How to | Export a Spreadsheet

You may want to export data from Mathematica to a spreadsheet. Excel is one example of a common spreadsheet format that Mathematica supports.

Selected examples from the video:

Use Table with two variables to set up a table of values (stored as ):

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To view your data as it will appear in a spreadsheet, display it in TableForm:

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Use Export to export the data to Excel format ("XLS") with the file name you specify:

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You can leave out the format if you specify the file extension:

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To view your spreadsheet, open the file with Excel or any other compatible spreadsheet program.

To make the rows of the spreadsheet appear in columns, and vice versa, use Transpose.

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Mathematica also allows you to export data to multiple individual spreadsheets in a single Excel file.

Set up some more data to export and display it in TableForm:

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Place the datasets in a list to export them to separate spreadsheets in a single Excel file:

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The sheets are by default named Sheet1 and Sheet2. You can also specify the names of the sheets:

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Use Export to move transposed data to separate, named sheets:

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