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By Saul Pwanson

v2.9 (2022-08-21)

VisiData v2.9: Windows, windows, and more windows

This release has about 6 months of development in it, including many bugfixes, improvements, and a few experimental features. Here are the highlights:

  • new confirm dialog window (press y to accept; Enter no longer required)
  • new command addcol-window bound to w to create a new column with a list of values "around" the current row
  • new formatter attribute on column (and options.disp_formatter) to set the format for both display and text saving. Can be generic, python, json (and it's also extensible)
  • support for standard paths for config file and support dirs (XDG and otherwise)
  • new loaders for Apache Arrow (IPC and streaming) and parquet formats
  • browse remote .zip URLs and extract files from them without downloading the whole archive
  • by popular demand, we've decided to invert the default scroll wheel direction! If you liked how it was before, you can set options.scroll_incr = 3
  • and a couple things to make it easier for Windows users

There's a lot to love in this release of VisiData; the above is only a partial list. See the official CHANGELOG for more details.

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