As mentioned earlier, csvkitis a very convenient tool for handling coma separated text files, especially when they are too large to be processed with conventional spread sheet applications like Excel or Libre Office Calc. The limits of Office programs can rather easy be reached, especially when dealing with scientific data. Open Office Calc supports the following limits. maximum number of rows: 1,048,576 maximum number of columns: 1,024 maximum number of sheets: 256 Excel offersalso 1 048 576 rows but provides 16,384 columns.
Visualisation helps solving problems and is therefore an important tool database design. Many database providers have their product specific tools for re-engineering existing schemata, but self-contained, serverless, embedded relational database management systems(RDBMS) such as SQLiteoften come without much tooling support. The extremely small footprint of SQLiteprovides a very powerful tool for implementing database driven applications without the hassle of database administration, user privilege management and other demanding tasks that come with more complex systems.