Common Lisp API to present tabular data in ASCII-art tables
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cl-ascii-table


Common Lisp library to present tabular data in ascii-art table.

Installation

  1. Clone into a directory visible to quicklisp
git clone https://github.com/telephil/cl-ascii-table
  1. Load the library
(ql:quickload "cl-ascii-table")

API


function
make-table columns &key header => ascii-table

Create a new table

  • columns a list of strings
  • header title to display above the table if not nil

method
add-row (table ascii-table) columns

Add a row of values to table

  • columns a list of values. The list length should be equal to the length of the columns list passed in make-table

method
add-separator (table ascii-table)

Add a separating line in the table


method
display-table (table ascii-table) &optional out

Display the table to out.

  • out an open stream. Defaults to *standard-output*

Sample


(let ((table (ascii-table:make-table '("Id" "Name" "Amount") :header "Infos")))
  (ascii-table:add-row table '(1 "Bob" 150))
  (ascii-table:add-row table '(2 "Joe" 200))
  (ascii-table:add-separator table)
  (ascii-table:add-row table '("" "Total" 350))
  (ascii-table:display table)))

; => outputs
.---------------------.  
|        Infos        |
+----+-------+--------+  
| ID | Name  | Amount |  
+----+-------+--------+  
|  1 | Bob   |    150 |  
|  2 | Joe   |    200 |  
+----+-------+--------+  
|    | TOTAL |    350 |  
+----+-------+--------+ 

License

Copyright (C) 2014, Philippe MECHAI All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution. Neither the name of the author nor the names of its contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior written permission.

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