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# Category Archives: UDFs

## More circle fitting options with Scipy

A comment on the first post on this topic found that the method used did not work well for short arcs of large radius circles. An example of the problem can be seen in the screen shots below: The function … Continue reading

Posted in Coordinate Geometry, Curve fitting, Excel, Link to Python, Maths, Newton, NumPy and SciPy, UDFs, VBA, xlwings
Tagged curve fitting, Excel, least squares, Numpy, ODR, Python, SciPy, VBA
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## More Python rotation functions

The code described in the previous post includes a Python function that rotates 3D coordinates by an angle defined with two vectors, using Rodrigue’s Rotation. I have now added this function to the IP2_py spreadsheet, where it is used in the … Continue reading

Posted in Coordinate Geometry, Drawing, Excel, Link to Python, Maths, Newton, NumPy and SciPy, UDFs, VBA, xlwings
Tagged Excel, fit 3D circle, Numpy, Python, RPView, UDF, VBA, xlwings, xl_RPView
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## Fitting 3D circles to scattered points

Following a comment at update-to-glob_to_loc3-and-loc_to_glob3-functions, I have modified the Python code at the linked site, so it can be run from Excel, via xlwings. The spreadsheet described below, and the associated Python code, can be download from: 3DCirc.zip The original … Continue reading

Posted in Coordinate Geometry, Excel, Link to Python, Maths, Newton, NumPy and SciPy, UDFs, VBA, xlwings
Tagged 3DCirc, Excel, fit 3D circle, Numpy, Python, UDF, VBA, xlwings
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## Cubic splines with jagged data

A cubic spline provides a good approximation to a smooth curve, and alternative versions are available for free download (see Daily Download 22: Splines and Curves, Update to AL-Spline-Matrix, and xlwSciPy 1.09 – update for xlwings 0.10 and Scipy 0.18.1), but if … Continue reading

Posted in Arrays, Beam Bending, Concrete, Curve fitting, Excel, Newton, UDFs, VBA
Tagged CSplineA, Cubic splines, Excel, fitting jagged data, MSplineA, UDF, VBA
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## Evaluating text with units and finding the neutral axis

A few weeks ago a comment asked for guidance on finding the moment capacity of a reinforced concrete section. This post will look at finding the depth of the neutral axis (NA) in a rectangular section, with a single layer of … Continue reading

Posted in Beam Bending, Concrete, Excel, Maths, Newton, UDFs, VBA
Tagged depth of neutral axis, elastic analysis, EvalU, evaluate text strings, evaluate units, Excel, Reinforced Concrete, UDF, ULS analyis, unit aware, VBA
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## Section Properties with MeshPY, including torsion and warping

I recently discovered robbie van leeuwen’s structural engineering blog, which has an open-source set of Python routines for calculation of section properties, including torsion and warping constants. The program uses the MeshPY Library for generating the finite element meshes required … Continue reading

Posted in Beam Bending, Concrete, Excel, Finite Element Analysis, Frame Analysis, Link to Python, Maths, Newton, Numerical integration, NumPy and SciPy, Strand7, UDFs, VBA, xlwings
Tagged Excel, MatPlotlib, MeshPY, Python, section properties, Torsion, UDF, VBA, Warping
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## Brent’s Method; Update and Examples

Has the free software at this site saved you time and/or money? If so, please contribute to the Raw Impact charity group providing practical help to poor communities in Cambodia: Everydayhero – Cambodia 2018 All contributions gratefully accepted. Contributions are … Continue reading

Posted in Arrays, Excel, Maths, Newton, UDFs, VBA
Tagged Brents method, Excel, inverse quadratic, iterative solution, Maths, UDF, VBA
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