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## More powers of 3

Following the discovery of a question to which the answer is 42, the same team has now reported a sum of three cubes equal to 3. As before, the result can be checked from Excel, linking to mpmath, via pyxll. … Continue reading

Posted in Computing - general, Excel, Link to Python, Maths, Newton, PyXLL
Tagged 42, Excel, Life the Universe and Everything, mpmath, PyXLL, sum of 3 cubes
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## The answer to Life the Universe and Everything …

is 42, as is well-known: The actual question, to which the answer is 42, is not known, but a lesser known long standing question involving this number has recently been solved: The original problem, set in 1954 at the University … Continue reading

Posted in Computing - general, Excel, Maths, Newton, PyXLL
Tagged 42, Excel, Life the Universe and Everything, mpmath, PyXLL
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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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## Using conditional formatting with array formulas

A recent Quora question asked “How do I highlight the number closest to an initial number in a row in Excel?“. The answer by Bill Jelen provides a good example of using conditional formatting with an array formula: In my … Continue reading

Posted in Arrays, Excel
Tagged Array Formula, conditional formatting, Excel, Office Insider
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## 64 bit Excel and PtrSafe

Installing my Office 365 subscription on a new computer I discovered it had decided (without asking) to upgrade itself to the 64 bit version, which resulted in some of my spreadsheets not working on the new system. The main problem … Continue reading

## Solving the Lagrangian Point equation for the Moon

This post was prompted by a recent question at Fitting high order polynomials, asking for Excel methods to solve the equations for the radius of the Moon’s Lagrangian Point 1. All the methods described in this post have been added to … Continue reading

Posted in Excel, Maths, Newton, UDFs, VBA
Tagged Excel, iterative solution, Lagrangian point, Newton, polynomial solution, UDFs, VBA
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## ULS design of circular reinforced concrete columns

The RC Design Functions spreadsheet has been updated (to Version 8.04) with the addition of a CircU function for ULS design of circular reinforced concrete sections under combined bending and axial load. The new version, including full open-source code, may … Continue reading