Encounter: Visidata

A terminal interface for exploring and arranging tabular data.


Short review


  • Very fast on big datasets
  • Easily get the data overview hitting Shift+I (hide irrelevant columns using “-“)
  • Reformatting dates by using regexs (for grouping by day, month etc.)
  • Quickly get an aggregation by choosing a method and hitting Shift+F (hide other columns)


  • UI, or lack thereof
  • Specifying the delimiter in the command line when invoking the tool

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