Category Archives: Computing – general

Import Data from a Picture to Excel

The myOnlineTraininghub blog recently had a post entitled Import Data from a Picture to Excel which sounded promising, since I often need to extract data from Autocad files saved to a pdf. From the link, it seems that if I … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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