[Baypiggies] newbie question - automating my reporting tasks

Tony Cappellini cappy2112 at gmail.com
Wed May 16 20:05:12 CEST 2007

Hello Alden,

I've recently used this Python package for converting Excel files into
.CSV files.

It worked well for my needs, but it has some limitations.

Good luck.

On 5/16/07, Alden Meneses <aldenm at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello all,
> It does seem that Python is easier to lean than PERL. and I like the
> interpreter.
> I have some text files that I download from an AS400 and format with Excel.
> Basically I convert the text to columns then sort and subtotal. The results
> are then emailed to various people and also used in other reports. Haven't
> really thought out how to automate this whole process but wanted to start
> with a project to learn python and go from there.
> I have skimmed throught the python tutorial and now getting into python in a
> nutshell, 2nd edition and would welcome any thoughts or suggestions in
> getting my project off the ground. I've taken programming courses in college
> - C, C++, PERL, FORTRAN, PASCAL, UNIX shell scripting and its been awhile
> since I had to rely on it.
> Thanks in advance,
> Alden
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