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I've had troubles in the past finding specific financial functions, as well. Can't help from the function standpoint in this case, but you could always fall back on the actual equation:

FV = PV*(1+i)^n

where FV is future value, PV is present value, i is the periodic interest rate, and n is the number of periods.


On 11/27/2013 15:10, Cliff Scott wrote:
I haven't done much spread sheet formula work so please don't mind a couple
of simple questions.

I would like to do two things:

1. Calculate compound interest on an amount given the rate and number of
interest periods. Looking at the list of functions there are lots of ones
that come close to that, but I wasn't able to find one that would do exact

2. How do I write a conditional loop in Calc? If I want to calculate a
formula for 10 iterations how would I do that? For instance
Value=Value*N+Value. That would give me the compound interest also. I can do
it with a bunch of cells strung out each one representing one interest
period, but for any length of time it becomes unwieldy.

Thank you very much for any help.


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