[R-SIG-Finance] Reading the GSW spot rates from fed 2006 website

Alexey Zemnitskiy alexzemnitskiy at gmail.com
Mon Oct 12 00:26:28 CEST 2015

Hi Mahmoud,

You could also let the guys from Quandl know if some major rates time
series is missing from their current set


They have an R package on CRAN to consume their data.


Alex Zemnitskiy

2015-10-11 18:02 GMT-04:00 Mahmoud Shammaa <mshammaa at uchicago.edu>:

> Hello,
> Does anyone have any tips or suggestions regarding reading the rates that
> Gurkaynak, Sack and Wright are updating on this website:
> http://www.federalreserve.gov/econresdata/researchdata/feds200628_1.html
> While I know how to scrape an html page the issue is that they have the
> pages going from oldest to newest so It is not easily apparent where the
> latest data is:
> As of right now it is on page 29...
> http://www.federalreserve.gov/econresdata/researchdata/feds200628_29.html
> .
> the problem is that this will change
> What is even more frustrating that if you go to
> http://www.federalreserve.gov/econresdata/researchdata/feds200628_30.html
> data exists but it is not clear in what sequence ... it seems to be draft
> data..
> So I am not sure if anyone on this list has recommendations regarding
> unruly webpages ..
> Thanks,
> Mido Shammaa
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