Generally I work with CSV files but for this project I need to support XLS too. Does anyone have experience reading XLS files on GAE with Python?
2 possible alternatives I am considering:
xlrd saves you the network round-trip implied by the use of Google Docs; if you don’t need to keep the document stored (which would be a substantial plus for Google Docs), this might incline you towards xlrd. I believe they’re both high-quality.
However, for both speed and accuracy of “translation”, there’s really no alternative to benchmarking them both on a range of files reflecting your specific needs and interests.