Today most of the tasks of Statistics Austria’s methods unit are covered by functions implemented in (in-house developed) R packages. Some of them are developed for internal use only, however, a number of packages are also made available publicly. Statistics Austria is steadily encouraging the usage of R internally, but is also actively contributing to the international open source community by further developing R packages relevant for official statistics.
In academia, R is considered the lingua franca for statistics with regard to advancing statistical methods and tools and their implementation. Statistics Austria is therefore continuously promoting the usage of R and thus the exchange with academia and other NSIs. The packages developed at Statistics Austria are applicable to statistical production processes of NSIs around the world.
Github (https://github.com/statistikat) is the development platform for externally available R packages. All R packages that are in regular production are published on CRAN (https://cran.r-project.org/) as well. Some of the packages are even listed on the list "Awesome official statistics software" (http://www.awesomeofficialstatistics.org ).
Statistical disclosure control (SDC):
Weighting and error estimation (Bootstrap) of sample surveys:
Access to open data:
STATcubeR (https://statistikat.github.io/STATcubeR/) R Client for STATcube REST API and open data portal (data.statistik.gv.at)