Category Archives: NumPy and SciPy

Section Properties with MeshPY, including torsion and warping

I recently discovered robbie van leeuwen’s structural engineering blog, which has an open-source set of Python routines for calculation of section properties, including torsion and warping constants.  The program uses the MeshPY Library for generating the finite element meshes required … Continue reading

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Using Alglib least-squares solvers

Following the last post on using the Python version of Alglib from Excel, via xlwings, this post looks in more detail at alternatives for fitting a non-linear function to a set of data, using the Levenberg-Marquardt method.  The spreadsheet with … Continue reading

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Evaluating text and calling Python functions from Excel with xlwings

The Alglib spreadsheet presented here includes functions to evaluate formulas entered as text on the spreadsheet, or to call specified Python functions.  I have now added a user defined function (UDF) that will perform either of these operations (xl_CallFuncD), and added … Continue reading

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Using Matplotlib from Excel with xlwings – update

In February 2016 I posted a spreadsheet with examples of linking to the Python Matplotlib library with xlwings.  Since then updates to xlwings required some changes to the python code, specifically plot.show has been replaced with pictures.add. The spreadsheet has … Continue reading

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Indexing NumPy arrays with floats …

… now you can’t. I recently updated to the latest version of NumPy (1.12.1), and today I discovered that some of my spreadsheets using NumPy arrays (via xlwings) were returning errors like: IndexError: only integers, slices (`:`), ellipsis (`…`), numpy.newaxis … Continue reading

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The meaning of = in Python

In VBA, if you have an array named a and a variant named b, then the statement “b = a” creates a new array b with the same size and values as a.  If the values of either a or b are subsequently changed, the values of the … Continue reading

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Weighted Least Squares Regression, using Excel, VBA, Alglib and Python

Least squares linear regression in Excel is easy.  That’s what the Linest and Trend functions do.  That is, they find the coefficients of a straight line (or higher dimension shape) so that the sum of the squares of the distances of … Continue reading

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