ANNOUNCE: xlrd 0.5.2 -- extract data from Excel spreadsheets

Kent Johnson kent at
Sun Mar 19 12:53:07 CET 2006

John Machin wrote:
> On 19/03/2006 2:30 PM, Kent Johnson wrote:

>>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.
> * It's not new. First public release was on 2005-05-15. When I started 
> writing it, there was no pure-Python Excel reading facility available at 
> all. Roman Kiseliov's pyExcelerator was first announced on 
> on 2005-03-22 (write only) and later with an import facility on 2005-05-12.

Ah, my mistake, sorry. I didn't recall hearing about xlrd before and 
jumped to the conclusion that it was new, though your OP is very clear 
that this is an update release.

> * Herewith the biased comparison:

Thank you!


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