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Generate graphs out of your ledger

The linux program ledger, as stated in a previous post, lets you filter and display movements or your finances. This is very usefull for searching particular expenses or even to calculate some averages.

However, when you want to see trents or a bigger picture of a particular account throughout time, you run a risk of loosing yourself in a sea of data.

Graphs on the other hand, when used correctly, let you see the forest though the trees. I wanted to make a one liner to call ledger and pipe the results to R so it can plot. I came up with this script.