xlwings is a Python library that makes it easy to interact with Excel from Python. It allows you to read and write data in Excel, and to call and use Excel’s functions from Python. This can be useful if you have data in Excel that you want to use in your Python code, or if you want to automate some tasks in Excel using Python.
xlwings is a free and open-source library, and it is available on the Python Package Index (PyPI), so you can install it using
pip install xlwings
Once xlwings is installed, you can use it in your Python code by importing it:
import xlwings as xw
Here are some examples of what you can do with xlwings:
Read and write data in Excel:
# Open an Excel workbook wb = xw.Book("my_workbook.xlsx") # Read a value from a cell value = wb.sheets.range("A1").value # Write a value to a cell wb.sheets.range("B2").value = "Hello, xlwings!"
Call and use Excel’s functions from Python:
# Call the SUM function in Excel to sum a range of cells result = wb.sheets.range("A1:A10").api.sum() # Use the result in Python print("The sum of the values in A1:A10 is: ", result)
Automate tasks in Excel:
# Create a new sheet in the workbook new_sheet = wb.sheets.add("My New Sheet") # Use Python to generate some data and write it to the new sheet data = [1, 2, 3, 4, 5] new_sheet.range("A1:A5").value = data # Use Excel's CHART function to create a chart from the data chart = new_sheet.charts.add() chart.set_source_data(new_sheet.range("A1:A5"))
These are just a few examples of what you can do with xlwings. For more information and detailed documentation, you can check out the xlwings website: https://docs.xlwings.org/