## Solving cubic equations – background and timing

For more information on the polynomial functions, including quartic and higher order solvers, see: Solving Quadratic, Cubic, Quartic and higher order equations; examples Re-reading the Wikipedia article on solving cubic equations, I noticed that the trigonometrical solution for finding 3 real … Continue reading

## Working with Python polynomials from Excel

Python polynomial functions have several features that require manipulation of data passed from Excel: I have written 3 short Python functions to deal with passing arrays of complex numbers from and to Excel, using pyxll, or within Python code to … Continue reading

## A Match Function Bug …

… or at least, a non-intuitive feature of the MATCH function, that may give inconsistent results. This post is based on a discussion at EngTips. The problem under discussion was to find the number of the first and last rows … Continue reading

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## 3D plots with the latest Matplotlib

Installing Python on a new computer, I found I had to downgrade Matplotlib to release 3.5.2 to get my 3D plotting functions to work. Further investigation found that the problem was the Axes3D function. Changing:     ax = axes3d.Axes3D(fig)to: … Continue reading