[GRASS-dev] Excel read support

Moritz Lennert mlennert at club.worldonline.be
Fri Aug 17 02:48:13 PDT 2012

On 16/08/12 20:33, Markus Neteler wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 16, 2012 at 7:43 PM, Volker Froehlich<volker27 at gmx.at>  wrote:
>> On Thu, 2012-08-16 at 19:38 +0200, Markus Neteler wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> since Excel files continue to be widely used, it would be a great help to
>>> have direct read support in GRASS, e.g. for easy table joins.
> ...
>> Fedora also has Furieri's freexl, in case that helps.
> Excellent (since we at FEM co-financed it :) - I see it also on
> http://download.osgeo.org/osgeo4w/versions.html
> So two choices if Mac OSX and the Debian-style world also
> have either/or or both...

Debian has xlrd (xlwt is for writing Excel files) in stable and freexl 
in testing.

However, why should we implement this in GRASS when OGR already supports 
Excel file reading (via freexl) ? Can't you just use db.in.ogr ?


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