Bindings for the Amatino API, an accounting & financial data engine
Amatino is a double-entry accounting system. It provides double entry accounting as a service via an HTTP API. Amatino Python is a library for interacting with the Amatino API from within a Python application. By using Amatino Python, a Python developer can utilise Amatino services without needing to deal with raw HTTP requests.
Amatino gives you a full set of tools to store, organise and retrieve financial information. You don't need to set up databases or write any of your own double-entry accounting logic. All you need is this library, an Amatino account (Try free for two weeks!), and you are off and running.
Right now, the Amatino API offers a full range of accounting services via HTTP requests. However, this Amatino Python library is in an 'Alpha' state. Its capabilities are limited. A subset of full Amatino features are available.
To see what proportion of Amatino features are ready in Amatino Python, check out the Documentation page. Linked classes are available, un-linked ones are still under construction.
Amatino Python may be installed via PIP.
$ pip install amatino
To use Amatino Python, you will need an active Amatino subscription. You can start a free trial at https://amatino.io/subscribe.
The first step is to login to Amatino by creating a Session instance. That Session then becomes your key to using Amatino classes.
from amatino import Session session = Session.create_with_email( email@example.com', secret='uncrackable epic passphrase!' )
Amatino stores financial data inside discrete Entities. An Entity might describe a person, project, company, or some other entity which you wish to describe with financial data.
from amatino import Entity mega_corporation = Entity.create( session=session, # Created above name='Mega Corporation' )
Entities are structured as a hierarchical tree of Accounts. You might wish to create a chart of Accounts that mirror the real-world structure of the Entity you are describing.
from amatino import Account revenue = Account.create( entity=mega_corporation, # Created above description='Revenue from world domination', am_type=AMType.revenue, # An AMType enumeration option denomination=USD # A GlobalUnit )
The real fun begins with Transactions, where debits and credits come into play
from amatino import Transaction, Entry, Side from datetime import datetime from decimal import Decimal revenue_recognition = Transaction.create( entity=mega_corporation, time=datetime.utcnow(), entries=[ Entry(Side.debit, Decimal(10), cash), Entry(Side.credit, Decimal(5), revenue), Entry(Side.credit, Decimal(5), customer_deposits) ] denomination=USD )
Check out the full range of available classes, including Ledgers, in the Amatino Python documentation
API stability & versioning
Amatino Python obeys the Semantic Version convention. Until v1.0.0, the Python API (not to be confused with the Amatino HTTP API) should be considered unstable and liable to change at any time.
Watch out! API currently unstable!
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Pull requests, comments, issues, forking, and so on are also most welcome on Github!
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