Excel’s popularity stems from its user-friendly data formatting and presentation capabilities. Take, for example, the nuisance of narrow columns. Resolving this issue in Excel is as simple as selecting the affected columns and double-clicking on any one of them:
Python does present unique strengths to Excel, but visual formatting of the data can be difficult. It’s still, however, possible with the help of
autofit_example.xlsx workbook created in the previous notebook and you’ll see all the content in the columns is easily visible:
What Excel automation tasks have you found particularly difficult in Python? Have you thought about defining functions for any other typical tasks? Let me know in the comments.