Posts about data

Accessing the FRED API with Python

FRED is a database with time series data on economic indicators from a wide variety of sources. There is an API to access all of this data, and in this post I will go over a recent project where I needed to collect all of it.

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What is web scraping?

Web scraping can mean a lot of things, but it usually refers to writing a program to visit websites and extract information from them. It can be a great tool when you need customized data, and I will demonstrate this with a scraper written in Python.

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