ISTAT data problem


#1

It’s good to see ISTAT included as a provider, but there’s something odd about
their time series: they’re not in time-order. For example, take the retail sales series
ISTAT/120_337/M.RTD_TURN3.1.TOTAL.N.1.IT. The monthly “period” array in the
JSON starts like this:

"period" : [
  "2005-01",
  "2005-10",
  "2005-11",
  "2005-12",
  "2005-02",
  "2005-03",
  "2005-04",
  "2005-05",
  "2005-06",
  "2005-07",
  "2005-08",
  "2005-09",

And other years are the same: January, October, …! This places a rather
awkward burden on clients (to get the data into the right order), which we haven’t
seen for any other providers.


#2

Hello @acottrell

Indeed, that’s a mistake in our “fetcher” for ISTAT.

We’re going to fix that.

Thanks for the report!


#3

Please see this issue to follow the resolution of this problem.


#4

Just for your information, this has been fixed. See https://db.nomics.world/ISTAT/120_337/M.RTD_TURN3.1.TOTAL.N.1.IT


#5

@cbenz: Thanks, that’s good to hear.