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module for creating simple ASCII tables

Project description

# texttable

Python module for creating simple ASCII tables

## Availability

This module is available on [PyPI](https://pypi.org/project/texttable/), and has been packaged for several Linux/Unix platforms
([Debian](https://packages.debian.org/search?&searchon=names&keywords=python-texttable+),
[FreeBSD](https://www.freebsd.org/cgi/ports.cgi?query=texttable&stype=all), Fedora, Suse...).

## Dependencies

If available, [cjkwrap](https://github.com/fgallaire/cjkwrap) library is used instead of textwrap, for a better wrapping of CJK text.

## Documentation

```
NAME
texttable - module for creating simple ASCII tables

FILE
/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/texttable.py

DESCRIPTION

Example:

table = Texttable()
table.set_cols_align(["l", "r", "c"])
table.set_cols_valign(["t", "m", "b"])
table.add_rows([["Name", "Age", "Nickname"],
["Mr\nXavier\nHuon", 32, "Xav'"],
["Mr\nBaptiste\nClement", 1, "Baby"],
["Mme\nLouise\nBourgeau", 28, "Lou\n\nLoue"]])
print table.draw() + "\n"

table = Texttable()
table.set_deco(Texttable.HEADER)
table.set_cols_dtype(['t', # text
'f', # float (decimal)
'e', # float (exponent)
'i', # integer
'a']) # automatic
table.set_cols_align(["l", "r", "r", "r", "l"])
table.add_rows([["text", "float", "exp", "int", "auto"],
["abcd", "67", 654, 89, 128.001],
["efghijk", 67.5434, .654, 89.6, 12800000000000000000000.00023],
["lmn", 5e-78, 5e-78, 89.4, .000000000000128],
["opqrstu", .023, 5e+78, 92., 12800000000000000000000]])
print table.draw()

Result:

+----------+-----+----------+
| Name | Age | Nickname |
+==========+=====+==========+
| Mr | | |
| Xavier | 32 | |
| Huon | | Xav' |
+----------+-----+----------+
| Mr | | |
| Baptiste | 1 | |
| Clement | | Baby |
+----------+-----+----------+
| Mme | | Lou |
| Louise | 28 | |
| Bourgeau | | Loue |
+----------+-----+----------+

text float exp int auto
==============================================
abcd 67.000 6.540e+02 89 128.001
efghijk 67.543 6.540e-01 90 1.280e+22
lmn 0.000 5.000e-78 89 0.000
opqrstu 0.023 5.000e+78 92 1.280e+22

CLASSES
class Texttable
| Methods defined here:
|
| __init__(self, max_width=80)
| Constructor
|
| - max_width is an integer, specifying the maximum width of the table
| - if set to 0, size is unlimited, therefore cells won't be wrapped
|
| add_row(self, array)
| Add a row in the rows stack
|
| - cells can contain newlines and tabs
|
| add_rows(self, rows, header=True)
| Add several rows in the rows stack
|
| - The 'rows' argument can be either an iterator returning arrays,
| or a by-dimensional array
| - 'header' specifies if the first row should be used as the header
| of the table
|
| draw(self)
| Draw the table
|
| - the table is returned as a whole string
|
| header(self, array)
| Specify the header of the table
|
| reset(self)
| Reset the instance
|
| - reset rows and header
|
| set_chars(self, array)
| Set the characters used to draw lines between rows and columns
|
| - the array should contain 4 fields:
|
| [horizontal, vertical, corner, header]
|
| - default is set to:
|
| ['-', '|', '+', '=']
|
| set_cols_align(self, array)
| Set the desired columns alignment
|
| - the elements of the array should be either "l", "c" or "r":
|
| * "l": column flushed left
| * "c": column centered
| * "r": column flushed right
|
| set_cols_dtype(self, array)
| Set the desired columns datatype for the cols.
|
| - the elements of the array should be either a callable or any of
| "a", "t", "f", "e" or "i":
|
| * "a": automatic (try to use the most appropriate datatype)
| * "t": treat as text
| * "f": treat as float in decimal format
| * "e": treat as float in exponential format
| * "i": treat as int
| * a callable: should return formatted string for any value given
|
| - by default, automatic datatyping is used for each column
|
| set_cols_valign(self, array)
| Set the desired columns vertical alignment
|
| - the elements of the array should be either "t", "m" or "b":
|
| * "t": column aligned on the top of the cell
| * "m": column aligned on the middle of the cell
| * "b": column aligned on the bottom of the cell
|
| set_cols_width(self, array)
| Set the desired columns width
|
| - the elements of the array should be integers, specifying the
| width of each column. For example:
|
| [10, 20, 5]
|
| set_deco(self, deco)
| Set the table decoration
|
| - 'deco' can be a combinaison of:
|
| Texttable.BORDER: Border around the table
| Texttable.HEADER: Horizontal line below the header
| Texttable.HLINES: Horizontal lines between rows
| Texttable.VLINES: Vertical lines between columns
|
| All of them are enabled by default
|
| - example:
|
| Texttable.BORDER | Texttable.HEADER
|
| set_header_align(self, array)
| Set the desired header alignment
|
| - the elements of the array should be either "l", "c" or "r":
|
| * "l": column flushed left
| * "c": column centered
| * "r": column flushed right
|
| set_max_width(self, max_width)
| Set the maximum width of the table
|
| - max_width is an integer, specifying the maximum width of the table
| - if set to 0, size is unlimited, therefore cells won't be wrapped
|
| set_precision(self, width)
| Set the desired precision for float/exponential formats
|
| - width must be an integer >= 0
|
| - default value is set to 3
|
| ----------------------------------------------------------------------
| Data and other attributes defined here:
|
| BORDER = 1
|
| HEADER = 2
|
| HLINES = 4
|
| VLINES = 8

DATA
__all__ = ['Texttable', 'ArraySizeError']
__author__ = 'Gerome Fournier <jef(at)foutaise.org>'
__credits__ = 'Jeff Kowalczyk:\n - textwrap improved import\n ...at...
__license__ = 'MIT'
__version__ = '1.5.0'

VERSION
1.5.0

AUTHOR
Gerome Fournier <jef(at)foutaise.org>

CREDITS
Jeff Kowalczyk:
- textwrap improved import
- comment concerning header output

Anonymous:
- add_rows method, for adding rows in one go

Sergey Simonenko:
- redefined len() function to deal with non-ASCII characters

Roger Lew:
- columns datatype specifications

Brian Peterson:
- better handling of unicode errors

Frank Sachsenheim:
- add Python 2/3-compatibility

Maximilian Hils:
- fix minor bug for Python 3 compatibility

frinkelpi:
- preserve empty lines
```


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