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forex-python

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Forex Python is a Free Foreign exchange rates and currency conversion.

Note: Install latest forex-python==1.1 to avoid RatesNotAvailableError

Features:

  • List all currency rates.
  • BitCoin price for all currencies.
  • Converting amount to BitCoins.
  • Get historical rates for any day since 1999.
  • Conversion rate for one currency(ex; USD to INR).
  • Convert amount from one currency to other.('USD 10$' to INR).
  • Currency symbols.
  • Currency names.

Currency Source:

https://ratesapi.io is a free API for current and historical foreign exchange rates published by European Central Bank. The rates are updated daily 3PM CET.

BitCoin Price Source:

Bitcoin prices calculated every minute. For more information visit [CoinDesk API](http://www.coindesk.com/api/).

Installation

  • Install using python package

    pip install forex-python
    
            Or directly cloning the repo:
    
    python setup.py install

Usage Examples:

  • Initialize class

    python
    >>> from forex_python.converter import CurrencyRates
    >>> c = CurrencyRates()
  • list all latest currency rates for "USD"

    python
    >>> c.get_rates('USD')
    {u'IDR': 13625.0, u'BGN': 1.7433, u'ILS': 3.8794, u'GBP': 0.68641, u'DKK': 6.6289, u'CAD': 1.3106, u'JPY': 110.36, u'HUF': 282.36, u'RON': 4.0162, u'MYR': 4.081, u'SEK': 8.3419, u'SGD': 1.3815, u'HKD': 7.7673, u'AUD': 1.3833, u'CHF': 0.99144, u'KRW': 1187.3, u'CNY': 6.5475, u'TRY': 2.9839, u'HRK': 6.6731, u'NZD': 1.4777, u'THB': 35.73, u'EUR': 0.89135, u'NOK': 8.3212, u'RUB': 66.774, u'INR': 67.473, u'MXN': 18.41, u'CZK': 24.089, u'BRL': 3.5473, u'PLN': 3.94, u'PHP': 46.775, u'ZAR': 15.747}
  • Get conversion rate from USD to INR

    python
    >>> c.get_rate('USD', 'INR')
    67.473
  • Convert amount from USD to INR

    python
    >>> c.convert('USD', 'INR', 10)
    674.73
  • Force use of Decimal

    python
    >>> from forex_python.converter import CurrencyRates
    >>> c = CurrencyRates(force_decimal=True)
    >>> c.convert('USD', 'INR', Decimal('10.45'))
    705.09
    >>> c.convert('USD', 'INR', 10)
    DecimalFloatMismatchError: convert requires amount parameter is of type Decimal when use_decimal=True
  • Detect use of Decimal

    python
    >>> from forex_python.converter import CurrencyRates
    >>> c = CurrencyRates()
    >>> c.convert('USD', 'INR', Decimal('10.45'))
    705.09
    >>> c.convert('USD', 'INR', 10)
    674.73
  • Get latest Bitcoin price.

    python
    >>> from forex_python.bitcoin import BtcConverter
    >>> b = BtcConverter() # force_decimal=True to get Decimal rates
    >>> b.get_latest_price('USD')
    533.913
  • Convert Amount to Bitcoins based on latest exchange price.

    python
    >>> b.convert_to_btc(400, 'USD')
    0.7492699301118473
  • Get currency symbol using currency code

    python
    >>> from forex_python.converter import CurrencyCodes
    >>> c = CurrencyCodes()
    >>> print c.get_symbol('GBP')
    £

You can view the complete Documentation Here

Visit our Python Development page Here

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