Category Archives: Excel

Column buckling under multiple loads

Following another buckling discussion at Eng-tips I have modified my Frame4-buckle spreadsheet to allow input of multiple axial loads at any point along the column, along with any number of sections with different section properties.  Background on the method used … Continue reading

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Python Traps

When converting existing VBA code to Python there are a number of obvious changes to the syntax that need to be made for the code to run at all, but there are also a number of not so obvious traps … Continue reading

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Excel Dynamic Arrays

Previews of dynamic arrays in Excel have been available for some time through the “Insider” programme.  They are now being published to general subscribers through Office 365 monthly updates: Further information is given at: Easier array formulas and Dynamic array … Continue reading

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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

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A problem with integers in VBA

A recent question at Quora asked: “Why am I getting an overflow error in Excel VBA when doing a simple arithmetic calculation like str1 = 24*60*30 where str1 is a variant or long or double?” I hadn’t encountered that problem … Continue reading

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The answer to Life the Universe and Everything …

is 42, as is well-known: The actual question, to which the answer is 42, is not known, but a lesser known long standing question involving this number has recently been solved: The original problem, set in 1954 at the University … Continue reading

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Plotting Mandelbrot

There are many sites discussing the Mandelbrot Set, but not many examples using VBA to plot the set in Excel, so here is my effort: The spreadsheet (including open source VBA code) may be downloaded from: Mandelbrot chart.zip Note that … Continue reading

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