[R] FREDR and R 3.6

Marc Schwartz m@rc_@chw@rtz @end|ng |rom me@com
Thu Oct 29 18:49:58 CET 2020

> On Oct 29, 2020, at 1:29 PM, H <agents using meddatainc.com> wrote:
> I tried to install the fredr package yesterday to access the data series hosted by the St. Louis Fed but my installation of R, version 3.6, tells me it is not available from a cran repository.
> I could not find any information on this on the fredr information package and was wondering if anyone here might know?


When that happens, check the CRAN page for the package:


where you will see that the package has been archived as a result of a lack of response by the maintainer to problems with the package.

The archive link on the above page allows you to download the last version of the source package tarball, however, the check results for the package show numerous issues.

You may want to contact the package maintainer (sboysel using gmail.com) to see what the current status of the package is, and if they plan to resolve the issues. If not, consider alternative approaches.

You should also consider updating your R installation, as 3.6.0 is well over a year old at this point. 4.0.3 is the current stable release.


Marc Schwartz

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