Excel column 256 limit

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info
Mon Mar 18 16:50:21 CET 2013

On Mon, 18 Mar 2013 08:28:46 -0700, Ana Dionísio wrote:

> Is there some way to go around this limit? I need to import data from
> python to excel and I need 1440 columns for that.

That's an Excel question, it has nothing to do with Python.

Have you considered using something other than Excel? As I understand it, 
OpenOffice, LibreOffice, and Gnumeric do not have a 256 column limit. 
Gnumeric is Linux-only, but the other two are available for Windows and 
Mac, and they are all free, open source software, and they all will read 
and write Excel spreadsheets.



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