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How to plot efficient frontier from sets of data containing expected return,
average return, variance, standard deviation, covariance and correlation ?

Does anyone know how to set up the formula for the efficient frontier in excel? I am used to using SPSS and I am not all that familiar with excel.


I run a production planning departement and I need to do a simple mrp from the current production plan.
The production plan is made in excel:

Day 1 Day 2
Part 1 100pcs 200pcs
Part 2 20 pcs 10pcs

In Part 1 and 2 there are several part numbers that are assembled to it.
I have chart with these part numbers like this:
Part100 Part200 Part300
Part 1 3pcs 2pcs 3pcs
Part 2 23pcs 10pcs 21pcs

I would like to have place in my chart that multiplies the current production plan for all part numbers and creates a total sum of demand for part100, part200 and so on.

I have attached an document with a lot of Index and Match functions but I can't make this work.

Is there som kind person with the knowledge to hack this problem?



I want to create a graph of weight loss that can be tracked based on progress. It would be a line graph that would automatically change as you entered your weight for each date. I found a graph online that did this but I believe he has a weight cap or range because anything less than 165 would not show up on the chart. I can send or attach the graph if neccesary.

I also wanted a second series or line that would show the increase and decrease of calorie intake.

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Hi all

I am new to this site and what a great forum. I found the following link very useful to create a chart from the likert scales.

But, I would like to change the legend as per the graph from Strongly disagree to strongly agree in that order. I tried just moving them around in the data table, but it seems to move the whole graph and so, the original graph gets distorted. Any ideas how this might be done or is it not possible. Thanks.


Hi all

I am a biochemist so excuse me if I do not use the correct terms.

I have a practical problem with a set of data that I am receiving through one of my experiments. I am logging the production of biogas as a function of time. The production is not linear but increases and decreases (slowly) depending on the parameters I vary.

My flow meter logs accumulated gas production, however it would be much more informative for me to be able to display the gas production rate (as a function of time) in a graph.

My thought is that this can be done by looking at the slope of the curve as a function of time (the differential to the curve), but I dont want to do this by simply subtracting two adjacent data points as this would be too inaccurate.

Does anyone know of a way to do this? Is it possible to get excel to take the slope of a curve for any point on that curve, based on (for example) an approximated curve fit equation.


Stefan BG, Denmark

i want to plot a saw tooth graph. this is like an inventory graph where there
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When you have a graph referencing some data close to it, when you click on the chart/graph it will outline the data it's referencing in blue, the series names in green, and the X axis names in purple (for a bar/line graph). This is a very useful function and I end up using it quite a bit.

The problem I'm running into is that sometimes after creating a chart, I will click on it and and it will outline everything in the data that I stated above. Then 5 minutes later I will click on the same chart and it won't outline any of the data and I can't figure out what has triggered this change. Does this happen to anyone else? Is this a bug or am I doing something wrong? Look forward to hearing from everyone.

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Using Excel 11.



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Hi! I currently have the below is an excerpt of code that works to give me a bar graph for one set of data. I would be interested to know if any one on here knows how to take my code below and alter it so it gives an output of a combination graph (Bar and line Graph). The bar graph would be the same set of data it is pulling now from a pivot table. The line graph data would be on a different worksheet in a table. Please let me know if you need any more info. thanks!

Dim shp As Shape
Set shp = ActiveSheet.Shapes.AddChart(xlColumnStacked)
shp.Chart.SetSourceData Source:=ActiveSheet.PivotTables(1).TableRange1, _
Dim objChart1 As ChartObject
Set objChart1 = Sheets("Upcoming Quarter Requirements").ChartObjects(1)

With Range("B13:C22")
shp.Left = .Left
shp.Top = .Top
shp.Width = .Width
shp.Height = .Height
End With
With shp.Chart.PivotLayout.PivotTable
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Good morning all,

I've seen this problem posted before on, but none of the threads have a working answer yet.

The problem is that the values in my graph lose their decimal precision when the spreadsheet holding the source values in not actively open.

I have two spreadsheets ("A" and "B") and spreadsheet A has a chart whose source data in found in spreadsheet B. (The graph is just a line graph, with the actual plotted values displayed at the bottom of the graph in a chart). The source values in spreadsheet B look as follows:

-6% -8% -1% 6% 18% 18% 23% 18%

(point being, no decimal precision displayed. The true values do have decimal precision).

