Sheetlabs vs xlwings: What are the differences?
What is Sheetlabs? Turn your spreadsheets into APIs effortlessly. Drag & drop your data, name your API and choose what data people can see - that's it. Documentation is created automatically.
What is 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!.
Sheetlabs and xlwings can be primarily classified as "Spreadsheets as a Backend" tools.
Some of the features offered by Sheetlabs are:
- Import spreadsheets from CSV, XLS and XLSX formats. You can even Zip or Gzip your spreadsheets first. Replace or update spreadsheet data whenever you like
- Create APIs from your data: define what queries can be made over the data, limit what data is returned and how much
- Interact with the APIs in a variety of formats: JSON, XML, JSONP, YAML and PHP serialised arrays
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 1.38K GitHub stars and 259 GitHub forks. Here's a link to xlwings's open source repository on GitHub.