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python xlrd

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xlrd is a library for reading data and formatting information from Excel files, whether they are .xls or .xlsx files.

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python xlrd review by Ashwini P.
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"Python lover's review of python xlrd"

What do you like best?

I love how Python is so flexible in its ability to collaborate with any other software, and its ability to import data from Microsoft Excel is no exception. A simple pip install xlrd does the trick and makes it ready to incorporate in your code.

What do you dislike?

I don't dislike much about python's xlrd library, but one thing that annoys me is the problems it has with pandas and anaconda. It can cause some compatibility errors at times that are hard to resolve. I have also had some issues with typecasting with xlrd.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend python coders to use python's xlrd library, very strongly. It is easy to install and use, and makes working with Excel much simpler.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We used python xlrd to study and manipulate data stored in Excel sheets. We realized that working with a python interface to the Microsoft Excel sheets made our lives much simpler.

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python xlrd review by User
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"Great method to extract data from Microsoft Excel"

What do you like best?

Xlrd is a great library that allows developers in python to extract data and manipulate excel files. I've used this library to read in and process data and be able to throw an output in csv format.

What do you dislike?

There isn't much in person support for Xlrd because of the fact that it's open source.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is a decent open source library that anyone can try out before they have their developers implement. It was a no brainer for us to use this library for the financial workflows we've got.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Xlrd allowed us to streamline a workflow that required Excel and csv documents as inputs before data pipeline processing and outputted the results that we needed with ease to support our financial operations.

python xlrd review by daniel w.
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"Loving Python xlrd"

What do you like best?

The flexibility of Python makes it easy to collaborate with different apps and softwares.As it has the ability to transfer data from excel. In addition to that, a simple installation of pip makes it work smoothly and ready to integrate with code you want.

What do you dislike?

It is very handy to use and i love to use this but one thing that bothers me is that it has problems with Anaconda and Pandas. Moreover, there is a possibility of arising compatibility errors while working which are difficult to solve. Also, there arae some issues with typecasting.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It helps in studying and manipulating the data in Excel files. Its syncing with MS Excel has made our job much easier.

python xlrd review by abby m.
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"Easy Methods to work"

What do you like best?

It enables the developers to extract data from excel in Python and manipulate it. Also, it helps in processing the data through excel and the output can be extracted in csv file as well.

What do you dislike?

There is not much support available for the python xlrd as it is an open source software. Other than that it is perfect to use for developing results.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It allows to work with the setup that needs data in excel or csv files for the input. The data pipeline and the output required are easy to have for the daily financial operations.

python xlrd review by Dan G.
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"MS Excel Data processing made easy"

What do you like best?

Xlrd is a great tool that lets data science professionals like me process datasets that are large and cumbersome and better understand what's going on.

What do you dislike?

I think the only thing I take issue with Xlrd is the focus on a programming language which makes it harder to learn.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Xlrd is a great tool to work with excel sheets and if you're a data scientist, you should try it out for sure.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Xlrd allows me to work through datasets and apply analytic techniques that used to require lower level data structures.

python xlrd review by Shauntel C.
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" Working and creating spreadsheets of Excel"

What do you like best?

Easy manipulation of large excel data. Helps to read and extracting files from excel. In addition to that it tend to create new datasets in excel. As it is an open source module, it has an active user support.

What do you dislike?

It is not very easy to handle and learn the languages it focuses on. Also, many different modules with almost same functions and features are available in the market.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Saves a lot of human time which can be used in more important decision making techniques.

python xlrd review by Saurav A.
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"Experience while working with python XLRD"

What do you like best?

it is good because you can fetch excel file data into the program to do manipulations

What do you dislike?

if the excel file is binary file this doesn't work and give some encoded data

Shared Strings file not in expected location.

Recommendations to others considering the product

add functionality for binary files as well

XLRD don't work on Python 3.6.0

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We had to input the raw data into our database which is stored in excel files. it is quite easy to use and much of help is available

python xlrd review by Claire D.
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"Reading excel spreadsheets"

What do you like best?

