Excel Roundup 20140616

If you still have a Commodore 64 in your basement, you could run a one-line maze generator, in Basic.

If your mom threw out that C64, years ago, you can do something similar in Microsoft Excel. On Google+, Graeme McRae posted a VBA function that will create a maze, using a random string of / and \ characters.

Here’s one that I created in Excel 2013, with a gold background, and bold font. That should keep your kids (or you) busy for a while!

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Contextures Posts

Here’s what I posted last week:

  • Create a family tree in Excel, using Smart Art’s organization chart, and VBA, with a sample file from Prof. Lee Townsend.
  • If you use Feedly to follow all the Excel blogs, be sure to download your RSS feeds, just in case the problems continue on that site.
  • Finally, for a humorous peek at what other people are saying about spreadsheets, read this week’s collection of Excel tweets, on my Excel Theatre blog.

Other Excel Articles

Here are a few of the Excel articles that I read last week, that you might find useful:

Excel Announcements

Here are some upcoming events, courses recently published books, and other new items, related to Excel.

  • Charles Williams has released a new version his add-in, FastExcel V3, and you’ll get 50% off the bundle price, if you use Coupon Code FXLV3Intro (valid until July 31 2014)

Share Your Events and Articles

If you read or wrote any other interesting Excel articles recently, or have upcoming Excel events, please share a link in the comments below, with a brief description. Thanks!

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Links to Recent Excel Books on Amazon.com

  

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6 Responses

  1. Thanks for the link. Hope the spreadsheet helped people visualize the monty hall problem.

    Keith

  2. Doug Glancy says:

    Thanks for rounding me up! Until this week I had never heard of the Monty Hall problem, but it came up somewhere on Stack Overflow the other day and I was just reading about it on Wikipedia as well.

    It’s not new, but this article by Charley Kyd on using text files as a data source was very helpful on a recent project: http://exceluser.com/formulas/msquery-excel-text-files.htm.

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