A terminal interface for exploring and arranging tabular data.
- Linux, OS/X or Windows
- Python 3.6+
- other modules may be required for opening particular data sources
Each package contains the full loader suite but differs in which loader dependencies will get installed by default.
The base VisiData package concerns loaders whose dependencies are covered by the Python3 standard library.
Base loaders: tsv, csv, json, sqlite, and fixed width text.
|Platform||Package Manager||Command||Out-of-box Loaders|
||Base, http, html, xls(x)|
||Base, http, html, xls(x)|
|Linux (Debian/Ubuntu)||apt||full instructions||Base, http, html, xls(x)|
|Linux (Debian/Ubuntu)||dpkg||full instructions||Base, http, html, xls(x)|
|Windows||WSL||Windows is not directly supported (use WSL)||N/A|
||Base, yaml, xls(x), hdf5, html, pandas, shp|
Please see /install for detailed instructions, additional information, and troubleshooting.
$ vd [<options>] <input> ... $ <command> | vd [<options>]
VisiData supports tsv, csv, xlsx, hdf5, sqlite, json and more (see the list of supported sources).
-f <filetype> to force a particular filetype.
- Intro to VisiData Tutorial by Jeremy Singer-Vine
- Quick reference:
vdwill open the man page, which has a list of all commands and options.
- /docs contains a collection of howto recipes.
Help and Support
Here are some concrete ways you can help make VisiData even more awesome:
- Write a blogpost (or tweet or whatever) about a VisiData command or feature you use frequently, and share it with us!
- Expand VisiData to support .xyz proprietary data format. Creating a loader is really straightforward.
- Create and maintain new installation packages.
- Acknowledge the realities of late-stage capitalism and give regular old money.
Other applications within the VisiData ecosystem
The core interface paradigm--rows and columns--can be used to create efficient terminal workflows with a minimum of effort for almost any application. These have been prototyped as proof of this concept:
- vgit: a git interface
- vsh: a collection of utilities like
- vdgalcon: a port of the classic game Galactic Conquest
Other workflows can also be created as separate apps using the visidata module. These apps can be very small and provide a lot of functionality; for example, see the included viewtsv.
VisiData, including the main
vd application, addons, loaders, and other code in this repository, is available for use and redistribution under GPLv3.
VisiData is conceived and developed by Saul Pwanson
<email@example.com> maintains the documentation and packages for all platforms.
Many thanks to numerous other contributors, and to those wonderful users who provide feedback, for helping to make VisiData the awesome tool that it is.