We can easily extract data from many excel spreadsheets altogether. It has a very strong user community that helps in sorting out any kind of issues. The documents created through it are really helpful with details on point.

What do you dislike?

Xlrd can not work alone it uses other modules to let the work done. It has very strong competitors in the market like; openpyxl.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Its works and perform tasks very efficiently. Also allows to do work in less time.

python xlrd review by Rajat W.
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"Module for Data Manipulation in Excel"

What do you like best?

One of the most useful module if one wants to play with excel format. Great features to have data in excel in the format you want.

What do you dislike?

There are some other modules as well which have more features as compared to xlrd.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Since the modules are open source you can find a lot of help online.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

By using python script for manipulating data in excel, it helps to automate repetitive tasks and make it error free by reducing human intervention.

python xlrd review by Hyo H.
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"Title: super efficient in reading and manipulating excel datasets"

What do you like best?

It is mainly used to extract data from the excel spreadsheets in bulk. The community of users that it contains is proactive and super supportive. Tasks of documentation have every details on point.

What do you dislike?

You need to install other modules in order to work with xlrd as it does not stands alone. Moreover, heavy competition is running between openpyxl and Xlrd.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It tends to help in saving the time of workers.

python xlrd review by Consultant in Management Consulting
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"Using python xlrd"

What do you like best?

Very easy to use, I think the interface is really great. I am new to python and working with Pyton xlrd just feels seamless

What do you dislike?

I think the layout could be a little better, it doesnt cause much of a problem however, a better arrangement can certainly help!

Recommendations to others considering the product

I think its the layout that can be definitely worked on. Other than that I do not see areas which I think need improvement! Great tool to you as an analyst in the professional environment.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Getting data to tell stories. Its amazing how this tool works wonders in summarizing and aggregating what your and how your business is doing.

python xlrd review by Kanisha B.
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"easy Manipulation"

What do you like best?

It has a powerful system that manages to control and manipulate the data of excel spreadsheets. Furthermore, it proves to be very useful for the purpose of data collection procedure.

What do you dislike?

A number of competitors that specializes in the same field are providing with more than basic options. And are more effective and advanced.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Can easily change a group of datasets from excel in one go.

python xlrd review by Smary L.
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"manipulation of Excel sheets through Xlrd"

What do you like best?

It can play a vital role in the procedure of collecting data for different tasks. Moreover, it has a really strong module that helps in manipulating the data from excel sheets.

What do you dislike?

There are many softwares in the market that are in competition with Python and provide with added options and extra features than the Python.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Helps in automating the stuff.

python xlrd review by Kamako P.
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"Reading excel with python (xlrd)."

What do you like best?

Can be used for reading Excel workbooks.

Can be used for writing Excel workbooks.

Good library for writing,formatting and reading.

What do you dislike?

Mathematical optimization algorithms is cumbersome.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Helps me when dealing with excel workbooks for reading,formatting and writing.

python xlrd review by User in Information Services
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"It really works!"

What do you like best?

Python xlrd makes reading data from old excel sheets easy, and makes formatting them to newer versions even easier

What do you dislike?

If you are accustomed to using python, it looks very complicated and hard to use

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Being a part of a large company that dates back many years, there are often outdated excel files that need updating and python makes that easy

python xlrd review by Consultant
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"Its old library"

What do you like best?

Can be used to do manipulation xls files only, will not work on xlsx. I will recommend using openpyxl for xlsx files.

What do you dislike?

Only support xls files, this is a huge limitation if you are working with XLSX extension. I will consider finding alternative solution if you have mix bag of spreadsheet extensions.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Edit/Read/Write data to XLS files

python xlrd review by User
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"Python"

What do you like best?

Ability to streamline daily tasked to automated activities.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes coding is not very user friendlly to debug

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Daily task that needed to be input otherwise by hand are now automated

python xlrd review by User
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"productive"

What do you like best?

It makes my work done in a productive way

What do you dislike?

It can be difficult to install occasionally for certain users

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

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