Importing xlrd

John Machin sjmachin at lexicon.net
Tue Jun 3 02:48:28 CEST 2008


On Jun 3, 8:23 am, Chanman <bryancc... at gmail.com> wrote:
> This is probably a simple question to most of you, but here goes.
> I've downloaded the xlrd (version 0.6.1) module and placed in in the
> site-packages folder.  Now, when I write a script, I type:
>
> import sys
> import xlrd
>
> When I run it, there is an import error saying there is no module
> named xlrd.  However when I type sys.path, the site-packages folder is
> definitely in the path.  Do I somehow need to run the xlrd setup.py
> first before importing?
>
> Any help would be appreciated.

>From the xlrd home-page (http://www.lexicon.net/sjmachin/xlrd.htm):
"""
Installation:

    * Windows only: download and run this installer
xlrd-0.6.1.win32.exe. Any platform: download this ZIP file
xlrd-0.6.1.zip which you unzip into a suitable directory, then cd to
that directory, and do "python setup.py install".
"""

>From the xlrd README file:
"""
Installation:

    * On Windows: use the installer.
    * Any OS: Unzip the .zip file into a suitable directory, chdir to
that directory, then do "python setup.py install".
    * If PYDIR is your Python installation directory: the main files
are in PYDIR/Lib/site-packages/xlrd (except for Python 2.1 where they
will be in PYDIR/xlrd), the docs are in the doc subdirectory, and
there's a sample script: PYDIR/Scripts/runxlrd.py
    * If os.sep != "/": make the appropriate adjustments.
"""



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