[GNC-dev] Normalizing live data

Hendrik Boom hendrik at topoi.pooq.com
Sat Feb 2 08:31:43 EST 2019

> On 2/1/19 5:36 AM, Wm via gnucash-devel wrote:
> >
> > [2] as long as the transaction stream balances the actual numbers
> > don't matter (their will be occasions where the numbers are important
> > but these tend to be number extremes related to commodities rather
> > than anyone using gnc to do a Mr Putin vs Mr Trump sports bet).? In
> > most cases multiplying any matching numbers by the same semi-random
> > should produce a good file for examination so long as it is done
> > consistently [4]

If the numbers in the file are integers times some account or 
currency-dependent unit, then just clculationg the greatest common 
divisor of all the obfuscated numbers will give a good guess as to the 
semirandom multiplier.

-- hendrik

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