The code and data here is no longer actively maintained. The material here was developed primarily from 2005-2009 and powered http://openeconomics.net/ until July 2011 -- the point at which http://openeconomics.net/ became the home of the Open Knowledge Foundation's Economics Working Group.
From July 2011 until November 2011 it was located at http://old.openeconomics.net/. It was finally shut down in November 2011. You can see what the site used to look like using the WayBack machine at: http://web.archive.org/web/20110109091529/http://openeconomics.net/
While this part of the Open Economics project is now retired much of its work lives on elsewhere in various forms:
- All the data is being converted to individual datasets on the DataHub: http://thedatahub.org/group/open-economics
- Much of the code, and especially the larger apps, have merged into OpenSpending and OpenSpendingJS or into CKAN
- Many of the data 'bundle' ideas live on in the concept of data packages and the data package manager.
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- python. This package is written in python (http://www.python.org/) and requires a python version >= 2.3 to function.
- setuptools (python package)
Either: Grab the source code and then run:
$ sudo python setup.py install
OR: use easy_install: $ easy_install econ
Create Confirguation File
Run the following command (where is the name of the configuration file to be generated):
$ paster make-config econ <ini_file>
Finally for convenience you may want to set the ECONCONF environment variable to point to the location of this file.
You can test your installation by opening a python shell and running:
import econ print econ.version
Command Line Admin Utility
Then follow the instructions to get help
Running tests: we use py.test for running tests.