How do I read Excel file in Python?

Simon Brunning simon at
Fri Oct 6 11:21:37 CEST 2006

On 5 Oct 2006 12:49:53 -0700, houdinihound at
<houdinihound at> wrote:
> Actually was about to post same solution and got same results. (BTW
> Simon, the OP date is Aug 9th, 2006).  Scratched head and googled for
> excel date calculations... found this bug where it treats 1900 as leap
> year incorrectly:

Ah - I was reading the OP's 8/9/2006 in the European way - DD/MM/YYYY.

One might argue over whether DD/MM/YYYY or MM/DD/YYYY are more
rational, but I find it best to avoid *both* those formats, 'cos they
are so easily confused.

Simon B
simon at

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