Category Archives: Coordinate Geometry

3D plots with the latest Matplotlib

Installing Python on a new computer, I found I had to downgrade Matplotlib to release 3.5.2 to get my 3D plotting functions to work. Further investigation found that the problem was the Axes3D function. Changing:     ax = axes3d.Axes3D(fig)to: … Continue reading

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Installing Python and pyxll from scratch

Updated 28th September 2022. Matplotlib latest version OK. I recently installed Python and pyxll (plus the required additional libraries) on a new computer, which raised a few problems with incompatible versions, so here is a summary of what worked (as … Continue reading

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3D Matplotlib Plots in Excel

As well as Excel, the code shown in this post requires current versions of Python, Numpy, Matplotlib, and pyxll. The required import statements at the head of the Python code are: The spreadsheets and Python code described below may be … Continue reading

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VBA procedures for the Numerical Analysis of Tabular Functions

Long time on-line friend Alfred Vachris has recently been converting Fortran code developed through his working career into VBA: I had the opportunity to work at Grumman while going to Graduate School and they gave me a part-time job as … Continue reading

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SectionProperties update 3

The SectionProperties spreadsheets previously posted had limited graphics capabilities due to problems with the plotting routines causing Excel to crash. I have now fixed that problem by updating some Python libraries with pip: installing mkl-service numpy 1.21.2 -> 1.22.1 Pillow … Continue reading

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