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I have released xlsxwriter version 0.0.1.

Xlsxwriter is a Lua module that can be used to write text, numbers and
formulas to multiple worksheets in an Excel 2007+ XLSX file. It supports
features such as:

    * 100% compatible Excel XLSX files.
    * Full formatting.
    * Memory optimisation mode for writing large files.

It works with Lua 5.1 and Lua 5.2.

I am waiting for the rockspec and luadist configs to be deployed but if
you are interested in having a look, the documentation is here:

And the source code is on Github:

Xlsxwriter is a Lua port of the Perl Excel::Writer::XLSX and
the Python XlsxWriter modules, which I also wrote:

The initial feature set is limited but I will be adding further functionality
in the near future. I hope to port the full range of features that are
available in the Python module such as merged ranges, images, conditional
formatting and charts. See the link above for the features supported in

Hopefully some of you will find it useful.