# writers.text¶

The text writer writes out to a text file. This is useful for debugging or getting smaller files into an easily parseable format. The text writer supports both GeoJSON and CSV output.

Default Embedded Stage

This stage is enabled by default

Streamable Stage

This stage supports streaming operations

## Example¶

[
{
"type":"readers.las",
"filename":"inputfile.las"
},
{
"type":"writers.text",
"format":"geojson",
"order":"X,Y,Z",
"keep_unspecified":"false",
"filename":"outputfile.txt"
}
]


## Options¶

filename
File to write to, or “STDOUT” to write to standard out [Required]
format
Output format to use. One of geojson or csv. [Default: “csv”]
precision
Decimal Precision for output of values. This can be overridden for individual dimensions using the order option. [Default: 3]
order
Comma-separated list of dimension names in the desired output order. For example “X,Y,Z,Red,Green,Blue”. Dimension names can optionally be followed with a colon (‘:’) and an integer to indicate the precision to use for output. Ex: “X:3, Y:5,Z:0” If no precision is specified the value provided with the precision option is used. [Default: none]
keep_unspecified
If true, writes all dimensions. Dimensions specified with the order option precede those not specified. [Default: true]
jscallback
When producing GeoJSON, the callback allows you to wrap the data in a function, so the output can be evaluated in a <script> tag.
quote_header
When producing CSV, should the column header named by quoted? [Default: true]
newline
When producing CSV, what newline character should be used? (For Windows, \\r\\n is common.) [Default: “\n”]
delimiter
When producing CSV, what character to use as a delimiter? [Default: “,”]