Data import wizard should automatically estimate the column separator

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Reasoning: It should make imports easier.

4 Comments (4 New)
Community Manager

hello @yzan - can you give us an example of this?



Contributor II

RapidMiner has multiple wizards. I am specifically talking about the wizard provided by "Read CSV" operator after clicking on "Import Configuration Wizard", step 2 of 4, section "Column Separation".


The desired functionality is implemented, for reference, in: https://docs.python.org/3/library/csv.html#csv.Sniffer, which is, I think, used behind https://github.com/okfn/messytables. Also, Calc automatically estimates the column separator in their import wizard.


Of course, csv.Sniffer provides additional related estimates like whether the CSV file contains a header, or not. Currently, this has to be  set manually in the 3rd step of the wizard.

Community Manager

ok got it.  Good suggestion.  Thank you.

Community Manager
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