A terminal interface for exploring and arranging tabular data.


VisiData supports tsv, csv, sqlite, json, xlsx (Excel), hdf5, and many other formats.

Platform requirements

  • Linux, OS/X, or Windows (with WSL)
  • Python 3.6+
  • additional Python modules are required for certain formats and sources


To install the latest release from PyPi:

pip3 install visidata

To install the cutting edge develop branch (no warranty expressed or implied):

pip3 install git+[email protected]

See for detailed instructions for all available platforms and package managers.


$ vd <input>
$ <command> | vd

Press Ctrl+Q to quit at any time.

Hundreds of other commands and options are also available; see the documentation.