Python - Plotting Different types of style charts in excel sheet using XlsxWriter module

XlsxWriter is a Python library using which one can perform multiple operations on excel files like creating, writing, arithmetic operations and plotting graphs.


# import xlsxwriter module
import xlsxwriter
# Workbook() takes one, non-optional, argument which is the filename #that we want to create.
workbook = xlsxwriter.Workbook('chart_styles.xlsx')
#Show the styles for column and area chart types.
chart_types = ['column', 'area']
for chart_type in chart_types:
   # The workbook object is then used to add new worksheet via the #add_worksheet() method.
   # Add a worksheet for each chart type
   worksheet = workbook.add_worksheet(chart_type.title())
   # set zoom option
   # initialize style
   style_number = 1
   # Create 48 built-in styles, each with a different style.
   # each chart dimension is 15 X 8.
   for row_num in range(0, 90, 15):
      for col_num in range(0, 64, 8):
         # Create a chart object that can be added
         # to a worksheet using add_chart() method.
         # here we create a respective chart object .
         chart = workbook.add_chart({'type': chart_type})
         # Add a data series to a chart
         # using add_series method.
         chart.add_series({'values': '= Data !$A$1:$A$6'})  
         # Add a chart title  
         chart.set_title ({'name': 'Style % d' % style_number})  
         # Turn off the chart legend.
         chart.set_legend({'none': True})  
         # Set an Excel chart style.
         # add chart to the worksheet
         # at the top-left corner of a chart is anchored to
         # respective position of cell.  
         worksheet.insert_chart(row_num, col_num, chart)  
         # do increment
         style_number += 1  
# The workbook object is then used to add new worksheet via the #add_worksheet() method.
# create a worksheet for writing data.
data_worksheet = workbook.add_worksheet('Data')  
# create a data list .
data = [10, 40, 50, 20, 10, 50]  
# Write a column of data starting from 'A1'
data_worksheet.write_column('A1', data)  
# hide the data worksheet
# Finally, close the Excel file via the close() method.  

Updated on: 06-Aug-2020


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