Category Archives: Curve fitting

Calling Numpy polynomial functions from Excel

The Numpy polynomial related function discussed in recent posts can now be downloaded from: The download file includes Python code and a sample spreadsheet. Required installed software is Python, Numba and pyxll to call the code from Excel. Some … Continue reading

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VBA procedures for the Numerical Analysis of Tabular Functions

Long time on-line friend Alfred Vachris has recently been converting Fortran code developed through his working career into VBA: I had the opportunity to work at Grumman while going to Graduate School and they gave me a part-time job as … Continue reading

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CSpline and Malware

I was recently informed that the Malwarebyte program was raising a warning for the CSpline2 download. On checking I found that the spreadsheet had a VBA module called frmPickwb which was not my code. The file has now been updated, … Continue reading

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Deflections and Moments in Rectangular Plates

Following a question here I have compared tabulated coefficients for deflections and bending moments in a rectangular plate with results of a Strand7 analysis using 8 noded plate/shell elements.  The results are summarised below, and in a spreadsheet which also … Continue reading

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LinEstGap with non-linear functions

The LinEstGap user defined function (UDF) allows the built-in Linest function to be used on data with empty cells or hidden rows, returning results that agree with the chart trend-line function, which automatically ignores blank cells and hidden data.  It … Continue reading

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