Excel file read/write?

Podi podi.ex at gmail.com
Fri Nov 10 03:38:06 CET 2006

Thanks for the reply.

> Most folk would seem to be using pyExcelerator rather than pyXLWriter.
> It is much more up to date, it just hasn't been worked on for a year,

I will give it a shot.

> 1. Python COM interface (part of
> http://sourceforge.net/projects/pywin32/) with lots of users (and hence
> readily available help in this newsgroup), examples, etc -- but
> requires (a) Windows OS (b) Microsoft Excel

I am not into COM as it is kind of anti-intuitive, at least to me.

> 2. OpenOffice.org has a built-in Python -- 2.n where n is a small
> number :-( and almost impenetrable documentation -- Sybren Stuvel has
> published some examples: http://www.stuvel.eu/ooo-python
> but my guess is that all the users of the OOo interface could fit in a
> taxi.

Hmmm..., I have 2.4.2 and would not like to down grade myself.

> 3. Gnumeric is rumoured to have a similar scripting facility.

Well, I would like to stick with the MS crowd, at least for the moment.


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