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  1. Max - MIN

    I understand that this is a really easy function to do yourself. But I can imagine all the people feeling dumb for searching for it for a few minutes before resorting to the peasant method of typing two functions that are always put together in almost every Excel spreadsheet ever.

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    1 comment  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Can you give a bit more detail on what you’re looking for here? I’m not sure I understand from your description.

    Is it the MAX of a range minus the MIN of that same range?

    Cheers,
    Dan [MS]

  2. Build more tools to perform stochastic / probabilistic analysis and Monte Carlo simulation

    1. More inverse cumulative distribution functions (Poisson, Exponential, Negative Binomial, Weibull, etc.);
    2. Ability to confine the distribution between certain values;
    3. Ability to generate / simulate time series;
    4. Ability to sample/simulate all inverse cumulative distribution functions without continuously recalculating the workbook (ex. run the simulation behind the scenes much like the current IRR function operates though iteration);
    5. Ability to correlate distributions;
    6. Ability to run sensitivity analysis on the results;
    It is currently possible to build all of the above functionalities through VBA but having dedicated tools will bring considerable efficiency improvements.

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    1 comment  ·  Formulas and Functions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for logging this, Lyubomir. How do you do these today? Is deeper integration with R potentially useful for such scenarios, at least for the analysis?

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