A simple Python library for easily displaying tabular data in a visually appealing ASCII table format

pip install PTable==0.9.1


About PTable

PTable is a simple Python library designed to make it quick and easy to represent tabular data in visually appealing ASCII tables, originally forked from PrettyTable.

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As PTable is a fork of PrettyTable, and compatible with all its APIs, so PTable is usage is the same as PrettyTable, and the installation would cover on the original PrettyTable.

As always, you can install PTable in 3 ways.

Via pip (recommend):

pip install PTable

Via easy_install:

easy_install PTable

From source:

python install

Quick start

PTable supports two kinds of usage:

As a library

PTable library API is almost as PrettyTable, you can import the same API from prettytable library:

from prettytable import PrettyTable
x = PrettyTable()

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As command-line tool

This is an original function of PTable, can be used as ptable command:

ptable --csv somefile.csv

or a Unix style pipe:

cat somefile.csv | ptable

Will both print a ASCII table in terminal.

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