[OpenSpending-discuss] API Open Source Exchange Rates - Deflator
christian.kreutz at okfn.org
Tue Jan 31 12:52:23 GMT 2012
Thanks Mark for the hint to the data sets.
I wish these currency rates where openly licensed, but how can currency rates have copyright? ;-)
Friedrich Lindenberg just hinted me to a Deflator Class here from the "Where does My Money Go" project:
Thanks Tim for copying it to the Open Dev list. A deflator is particular interesting for development aid spending money.
Am 31.01.2012 um 13:05 schrieb Mark Brough:
> Hi Christian
> The GDP Deflators thing is a problem that needs solving! - as is
> historical exchange rates. That API is really great (although I think the
> data is not actually openly licensed as it's been extracted from
> commercial sites?).
> This package also has some historical exchange rates (going back to the
> 1950s in some cases):
> I think the US (and maybe ECB?) data on that package is probably openly
> licensed, but I'm not sure about the OECD... might be worth checking - I
> think it's the most complete data. If so, perhaps that API could be
> converted fairly easily to serve the historical OECD data?
> Mark Brough
> Research Officer, Publish What You Fund
> Tel: +44 20 7920 6401
> Skype: mark-brough
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> Subject: [OpenSpending-discuss] API Open Source Exchange Rates - Deflator
> Just want to link to this great resource: An API for Open Source Exchange
> Rates, which might be of interest for some spending projects.
> The second point is a question, whether somebody works on deflators?
> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GDP_deflator) There is already some stuff
> being done: http://wiki.openspending.org/Financial_Transformations_Toolkit
> , but I wonder if others have the same problem, that they have financial
> data for some years and need to calculate the value change (e.g. inflation
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