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fastCSV - A Tiny, Fast, Standard Compliant CSV Reader Writer

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With the increased prominence of machine learning and ingesting large datasets with the CSV format for this purpose, I decided to write a CSV parser which met my requirements of being small, fast and easy to use.
In this article, I look at CSV Standard and a summary of what a CSV file can do, performance benchmarks, some examples of how to use fastCSV, some helper functions for performance, usage scenarios, a quick peek inside the code, and some sample use cases.

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Mehdi first started programming when he was 8 on BBC+128k machine in 6512 processor language, after various hardware and software changes he eventually came across .net and c# which he has been using since v1.0.
He is formally educated as a system analyst Industrial engineer, but his programming passion continues.

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