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pyexcel-xlsbr - Let you focus on data, instead of file formats

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pyexcel-xlsbr does read Microsoft Excel tm xlsb file. So far, it can read data out but cannot recognize date time format from float datat type.


You can install pyexcel-xlsbr via pip:

$ pip install pyexcel-xlsbr

or clone it and install it:

$ git clone
$ cd pyexcel-xlsbr
$ python install

Development guide

Development steps for code changes

  1. git clone
  2. cd pyexcel-xlsbr

Upgrade your setup tools and pip. They are needed for development and testing only:

  1. pip install --upgrade setuptools pip

Then install relevant development requirements:

  1. pip install -r rnd_requirements.txt # if such a file exists
  2. pip install -r requirements.txt
  3. pip install -r tests/requirements.txt

Once you have finished your changes, please provide test case(s), relevant documentation and update CHANGELOG.rst.


As to rnd_requirements.txt, usually, it is created when a dependent library is not released. Once the dependecy is installed (will be released), the future version of the dependency in the requirements.txt will be valid.

How to test your contribution

Although nose and doctest are both used in code testing, it is adviable that unit tests are put in tests. doctest is incorporated only to make sure the code examples in documentation remain valid across different development releases.

On Linux/Unix systems, please launch your tests like this:

$ make

On Windows systems, please issue this command:

> test.bat

How to update test environment and update documentation

Additional steps are required:

  1. pip install moban
  2. git clone # generic setup
  3. git clone commons
  4. make your changes in .moban.d directory, then issue command moban

What is pyexcel-commons

Many information that are shared across pyexcel projects, such as: this developer guide, license info, etc. are stored in pyexcel-commons project.

What is .moban.d

.moban.d stores the specific meta data for the library.

Acceptance criteria

  1. Has Test cases written
  2. Has all code lines tested
  3. Passes all Travis CI builds
  4. Has fair amount of documentation if your change is complex
  5. run 'make format' so as to confirm the pyexcel organisation's coding style
  6. Please update CHANGELOG.rst
  7. Please add yourself to CONTRIBUTORS.rst
  8. Agree on NEW BSD License for your contribution


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