Philip R Brenan

Name

Data::Table::Text - Write data in tabular text format

Synopsis

 use Data::Table::Text;

 say STDERR formatTable([
   [".", "aa", "bb", "cc"],
   [1, "A", "B", "C"],
   [2, "AA", "BB", "CC"],
   [3, "AAA", "BBB", "CCC"],
   [4, 1, 22, 333]]);

 #    .  aa   bb   cc
 # 1  1  A    B    C
 # 2  2  AA   BB   CC
 # 3  3  AAA  BBB  CCC
 # 4  4    1   22  333


 say STDERR formatTable([
   { aa => "A", bb => "B", cc => "C" },
   { aa => "AA", bb => "BB", cc => "CC" },
   { aa => "AAA", bb => "BBB", cc => "CCC" },
   { aa => 1, bb => 22, cc => 333 }]);

 #    aa   bb   cc
 # 1  A    B    C
 # 2  AA   BB   CC
 # 3  AAA  BBB  CCC
 # 4    1   22  333


 say STDERR formatTable({
   "" => ["aa", "bb", "cc"],
   "1" => ["A", "B", "C"],
   "22" => ["AA", "BB", "CC"],
   "333" => ["AAA", "BBB", "CCC"],
   "4444" => [1, 22, 333]});

 #       aa   bb   cc
 #    1  A    B    C
 #   22  AA   BB   CC
 #  333  AAA  BBB  CCC
 # 4444    1   22  333


 say STDERR formatTable({
   a => { aa => "A", bb => "B", cc => "C" },
   aa => { aa => "AA", bb => "BB", cc => "CC" },
   aaa => { aa => "AAA", bb => "BBB", cc => "CCC" },
   aaaa => { aa => 1, bb => 22, cc => 333 }});
 #       aa   bb   cc
 # a     A    B    C
 # aa    AA   BB   CC
 # aaa   AAA  BBB  CCC
 # aaaa    1   22  333


 say STDERR formatTable(["a", "bb", "ccc", 4444]);
 # 0  a
 # 1  bb
 # 2  ccc
 # 3  4444


 say STDERR formatTable({ aa => "A", bb => "B", cc => "C" });
 # aa  A
 # bb  B
 # cc  C

Description

Time stamps

Date and timestamps as used in logs of long running commands

dateTimeStamp()

Year-monthNumber-day at hours:minute:seconds

dateStamp()

Year-monthName-day

timeStamp()

hours:minute:seconds

xxx(@)

Execute a command checking and logging the results

  1  @cmd  Command to execute specified as one or more strings with optionally the last string being a regular expression that is used to confirm that the command executed successfully and thus that it is safe to suppress the command output as uninteresting.

Files and paths

Operations on files and paths

Statistics

Information about each file

fileSize($)

Get the size of a file

  1  $file  File name

fileModTime($)

Get the modified time of a file in seconds since the epoch

  1  $file  File name

fileOutOfDate($@)

Returns undef if all the files exist and the first file is younger than all the following files; else returns the first file that does not exist or is younger than the first file.

  1  $target   Target
  2  @sources  Sources

Example:

   make($target) if fileOutOfDate($target, $source1, $source2, $source3)

Use fileOutOfDateX to execute fileOutOfDate but die 'fileOutOfDate' instead of returning undef

Components

Create file names from file name components

filePath(@)

Create a file path from an array of file name components. If all the components are blank then a blank file name is returned

  1  @file  File components

filePathDir(@)

Directory from an array of file name components. If all the components are blank then a blank file name is returned

  1  @file  File components

filePathExt(@)

File name from file name components and extension

  1  @File  File components and extension

quoteFile($)

Quote a file name

  1  $file  File name

currentDirectory()

Get the current working directory tracking changes made by chdir

startDirectory()

Get the directory execution started in

startDirectoryReturn()

Return to the directory that execution started in or confess if that is not possible

currentDirectoryAbove()

The path to the folder above the current working folder

parseFileName($)

Parse a file name into (path, name, extension)

  1  $file  File name to parse

containingFolder($)

Path to the folder that contains this file, or use "parseFileName"

  1  $file  File name

Temporary

Temporary files and folders

temporaryFile()

Create a temporary file that will automatically be unlinked during END

temporaryFolder()

Create a temporary folder that will automatically be rmdired during END

temporaryDirectory()

