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Excel and Mathematica?

  • To: mathgroup at yoda.physics.unc.edu
  • Subject: Excel and Mathematica?
  • From: Steven M. Christensen <stevec at yoda.physics.unc.edu>
  • Date: Fri, 8 Jan 93 21:15:56 EST

MathGroupers:

Do any of you know of work linking the Excel spreadsheet
program and Mathematica - both under Windows on PC's?
I have had a question from some researchers who want to
be able to enter data into a spreadsheet - because that is
what their people want to do - and then do nonlinear curve
fitting to the data in a very transparent way.

Right now there is no MathLink for the PC, so that is not
possible.  Is the only way to do this to save the Excel
data into a file, then read the file into a Mathematica
notebook, do the nonlinear fitting there and then the
graphics?  Has anyone done anything like this?

What about on a Mac with or without MathLink?

Are there any nonlinear curve fitting programs
better or different than the ones shipped with
Mathematica or on MathSource?

Thanks.

Steve Christensen






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