I don't have Windows and since upgrading my Mac to Mavericks I no longer have Excel of any flavor. I have a few Excel spreadsheets in which I store parameters from which I generate other config files. I read those spreadsheets using xlrd.
I am so fed up with LibreOffice's inability to properly support really basic Excel capabilities, I'm about ready to throw my computer out the window. So, I'm looking for alternatives. Before someone suggests config parser/Windows INI files... A spreadsheet format is kinda handy in this case because I do use a few formulas to define some of the parameters. Adding a new row (new config file) or column (new parameter) is a breeze. The simplest solution would seem to be to submit to LibreOffice's terror and just start saving my spreadsheets in OpenDocument format. That then puts me in the market for an xlrd replacement. Is there something akin to xlrd for OpenDocument spreadsheets? I see a couple possibilities in PyPI (exodf, odfpy), but none which have a really high weight (suggesting they are "category killers"). I'm open to other options as well. I see a number of Google spreadsheet modules, and there is pyspread. The former has the permission issue (besides, where I work everything goes into Git), and I'm not sure how full-featured or stable the latter is (but, will investigate). Thx, Skip -- https://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/python-list