Monday, October 6, 2008

Reading/Writing Microsoft Excel in Python

Creating report invariably ends up with using excel and most of the time the data for same isn't really in excel format. Yeah, it comes in through cvs files. And most of the time one would end up sync the csv file into the excel file and vice versa (probably).

This is where, I dig around on the internet and found this amazing stuff:
According to the author:
Provide a library for developers to use to extract information from Microsoft Excel (tm) spreadsheet files. It is not an end-user tool.

A good wrapper for same is available here:
According to the author:
readexcel is a somewhat streamlined rewrite of this small python wrapper class by Bryan Niederberger on top of John Machin's xlrd package, intending to make reading worksheets in an Excel file even simpler and more convenient.

... on the side note, the ExcelMailer is pretty exciting stuff, I had written similar thing previously and am gonna try the same.


Sunday, October 5, 2008

Effect of dishonouring the faith...

Came across a thought provoking reading regarding lehman brothers, home loan, AIG, a must read and a reminder of investment institutions:


Friday, October 3, 2008

Plasma: Power Hoggers and Heat dissipators!

Yeah,I know this has been debated countless times, again and again, over the mails, in the forums. However what I am gonna write is nothing about that. Well, honestly, it's bit related but not entirely. I am already decided upon LCD and am hunting for the right deal, however yesterday, accidently ended up being in a plasma showroom. The first thing that I noticed over there is: HEAT. Prior to this I always ended upon being in a LCD showroom and never felt heat around me, but at this showroom, I kept on feeling it.

Secondly, since these plasma, as we already know consume quite a good chunk of wattage, consequently, I anticipated that to be converted into heat, but not this much, what I experienced over at the shop, convinced me to pitch for the LCD!


Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Linux vs Mac vs PC

Came across this interesting video, won't blabber too much about it, here it is: