[okfn-help] Re: [okfn-discuss] Project updates: Open Economics

Rufus Pollock rufus.pollock at okfn.org
Mon Apr 2 09:57:45 BST 2007

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Oldak Quill wrote:
> On 29/03/07, Rufus Pollock <rufus.pollock at okfn.org> wrote:
>>    * http://econ.dev.okfn.org/current_value/ -- value of a pound/dollar
>> from 1900 today
> What are these conversions based upon? What factors do they take into 
> account?

These are straight discount rate conversions. I designed the code so you 
can swap in any historical time series you want, see the 
get_current_value function at the bottom of:


As you can see from there I'm currently using a historical UK price 
series data (from UK national statistics) which is the second item 
listed on:



It is available straight from subversion here:



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