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CSV Tables in Markdown: Pandoc Filter for CSV Tables

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- `CSV Tables in Markdown: Pandoc Filter for CSV
Tables <#csv-tables-in-markdown-pandoc-filter-for-csv-tables>`__
- `Example <#example>`__
- `Install and Use <#install-and-use>`__
- `Syntax <#syntax>`__
- `Related Filters <#related-filters>`__

CSV Tables in Markdown: Pandoc Filter for CSV Tables
====================================================

This allows CSV tables, optionally containing markdown syntax (enabled
by default), to be put in markdown as a fenced code blocks.

Example
=======

This won’t work on GitHub’s markdown rendering nor PyPI. See the README
in `GitHub-pages <https://ickc.github.io/pantable/>`__. There’s a `LaTeX
output <https://ickc.github.io/pantable/README.pdf>`__ too.

::

```table
---
caption: '*Awesome* **Markdown** Table'
alignment: RC
table-width: 0.7
markdown: True
---
First row,defaulted to be header row,can be disabled
1,cell can contain **markdown**,"It can be aribrary block element:

- following standard markdown syntax
- like this"
2,"Any markdown syntax, e.g.",$$E = mc^2$$
```

becomes

.. code:: table

---
caption: '*Awesome* **Markdown** Table'
alignment: RC
table-width: 0.7
markdown: True
---
First row,defaulted to be header row,can be disabled
1,cell can contain **markdown**,"It can be aribrary block element:

- following standard markdown syntax
- like this"
2,"Any markdown syntax, e.g.",$$E = mc^2$$

Install and Use
===============

Install:

.. code:: bash

pip install -U pantable

Use:

.. code:: bash

pandoc -F pantable -o README.html README.md

Syntax
======

Fenced code blocks is used, with a class ``table``. See
`Example <#example>`__.

Optionally, YAML metadata block can be used within the fenced code
block, following standard pandoc YAML metadata block syntax. 7 metadata
keys are recognized:

- ``caption``: the caption of the table. If omitted, no caption will be
inserted. Default: disabled.

- ``alignment``: a string of characters among ``L,R,C,D``,
case-insensitive, corresponds to Left-aligned, Right-aligned,
Center-aligned, Default-aligned respectively. e.g. ``LCRD`` for a
table with 4 columns. Default: ``DDD...``

- ``width``: a list of relative width corresponding to the width of
each columns. e.g.

.. code:: yaml

- width
- 0.1
- 0.2
- 0.3
- 0.4

Default: auto calculated from the length of each line in table cells.

- ``table-width``: the relative width of the table (e.g. relative to
``\linewidth``). default: 1.0

- ``header``: If it has a header row or not. True/False/yes/NO are
accepted, case-insensitive. default: True

- ``markdown``: If CSV table cell contains markdown syntax or not. Same
as above. Default: False

- ``include``: the path to an CSV file, can be relative/absolute. If
non-empty, override the CSV in the CodeBlock. default: None

When the metadata keys is invalid, the default will be used instead.

Related Filters
===============

The followings are pandoc filters written in Haskell that provide
similar functionality. This filter is born after testing with theirs.

- `baig/pandoc-csv2table: A Pandoc filter that renders CSV as Pandoc
Markdown Tables. <https://github.com/baig/pandoc-csv2table>`__
- `mb21/pandoc-placetable: Pandoc filter to include CSV data (from file
or URL) <https://github.com/mb21/pandoc-placetable>`__
- `panflute/csv-tables.py at 1ddcaba019b26f41f8c4f6f66a8c6540a9c5f31a ·
sergiocorreia/panflute <https://github.com/sergiocorreia/panflute/blob/1ddcaba019b26f41f8c4f6f66a8c6540a9c5f31a/docs/source/csv-tables.py>`__

.. code:: table

---
Caption: Comparison
include: docs/comparison.csv
...

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