easy-table

Nice text table for the CLI

Easy table

Nice utility for rendering text tables with javascript.

var Table = require('easy-table')
 
var data = [
  { id: 123123, desc: 'Something awesome', price: 1000.00 },
  { id: 245452, desc: 'Very interesting book', price: 11.45},
  { id: 232323, desc: 'Yet another product', price: 555.55 }
]
 
var t = new Table
 
data.forEach(function(product) {
  t.cell('Product Id', product.id)
  t.cell('Description', product.desc)
  t.cell('Price, USD', product.price, Table.number(2))
  t.newRow()
})
 
console.log(t.toString())

The script above will render:

Product Id  Description            Price, USD
----------  ---------------------  ----------
123123      Something awesome         1000.00
245452      Very interesting book       11.45
232323      Yet another product        555.55

t.printTransposed() returns

Product Id  : 245452                : 232323              : 123123
Description : Very interesting book : Yet another product : Something awesome
Price, USD  : 11.45                 : 555.55              : 1000.00

t.print() shows just rows you pushed and nothing more

123123  Something awesome      1000.00
245452  Very interesting book    11.45
232323  Yet another product     555.55

The full signature of .cell() is:

t.cell(column, value, printer)

Rendering occures in two phases. At the first phase printer is called to get the minimal width required to fit the cell content. At the second phase printer is called again with additional width parameter to get actual string to render.

For example, here is how currency printer might be defined

function currency(valwidth) {
  var str = val.toFixed(2)
  return width ? str : Table.padLeft(str, width)
}

When you already have an array, explicit table instantiation and iteration becomes an overhead. For such cases it is convenient to use Table.print().

console.log(Table.print(data))
id      desc                   price
------  ---------------------  ------
123123  Something awesome      1000
245452  Very interesting book  11.45
232323  Yet another product    555.55

It is possible to pass some options

Table.print(data, {
  desc: {name: 'description'}
  price: {printer: Table.number(2)}
})
id      description            price
------  ---------------------  -------
123123  Something awesome      1000.00
245452  Very interesting book    11.45
232323  Yet another product     555.55

or have a full control over rendering

Table.print(data, function(itemcell) {
  cell('Product id', item.id)
  cell('Price, USD', item.price)
}, function(table) {
  return table.print()
})

Table.print() also accepts objects

Table.print(data[0])
id    : 123123
desc  : Something awesome
price : 1000

You can sort a table by calling .sort(), and optionally passing in a list of column names to sort on (by default uses all columns), or a custom comparator function. It is also possible to specify the sort order. For example:

t.sort(['Price, USD|des']) // will sort in descending order 
t.sort(['Price, USD|asc']) // will sort in ascending order 
t.sort(['Price, USD']) // sorts in ascending order by default 

Easy table can help to calculate and render totals:

t.total('Price, USD')
Product Id  Description            Price, USD
----------  ---------------------  ----------
245452      Very interesting book       11.45
232323      Yet another product        555.55
123123      Something awesome         1000.00
----------  ---------------------  ----------
                                      1567.00

Here is a more elaborate example

t.total('Price, USD', {
  printer: Table.aggr.printer('Avg: ', currency),
  reduce: Table.aggr.avg,
  init: 0
})
 
// or alternatively 
 
t.total('Price, USD', {
  printerfunction(valwidth) {
    return padLeft('Avg: ' + currency(val), width)
  },
  reducefunction(accvalidxlen) {
    acc = acc + val
    return idx + 1 == len ? acc/len : acc
  }
})
Product Id  Description            Price, USD
----------  ---------------------  -----------
245452      Very interesting book        11.45
232323      Yet another product         555.55
123123      Something awesome          1000.00
----------  ---------------------  -----------
                                   Avg: 522.33

via npm

$ npm install easy-table

(The MIT License)

Copyright (c) 2015 Eldar Gabdullin eldargab@gmail.com

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