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# Re: [libreoffice-l10n] Function IRR description

Hi :)
Sorry i am not completely clear about 2 crucial things
1.  What is the string as is?
2.  What is the suggested alternative?

I couldn't find the Oasis definitions and i loathe looking through MS Office anything.  The link
given seems to be specifically about healthcare but may not have been written by someone that
really knows what they are talking about.  I tried looking for something more generic and found
this hopelessly detailed page in wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Actuarial_science
also this unclear (and also long-winded) definition
http://www.investopedia.com/terms/a/actuarial-valuation.asp
and this one
http://definitions.uslegal.com/a/actuarial-value/

Would it be safer to just rewrite the equation it uses but rewrite in English?  (probably not but
sometimes it helps)
Regards from
Tom :)

________________________________
From: Sérgio Marques <smarquespt@gmail.com>
To: Mihovil Stanic <mihovil.stanic@gmail.com>
Cc: LibreOffice-l10n <l10n@global.libreoffice.org>
Sent: Sunday, 21 July 2013, 1:31
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-l10n] Function IRR description

Actuarial value is mostly used in finance and insurance.

Actuarial value is a measure of the percentage of expected health care
costs a specific health plan will cover for the "standard" population.
Actuarial value is generally calculated using the ratio of:

*the total expected payments by the plan for essential health benefits*
*__________________________________________________________ *

*the total expected costs of the "standard" population for essential health
benefits *

It´s the discipline that uses statistics and math in the way to determine
risk and income (cash flow) and try to establish the present value of
future cash flows. In a way it´s similar to TIR.

http://www.zanebenefits.com/blog/bid/252609/What-is-Actuarial-Value-AV

Regards

2013/7/20 Mihovil Stanic <mihovil.stanic@gmail.com>

https://translations.**documentfoundation.org/hr/**libo_ui/sc/source/ui/**
translate.html#unit=29744374<https://translations.documentfoundation.org/hr/libo_ui/sc/source/ui/translate.html#unit=29744374>
Currect desc: Returns the actuarial rate of interest of an investment
excluding costs or profits.
Oasis desc = MS Office desc: Compute the internal rate of return for a
series of cash flows.
http://docs.oasis-open.org/**office/v1.2/os/OpenDocument-**
v1.2-os-part2.html#IRR<http://docs.oasis-open.org/office/v1.2/os/OpenDocument-v1.2-os-part2.html#IRR>

I for one studied economics and had a hard time finding out what actuarial
means... As far as I understood it it's math based on statistics and
probabilities.
That can be in some way applied to this formula, but it's
toooooooooooooooooooooooooooo complicated description. Why can't it be just
like it's in Oasis and MS Office?

I also think that string should be as ODFF states. My translation states
that way. I must say that many of descriptions were changed in my
translations.

Regards
--
Sérgio Marques

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