Downloading Time Series from ALFRED Database for Various Vintages

Provides direct access to the ALFRED (<>) and FRED (<>) databases. Its functions return tidy data frames for different releases of the specified time series. Note that this product uses the FREDĀ© API but is not endorsed or certified by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.


  • 06.03.2018 v0.1.6 Test fixed
  • 20.02.2018 v0.1.5 Re-added vignette
  • 08.10.2017 v0.1.4 Bug-fix in error-handling
  • 23.09.2017 v0.1.3 Faster download due to using jsonlite insteal of xml2
  • 10.06.2017 v0.1.2 Inconsistent use of real time und realtime fixed
  • 09.06.2017 v0.1.1 Updated documentation etc.
  • 06.06.2017 v0.1.0 Initial submission to CRAN

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0.2.0 by Onno Kleen, 6 months ago

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Authors: Onno Kleen [aut, cre]

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

MIT + file LICENSE license

Imports dplyr, tidyr, tibble, magrittr, lubridate, jsonlite, rlang, curl, httr

Suggests testthat, knitr, rmarkdown, ggplot2, covr

Suggested by mfbvar.

See at CRAN