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A curses-based DataFrame viewer inspired by TabView.

Project Description

A curses-based DataFrame viewer inspired by TabView


This is a side project for now. I work on it because I want more green squares on my GitHub profile.

The main difference between TabView and DabBiew is that underlying data structure is a pandas DataFrame instead of a list of lists. This has the advantage of potentially being able to take advantage of Dask, which supports “Big Data” collections for distributed environments.


pip install dabbiew


Open any csv file: file.csv

Key Bindings

A move command can be repeated by typing the number of times to repeat before issuing an action. For example, to move down 12 times, simply type 12j (or 12↓). To perform a search, open the search bar with \, enter a substring to match, and hit return ().

Key Action
v toggle selection mode
esc cancel selection
h j k l movement keys
gg, GG jump to top, bottom of DataFrame
^, $ jump to left, right of DataFrame
,, . decrease, increase selection width
<, > decrease, increase all widths
t, y toggle header, index
[, ] decrease, increase index width
: toggle command mode
/ toggle search bar
n, p next, previous match
d enter ipdb debug mode
q quit

Command Mode

Entering command mode (:) allows the user to call any DataFrame method which returns a Series or DataFrame on the current selection. For instance, the user can call :sum(), :where(df==42), or even :where(df==41).sum() on a selection. The resulting Series or DataFrame is rendered on screen. To go back to the previous view, simply quit (q). Note the name of the current DataFrame is always called df.


To generate the source code documentation do:

cd doc
make html

and open _build/html/index.html

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