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Excel ForceFullCalculation: Trading off Editing speed vs Calculation speed
A recent post at Stack Overflow reminded me that I have not posted about the pros and cons of Excel’s Workbook.ForceFullCalculation property. So what does Workbook.ForceFullCalculation do? The simple answer is that it switches off Excel’s smart recalculation algorithm, so … Continue reading
Timing Excel Formula Calculations
I have written a couple of posts previously about the methodology of timing Excel calculations: A Quantum of Time – measuring time accurately The XIPS Challenge – how fast does Excel calculate? But rather than focus exclusively on how to … Continue reading
Posted in Calculation, Uncategorized
Tagged calculation methods, calculation speed, Excel 2013 benchmark, Excel Formulas
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Stacking (Appending) Arrays/Ranges in Excel: Formulas versus Functions Shootout
This post is a follow up to my last post Using Constant Arrays and Expressions in Excel Formulas. I will explore how some of the general purpose arrayhandling functions in FastExcel SpeedTools Extras compare with formulas using native Excel functions. … Continue reading
Posted in arrays, Calculation, Lookups, Uncategorized, XLL
Tagged array constant, array expression, array function, Arrays, calculation speed, Excel Formulas, Excel functions, XLL
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Calling XLAM/XLL/Automation UDFs from VBA: Evaluate, Run, or Reference?
I have this nagging feeling that I do not know the best way to call UDFs from VBA. So after a couple of days of research here is what I have found out so far. The Available Methods Application.ExecuteExcel4Macro This … Continue reading
Posted in Calculation, UDF, VBA, XLL
Tagged array formula, array function, calculation speed, UDF, XLL
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Timing the Ins and Outs of User Defined Functions: MultiCell array formulas can be slow
I was looking at some multicell array formula UDFs with John and Rich and could not understand why they seemed so much slower than I expected. Each UDF (written as C++ XLLs) read data from around 200 cells using around … Continue reading
Posted in Calculation, UDF, Uncategorized, VBA, XLL
Tagged array formula, array function, calculation speed, Excel 2010 Calculation Bug, UDF, XLL
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Getting Used Range in an XLL UDF: Multithreading and COM
In two previous blog posts I discussed why handling wholecolumn references efficiently in VBA UDFs meant that you had to find the used range for the worksheet containing the wholecolumn reference. The posts also discussed how using a cache for … Continue reading
FastExcel V3 Released with Introductory Offer
FastExcel has been used successfully by thousands of users since it was first launched in 2001. The last version 2.4 was introduced in 2008 and since that time there have been major changes to Excel with Excel 2007, 2010 and 2013, … Continue reading
Posted in Calculation, Lookups, Memory, UDF, VBA, XLL
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Threading and HyperThreading: Optimizing Excel Calculation speed by changing the number of threads
I have just implemented measuring multithreaded calculation efficiency in FastExcel V3 Profile Workbook: so I thought it would be interesting to see the effect on calculation speed of varying the number of threads, and switching off hyperthreading. Hyperthreading Almost all … Continue reading
Excel 2013 SDI Bug: “Calculate” in Status Bar strikes again
In the old days (I’m talking Excel 5 to Excel 2003 here) there was a worrying situation you could find yourself in where, no matter what you did, Excel would show you “Calculate” in the statusbar. Even when actually nothing … Continue reading
Posted in Calculation, VBA
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