The Progress of R in Romanian Official Statistics

Ana Maria Dobre (e-mail:
National Institute of Statistics, Romania
Cecilia Roxana Adam (e-mail:
National Institute of Economic Reasearch “Costin C. Kiritescu” of the Romanian Academy, Romania


The present paper exposes an overview of the state-of-the-art of R statistical software in the official statistics in Romania, predominantly in the social statistics. Examples on data analysis and econometric models of Small Area Estimation successfully completed are given.
The scientific approach includes also a summary of the applications of R in other statistical offices around the world. Other countries like United Kingdom or Netherlands are truly experienced in the use of R.
We conclude with a series of proposals on the future research opportunities and other potential analysis procedures of R in the social statistics.
JEL Classification: C13, C18, C88

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Romanian Statistical Review 2/2014