Create a temporary directory that will automatically be rmdired during END

Find

Find files and folders below a folder

findFiles($)

Find all the file under a folder

  1  $dir  Folder to start the search with

findDirs($)

Find all the folders under a folder

  1  $dir  Folder to start the search with

fileList($)

File list

  1  $pattern  Search pattern

searchDirectoryTreesForMatchingFiles(@)

Search the specified directory trees for files that match the specified extensions - the argument list should include at least one folder and one extension to be useful

  1  @foldersandExtensions  Mixture of folder names and extensions

Read and write files

Read and write strings from and to files creating paths as needed

readFile($)

Read a file containing unicode

  1  $file  Name of unicode file to read

readBinaryFile($)

Read binary file - a file whose contents are not to be interpreted as unicode

  1  $file  File to read

makePath($)

Make a path for a file name or a folder

  1  $path  Path

writeFile($$)

Write a unicode string to a file after creating a path to the file if necessary

  1  $file    File to write to
  2  $string  Unicode string to write

appendFile($$)

Append a unicode string to a file after creating a path to the file if necessary

  1  $file    File to append to
  2  $string  Unicode string to append

writeBinaryFile($$)

Write a non unicode string to a file in after creating a path to the file if necessary

  1  $file    File to write to
  2  $string  Non unicode string to write

Images

Image operations

imageSize($)

Return (width, height) of an image obtained via imagemagick

  1  $image  File containing image

convertImageToJpx($$$)

Convert an image to jpx format

  1  $source  Source file
  2  $target  Target folder (as multiple files will be created)
  3  $size    Size of each tile

Powers

Integer powers of two

powerOfTwo($)

Test whether a number is a power of two, return the power if it is else undef

  1  $n  Number to check

Use powerOfTwoX to execute powerOfTwo but die 'powerOfTwo' instead of returning undef

containingPowerOfTwo($)

Find log two of the lowest power of two greater than or equal to a number

  1  $n  Number to check

Use containingPowerOfTwoX to execute containingPowerOfTwo but die 'containingPowerOfTwo' instead of returning undef

Format

Format data structures as tables

formatTableBasic($$)

Tabularize text - basic version

  1  $data       Data to be formatted
  2  $separator  Optional line separator

formatTable($$$)

Format various data structures

  1  $data       Data to be formatted
  2  $title      Optional title
  3  $separator  Optional line separator

keyCount($$)

Count keys down to the specified level

  1  $maxDepth  Maximum depth to count to
  2  $ref       Reference to an array or a hash

Lines

Load data structures from lines

loadArrayFromLines($)

Load an array from lines of text in a string

  1  $string  The string of lines from which to create an array

loadHashFromLines($)

Load a hash: first word of each line is the key and the rest is the value

  1  $string  The string of lines from which to create a hash

loadArrayArrayFromLines($)

Load an array of arrays from lines of text: each line is an array of words

  1  $string  The string of lines from which to create an array of arrays

loadHashArrayFromLines($)

Load a hash of arrays from lines of text: the first word of each line is the key, the remaining words are the array contents

  1  $string  The string of lines from which to create a hash of arrays

checkKeys($$)

Check the keys in a hash

  1  $test       The hash to test
  2  $permitted  The permitted keys and their meanings

LVALUE methods

Replace $a->{value} = $b with $a->value = $b which reduces the amount of typing required, is easier to read and provides a hard check that {value} is spelt correctly.

genLValueScalarMethods(@)

Generate LVALUE scalar methods in the current package, A method whose value has not yet been set will return a new scalar with value undef.

  1  @names  List of method names

Example:

   $a->value = 1;

genLValueScalarMethodsWithDefaultValues(@)

Generate LVALUE scalar methods with default values in the current package. A reference to a method whose value has not yet been set will return a scalar whose value is the name of the method.

  1  @names  List of method names

Example:

   $a->value == qq(value);

genLValueArrayMethods(@)

Generate LVALUE array methods in the current package. A reference to a method that has no yet been set will return a reference to an empty array.

  1  @names  List of method names

Example:

   $a->value->[1] = 2;

genLValueHashMethods(@)

Generate LVALUE hash methods in the current package. A reference to a method that has no yet been set will return a reference to an empty hash.

