Tag Archives: PyXLL

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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Transferring large arrays with Pyxll

Pyxll is a commercial Excel add-in linking Excel and Python.  The latest version  offers greatly improved performance in transferring data between Excel and Python as Numpy arrays, amongst many other new features and improvements. To check what this means in practice, … Continue reading

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Transfer of arrays to/from Python with Pyxll – Part 2; Speed

Following the previous post, which looked at the way different data types worked when transferring data between Excel and Python, this post looks at ways t0 get the best performance. As a benchmark I have used a short routine that: … Continue reading

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Transfer of arrays to/from Python with Pyxll – Part1; Data Types

This post will look at options for transferring arrays between Excel and Python using Pyxll, including data types, and problems associated with transferring mixed data types.  In the following post I will look at the relative performance of the various … Continue reading

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Global to Local for plates (and three node beams)

The Glob_to_Loc function (see Converting from global to local coordinates (and vice versa) ) converts forces and deflections of a beam from the global coordinate system to the local system, defined by the longitudinal axis of the beam and a rotation angle … Continue reading

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The angle between two vectors, Python version

I posted a VBA function to return The angle between two vectors, in 2D or 3D last year, and have just discovered that Python and Numpy are lacking this function.  Since all the suggested code I found in a quick search used: Cos θ … Continue reading

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Converting from global to local coordinates (and vice versa)

In 3D structural analysis (as well as many other applications) it is necessary to convert section properties, forces, and deflections between coordinate systems defined by individual structural members (local coordinates) and the common coordinate system defining the entire structure (global … Continue reading

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