Recommendations for household finance scripting?

rusi rustompmody at gmail.com
Mon Jul 18 17:13:17 CEST 2011


On Jul 18, 8:03 pm, markolopa <marko.lopa... at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello!
>
> I would like to find a good system to keep track of my household
> finance. Do Python programmers have suggestions on that? Do you use
> Python to help on this task?
>
> I am considering a large set of solutions:
> - Pure spreadsheet
>   - Easy to start, but I know I will soon feel blocked by the lack of
> scripting tools.
> - Spreadsheets + Python scripts
>   - Enter data in spreadsheets, next apply python scripts for what is
> difficult to do with formulas
>   - Use pythonUNO (http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/
> PyUNO_bridge)?
>   - Use Google spreadsheets api (http://code.google.com/apis/
> spreadsheets/)?
> - Pure Gnucash
>   - Seems to be a nice program, made by geeks.
>   - But can a geek be happy with a GUI between him and his data?
> - Gnucash + Python scripts
>   -http://current.workingdirectory.net/posts/2011/gnucash-python-bindings/
>
> So far the last one seems to me to be the most interesting approach.
> Apparently there are not many people doing that. Why? Are there other
> libs or approaches you would suggest?
>
> Thanks a lot in advance for your suggestions and comments!
> Marko

There is ledger http://ledger-cli.org/
And its python port https://github.com/jwiegley/beancount
[Not tried myself]



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