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TL;DR

csvpy {{data.csv}}

csvpy --dict {{data.csv}}

Description

Loads a CSV file into a csvkit.CSVKitReader object and then drops into a Python shell so the user can inspect the data however they see fit:

usage: csvpy [-h] [-d DELIMITER] [-t] [-q QUOTECHAR] [-u {0,1,2,3}] [-b]
             [-p ESCAPECHAR] [-z MAXFIELDSIZE] [-e ENCODING] [-H] [-v]
             FILE

Load a CSV file into a CSVKitReader object and then drops into a Python shell.

positional arguments:
  FILE                  The CSV file to operate on.

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  --dict                Use CSVKitDictReader instead of CSVKitReader.

This utility will automatically use the IPython shell if it is installed, otherwise it will use the running Python shell.

NOTE:

Due to platform limitations, csvpy does not accept file input on STDIN.

See also: ../common_arguments.

Examples

Basic use:

$ csvpy examples/dummy.csv
Welcome! "examples/dummy.csv" has been loaded in a CSVKitReader object named "reader".
>>> reader.next()
[u'a', u'b', u'c']

As a dictionary:

$ csvpy --dict examples/dummy.csv -v
Welcome! "examples/dummy.csv" has been loaded in a CSVKitDictReader object named "reader".
>>> reader.next()
{u'a': u'1', u'c': u'3', u'b': u'2'}

Author

Christopher Groskopf

Info

Jul 19, 2016 0.9.1 csvkit