  1  @names  Method names

Example:

   $a->value->{a} = 'b';

Strings

Actions on strings

indentString($$)

Indent lines contained in a string or formatted table by the specified amount

  1  $string  The string of lines to indent
  2  $indent  The indenting string

isBlank($)

Test whether a string is blank

  1  $string  String

trim($)

Trim off white space from from front and end of string

  1  $string  String

pad($$)

Pad a string with blanks to a multiple of a specified length

  1  $string  String
  2  $length  Tab width

nws($)

Normalize white space in a string to make comparisons easier

  1  $string  String to normalize

javaPackage($)

Extract the package name from a java string or file,

  1  $java  Java file if it exists else the string of java

perlPackage($)

Extract the package name from a perl string or file,

  1  $perl  Perl file if it exists else the string of perl

Documentation

Extract, format and update documentation for a perl module

extractDocumentation($)

Extract documentation from a perl script between the lines marked with:

  #n title # description

and:

  #...

where n is either 1 or 2 indicating the heading level of the section and the # is in column 1.

Methods are formatted as:

  sub name(signature)      #FLAGS comment describing method
   {my ($parameters) = @_; # comments for each parameter separated by commas.

FLAGS can be any combination of:

P

private method

S

static method

X

die rather than received a returned undef result

Other flags will be handed to the method extractDocumentationFlags(flags to process, method name) found in the file being documented, this method should return [the additional documentation for the method, the code to implement the flag].

Text following 'Example:' in the comment (if present) will be placed after the parameters list as an example.

The character sequence \n in the comment will be expanded to one new line and \m to two new lines.

Search for '#1': in https://metacpan.org/source/PRBRENAN/Data-Table-Text-20170728/lib/Data/Table/Text.pm to see examples.

Parameters:

  1  $perlModule  Optional file name with caller's file being the default

Private Methods

formatTableAA($$$)

Tabularize an array of arrays

  1  $data       Data to be formatted
  2  $title      Optional title
  3  $separator  Optional line separator

formatTableHA($$$)

Tabularize a hash of arrays

  1  $data       Data to be formatted
  2  $title      Optional title
  3  $separator  Optional line separator

formatTableAH($$$)

Tabularize an array of hashes

  1  $data       Data to be formatted
  2  $title      Optional title
  3  $separator  Optional line separator

formatTableHH($$$)

Tabularize a hash of hashes

  1  $data       Data to be formatted
  2  $title      Optional title
  3  $separator  Optional line separator

formatTableA($$$)

Tabularize an array

  1  $data       Data to be formatted
  2  $title      Optional title
  3  $separator  Optional line separator

formatTableH($$$)

Tabularize a hash

  1  $data       Data to be formatted
  2  $title      Optional title
  3  $separator  Optional line separator

Index

appendFile

checkKeys

containingFolder

containingPowerOfTwo

containingPowerOfTwoX

convertImageToJpx

currentDirectory

currentDirectoryAbove

dateStamp

dateTimeStamp

extractDocumentation

fileList

fileModTime

fileOutOfDate

fileOutOfDateX

filePath

filePathDir

filePathExt

fileSize

findDirs

findFiles

formatTable

formatTableA

formatTableAA

formatTableAH

formatTableBasic

formatTableH

formatTableHA

formatTableHH

genLValueArrayMethods

genLValueHashMethods

genLValueScalarMethods

genLValueScalarMethodsWithDefaultValues

imageSize

indentString

isBlank

javaPackage

keyCount

loadArrayArrayFromLines

loadArrayFromLines

loadHashArrayFromLines

loadHashFromLines

makePath

nws

pad

parseFileName

perlPackage

powerOfTwo

powerOfTwoX

quoteFile

readBinaryFile

readFile

searchDirectoryTreesForMatchingFiles

startDirectory

startDirectoryReturn

temporaryDirectory

temporaryFile

temporaryFolder

timeStamp

trim

writeBinaryFile

writeFile

xxx

Installation

This module is written in 100% Pure Perl and, thus, it is easy to read, use, modify and install.

Standard Module::Build process for building and installing modules:

  perl Build.PL
  ./Build
  ./Build test
  ./Build install

Author

philiprbrenan@gmail.com

http://www.appaapps.com

Copyright

Copyright (c) 2016-2017 Philip R Brenan.

This module is free software. It may be used, redistributed and/or modified under the same terms as Perl itself.