Tutorial on working with Excel files in Python (without COM and cross platform!) at EuroPython 2009
chris at simplistix.co.uk
Thu Jun 18 17:38:14 CEST 2009
Too many people in the Python community *still* think the only way to
work with Excel files in Python is using COM on Windows.
To try and correct this, I'm giving a tutorial at this year's EuroPython
conference in Birmingham, UK on Monday, 29th June that will cover
working with Excel files in Python using the pure-python libraries xlrd,
xlwt and xlutils.
I'll be looking to cover:
- Reading Excel Files
Including extracting all the data types, formatting and working with
- Writing Excel Files
Including formatting, many of the useful frilly extras and writing
large excel files.
- Modifying and Filtering Excel Files
A run through of taking existing Excel files and modifying them in
- Workshop for your problems
I'm hoping anyone who attends will get a lot out of this! If you're
planning on attending and have a particular problem you'd like to work
on in this part of the tutorial, please drop me an email and I'll try
and make sure I come prepared!
All you need for the tutorial is a working knowledge of Excel and
Python, with a laptop as an added benefit, and to be at EuroPython this
I look forward to seeing you all there!
Simplistix - Content Management, Zope & Python Consulting
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