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# Category Archives: Newton

## 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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## Year 10 Report

Last years’ statistics for this blog are now uploaded to Onedrive, and since this is now 10 years since the blog started, I have also included statistics since the start. The link to each post is preserved in the spreadsheet, … Continue reading

## Elegant proofs – more Pythagoras

Browsing the Plus Magazine site recently, I was struck the proof of Pythagoras’ Theorem shown in the animation below: Not just because it is an elegant proof, but also because of the author, the 20th President of the United States, … Continue reading

## 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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## Building Houses in Cambodia

Driving through the Phnom Penh traffic … and crossing the Mekong River … Brings us to the Raw Impact construction site .. Where we have 4 days to complete 2 houses: On day 4, with one house complete and one … Continue reading