The Time Series Data Library, a collection of about 800 time series maintained by Rob J Hyndman, is now at DataMarket which offers much better access options.
By Rob J Hyndman, Monash U., Australia, Jun 20, 2012.
Time Series Data Library
is a collection of about 800 time series that I have maintained since about 1992, and hosted on my personal website. It includes data from a lot of time series textbooks, as well as many other series that I've either collected for student projects or helpful people have sent to me.
I've now moved the collection onto
DataMarket which provides much better facilities for maintaining and using time series data. You can easily search the collection, graph any series, filter by seasonal period, and so on. You can also export data in many formats. Each data set has its own short link; for example, the famous Canadian lynx data is at
One particularly useful feature is the ability to read directly into R using the rdatamarket package. All you need to know is the short link. For example, to download "Deaths from gun-related homicides in Australia, 1915-2004", use the following R code
deaths <- dmseries("http://data.is/Ky6vVf")