Category Archives: VBA

New Tricks …

… or in some cases, old but forgotten tricks. The first comes from a Quora question, asking for the most underutilised feature in Excel. When de-bugging a VBA routine you can set a break point where the code will stop: … Continue reading

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VBA vs Power Query vs Python

A recent post at Chandoo’s Excel Forum asked for a formula to extract all pairs of digits from a number with 4 digits.  This was soon extended to dealing with longer numbers, and the examples looked at here will work with … Continue reading

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Units and solvers with Pint and Sympy

Following the previous post I have adapted the units code to use the Pint package, and added a function using the Sympy equation solver, with Pint units.  I have applied the functions to finding the depth of neutral axis of a … Continue reading

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Working with units in Excel – using VBA and Python

One of the most frequent reasons given for not using Excel for engineering and scientific applications is its very limited  facilities for dealing with calculations involving units.  It is possible to overcome this deficiency with VBA (see  Daily Download 24: … Continue reading

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Scipy Statistics Functions – coding and getting help

The Python Scipy library currently has 84 statistics functions.  I have now updated the xlwSciPy3 spreadsheet to access all of them directly from Excel.  The new version can be downloaded from: xlwSciPy3.zip As usual, the download includes full open-source code.  … Continue reading

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Using Section Properties- Group

Following a recent comment I have updated the documentation for finding the section properties of groups of shapes in the Section-Properties-Group spreadsheet.  The revised file can be downloaded from: Section Properties07-Group.zip The screenshots below illustrate use of the Group function to … Continue reading

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Passing variable argument lists from Excel to Python via xlwings

When calling a Python function it is sometimes necessary to pass a variable number of arguments.  Examples from the xlw_Scipy spreadsheet include: Curve fitting functions, for which the functions to be fitted may have any number of arguments. The Scipy … Continue reading

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