RR by R in Official Statistics

Nicoleta CARAGEA

Ecological University of Bucharest and National, Institute of Statistics, Romania

Motto: “Golden Rule of Reproducibility:
Script everything”
Roger D. Peng


Nowadays there is a growing alarm about scientific research results that cannot be reproduced. The reasons comprise increased levels of control, complexity of experiments and statistics, and also time pressures on researchers. Journals, scientists and research institutions all have a part in promoting reproducibility. On the other side, the progress in computational science has barriers because the researchers do not have the ability to independently reproduce or verify published results.
The reproducible research using R in official statistics is one of the objectives that the Romanian Institute of Statistics takes into account to achieve in the near future. The first step is to implement the idea according to “publications produced in official statistics should be accompanied by the relevant information and data to reproduce the results and findings”.

Key words: R, Packages, reproducible research, official statistics, data science
JEL Classification: C10, C18

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Romanian Statistical Review 2/2016