Using the pyramid structure in calculation blocks

Listing the constants in your calculation block first is cleaner and easier to read.

When ordering the ingredients in your calculation block, I find it easier to read and clear to use a pyramid structure. This means putting your constants at the top of the block, followed by your series line items.

I find that a calculation block structure like this... easier to read than a structure like this:

To see this in our model, compare this calculation block...

With this one...

I find the structure with the constants listed first easier to read and much "cleaner" than the first version.


Sign in or become a Financial Modelling Handbook member to join the conversation.
Just enter your email below to get a log in link.

Subscribe to Financial Modelling Handbook

Don’t miss out on the latest financial modelling guides. Sign up now to get access to the library of members-only guides.