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# Category Archives: xlwings

## Asymmetric Catenary Function

Back in 2009, I posted a user defined function (UDF) to generate a catenary curve, that could be used together with the Excel Solver to generate a curve of a specified span and sag: A catenary function Following a discussion … Continue reading

Posted in Coordinate Geometry, Curve fitting, Excel, Maths, Newton, UDFs, xlwings
Tagged Catenary, Excel, Solver, UDF, VBA
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## mpmath for Excel

mpmath has been mentioned in passing here before, but not in any detail. The mpmath site says: mpmath is a free (BSD licensed) Python library for real and complex floating-point arithmetic with arbitrary precision. It has been developed by Fredrik … Continue reading

Posted in Excel, Link to Python, Maths, PyXLL, UDFs, VBA, xlwings
Tagged evaluate pi, Excel, high precision maths, mpmath, Python, PyXLL, UDFs, VBA, xlwings
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## More SciPy Solvers

The xlwings Scipy spreadsheet has been updated with a new example of the xl_SolveF function, that uses the Scipy Optimize root function. The new spreadsheet can be downloaded from: xlScipy3.zip The new example uses a python function ic_calc (included in the … Continue reading

Posted in Excel, Link to Python, Newton, NumPy and SciPy, UDFs, VBA, xlwings
Tagged bolt group, Excel, Python, SciPy, solvers, UDFs, VBA, xlwings
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## More iterative solvers

Following the recent post on using Brent’s Method solvers on an array (Iterative solvers and arrays), here is another example with an engineering related problem. The example is included in the xlScipy3 spreadsheet, which can be downloaded from: xlScipy3.zip The depth … Continue reading

Posted in Arrays, Beam Bending, Concrete, Excel, Link to Python, Maths, Newton, NumPy and SciPy, UDFs, VBA, xlwings
Tagged Brents method, depth of neutral axis, Excel, Python, Reinforced Concrete, SciPy, UDFs, VBA, xlwings
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## Iterative solvers and arrays

A recent thread at Eng-Tips was looking for a solution to the problem described below: The solutions to this problem described below can be downloaded from: ItSolve.zip and xlScipy3.zip The ItSolve.xlsb spreadsheet contains a user defined function (UDF) to solve iterative … Continue reading

Posted in Arrays, Charts, Excel, Link to Python, Maths, Newton, NumPy and SciPy, UDFs, VBA, xlwings
Tagged Brents method, Excel, Python, SciPy, UDFs, VBA, xlwings, xlwSciPy3
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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

Posted in Arrays, Excel, Link to Python, UDFs, VBA, xlwings
Tagged Chandoo, Excel, itertools, Power Query, Python, UDF, VBA, xlwings
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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

Posted in Beam Bending, Concrete, Excel, Link to Python, Maths, Newton, UDFs, VBA, xlwings
Tagged Evaluate text, evaluate units, Excel, Pint, Python, Solve text, Sympy, UDF, unit aware, Units, VBA, xlwings
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