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Java Script PMT(rate,nper,pv) function needed

Posted on 2005-04-05
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Hi everyone,
This is very urget, I need to calculated PMT (Excel Equivalent for Pmt calculation on Loan) on Client Side for my Web App. Can anyone help.

Thanks

Possibly with following params.. PMT(rate,nper,pv)
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archrajan earned 1000 total points
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Not sure if it's acceptable, but you can use the function below.  The problem with it is that it has a rounding error of less than 1%.  This happens because it doesn't round after every single payment like excel does, so you end up with a different number than excel.  Error is fairly small, though, so you might be able to get away with it - even for a loan of 2 million for 360 monthly payments & 6% annual interest rate, the difference between excel & the below is 30 bucks/month.  For smaller loans like 300K, the error is more like 8 bucks/month.  Hope it helps.

<script>
function calculate(rate, nper, pv)
{
var numerator = pv * Math.pow((1 + rate),nper);
var denomFracNum = Math.pow((1 + rate), nper + 1) - 1;
var denominator = denomFracNum/rate - 1;

}

calculate(0.005, 360, 200000);
calculate(0.005, 360, 250000);
</script>
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ID: 13716914
Thanks to both of you. The page refered by archrajan had a link (http://www.mcfedries.com/CreatingAWebPage/mortgage.htm) which had the formula. I tried it and its error is less then what dakyd's was. I am going to try a bit. But thank you both for your time.

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ID: 13718412
if any one is ever again interested. This is what I have for the formula. Basically a stripped down version of the formula that was on the page
(http://www.mcfedries.com/CreatingAWebPage/mortgage.htm)

//rate = Interest Rate
//nper = Total Number of Pmts for the loan in Months
//pv = Present Value
function calculatePMT(rate, nper, pv)
{
princ = pv;
intRate = (rate/100) / 12;
months = nper;
var pmt = Math.floor((princ*intRate)/(1-Math.pow(1+intRate,(-1*months)))*100)/100;
return pmt
}

Thanks for the help guys.
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great.. thanks for taking time to post the answer which worked!
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