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Last Update: 14.02.2011 - Zeno R.R. Davatz
= Spreadsheet
The Mailinglist can be found here:
The code can be found here:
For a viewable directory of all recent changes, please see:;a=summary
To get a graphical overview of the Library please see
For Non-GPLv3 commercial licencing, please see:
== Description
The Spreadsheet Library is designed to read and write Spreadsheet Documents.
As of version 0.6.0, only Microsoft Excel compatible spreadsheets are
supported. Spreadsheet is a combination/complete rewrite of the
Spreadsheet::Excel Library by Daniel J. Berger and the ParseExcel Library by
Hannes Wyss. Spreadsheet can read, write and modify Spreadsheet Documents.
== What's new?
* Supported outline (grouping) functions
* Significantly improved memory-efficiency when reading large Excel Files
* Limited Spreadsheet modification support
* Improved handling of String Encodings
== Roadmap
0.7.0:: Improved Format support/Styles
0.7.1:: Document Modification: Formats/Styles
0.8.0:: Formula Support
0.8.1:: Document Modification: Formulas
0.9.0:: Write-Support: BIFF5
1.0.0:: Ruby 1.9 Support;
Remove backward compatibility code
== Dependencies
* ruby 1.8
* ruby-ole[]
== Examples
Have a look at the GUIDE[link://files/GUIDE_txt.html].
== Installation
Using RubyGems[]:
* sudo gem install spreadsheet
If you don't like RubyGems[], let me know which
installation solution you prefer and I'll include it in the future.
If you can use 'rake' and 'hoe' library is also installed, you can
build a gem package as follows:
* rake gem
The gem package is built in pkg directory.
== Authors
Original Code:
Copyright (c) 2005 by Daniel J. Berger (
Copyright (c) 2003 by Hannes Wyss (
New Code:
Copyright (c) 2010 ywesee GmbH (,
== License
This library is distributed under the GPLv3.
Please see the LICENSE[link://files/LICENSE_txt.html] file.