get_alfred_series {alfred}R Documentation

Accessing ALFRED

Description

This function can pull time series from the ALFRED database: https://alfred.stlouisfed.org. Downloading different vintages for performing real-time analysis is provided.

Usage

get_alfred_series(
  series_id,
  series_name = NULL,
  observation_start = NULL,
  observation_end = NULL,
  realtime_start = NULL,
  realtime_end = NULL,
  api_key = NULL
)

Arguments

series_id

FRED times series ID.

series_name

Choose a name for the series column in output. Default: series_id.

observation_start

Date of first observation in "yyyy-mm-dd" format. Default: Earliest observation available.

observation_end

Date of last observation in "yyyy-mm-dd" format. Default: Last observation available.

realtime_start

Date of first real time period in "yyyy-mm-dd" format. Default: First vintage date available.

realtime_end

Date of last real time period in "yyyy-mm-dd" format. Default: Last vintage date available.

api_key

You can supply your own apikey obtained via https://research.stlouisfed.org/useraccount/login/secure/ if you want to run a large batch of requests. Otherwise you might run into query limits of the API.

Details

FRED time series IDs can be found on the respective site in ALFRED, e.g. https://alfred.stlouisfed.org/series?seid=CPIAUCSL.

Examples

## Not run: 
    get_alfred_series("INDPRO", "indpro")
    
## End(Not run)
## Not run: 
    get_alfred_series("INDPRO", "indpro",
    realtime_start = "2008-10-31", realtime_end = "2009-10-31")
    
## End(Not run)

[Package alfred version 0.2.0 Index]