St. Louis Fed creates a nifty data visualization tool

Tech gurus from the St. Louis Federal Reserve demonstrated their new data visualization tool last week at the national convention of the American Copy Editors Society.

The tool, called FRED, for Federal Reserve Economic Data, provides access to a wide variety of economic information. It allows you to create charts and graphs from that data but doesn’t allow the visualizations to be embedded. All the data can be downloaded, though. The site also allows you to save a data set so that it automatically updates whenever new information is available.

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Doug Ward is an associate professor of journalism at the University of Kansas.
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