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:

Discussions about Beancount occur on the Ledger mailing-list, which has become the de facto discussion group for all command-line accounting softwares.

Download & Installation

You can obtain the source code from a Mercurial repository on my server or from BitBucket:

See the Installing Beancount document for more details.

Filing Bugs

Tickets can be filed at on the BitBucket project page:


Martin Blais <>