Excel column 256 limit

Michael Ross gmx at ross.cx
Mon Mar 18 18:38:28 CET 2013


On Mon, 18 Mar 2013 16:50:21 +0100, Steven D'Aprano  
<steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info> wrote:

> 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.

Just for completeness:
Excel in it's "Office 2010" version does not have a 256 column limit  
either.
I can use > 2000 columns without problem.



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