Category Archives: UDFs

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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Display Matplotlib animations in Excel

The latest version of pyxll (5.4.0) allows animations generated in Matplotlib to be simply copied to Excel. A spreadsheet with the examples shown below, and the associated Python code can be downloaded from: Animations2.zip The screenshot below shows the simple … Continue reading

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Rounding to significant figures

Edited 19th Feb 22, following comment from Larry Schuster Excel does not have a function to round numbers to a specified number of significant numbers, and (rather to my surprise) neither does Python. It is not too hard to write … Continue reading

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Contour plots with Excel and Matplotlib – 2 

The procedures discussed in the previous post required the contour data to be arranged on a regular rectangular grid, with the data points listed in a 2D array. As far as I know there is no built in alternative in … Continue reading

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Contour plots with Excel and Matplotlib

Contour plots are widely used for a great variety of purposes, but facilities for producing them in Excel are very limited, and those that are provided are very well hidden. In this post I will look at some simple examples … Continue reading

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