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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!
xlwings is a tool in the Spreadsheets as a Backend category of a tech stack.
xlwings is an open source tool with 1.6K GitHub stars and 301 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to xlwings's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses xlwings?

7 developers on StackShare have stated that they use xlwings.

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Custom python functions within Excel. (MS Haven't added Python to Excel YET). xlwings

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xlwings's 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.
  • Flexible: Works with pretty much every combination of Excel and Python.
  • Two way communication: Call Python from Excel or interact with Excel from Python.
  • Free and open-source: xlwings is released under a permissive BSD-License.

xlwings Alternatives & Comparisons

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