FRB/US in Python

The FRB/US model Python package, or PyFRB/US, is a Python-based platform to run simulations with the FRB/US model. This package includes the FRB/US model equations, simulation code, example programs, and technical documentation on the usage of the FRB/US model in Python. It contains the following:

  • A README file with installation instructions and basic information;
  • The pyfrbus directory, which includes the platform code required to solve the model;
  • The models directory, containing the FRB/US equations;
  • The demos directory, which provides a suite of example programs for running FRB/US simulations in Python;
  • The docs directory, where users can find detailed technical information on PyFRB/US features, installation, model API, and simulation options.

Documentation is provided in HTML format and can be opened in your web browser. This package requires Python 3 and is not compatible with Python 2.

FRB/US Python package (ZIP) (Updated: April 21, 2022)

Note: Because the FRB/US database is updated more frequently than the model and other material, the database is stored separately in the FRB/US data package. To run the model with the latest data, please download the FRB/US data package and copy the LONGBASE.TXT dataset into the data folder. When updates are available only for the dataset, it is not necessary to re-download the FRB/US Python package.

The following zip file contains the historical FRB/US database (csv format) and FRB/US baseline databases (csv format and EViews edb format). The baseline merges historical values with a projection whose initial part follows the median path in FOMC's Summary of Economic Projections (SEP). Beyond the horizon of the SEP, the baseline projection is a model extrapolation.

FRB/US data package (ZIP) (Updated: April 21, 2022)

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Last Update: April 21, 2022