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Python - excel


python-excel contains many tools to handle excel files in the Python. Xlrd is used to read and parse old excel files(.xls). With the xlrd example below, let’s see how they work.

Example of xlrd

import xlrd

book = xlrd.open_workbook('../../data/chp4/SOWC 2014 Stat Tables_Table 9.xlsx')

sheet = book.sheet_by_name('Table 9 ')

data = {}
# iterate each rows
for i in xrange(14, sheet.nrows):
  # Get row as a list
	row = sheet.row_values(i)
	country = row[1]
	# Set a directory data structure with row
	data[country] = {
		'child_labor': {
			'total': [row[4], row[5]],
			'male':[row[6], row[7]],
			'female': [row[8], row[9]],
			'married_by_15': [row[10], row[11]],
			'married_by_18': [row[12], row[13]],
	if country == 'Zimbabwe':

# beautiful print using pprint
import pprint

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