Excel, Python, Linux

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Subject: Excel, Python, Linux
Posted by:  Mike (mas_it_20…@yahoo.com)
Date: Sat, 11 Dec 2010

Hi everyone,

The situation is this: I am thinking of creating an input database for
mathematical program (MP) model in Excel. I am using MS-Windows as a
platform. However, someone somewhere will use same  MP on Linux. So,
Excel database can't be read in Linux and OpenOffice is not allowed!

Unless there is an acceptable alternative to OpenOffice, we have to
explore other options. One potential is to create the database using
Python, programming language, and Python data files are readable in
both MS-Windows and Linux.

Is this the only way? Any alternative?