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More charting: Budget vs. Actual chart

Corresponding bugzilla item: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=700801

Similar to http://www.mint.com concerning features and graphical appeal.

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  • jd commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It would be nice to be able to see the future balances of asset and liability accounts based on the budget. Perhaps a line graph or bar graph that takes into account the actual balance of the account plus or minus the budgeted values for the future.

  • David Schmitt commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    As I mentioned on the Budget feature request, I have had excellent success using GNUCash as-is for zero-balance budgeting with virtual envelopes (similar to YNAB). Since that approach provides envelope balances at all times (budget versus actual), I believe the existing GNUCash report charts may already answer this request also.

  • Dirk Wierdemann commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Does not necessarily have to be MINT-like, just some quick and dirty plan vs. actual report would be nice. Later on a fancy budgetting capability would be very nice. But this should not prevent the qnd to be with us soon... :)

  • Henri commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I am unsure how Mint.com does it but I have used Python to vizualize my portfolio, to find optimal variance points for portofolio -- and used it in tons of lab reports. Anyone knows whether someone is doing the wrapper already? I am new to GnuCash but I am interested if there is something to do with Python and some C.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    To make it a bit more specific: I guess I am looking for a feature to plan budget and to graphically see where I am standing right now, what the trend is if I keep continuing spending as in the previous months. Also some sort of visual cue or alert to show whether things are going well or not. Sort of like a management cockpit.

    As for just using Mint. There are quite some differences between your application and Mint. One is web-based, the other is a desktop application. One can only be used if you have a bank in the USA etc.

    About the "Real working environment" comment: I agree, yes, that is totally off topic and should be moved to a new feature proposal or be deleted.

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