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Turn CSV With Headers Into Array Of Hashes (in 5 Lines Or Less)

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This assumes you have a CSV file whose first line are headings/labels for the individual columns.


require 'csv'

csv_data = CSV.read 'data.csv'
headers = csv_data.shift.map {|i| i.to_s }
string_data = csv_data.map {|row| row.map {|cell| cell.to_s } }
array_of_hashes = string_data.map {|row| Hash[*headers.zip(row).flatten] }
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