# User:R. Hillgentleman/currencyCIA.py

```#currencyCIA1.py
#TO GET CURRENCY INFORMATION FROM CIA WORLD FACT BOOK
#https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ch.html
#AT THE MOMENT, EXCHANGE RATE ONLY
# TO MATCH: <div align="right">Exchange rates:</div>  - NOT NEEDED
# THEN MATCH: (yuan) per US dollar - 7.97 (2006)  - WHAT WE DO
import urllib
import re

#LIST OF COUNTRIES
countryList=['ch','cn','uz', 'uk','ja','ca']

###SET REGEX ################################
exword=re.compile(r'(?i)exchange rate')
dollarword=re.compile(r'(?i)(?<=per us dollar - ).+\(2006\)')

#OPEN FACTBOOK PAGE AT READ ALL THE CRAP
def exchangeRate(countrycode):
thePage='https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/'+countrycode+'.html'
noPage=False
try:
x=urllib.urlopen(thePage)
except:
print('No factbook for'+countrycode)
noPage=True
finally:
print('...')
if noPage: return('No data')  #NO SUCH PAGE! NEXT COUNTRY

#NOW SEEK THE EXCHANGE RATE
l = dollarword.findall(ciacrap)
for i in l:
exchangeRateString= i  #THERE SHOULD BE ONLY ONE ANYWAY
print exchangeRateString
return exchangeRateString

for country in countryList:
print(country+':'+ exchangeRate(country) +'\n')

"""
#####OLD CRAP###############
#LOOK FOR "EXCHANGE RATE"
n=0
wherefound=0
for line in x:
l[n]=line
junk, count= exword.subn('',line)
if count >0:
print line
wherefound = n
print('%d'%wherefound)
n=n+1
print('Found at %d'+%wherefound)
"""
```