Tabula 0.1.3

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dotnet add package Tabula --version 0.1.3
NuGet\Install-Package Tabula -Version 0.1.3
This command is intended to be used within the Package Manager Console in Visual Studio, as it uses the NuGet module's version of Install-Package.
<PackageReference Include="Tabula" Version="0.1.3" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add Tabula --version 0.1.3
#r "nuget: Tabula, 0.1.3"
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive and Polyglot Notebooks. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install Tabula as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=Tabula&version=0.1.3

// Install Tabula as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=Tabula&version=0.1.3


tabula-sharp is a library for extracting tables from PDF files — it is a port of tabula-java

Windows Linux Mac OS

  • Supports .NET 5, .NET Core 3.1, .NET Standard 2.0, .NET Framework 4.5, 4.51, 4.52, 4.6, 4.61, 4.62, 4.7
  • No java bindings

NuGet packages available on the releases page and on

Differences with tabula-java

  • Uses PdfPig, and not PdfBox.
  • Coordinate system starts from the bottom left point (going up) of the page, and not from the top left point (going down).
  • The NurminenDetectionAlgorithm is replaced by SimpleNurminenDetectionAlgorithm, because it requieres an image management library.
  • Table results might be different because of the way PdfPig builds Letters bounding box.


Stream mode - BasicExtractionAlgorithm

using (PdfDocument document = PdfDocument.Open("doc.pdf", new ParsingOptions() { ClipPaths = true }))
	ObjectExtractor oe = new ObjectExtractor(document);
	PageArea page = oe.Extract(1);
	// detect canditate table zones
	SimpleNurminenDetectionAlgorithm detector = new SimpleNurminenDetectionAlgorithm();
	var regions = detector.Detect(page);
	IExtractionAlgorithm ea = new BasicExtractionAlgorithm();
	List<Table> tables = ea.Extract(page.GetArea(regions[0].BoundingBox)); // take first candidate area
	var table = tables[0];
	var rows = table.Rows;

Lattice mode - SpreadsheetExtractionAlgorithm

using (PdfDocument document = PdfDocument.Open("doc.pdf", new ParsingOptions() { ClipPaths = true }))
	ObjectExtractor oe = new ObjectExtractor(document);
	PageArea page = oe.Extract(1);

	IExtractionAlgorithm ea = new SpreadsheetExtractionAlgorithm();
	List<Table> tables = ea.Extract(page);
	var table = tables[0];
	var rows = table.Rows;


Stream mode - BasicExtractionAlgorithm


Lattice mode - SpreadsheetExtractionAlgorithm



  • The original java implementation uses STR trees in RectangleSpatialIndex. This is not the case here so it might be a bit slower. Any help implementing a similar approach is welcome.
Product Compatible and additional computed target framework versions.
.NET net5.0 is compatible.  net5.0-windows was computed.  net6.0 is compatible.  net6.0-android was computed.  net6.0-ios was computed.  net6.0-maccatalyst was computed.  net6.0-macos was computed.  net6.0-tvos was computed.  net6.0-windows was computed.  net7.0 was computed.  net7.0-android was computed.  net7.0-ios was computed.  net7.0-maccatalyst was computed.  net7.0-macos was computed.  net7.0-tvos was computed.  net7.0-windows was computed.  net8.0 was computed.  net8.0-android was computed.  net8.0-browser was computed.  net8.0-ios was computed.  net8.0-maccatalyst was computed.  net8.0-macos was computed.  net8.0-tvos was computed.  net8.0-windows was computed. 
.NET Core netcoreapp2.0 was computed.  netcoreapp2.1 was computed.  netcoreapp2.2 was computed.  netcoreapp3.0 was computed.  netcoreapp3.1 is compatible. 
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.NET Framework net452 is compatible.  net46 is compatible.  net461 is compatible.  net462 is compatible.  net463 was computed.  net47 is compatible.  net471 was computed.  net472 was computed.  net48 was computed.  net481 was computed. 
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Compatible target framework(s)
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  • .NETCoreApp 3.1

  • .NETFramework 4.5.2

  • .NETFramework 4.6

  • .NETFramework 4.6.1

  • .NETFramework 4.6.2

  • .NETFramework 4.7

  • .NETStandard 2.0

  • net5.0

  • net6.0

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Extract tables from PDF files (port of tabula-java using PdfPig). Json writer.


Extract tables from PDF files (port of tabula-java using PdfPig). Csv and Tsv writers.

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