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PyXLL: The Python Add-In for Microsoft Excel. Integrate Python into Microsoft Excel Use Excel as your user-facing front-end with calculations, business logic and data access powered by Python.

Works with all 3rd party and open source Python packages. No need to write any VBA!; xlwings: Use Python in Excel without add-ins. Replace your VBA code with Python, a powerful yet easy-to-use programming language that is highly suited for numerical analysis. Supports Windows & Mac!.

PyXLL belongs to "Data Science Tools" category of the tech stack, while xlwings can be primarily classified under "Spreadsheets as a Backend".

Some of the features offered by PyXLL are:

  • User Defined Functions: Write Excel worksheet functions in Python - no VBA required
  • Ribbon Customization: Give your users a rich Excel native experience
  • Macros: No need for VBA, access to the full Excel Object Model in Python

On the other hand, xlwings provides the following key features:

  • Easy deployment: The receiver of an xlwings-powered spreadsheets only needs Python with minimal dependencies — or nothing at all when shipped with the Python runtime.
  • Cross-Platform: xlwings works with Microsoft Excel on Windows and Mac.
  • Plug-and-Play: No cumbersome installation of Excel add-ins or license keys.

xlwings is an open source tool with 1.42K GitHub stars and 263 GitHub forks. Here's a link to xlwings's open source repository on GitHub.

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Pros of PyXLL
Pros of xlwings
  • 4
    Fully replace VBA with Python
  • 2
    Excellent support
  • 1
    Very good performance
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    Cons of PyXLL
    Cons of xlwings
    • 1
      Cannot be deloyed to mac users
    • 3
      Very slow and still needs VBA for UDFs

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    What is PyXLL?

    Integrate Python into Microsoft Excel. Use Excel as your user-facing front-end with calculations, business logic and data access powered by Python. Works with all 3rd party and open source Python packages. No need to write any VBA!

    What is xlwings?

    Replace your VBA code with Python, a powerful yet easy-to-use programming language that is highly suited for numerical analysis. Supports Windows & Mac!

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