When both spreadsheets are open, the chart in spreadsheet A displays the values exactly as they appear in spreadsheet B. The problem is that if I simply close spreadsheet B and then view the values in the chart, they have all reverted to showing the full decimal precision that is stored in the cell from spreadsheet B.

Does anyone know how to fix this? I am using MS Excel 2007.

Thanks so much!!!


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I need to generate monthly charts. There are 14 chart in my sheet. I need to write a macro so that all those graph are automatically updated with new month's data. For that the macro should:

Select the graph sequentially. (one after other)
Select the data
Add one more row(data of month)
update the graph

I tried different ways but

anyone any suggestion


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I am a teacher and want to create a specific chart to track academic target levels against current the levels students are achieving.

My idea is to create a chart with 3 circular bands to it, Green, Amber and Red - starting from the centre and working outwards. Ideally I would like the graph to show students who were closer to their target level in the centre (Green band), with those students who were further away from their targets being placed further out on the graph (Amber) and those way off in the Red band.

Just wondering if someone could give me some advice on how to create such graph.

many thanks,

I created a production tracking worksheet (see attachment), that breaks down everything that we want. But we need something visually that shows how far along they are while working. On their desk they have a Standard Production Job Aid (see 2nd tab) that's laminated so they can use it multiple times. They cross off the amount of claims they have worked (stick = 30 min). It's a tall order but if anyone has any suggestions on how to make the second tab reflective of the work in the first tab, it would make a lot of people happy. The first tab is broken up into formulas (shaded part they do not touch) and entry cells (clear cells they enter their production count and hours worked). I have been messing around with a chart but not sure if that's the best way. If it could some how shad or change the color of the stick part to the amount of claims worked that would be ideal. Any suggestions will be helpful.
Thanks again,
P.S. I just found out you can not attach a workbook and I can't figure out the htmlMaker form Colo. If you are interested in trying to answer this, please reply with an e-mail address and I will e-mail it to you. Or if someone knows a better way let me know. Thanks again!

Hi, i'm trying to plot the Markowitz efficient frontier in Excel. I have returns and other data for 20 stocks.

I use solver to find the optimal weights of the 20 stocks for the the lowest variance portfolio.

I need to then find the weights of the stocks from this point to the highest possible return portfolio.

Finding the portfolio with the smallest variance and with the highest return is fine with solver, i just use the min and max functions.

How do i find the points in between?

For example, the return on my minimum variance portfolio is 1, the return on my max return portfolio is 100. Right now, i would need to run optimizer with minimum variance for the returns of 2,3,4....all the way to 99 to find those points.

Any shortcuts or add ins?


Hi All,

I am working with a pivot table and using a pivot chart from the data. The chart I need to use is a horizontal colour coded bar chart. The chart and labels accurately show the data. The problem is with the legend. I will give a simple example.

Chart Legend
A - 30% D
B - 73% C
C - 15% B
D - 29% A

On the example above, treat Chart and Legend as different rows.

The colours on the chart are matched with the colours on the legend correctly, so A would be for example red on both the chart bar and the legend, but it looks confusing as the legend is in an opposite position to the bar it refers to.

I am using excel 2007 and I need to keep the order of the chart bars as they are following legacy printed charts, I just need the legend to work correctly.

Any ideas?

I am still pretty new to VBA, I have array held in VBA code, what is the best what to get it into a chart?

I was after a bar chart, and the data for the chart will update once every 5 mins or so from the array so how do i keep this graph updated



I have 3 different things that I want to graph vs. time on the same graph. I wanted to do a line graph but I would have to have three different y-axes for each set of data. Is is possible to graph all three in an intelligent way on a line graph? Or is there another graph that would work better?


I would like to create a chart similar to what excel creates for you when you use the pivot chart wizard. Specifically I would like the drop down menus with clickable boxes to select a piece of data and plot it on a graph.

I am familiar with creating drop down lists using data validation, but I am stumped on how I create a selectable drop down list.

Basically I wish I could just add data to the pivot table chart as I want to graph data against pivot table data on the same chart, but I don't think that is possible.

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I tried searching and couldn't come up with anything. How do you adjust the spacing between clusters in a clustered column bar graph? I've attached an image of what I want the final graph to look like, and how I've got it so far. The spacing that Excel generates for my graph (on the left) is far too wide and looks a bit weird. The graph on the right was made in Adobe Illustrator, but I'd like to generate it completely from Excel without any touch ups.

Thanks for the help!