Writes tables in the semi-standard Comma-Separated Values format. This does not preserve any metadata apart from column names, and is generally inefficient to read, but it can be useful for importing into certain external applications, such as some databases or spreadsheets.
By default, the first line is a header line giving the column names,
but this can be inhibited using the
The handler behaviour may be modified by specifying
one or more comma-separated name=value configuration options
in parentheses after the handler name, e.g.
The following options are available:
header = true|false
maxCell = <int>
If no output format is explicitly chosen,
writing to a filename with
the extension "
.csv" (case insensitive)
CSV format for output.
An example looks like this:
RECNO,SPECIES,NAME,LEGS,HEIGHT,MAMMAL 1,pig,Pigling Bland,4,0.8,true 2,cow,Daisy,4,2.0,true 3,goldfish,Dobbin,,0.05,false 4,ant,,6,0.001,false 5,ant,,6,0.001,false 6,queen ant,Ma'am,6,0.002,false 7,human,Mark,2,1.8,true