On Thu, 4 Aug 2005, Shashank Date wrote:

> Hi Ara,
>
> --- "Ara.T.Howard" <Ara.T.Howard / noaa.gov> wrote:
>>> i'm looking at libole2 as a portable method of reading excel files.
>
> For a portable way to do this, you may want to take a look at:
>
> http://rubyspreadsheet.sourceforge.net/
>
> If you want to script for reading Excel files on Windows then Win32ole (standard lib) is the way
> to go.
>
> Thanks,
> -- shanko

hey shanko-

it seem that is only a writer - at least i can seem to see any reader
functionality... am i mistaken?

at this point the best i seem to be able to do is

   CSV::parse(IO::popen("xls2csv #{ path }").read)

at least without writing any code.

cheers.

-a
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