ANNOUNCE: xlrd 0.5.2 -- extract data from Excel spreadsheets

Kent Johnson kent at
Sun Mar 19 04:30:43 CET 2006

John Machin wrote:
> On 19/03/2006 8:31 AM, Kent Johnson wrote:
>>How does xlrd compare with pyexcelerator? At a glance they look pretty 
> I have an obvious bias, so I'll just leave you with a not-very-PC 
> analogy to think about:
> Depending on the ambient light and the quantity of mead drunk in the 
> hall, Helen of Troy and Grendel's mum might at a glance look pretty 
> similar, too. Perhaps a more thorough investigation is needed. What 
> about your requirements: a partner for the graduation ball, or someone 
> to lift the truck off you when the jack collapses?

That didn't shed much light. I'm interested in your biased opinion, 
certainly you must have had a reason to write a new package.

I don't have current requirements for this, I'm curious.


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