fredr provides a complete set of
R bindings to the Federal Reserve Economic
Data (FRED) RESTful API, provided by
the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. The functions allow the user to search
for and fetch time series observations as well as associated metadata within the FRED
database. The core functions are
fredr_set_key()- Set the required FRED API key for the session.
fredr_series_observations()- Fetch a FRED series.
fredr_series_search_text()- Search for a FRED series by text.
fredr_request()- Send a general request to the FRED API.
Objects are returned as
tibbles. The user is strongly encouraged to read the
full FRED API documentation to
leverage the full power of
fredr and the FRED API.
To get the development version of the package:
# install.packages("devtools") devtools::install_github("sboysel/fredr")
See the Get started article.
See the documentation site.
There are several existing
R packages designed for the FRED API: