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How can I install python xlrd module?

Shivam Dudhat
on 12/30/15, 2:39 AM 43,930 views

How can i install python-xlrd module in ubuntu 

from .gz or directly command line 

Mustufa Rangwala
On 11/13/17, 10:50 PM

If you want to install in python 3.5 here is blog http://www.probuse.com/blog/odoo-host-21/post/install-xlrd-in-python-3-5-ubuntu-397 which help to install in ubuntu.

Mustufa Rangwala


On 12/30/15, 12:14 PM

Hi sarkar,

the easiest way is to use the pip tool which will download and install the module for you. First of all you need to open a root terminal and then type following command:

pip install xlrd
if all runs well (i hope so), you will get this message "Successfully installed xlrd". If you get a "Permission denied" error, it means that you are not logged as root.

To make sure has been installed correctly, type following command, which will show you the version of the xlrd module:

python -c "import xlrd; print xlrd.__VERSION__"

Best regards


For version 9, this breaks CSV import for me. I've logged this at https://github.com/odoo/odoo/issues/10199

Ray Carnes
on 12/30/15, 8:45 PM
Marcus Vinicius Santos
On 11/20/17, 10:49 AM

Mustafa has provided the solution in my case. The only additional information is 

 after downloading and extracting the XLRD, you will run:

sudo python3.6 setup.py install  and not sudo python3.5 setup.py install

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