openpyxl is a Python library to read/write Excel 2010 xlsx/xlsm files.

It was born from lack of existing library to read/write natively from Python the new Office Open XML format.

All kudos to the PHPExcel team as openpyxl is based on PHPExcel

Mailing List

Official user list can be found on

Official documentation

The homepage is You will find:

  • every installation methods
  • the official documentation
  • code examples
  • instructions for contributing