Writing to ms excel

John Machin sjmachin at lexicon.net
Sun Aug 31 02:44:35 CEST 2008


On Aug 31, 12:57 am, "Eric Wertman" <ewert... at gmail.com> wrote:
> If you have
> to interface with an exsisting excel file, you can try http://pypi.python.org/pypi/xlrd, but it may not support writing xls
> files, still.

That remark appears to be an inverted cousin of the old joke question
"Have you stopped beating your wife?" :-)

xlrd is still doing what it was designed to do: read (not "interface
with") Excel xls files. There is a currently active project to add
support for reading the xlsx (x=XML) files produced by Excel 2007.
This may be followed by Excel 2007 xlsb (b=binary) files and
OpenOffice ods files. Writing is not on the agenda.

Cheers,
John




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