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Python module for creating simple ASCII tables

Python module for creating simple ASCII tables

texttable

Python module for creating simple ASCII tables.

Availability

This module is available on PypI, and has been packaged for several Linux/Unix platforms (Debian, FreeBSD, Fedora, Suse...).

Dependencies

If available, 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_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__ = 'LGPL'
    __version__ = '1.4.0'

VERSION
    1.4.0

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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