4.3.2. Get Rendered Tabular Text as strΒΆ

dumps method returns rendered tabular text. dumps only available for text format writers.

Sample Code
import pytablewriter as ptw


def main():
    writer = ptw.MarkdownTableWriter(
        headers=["int", "float", "str", "bool", "mix", "time"],
        value_matrix=[
            [0, 0.1, "hoge", True, 0, "2017-01-01 03:04:05+0900"],
            [2, "-2.23", "foo", False, None, "2017-12-23 45:01:23+0900"],
            [3, 0, "bar", "true", "inf", "2017-03-03 33:44:55+0900"],
            [-10, -9.9, "", "FALSE", "nan", "2017-01-01 00:00:00+0900"],
        ],
    )

    print(writer.dumps())


if __name__ == "__main__":
    main()
Output
|int|float|str |bool |  mix   |          time          |
|--:|----:|----|-----|-------:|------------------------|
|  0| 0.10|hoge|True |       0|2017-01-01 03:04:05+0900|
|  2|-2.23|foo |False|        |2017-12-23 45:01:23+0900|
|  3| 0.00|bar |True |Infinity|2017-03-03 33:44:55+0900|
|-10|-9.90|    |False|     NaN|2017-01-01 00:00:00+0900|