Python alternatives to Text::SimpleTable?

Ethan Furman ethan at stoneleaf.us
Wed Mar 4 07:03:08 CET 2009


Ray Van Dolson wrote:
> So I'm looking for an easy (read: lazy) way to generate output in nice
> ASCII tables like the Text::SimpleTable[1] module in perl.  I've come
> across two so far in the Python world that look promising[2][3] but I'm
> wondering if anyone else out there has some recommendations for me.
>
> Thanks,
> Ray
>
> [1] http://search.cpan.org/dist/Text-SimpleTable/lib/Text/SimpleTable.pm
> [2] http://pypi.python.org/pypi/text_table/0.02
> [3] http://jefke.free.fr/stuff/python/texttable/
What would you be using the output for?  Is this just simple on-screen 
stuff, or dump to paper... should rows wrap at 80 columns, etc, etc.  My 
quick (dare I say lazy?  ;) ) perusal of the links did not reveal those 
behavior traits to me.

~Ethan~



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