xlrd is a Windows development tool for reading values from Excel spreadsheets. It is widely used in data analysis, machine learning and scientific computing.
You can obtain values from all worksheets in an Excel file. Tools for reading data from specific cells, rows or columns are provided. Moreover, there is an option to obtain information from password protected packages. It is possible to work with corrupted or incomplete files as well.
Xlrd is a pure Python library, meaning that it does not require any external dependencies to install. The integrated processing engine is fast and efficient, even for large Excel files.
There is detailed documentation with descriptions of every available function. An active community of users is helpful for resolving potential issues and receiving recommendations. This library is distributed under the permissive and open source BSD license.
Instruments for data analysis and visualization are provided. Additionally, you are able to train neural networks and make predictions based on input information. Scientific computing tasks such as numerical analysis are supported as well.
- free to download and use;
- contains a Python library for extracting data from Excel spreadsheets;
- does not require any external dependencies to install;
- you can obtain information from password protected files;
- compatible with all modern versions of Windows.