Double-Entry Bookkeeping as a Directed Graph

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  • guac

    GUAC aggregates software security metadata into a high fidelity graph database.

  • Interestingly I sort of went in the other direction at one point -- converting what was obviously a graph (build pipelines) into a from-to / credit-debit representation. On reflection it's just an edge list.

    My main problem with adapting the representation was in the incommensurability of different kinds of asset moving through the pipeline. How does one credit source code and debit a blob store? I thought about learning more about multi-currency accounting as a source for ideas but never followed it up.

    That effort inspired my thinking about a "Universal Asset Graph" for software[0] -- keeping track of not just containment but also movement and transformation of software. It's a partial but not complete inspiration for GUAC, which aims to capture software part relations for easy querying.

    [0] https://theoryof.predictable.software/articles/some-requirem...

    [1] https://guac.sh

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  • hledger

    Robust, fast, intuitive plain text accounting tool with CLI, TUI and web interfaces.

  • I'm surprised that there is no mentions of a great hacker-friendly plain-text accounting software called `ledger` https://ledger-cli.org/ in this thread. It has amazing documentation when it comes to understanding basic principles of double-entry bookkeeping and goes through many typical situations and usecases. There are also several forks, most popular and advanced is `hledger` https://hledger.org/ (h is for Haskell), which provides some neat features out of the box, such as a simple web interface. All of them are very primitive compared to "professional" accounting software, but in return it offers great opportunities for hacking around while ensuring validity of your books.

  • accounts

    Turning CSVs from my bank into Ledger files (by georgek)

  • I use ledger: https://ledger-cli.org/

    I believe this same plain text format is used by other tools, which you can find info about here: https://plaintextaccounting.org/ (In particular a lot of people seem to use hledger and beancount)

    The ledger is written using a text editor. The purpose of the software is to add everything up, calculate the balances and make sure everything balances. I keep all of my 12 years of accounting in one file and haven't noticed any slowdown. But a real business would surely have many more accounts and may want to split files by financial year or something.

    I use helper scripts to convert the data from my bank CSV downloads into ledger format. It uses machine learning to associate payees to accounts (e.g. "Tesco" gets filed to the account "Expenses:Groceries"). I haven't maintained the ML part although it works for me most of the time. In case it's useful, the code is here: https://github.com/georgek/accounts/

  • plaintextaccounting

    The plaintextaccounting.org website, a portal to Ledger, hledger, beancount and co. Also the PTA wiki.

  • I use ledger: https://ledger-cli.org/

    I believe this same plain text format is used by other tools, which you can find info about here: https://plaintextaccounting.org/ (In particular a lot of people seem to use hledger and beancount)

    The ledger is written using a text editor. The purpose of the software is to add everything up, calculate the balances and make sure everything balances. I keep all of my 12 years of accounting in one file and haven't noticed any slowdown. But a real business would surely have many more accounts and may want to split files by financial year or something.

    I use helper scripts to convert the data from my bank CSV downloads into ledger format. It uses machine learning to associate payees to accounts (e.g. "Tesco" gets filed to the account "Expenses:Groceries"). I haven't maintained the ML part although it works for me most of the time. In case it's useful, the code is here: https://github.com/georgek/accounts/

  • Transity

    Keep track of your šŸ’µ, šŸ•˜, šŸ–, šŸ„, šŸ» on your command line with the plain text accounting tool of the future! šŸš€

  • I've been preaching to use a simpler accounting system for years and even built my own tool for it: https://github.com/ad-si/Transity

    But so far with little success. I think Iā€™m the only active user of Transity.

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