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# Category Archives: UDFs

## RCInteract and RC Design Functions 7.03

Since the previous post, I have updated the notes in the RC Design Functions spreadsheet to reflect the fact that with the recent update to the Bridge Design Code (AS 5100) the reinforced concrete strength design requirements for beam bending … Continue reading

Posted in Beam Bending, Concrete, Excel, Newton, UDFs, VBA
Tagged ACI318, AS3600, AS5100, Combined bending and axial load, Eurocode2, Excel, Interaction Diagram, RC Design Functions, Reinforced Concrete, UDF, VBA
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## RC Design Functions 7.03

The latest update to my RC Design Functions spreadsheet has just been uploaded, and is available for free download (including full open-source code) from: RC Design Functions7.zip The main new feature in the latest version is a new RCInteract function, which generates an … Continue reading

## 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

Posted in Arrays, Excel, Link to Python, NumPy and SciPy, UDFs, VBA
Tagged Float index, IndexError, Numpy, Python, VBA, xlwings
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## Extracting numbers from text – update

I have previously posted a spreadsheet with user defined functions (UDFs) using regular expressions to extract numbers from a text string (see Extracting numbers from text and regular expressions). I have now modified the Extractnums function to optionally return the numbers … Continue reading

Posted in Excel, UDFs, VBA
Tagged Excel, Extract number from string, ExtractNums, regular expressions, UDF, VBA
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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

## ConBeamU 4.13

The continuous beam analysis spreadsheet, ConBeamU, is now up to version 4.13 with some minor bug-fixes, and the addition of a non-linear option for the BeamAct functions. See ConBeamU for more details of the functions available in the spreadsheet. Download … Continue reading

Posted in Beam Bending, Excel, Frame Analysis, Newton, UDFs, VBA
Tagged BeamAct functions, continuous beams, Excel, non-linear analysis, Strand7, UDF, VBA
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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

Posted in AlgLib, Curve fitting, Excel, Link to Python, Maths, Newton, NumPy and SciPy, UDFs, VBA
Tagged AlgLib, Linest, Python, SciPy, UDF, VBA, Weighted least squares regression
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