|Re: 12C vs 12C Platinum Cash Flows|
Message #3 Posted by Gene Wright on 27 Dec 2005, 10:09 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by Katie Wasserman
Katie is correct.
The original 12c platinum would not allow for a value input for N0 and the 12c platinum manual was adjusted to tell users to not do this (which was a change from the black/gold 12c).
When the new 12c platinum was coming out (the one with parentheses) and the manual was being edited to put in algebraic examples everywhere, it became apparent that on the newest 12c platinum, the prohibition against having a value for N0 no longer applied. I convinced Cyrille to allow that language in the body of the manual to be changed to its present state.
Sadly, the change needed in the error section notation of the Error 6 slipped past me. :-( That's the first mistake that's been brought to my attention in the manual.)
original 12c : N0 can be used
original 12cp: N0 cannot be used
newest 12cp: N0 can be used again.
So, thanks for finding it and keep looking!
(Interestingly, Tony Hutchins was instrumental in correcting most of the error section of the manual. Many of these had been wrong since the ORIGINAL 12c manual back in 1981. If you compare the error sections of the 12c manual and the newest 12cp manual, you'll see the differences. Where there are differences, it will be the newest 12cp manual that is in almost all cases correct!)