FOCUS AREAS

SASEFRED Interface Engine

The SASEFRED interface engine enables SAS users to retrieve economic data from the FRED website, which is hosted by the Economic Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. FRED stands for Federal Reserve Economic Data. The FRED databases contain more than 61,000 economic data time series from 48 national and international sources, both public and private. These time series are updated at annual, quarterly, monthly, weekly, and daily intervals. The economic time series on the FRED website contain observation or measurement periods that are associated with data values.

The SASEFRED interface engine uses the LIBNAME statement to enable you to specify how to subset your FRED data and how to aggregate the selected time series at the same update frequency. You can then use the SAS DATA step to perform further subsetting and to store the resulting time series in a SAS data set. You can perform more analysis (if desired) either in the same SAS session or in a later session.

Documentation

For further details, see the SAS/ETS® User's Guide

Examples