ImportError: No module named xlrd with github HEAD version #52

davidthewatson opened this Issue Feb 3, 2012 · 1 comment

3 participants


If I install into my virtualenv using the github head version:

pip install git+git://

Then python can't find xlrd:

(env)[watson@watson-thinkpad latte2 (master)]$ python
Python 2.7.2 (default, Oct 27 2011, 01:40:22) 
[GCC 4.6.1 20111003 (Red Hat 4.6.1-10)] on linux2
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> import tablib
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
  File "/home/watson/git/latte2/env/lib/python2.7/site-packages/tablib/", line 3, in <module>
    from tablib.core import (
  File "/home/watson/git/latte2/env/lib/python2.7/site-packages/tablib/", line 15, in <module>
    from tablib import formats
  File "/home/watson/git/latte2/env/lib/python2.7/site-packages/tablib/formats/", line 6, in <module>
    from . import _csv as csv
  File "/home/watson/git/latte2/env/lib/python2.7/site-packages/tablib/formats/", line 6, in <module>
    from tablib.compat import is_py3, csv, StringIO
  File "/home/watson/git/latte2/env/lib/python2.7/site-packages/tablib/", line 42, in <module>
    import tablib.packages.xlrd as xlrd
ImportError: No module named xlrd

This works fine with the normal pip install version.


This project is in a bit of a crisis state — it's really useful, and I use regularly. However, I wrote it several years ago and haven't touched it since. In order to get the project into a stable state I'm closing all issues and pull requests to get a "fresh slate"

Don't take this as aggressive — it's just necessary for the project to make any progress any time soon (it's pretty clear the project is effectively unmaintained at the moment). Great things to come! Please watch the GitHub logs and feel free to re-open this discussion soon. I just need to really it into a good state first.


@iurisilvio iurisilvio added the crisis label Apr 23, 2014
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