Possible to read/write Excel files in Python?

Steven Sartorius ssartor at bellatlantic.net
Wed Oct 3 21:15:37 CEST 2001

in article mailman.1002133024.16499.python-list at python.org, Cliff Wells at
logiplexsoftware at earthlink.net wrote on 10/3/01 14:11:

> On Wednesday 03 October 2001 10:39, Steven Sartorius wrote:
>> I'm running 2.1.1 on an i386 NetBSD box and the application I'm working on
>> needs to grab some data from an Excel spreadsheet.  I've found a couple of
> Also, you could just export the data from Excel into an easier format to
> parse (CSV for instance) since the formatting information shouldn't be
> needed.  

Unfortunately I have no control over the spreadsheet format, I take it as it
comes.  And on a Unix box I have no access to Excel.  Maybe I could rig
something up in gnumeric, supposedly it's scriptable in Python...


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