Overview of Finance package commands related to personal finance
Each command listed here is part of the Finance package, so it can be accessed by using either the long form or the short form of the command name in the command calling sequence. Since these commands used to be part of the (now deprecated) finance package, for compatibility with older worksheets, this command can also be called using finance[commandname]. However, it is recommended that you use the superseding package name, Finance, instead.
Many commands calculate the present value of various objects.
for annuities with fixed cash flows
for a list of cashflows, one per period
annuities where the cash flows increase
perpetuities where the cash flows increase
for a level coupon bond
instrument that pays a fixed cash flow forever
Other commands include the following.
Black and Scholes formula
effective rate of an interest rate compounded many times per period
of a quantity
of a bond
To display the help page for a particular Finance command, see Getting Help with a Command in a Package.
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