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A reusable Django app that tracks currency rates.

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A reusable Django app that tracks currency rates.


To get the latest stable release from PyPi

pip install django-currency-history

To get the latest commit from GitHub

pip install -e git+git://

TODO: Describe further installation steps (edit / remove the examples below):

Add currency_history to your INSTALLED_APPS


Before your tags/filters are available in your templates, load them by using

{% load currency_history_tags %}

Don’t forget to migrate your database

./ migrate currency_history


First fill the database with currencies and add your desired rates. By default you will have to track the history by yourself. Check the management commands and settings for automated trackings.

Management Commands


Run this command to let external services like or Yahoo track currency rates.

./ track_currency_rates

You might want to run it with a cron job.



Default = None

By default no external service tracks your rate histories. The following services are available:


Default = False

If you want to make use of the openexchangerates service, make sure to register at and provide your App ID.


Default = False

Enable this settings to receive an email report every time the track_currency_rates command was called.

Template Tags


Convert an amount from one currency to another using the latest history.

{% load currency_history_tags %} {% convert_currency 2 ‘EUR’ ‘SGD’ as converted_amount %}


If you want to contribute to this project, please perform the following steps

# Fork this repository
# Clone your fork
mkvirtualenv -p python2.7 django-currency-history
make develop

git co -b feature_branch master
# Implement your feature and tests
git add . && git commit
git push -u origin feature_branch
# Send us a pull request for your feature branch

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