Tag Archives: Excel

Taming Symbols in Excel

You can enter an ASCII character in Excel (if you know the ASCII code) by holding  down the Alt key and entering the decimal code value on the numeric key pad.  This has two problems: It doesn’t work in Excel … Continue reading

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3DFrame update

The update to the Glob_to_loc3 and Loc_to_glob3 functions (and associated functions) has now been transferred to the 3DFrame spreadsheet, which will now give correct results when beams are defined in the global negative Z direction.  The revised spreadsheet (including full … Continue reading

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Update to Glob_to_loc3 and Loc_to_glob3 functions

Following a comment here I have updated the Glob_to_loc3 and Loc_to_glob3 functions to deal with some problems when the local longitudinal axis is parallel to the global Y or Z axes.  The IP2 spreadsheet, including the revised functions, can be downloaded from: … Continue reading

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Working with milliseconds in Excel

A recent post at Eng-Tips looked for a solution to problems with working with times in Excel, when time differences are required to the nearest millisecond. The problem is that although times may be entered as a time/date value, and formatted … 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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More on trend line equations on line charts

In the previous post we saw that if a trend line equation is added to a line chart it will return the wrong coefficients if the x values are not a continuous sequence of integers, starting at 1 (click on … Continue reading

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Displaying trend line equations on line charts

This post is prompted by a recent comment at Using LINEST for non-linear curve fitting which found that the trend line formula displayed on a chart was totally different from that found using the Linest function. The problem was caused by using a … Continue reading

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