Lessons in FRED: Video Tutorials from Our Friends at NYU Stern

  This 11-Part Video Series from NYU’s Stern School of Business Can Help You Present and Analyze Data Instructors at New York University’s Stern School of Business (fans of FRED) created these clear and concise tutorials to teach their own … Continue reading

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GeoFRED Just Got Better at Sharing Maps

Have you ever wanted to show your colleagues interesting economic data, but the graph you created was too difficult to follow? Would the data be better illustrated in a map? GeoFRED is the perfect tool for this. GeoFRED has a … Continue reading

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“Draw” a Straight Line in FRED Graphs

With FRED, you can now customize a graph by adding a straight line between two data points. These lines can stand in as trend lines related to the series shown in your graph. To add one of these user-generated lines, … Continue reading

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FRED Release View Tutorial

This tutorial describes FRED’s new release view feature. NOTE: Not all FRED releases have this feature. Those that do will list them under the heading “Release Tables,” which appears immediately beneath the title of the release.   The FRED release view … Continue reading

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GeoFRED Usability: Disable compatibility mode in Internet Explorer versions 9+

GeoFRED is compatible with Internet Explorer 9 and later versions, but some IE users may not be able to effectively use GeoFRED. IE users should first ensure that the compatibility mode setting is disabled in the browser: Select the “Tools” menu … Continue reading

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FRED Graph How-to: Step-by-step Tutorials

Data Adding an Additional Data Series Changing the Observation Period Changing the Frequency of Data Using Percent Change and Other Data Transformations Creating Custom Transformation Formulas Appearance Changing the Graph Type Changing Graph Size Changing Line and Marker Styles Sharing … Continue reading

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FRED Graph How-to: Creating Custom Transformation Formulas

STEP 1: Click the “Add Data Series” text below the graph to expand the options for adding a new series. STEP 2: Click the text box and begin typing keywords for the series you are looking for. A list of … Continue reading

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FRED Graph How-to: Changing Line and Marker Styles

STEP 1: Click on the name of the series you wish to transform. This will expand a section of options for the data series. STEP 2: Click on the option labeled “Line Style” to select a style from a list … Continue reading

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FRED Graph How-to: Changing Graph Size

STEP 1: Click the “Graph Settings” text below the graph to expand the section for general graph options. STEP 2: Select a predefined size from the menu labeled “Graph Size” or enter custom dimensions in the text fields labeled “w” … Continue reading

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FRED Graph How-to: Using Percent Change and Other Data Transformations

STEP 1: Click on the name of the series you wish to transform. This will expand a section of options for the data series. STEP 2: Click the option labeled “Units.” STEP 3: Select a transformation from the list of … Continue reading

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