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Creates OpenDocument Spreadsheets with charts for Microsoft Excel and OpenOffice

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Creates Opendocument Spreadsheets With Charts For Microsoft Excel And Openoffice

See the Code at: https://github.com/sonofeft/ODSCharts

See the Docs at: http://odscharts.readthedocs.org/en/latest/

See PyPI page at:https://pypi.python.org/pypi/odscharts

ODSCharts will create ods files readable by either Microsoft Excel or OpenOffice.

The format is a very narrow subset of full spreadsheet support. There is no attempt to supply a full API interface:

#. All sheets contain either a table of numbers or a chart object
    - A table of numbers:
        - starts at "A1"
        - row 1 is labels
        - row 2 is units
        - row 3 through N is float or string entries
    - Chart objects are scatter plots
        - Each series is a column from a table
        - Each x axis is a column from a table

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What I Know About ODF

  • Matplotlib is very good when you want to publish a chart without the data.
  • Spreadsheets are very good when you want to publish both the chart and the data.
  • I got motivated to make a cross-platform, open-source, python solution to generate *.odf files.
  • OpenOffice reads *.odf files created by Excel much better than Excel reads *.odf files created by OpenOffice.
  • Excel *.odf files are more simple than OpenOffice *.odf files (Excel only partially supports odf)
  • ODSCharts generates *.odf files by reverse-engineering *.odf files created by Excel.

That’s It… That’s pretty much all I know.

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