Category Archives: Newton

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

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More updates to ArcSpline and IP2

I have uploaded version 2.18 of the IP2 spreadsheet to: The new version includes updates to the IP, IP_4, and ArcSpline functions, as described below.  The download is free and includes full open-source code. The IP and IP_4 functions find … Continue reading

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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: The new example uses a python function ic_calc (included in the … Continue reading

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Python Problems

I have recently returned to using Pyxll to link Excel to Python (of which more later), which required the installation of a 32 bit version of Python 3.7.  First trials after installation returned the message: “AttributeError: ‘module’ object has no … Continue reading

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Numerical Integration; Tanh-Sinh Quadrature v. 4.4

Update 27 Nov 2018: Version 4.41 now available from the link below, with minor modifications for compatibility with Excel 2007. I recently received a new version (4.4) of the numerical integration spreadsheet by Graeme Dennes which is now available for … Continue reading

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AS 3600 and RC Design Functions 8.01

The updated RC Design Functions spreadsheet (presented here) included an updated UMom function to find the ultimate strength of a rectangular section under combined bending and axial load; but I omitted to include the revisions to the alpha2 and Gamma … Continue reading

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Falling feathers and hammers

It is well known that at the end of the Apollo 15 Moon landing, Commander David Scott dropped a hammer and a feather to demonstrate that they would accelerate at the  same rate, and land on the ground together: What is … Continue reading

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