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# Category Archives: Coordinate Geometry

## 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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## Plotting Mandelbrot

There are many sites discussing the Mandelbrot Set, but not many examples using VBA to plot the set in Excel, so here is my effort: The spreadsheet (including open source VBA code) may be downloaded from: Mandelbrot chart.zip Note that … Continue reading

Posted in Charts, Charts, Coordinate Geometry, Drawing, Excel, Maths, Newton, VBA
Tagged Charts, Excel, Mandelbrot Set, VBA
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## More updates to ArcSpline and IP2

I have uploaded version 2.18 of the IP2 spreadsheet to: IP2.zip 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

Posted in Arrays, Coordinate Geometry, Excel, Maths, Newton, UDFs, VBA
Tagged arcspline, Array function entry, Automatic re-size array functions, Excel, IP2.xlsb, Line intersections, UDFs, VBA
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## Arc-spline update

The input for the first version of the Arcspline function required the coordinates of the centre of each arc, as well as the angle of the tangents at each end of the arc. I have now added a new version with … Continue reading

Posted in Coordinate Geometry, Excel, Maths, Newton, UDFs, VBA
Tagged Arc-spline function, Excel, IP2.xlsb, UDFs, VBA
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## Using VBA Evaluate as an Array Function

I recently discovered from a thread at Chandoo’s Excel Forum that the VBA Evaluate function can be used as an array function. As a simple example: Range(“A11:A16”).Value = Evaluate(“= B11:B16 + C11:C16”) will add the values in columns B and C, … Continue reading

Posted in Arrays, Coordinate Geometry, Excel, Maths, UDFs, VBA
Tagged array functions, Evaluate, Excel, UDFs, VBA
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## Arcs and arc-splines

I have added two user defined functions (UDFs) to the IP2 spreadsheet to generate coordinates for a single arc, or a series of arcs connected (if necessary) by straight lines. The new version may be downloaded from: IP2.zip As an example … Continue reading

## 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