Spreadsheet to LaTeX - import data in your LaTeX code automatically
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#Spreadsheet to LaTeX - import data in your LaTeX code automatically v 0.1-201607 Copyright (C) 2016 Paolo Masulli

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Assume that you have your data contained in the file data.xslx and that you want to include those data in document.tex. Then prepare a LaTeX template where, instead of the data, you include tags of the form:


where SheetName is the name of the sheet in the Excel file and A2 are the coordinates of some cell. Note that you can specify a default sheet name in the Python script at line 8 and then just use tags of the form:


to include the data in the cell B3 of the default sheet. The name of the default sheet is specified in the Python script itself, for the time being.

Once you have the template, just run the script to generate the LaTeX file including the data from the spreadsheet:

$ python spreadsheet_to_latex.py data.xlsx document_template.txt

and then compile the LaTeX file normally:

$ pdflatex document_template.txt.tex