ANNOUNCE: xlrd 0.5.2 -- extract data from Excel spreadsheets

John Machin sjmachin at lexicon.net
Sat Mar 18 20:10:43 CET 2006


I am pleased to announce a new general release (0.5.2) of xlrd, a Python
package for extracting data from Microsoft Excel spreadsheets.

CHANGES:

* Book and sheet objects can now be pickled and unpickled. Instead of
reading a large spreadsheet multiple times, consider pickling it once
and loading the saved pickle; can be much faster.

* Now works with Python 2.1. Backporting to Python 2.1 was partially
funded by Journyx - provider of timesheet and project accounting
solutions (http://journyx.com/)

* open_workbook() can be given the contents of a file instead of its name.

* Now more tolerant of files written in unexpected ways by 3rd party
software.

* Speed improvements. Minor bugfixes.

MAIN FEATURES OF xlrd:

* Library for developers; not a tool for end-users.

* Platform-independent pure Python – you don't need Windows, Excel,
COM, ...

* Handles all Excel file versions back to 3.0.

* Strong support for Excel dates.

AVAILABLE FROM:

http://cheeseshop.python.org/pypi/xlrd

http://www.lexicon.net/sjmachin/xlrd

ENQUIRIES:

E-mail to sjmachin at lexicon.net with [xlrd] in the subject.

Cheers,
John




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