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.
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
python setup.py install
PTable supports two kinds of usage:
As a library
PTable library API is almost as PrettyTable, you can import the same API from
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 --csv somefile.csv
or a Unix style pipe:
cat somefile.csv | ptable
Will both print a ASCII table in terminal.