Examples of using the R programming language in official statistics

Roman Pavelka, Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic, Slovak Republic

Pages: 21 – 34


The popularity of the R programming language is steadily increasing in national statistical offices and not only for simulation or supporting tasks. Nowadays the R programming language is also used in the production of statistical outputs. In the context of the R programming language, a lot of new features for various tasks in official statistics have been developed over the last few years while these features are freely available in the form of add-on packages. This contribution initially briefly presents the R programming language itself. Other features of this programming language for the field of official statistics developed and used at national statistics institutes will be summarized in the next part of the contribution.

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