beancount: Double-Entry Accounting from Text Files


A double-entry bookkeeping computer language that lets you define financial transaction records in a text file, read them in memory, generate a variety of reports from them, and provides a web interface.


Documentation lives on Google Docs. You can find an index to all the available documents here:

There's a mailing-list dedicated to Beancount, please post questions there, so others can share in the responses. More general discussions about command-line accounting also occur on the Ledger mailing-list so you might be interested in that group as well.

Download & Installation

You can obtain the source code from the official Mercurial repository on BitBucket:

See the Installing Beancount document for more details.

Filing Bugs

Tickets can be filed at on the BitBucket project page:


Martin Blais <>