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FileAttachment now supports CSV (and TSV)

We’ve just shipped a change that makes it a little easier to read comma-separated values (CSV) in Observable:

data = FileAttachment("example.csv").csv()

No parser required!

The built-in CSV parser also supports automatic type inference if you set typed = true:

data = FileAttachment("example.csv").csv({typed: true})

If you don’t want to treat the first row as a header row of column names, you can set array = true:

data = FileAttachment("example.csv").csv({array: true})

There’s a file.tsv() method for tab-separated values, too.

We’ve updated the File Attachments notebook accordingly, and we’re in the process of updating notebooks to demonstrate this new feature. Hope you find it useful!

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Thanks Mike! I’m curious to know how you’re updating example notebooks following a change such as this, or the move to D3 6.0. Is there any bulk editing functionality in the works? :thinking:

No bulk editing yet, but I definitely want it!

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<looks at Mike’s published notebook count>

Huh, I have no idea why you’d be into that :stuck_out_tongue:

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Thanks Mike! You’re killing it!

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