Down with tinyurl! (was Re: importing excel data into a python matrix?)

Ken Watford kwatford+python at
Sun Sep 19 23:59:38 CEST 2010

On Sun, Sep 19, 2010 at 9:16 AM, Aahz <aahz at> wrote:
> In article <mailman.343.1283384585.29448.python-list at>,
> geremy condra  <debatem1 at> wrote:
>>On Wed, Sep 1, 2010 at 4:35 PM, patrick mcnameeking
>><pmcnameeking at> wrote:
>>> I've been working with Python now for about a year using it primarily for
>>> scripting in the Puredata graphical programming environment. I'm working on
>>> a project where I have been given a 1000 by 1000 cell excel spreadsheet and
>>> I would like to be able to access the data using Python. Does anyone know
>>> of a way that I can do this?
> Please don't use tinyurl -- it's opaque and provides zero help to anyone
> who might later want to look it up (and also no accessibility if tinyurl
> ever goes down).  At the very least, include the original URL for
> reference.
> (Yes, I realize this is probably a joke given the smiley I excised, but
> too many people do just post tinyurl.)

Not that I disagree with you, but you might find this helpful:

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