Am 13.01.2022 um 02:07 schrieb Allin Cottrell:
On Wed, 12 Jan 2022, Sven Schreiber wrote:
> I'm noticing that some datasets are apparently duplicated or
> - BBK01: appears 4 times
> - BBNZ1 (National Accounts...): appears twice
This is a quirk of the Bundesbank provider. There's no bug in this
respect on the gretl end.
The error on trying to access the list of series under BUBA/BBK01 was
due to another Bundesbank quirk, namely that the series under BBK01 (and
maybe others, I don't know) do not have a "series_name" recorded in the
JSON from dbnomics. That's handled in version 0.43 of the gretl dbnomics
addon: if there's no series_name we'll use the series_code instead.
Thanks, Allin. I'm not able to download 0.43 right now, is this because
it's not separately posted on Sourceforge, or because of the other
download flaw in gretl that you mentioned?
Let me add: in my opinion the dbnomics label "series_name"
misleading. When this element is present (almost always, except for
BUBA, so far as I can tell) it's not what I would think of as a name,
but rather a (typically quite verbose) description. Here's an example
from a BDF (Banque de France) series, misspelling and all:
"series_code" : "SC1.M.FR.1000.F51100.M.X.EUR.E.S",
"series_name" : "Net issues of quoted shares (including contributions in
kind), ESA 95 valuation, Seasonnally adjusted"
I think this is not specific to dbnomics, but has been a economic
database characteristic "always".