[Tutor] Suggestions for output on multiple platforms

Joel Goldstick joel.goldstick at gmail.com
Tue Jun 29 18:56:30 CEST 2010

On Tue, Jun 29, 2010 at 8:26 AM, Thomas C. Hicks <paradox at pobox.com> wrote:

> I am a beginner at all this and never expected to reach a point where
> people other than myself may have to have access to the output of one
> of my programs.  My problem is this - I have written a program that
> uses xlrd to read a series of xls files and collate and summarize the
> data.  My original plan was to then write out that data into another
> xlwt spreadsheet that could be updated on a regular basis.  I was
> thinking of adding a page per month as the data is updated regularly.
> The problem is that xlwt doesn't allow for very convenient addition of
> data to a spreadsheet - basically it has to re-create the whole
> spreadsheet each time.
> So now I am looking for suggestions of how I can output my data
> analysis.  I am running Linux but the data needs to be able to be seen
> by users of OSX and Windows.  I have been reading about GTK and figure
> I could output the analysis using that but am not sure it will be
> readable under Mac and Windows.  Any ideas are welcome!
> thomas
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I would write my output using csv (comma separated value) format (for which
there are python tools).  Put these files on a webserver, and create a
webpage that you update with links to the csv files.  If you don't have
security concerns (eg an internal webserver) you could just put them in a
directory and not create index.html file so that the listing of csv files
would show

Joel Goldstick
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