Module for reading CSV data

Ian Parker parker at
Sat Nov 10 10:03:22 CET 2001

In article <mailman.1005333673.10717.python-list at>, David A
McInnis <david at> writes
>Is there a module for reading CSV files into a dictionary?  Or is there a
>builtin that is used in conjunction with readlines()?
>The first row of my csv file contains field names.

The ASV module by Laurence Tratt handles csv files very well.  IIRC it
doesn't fall apart on quoted strings containing commas.

It should be available from


Ian Parker

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