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Whybuy was written in July 2002 and is kinda dead for several reasons.. It started because I was influenced by ESR's itch a scratch reasoning - and in Israel - mortage, housing banks and intrest are one hell of a scratch.. :)
Later on after figuring out that you can not really plan ahead the amount of money you'll save and that I totally missed out on the grandma factor - I got to the conclusion that it's plain silly.
In retrospective buying a house was one of the smartest financial descsions I've made while whybuy claimed that I should have saved an additional couple of years which was completely wrong.
The value it might bring is that I've ported almost of all of http://mof.gov.il 's mortage calculators and additional calculators from javascript to python - so theretically the classes inside may server other applications. Use it on you're own risk! :)
Whybuy can be downloaded and tinkered with at http://whybuy.sourceforge.net/

The thread blaming flaming and shaminng my Mickey Mouse script can be found here... http://www.mail-archive.com/linux-il@cs.huji.ac.il/msg20282.html

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