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# Re: [libreoffice-users] Question

```** Reply to message from Dave Liesse <dsliesse@liessefamily.net> on Wed, 27
Nov 2013 16:12:16 -0800

Dave,

Thank you for the formula! I figured out how to enter it as a user function
so it's easy to use. Thanks again.

Cliff

```
```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.

Dave

On 11/27/2013 15:10, Cliff Scott wrote:
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```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
that.

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.

Cliff
```
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