[CentralOH] New (to me) library to read and write native format excel spreadsheets

Harris, Bryan W. Bryan.Harris at udri.udayton.edu
Fri Sep 24 15:12:47 CEST 2010

Hi all,
I stumbled across a new library which I have been wanting for a long time.  It is called xlrd and xlwt.  It allows easy reading and writing of excel (xls and xlsx) spreadsheets in a platform neutral manner.  In the past you could use pyexcellerator and/or orther MS specific tools, but this one works without any MS code.  
I have already build xlrd into one of my projects and I'm very pleased with it!  I plan to add it to a couple of my other projects to allow importing and exporting data from excel files.  Also, I'm kicking around the idea of adding the functionality to pyspread, but that may not happen any time soon.  Anybody else who feels like doing that, it shouldn't take more than a few nights.  Hint, Hint.
I'm sorry if this is old news, but I wanted to share.
Bryan Harris 
Research Engineer 
Structures and Materials Evaluation Group 


From: centraloh-bounces+harrisbw=notes.udayton.edu at python.org on behalf of Mark Erbaugh
Sent: Tue 9/14/2010 10:44 AM
To: Mailing list for Central Ohio Python User Group (COhPy)
Subject: Re: [CentralOH] Advanced Python Book Recommendations

On Sep 14, 2010, at 10:17 AM, Catherine Devlin wrote:

	Not sure if you'd describe it as "intermediate" or "advanced", but I love the Python Cookbook - it really helps your understanding and technique, and it's very readable.
	On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 9:10 AM, Mark Erbaugh <mark at microenh.com> wrote:

		What are people's recommendations for advanced Python texts?  Most of the books I have or have looked at seem to spend a fair amount of ink introducing the basics. Are there any books geared to experienced Python programmers (or all of the people who really KNOW Python busy writing code and not books)?  Is there a book that you find indispensable when coding in Python?

Thanks. I have that one. That's certainly a good book and useful.

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