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curses interface for exploring and arranging tabular data

Project Description

# VisiData v0.94 [![CircleCI](](

A terminal interface for exploring and arranging tabular data

<a href=””>![VisiData silent demo](docs/img/birdsdiet_bymass.gif)</a>

A few interesting commands:

  • Shift-F pushes a frequency analysis of the current column
  • = creates a new column from the given Python expression (use column names to refer to their contents)
  • ; creates new columns from the match groups of the given regex

# Getting Started

## Install VisiData

### from pypi (stable branch)

` $ pip3 install visidata `

### or clone from git

` $ git clone $ cd visidata $ pip install -r requirements.txt $ python install `

### Dependencies

  • Python 3.3+
  • h5py and numpy (if opening .hdf5 files)

Remember to install the Python3 versions of these packages with e.g. `pip3`

## Run VisiData

If installed via pip3, vd should launch without issue.

` $ vd [<options>] [<inputs> ...] `

If no inputs are given, vd opens the current directory. Unknown filetypes are by default viewed with a text browser.

If installed via git clone, first set up some environment variables (on terminal):

` $ export PYTHONPATH=<visidata_dir>:$PYTHONPATH $ export PATH=<visidata_dir>/bin:$PATH `

Further documentation is available at [readthedocs](

## Contributing

VisiData was created by Saul Pwanson <>.

VisiData needs lots of usage and testing to help it become useful and reliable. If you use VisiData, I would love it if you would send me a screencast! Maybe there is an easy way to improve the tool for both of us.

Also please create a GitHub issue if anything doesn’t appear to be working right. If you get an unexpected error, please include the full stack trace that you get with Ctrl-e.

### Branch structure

Visidata has two main branches: * [stable]( has the last known good version of VisiData (which should be on pypi). * [develop]( has the most up-to-date version of VisiData (which will eventually be merged to stable).

If you wish to contribute, please fork from [develop]( and submit a [pull request]( against it.

A developer’s guide can be found [here](

## License

The innermost core file,, is licensed under the MIT license.

Other VisiData components, including the main vd application, addons, and other code in this repository, are licensed under GPLv3.

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