I have some time on my hands and am trying to set up Python and
XlsxWriter on an IBM i. Keep in mind that I have minimal Linux
knowledge (i.e. don't laugh too hard).
Python was no problem. I downloaded version 27 revE from
, and followed the
instructions in the README.txt contained in the .zip file. I have a
Python27 library now, and successfully started Python and did a print
In a post back in December 2013
) John Yeung
mentioned XlsxWriter. I want to be able to read as well as write, so I
got OpenPyXL (openpyxl-2.0.3.tar.gz) instead from
, and extracted the contents to
folder /openpyxl on the IBM i./
/The instructions at http://pythonhosted.org//openpyxl/
pip or easy_install, but those do not exist on the IBM i; besides, I've
already downloaded the file and extracted it. The next thing it says is
to do "python setup.py install". So from an OS400 command line I tried
PYTHON PROGRAM('/openpyxl/setup.py') PARM(install)
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/openpyxl/setup.py", line 27, in <module>
from setuptools import setup, Extension, find_packages
ImportError: No module named setuptools
Press ENTER to end terminal session.
Presumably pip or easy_install would've gotten all these dependencies.
Do I just keep slogging through this, finding each missing package,
downloading it and installing it? Or is there an easier way?
*Peter Dow* /
Dow Software Services, Inc.
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