The FRED® API is a web service that allows developers to write programs and build applications that retrieve economic data from the FRED® and ALFRED® websites hosted by the Economic Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Requests can be customized according to data source, release, category, series, and other preferences.
The FRED® Maps API is a web service that allows developers to write programs and build applications to harvest data and shape files of series available on the maps found in the FRED website hosted by the Economic Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Not all series that are in FRED have geographical data.
FRED® API toolkits allow you to write programs that communicate with the FRED® API server. These toolkits know how to structure requests and parse responses. This allows you to focus on setting the options you want while avoiding many technical details.
If you've developed a free open source toolkit for the FRED® API, let us know.
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