An R-package for obtaining vintage data from ALFRED: https://alfred.stlouisfed.org. Note that this product uses the FRED© API but is not endorsed or certified by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
- Simple-to-use function for downloading real-time data from ALFRED at different points in time.
- Returns tidy data frames for further analysis, see https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/tidyr/vignettes/tidy-data.html.
- Contrary to similar R-packages, you don't have to get an API-key yourself.
A more detailed example can be found in my vignette: https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/alfred/vignettes/alfred.html
library(alfred) # Download industrial production index releases from March 2015 for 2013. get_alfred_series("INDPRO", "test", observation_start = "2013-03-01", observation_end = "2013-03-30", realtime_start = "2015-02-02", realtime_end = "2015-02-02") # Wrapper for getting only most recent releases get_fred_series("INDPRO", "indpro", observation_start = "2009-03-01", observation_end = "2009-03-01")
Development version (GitHub):
#install.packages("devtools") library(devtools) install_github("onnokleen/alfred")
- 06.03.2018: Test fixed
- 20.02.2018: Re-added vignette
- 08.10.2017: Bug-fixes
- 23.09.2017: Performance improvements
- 10.06.2017: Bug fixes
- 08.06.2017: First release on CRAN