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+Beancount is a double-entry accounting system that uses a simple text
+file format as input. A few Python scripts are used to parse the
+contents of the file, for example, to serve the contents as a locally
+running web server. Scripts are provided to convert from OFX files into
+Ledger input format, and other formats (easily extensible).
+Beancount provides a simple web front to view the contents of the
+database, so you don't have to parse the entire file everytime you want
+to view a different account (this helps mitigate the fact that parsing
+is comparatively slow).