Using PyExcelerator

rbsharp at rbsharp at
Thu Mar 23 09:06:44 CET 2006

I would agree with the author, pyExcelerator is good at writing Excel
but xlrd is better at reading. I was recently forced to use them in
tandem because pyExcelerator had problems reading an Excel sheet and
xlrd had no problems.


Richard Sharp

John Machin wrote:
> On 23/03/2006 9:01 AM, tkpmep at wrote:
> > I have just installed PyExcelerator, and now want to use it to read
> > Excel spreadsheets with a variable number of rows and columns and with
> > multiple sheets. Unfortunately, no documentation seems to accompany
> > PyExcelerator. Does anyone know of a good source of documentations
> > and/or examples? The author provides some examples, but these tend to
> > involve writing data into spreadsheets one cell at a time.
> >
> Thomas,
> Look at pyExcelerator's tools/xls2*.py for examples
> or
> Look at the xlrd package (which doesn't *write* xls files, but does read
> them tolerably well -- even if I do say so myself -- and has documentation).
> What do you mean by "with a variable number of rows and columns"?
> Cheers,
> John

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