Category Archives: Arrays

Using VBA Evaluate as an Array Function

I recently discovered from a thread at  Chandoo’s Excel Forum that the VBA Evaluate function can be used as an array function.  As a simple example: Range(“A11:A16”).Value = Evaluate(“= B11:B16 + C11:C16”) will add the values in columns B and C, … Continue reading

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VBA vs Power Query vs Python

A recent post at Chandoo’s Excel Forum asked for a formula to extract all pairs of digits from a number with 4 digits.  This was soon extended to dealing with longer numbers, and the examples looked at here will work with … Continue reading

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Passing variable argument lists from Excel to Python via xlwings

When calling a Python function it is sometimes necessary to pass a variable number of arguments.  Examples from the xlw_Scipy spreadsheet include: Curve fitting functions, for which the functions to be fitted may have any number of arguments. The Scipy … Continue reading

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Returning Arrays From VBA and Python

Most  of the  user defined functions (UDFs) presented on this blog return a multi-cell array, that must be entered by selecting the output range then pressing Ctrl-shift-enter to display all the results.  This process has several inconveniencies: You need to know … Continue reading

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More Numpy with Excel and xlwings

The spreadsheet presented in the last post on sorting also includes links to many other Numpy functions.  The spreadsheet and associated Python file can be downloaded from: xlNumpy.zip The Numpy functions require xlwings and Numpy to be installed, which are included in … Continue reading

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Sorting with Python and Numpy

Following the previous post, lets look at sorting functions in the Numpy library. The spreadsheet xlwNumpy links to a variety of Numpy functions, including the sorting functions described below.  The spreadsheet and associated Python code can be downloaded from: xlNumpy.zip … Continue reading

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Sorting with VBA and Python

This subject was last covered in March 2014.  I have now updated the Python code to work with xlwings, and the new version (including open source VBA and Python code) can be downloaded from: Sortfunc.zip. The previous version, linking to … Continue reading

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