csvkit is works on Python versions 2.6, 2.7, 3.3 and 3.4, as well as PyPy. It is supported on OSX and Linux. It also works–but is tested less frequently–on Windows.
Installing csvkit is simple:
pip install csvkit
If you are installing on Ubuntu you may need to install the Python development headers prior to install csvkit:
sudo apt-get install python-dev python-pip python-setuptools build-essential
If the installation appears to be successful but running the tools fails, try updating your version of Python setuptools:
pip install --upgrade setuptools pip install --upgrade csvkit
If you are using Python2 and have a recent version of pip, you may need to run pip with the additional arguments --allow-external argparse.
If you are a developer that also wants to hack on csvkit, install it this way:
git clone git://github.com/onyxfish/csvkit.git cd csvkit mkvirtualenv csvkit # If running Python 2 pip install -r requirements-py2.txt # If running Python 3 pip install -r requirements-py3.txt python setup.py develop tox
Before writing any code be sure to read the documentation for Contributing to csvkit.