How do I read Excel file in Python?

Matimus mccredie at
Thu Oct 5 19:25:37 CEST 2006

> the date( 8/9/2006 ) in Excel file, i am getting the value as 38938.0,
> which I get when I convert date values to general format in Excel. I
> want the actual date value. How do get that?

38938 appears to be the date in days since 1/1/1900. I'm sure someone
can help you figure out how to convert that to a more useful value.


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