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# Category Archives: Link to Python

## Floating Point Precision Problems

A question on Quora : prompted me to look at how these numbers are handled in Excel, in VBA called from Excel, and in Python called from Excel via pyxll. The results are shown in the screenshot below: Column A … Continue reading

## Python callable arguments from Excel

Many Scipy functions have “callable” arguments, i.e. functions that can be called, with the returned data used as input by the calling function. Types of callable arguments include: Functions in the active Python module Functions in any active loaded library … Continue reading

Posted in Excel, Link to Python, NumPy and SciPy, PyXLL, UDFs
Tagged Eval, Excel, getattr, globals, lambda functions, Python, PyXLL, UDFs
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## Python optional arguments from Excel – Part 2

The previous post provided a method for using pyxll to pass optional arguments from Excel to Python whilst preserving the default values of any called Python function for arguments that were omitted in the Excel function. One condition where this … Continue reading

Posted in Excel, Link to Python, NumPy and SciPy, PyXLL, UDFs, VBA
Tagged default arguments, Excel, Python, PyXLL, UDFs, VBA
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## Using Python optional arguments from Excel with pyxll

Python functions allow optional arguments to be specified by allocating a default value to each optional argument. The pyxll add-in allows Python functions called from Excel to work in the same way, so any argument with a default value may … Continue reading

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Tagged default arguments, Excel, Python, PyXLL, SciPy, Scipy stats, UDFs
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## More Open Source FEA Code Links

The book Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis of Solids and Structures 2nd Edition has an associated python code package called pyFEM, but a search for this code finds several others with the same or similar names: The pyFEM sites associated with the … Continue reading