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Subject: RE: [office-formula] frequency

Patrick, I just did a search for all occurrences of "frequency" in the
document and I find none of them out of wack.  There are a few different
kinds of frequency (as when talking about certain statistical operations
versus talking about the periodicity of interest payments per 12-month
interval).  These are all expressed clearly in pretty ordinary language.
And the parameter named frequency in the financial functions is used
consistently as well, although not all frequencies are expected to be
supported for every one of the functions.  

I am sure this could be tidied up a bit, but I don't see a very big problem.

Can you point to a few exemplary instances that demonstrate the significant
variation that concerns you?  We could be more slavish (maybe always using a
table for the interest-payment frequency numbers) but I don't think there is
a significant problem for these.

 - Dennis

-----Original Message-----
From: Patrick Durusau [mailto:patrick@durusau.net] 
Sent: Tuesday, December 22, 2009 13:30
To: office-formula@lists.oasis-open.org
Subject: [office-formula] frequency


A bit shame faced, one of the largest inconsistencies was sitting right 
in front of me, frequency. Defined quite differently from all the other 
parameters, over and over again. Just looked right past it.

Don't know about its variability. Will add to the spreadsheet but 
without reproduction of the entire table. That wouldn't be all that 

Hope everyone is having a great day!


PS: If anyone is interested in other function sets, feel free to do 
something similar for those sets. This sort of extreme proofing is what 
results in standards that people *use* and *cite,* which is the goal of 
any standard.

Patrick Durusau
Chair, V1 - US TAG to JTC 1/SC 34
Convener, JTC 1/SC 34/WG 3 (Topic Maps)
Editor, OpenDocument Format TC (OASIS), Project Editor ISO/IEC 26300
Co-Editor, ISO/IEC 13250-1, 13250-5 (Topic Maps)

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