Category Archives: Computing – general

Building dances to an earthquake’s beat

Adam Pascale from the Seismology Research Centre recently shared this animation (click on controls bottom right for High Quality and Full Screen views): … it’s from a building in the Philippines about 130km (hypocentral distance) from a magnitude 6.1 earthquake … Continue reading

Posted in Animation, Computing - general, Newton | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Stepping through Python code called from Excel

Setting up your editor to allow Python code debugging for functions called from Excel can be tricky, depending on the details of your editor and linking software, but using the Visual Studio Code Editor and Pyxll, this works for me: … Continue reading

Posted in Computing - general, Excel, Link to Python, PyXLL, UDFs | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

DigitGraph Spreadsheet and WebPlot Digitiser

I have posted here previously a spreadsheet that allows XY data to be extracted from images of graphs, maps or other images of objects in a single plane: How to digitise a scanned image. I have updated the instructions for the … Continue reading

Posted in Charts, Charts, Computing - general, Curve fitting, Drawing, Excel, UDFs, VBA | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments

Microsoft Python Resources

In addition to the documentation of their software products, Microsoft now have a huge amount of on-line resources of more general content, including: YouTube: Python for Beginners Probably the largest hurdle when learning any new programming language is simply knowing … Continue reading

Posted in Computing - general, Excel, Link to Python | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

International Keyboard Shortcut Day

Daily Dose of Excel is increasingly inaccurately named these days, but it still contains a wealth of information, and we get a new post on special occasions, such as: International Keyboard Shortcut Day Have a look for all the keyboard … Continue reading

Posted in Computing - general | Tagged , | Leave a comment

More powers of 3

Following the discovery of a question to which the answer is 42, the same team has now reported a sum of three cubes equal to 3.  As before, the result can be checked from Excel, linking to mpmath, via pyxll. … Continue reading

Posted in Computing - general, Excel, Link to Python, Maths, Newton, PyXLL | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Restoring sound on an HP computer.

Yesterday the sound on my HP Omen computer stopped working for no apparent reason.  I found the video below, which fixed the problem: The video is short, easy to follow, and doesn’t need the sound working to understand it! The … Continue reading

Posted in Computing - general | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment