I have been busy working on the BEA API Python wrapper when I came across a great blog post – R vs Python Round 3. This blog post introduced me to Quandl, which may deliver all the economic data I could ever want. I haven’t had the time to really dig in. We’ll see if it is needed.
I have also been toying with R. I do this seasonal adjustment of employment data every month at work. I would love to move the work out of SPSS and into R. Especially since R can integrate with our MySQL data warehouse.