>> table.append_row(["Isabella", 1, "girl"])
>>> table.append_row(["Ethan", 2, "boy"])
>>> table.append_row(["Sophia", 2, "girl"])
>>> table.append_row(["Michael", 3, "boy"])
>>> print(table)
+----------+------+--------+
|   name   | rank | gender |
+----------+------+--------+
|  Jacob   |  1   |  boy   |
+----------+------+--------+
| Isabella |  1   |  girl  |
+----------+------+--------+
|  Ethan   |  2   |  boy   |
+----------+------+--------+
|  Sophia  |  2   |  girl  |
+----------+------+--------+
| Michael  |  3   |  boy   |
+----------+------+--------+

You can learn more about beautifultable at this Tutorial

Installation

pip install beautifultable

Changelog

v0.7.0

  • Added 4 new styles, STYLE_BOX, STYLE_BOX_DOUBLED, STYLE_BOX_ROUNDED, STYLE_GRID.
  • Renamed STYLE_RESTRUCTURED_TEXT to STYLE_RST
  • wcwidth is now an optional dependency
  • Updated the algorithm for calculating width of columns(better division of space among columns)
  • Added support for Paragraphs(using \n character)
  • Added finer control for intersection characters using 12 new attributes intersect_{top|header|row|bottom}_{left|mid|right}
  • Added the ability to also accept bytestrings instead of unicode
  • Deprecated attribute intersection_char
  • Deprecated methods get_top_border(), get_bottom_border(), get_header_separator(), get_row_separator(), auto_calculate_width()
  • Fixed an issue with WEP_ELLIPSIS and WEP_STRIP when using multibyte characters
  • Fixed an issue where table would not be in proper form if column_width is too low

v0.6.0

  • Added support for handling Multi byte strings
  • Added support for colored strings using ANSI escape sequences
  • Added constraint where all strings must be unicode
  • Fixed an issue where sometimes width was calculated as higher than intended

v0.5.3

  • Added support for handing color codes using ANSI escape sequences(experimental)
  • Fixed collections ABCs deprecation warning

v0.5.2

  • Added new style STYLE_NONE
  • Fixed issue regarding improper conversion of non-string floats

v0.5.1

  • Added detect_numerics boolean for toggling automatic numeric conversion

v0.5.0

  • Added new property serialno_header
  • Deprecated methods with misspelled “seperator” in their name.
  • Fixed an issue where table was corrupted when column_count was too high

v0.4.0

  • Added predefined styles for easier customization
  • Added reverse argument to sort() method
  • Fixed enum34 dependency for python versions prior to 3.4

v0.3.0

  • Added property serialno for auto printing serial number
  • Fixed an issue with sign_mode related to str conversion
  • Fixed bugs related to python version prior to 3.3
  • Fixed exception on WEP_ELLIPSIS and token length less than 3
  • Fixed printing issues with empty table

v0.2.0

  • Added python 2 support

v0.1.3

  • Fixed minor issues

v0.1.2

  • Added new property default_padding
  • Added new method update_row
  • Fixed an issue in auto_calculate_width()

v0.1.1

  • Initial release on PyPI

Contribute

If you have any suggestions or bug reports, Please create a Issue. Pull Requests are always welcome.

License

This project is licensed under the MIT License - see the LICENSE.txt file for details.

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