Release of the new WEO database and some modifications in DBnomics

On the occasion of the release of the new WEO database of October 2020, we have made some changes on the presentation of WEO data in DBnomics.

  • You now have access on DBnomics to all WEO releases (and WEO by group of countries) since October 2007: Each release is considered as a different dataset, and therefore carries a different code. For example WEO:2008-10 for the October 2008 release or WEO:2010-04 for the April 2010 release.

  • The WEO dataset no longer exists on DBnomics. To get the latest release automatically, you can use the WEO:latest code. This feature is useful if you don’t want to change your code when updating the database. However, it carries a risk: as we saw between the WEO of October 2019 and the WEO of April 2020, some series may no longer be present. In this case, the previously written code may no longer work if you use series that no longer exist in the new WEO, for reasons independent of DBnomics.

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