Here is my recipe for creating plots in a loop using mapply()Read more "Create plots in a loop using mapply()"
In this post I will go over how to create an aggregated table of the FRED data and merge it with the election data. This aggregated table will serve as the basis for a future post on mapping out both the FRED and election data. In my next post, I will go through how to tier and […]Read more "R, FRED, and the 2016 Texas Primary: Part 3.1"
This post will cover the final steps of assembling the FRED data. If you didn’t catch the first part, check it out here. I also have a PDF copy of this post for viewing. Overview: Picking up from last time I have all the metadata and the data itself. However, all that data is floating […]Read more "R, FRED, and the 2016 Texas Primary: Part 2"
Getting things done According to data from the Federal Reserve, it looks like the industrial capacity (the ability to do work) of the oil and gas industry peaked in November 2015. The data for oil and gas industrial capacity stretches back to the early 1970’s. This time it was different What I find interesting in this […]Read more "Has Oil and Gas Industrial Capacity Peaked?"
I’m going to focus on scraping the FRED data in this post. You can keep up with my the code by exploring my TexasPrimary2016 GitHub repo. Why? I want to add some data to my earlier analysis of the 2016 Texas Primary. The Federal Reserve’s Economic Data (FRED) website has hundreds of thousands of datasets […]Read more "R, FRED, and the 2016 Texas Primary: Part 1"
Mandate of Heaven Congress The Federal Reserve, under the dual mandate, is instructed by the US Congress to control both inflation and unemployment. For the past few years, the Fed has stated that inflation must remain near their 2% target for the US economy to remain healthy. Core Principles One of the most popular measures of US inflation, the main index […]Read more "No Love For Oil From the Federal Reserve"
Adjusting for inflation I want to compare current oil prices to the prices of the previous oil price bust – from the 1980’s – I’m going to adjust for “inflation”. First I will start by adjusting the West Texas Intermediate (WTI) price. I need a measure of inflation to adjust this price, so I will […]Read more "Oil Prices: Where Are They At Compared To The 1980’s Price Bust?"