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Welcome to uRos2018
The 6th Conference on the Use of R in Official Statistics (uRos2018) will take place from 12 to 14 September 2018 at the Dutch Office for National Statistics (CBS) in the Hague.
Over the last two decades R has become the lingua franca for statisticians, methodologists and data scientists worldwide. The reasons why the official statistics community is rapidly embracing R are clear: it has an active worldwide community of users, there is wide support from the industry and it combines a vast amount of functionality for data preparation, methodology, visualisation and application building. Moreover, R-based software is exchanged through strictly enforced technical standards:
"R is probably the most thoroughly validated statistics software on Earth." -- Uwe Ligges, CRAN maintainer (useR!2017).
Finally, R is a truly Free (libre) Open Source software product, making it an ideal environment for sharing, collaboration and industrialising official statistics.
The "use of R in Official Statistics" started as a local conference at the Statistical Office of Romania in 2013, with the first international edition being held at that same office in 2014. This year, Statistics Netherlands is proud to host the sixth edition of this event, which will bring together official statisticians, scientists, and prominent members of the R community to share ideas on using and developing R tools in the area of official statistics.
About the venue
The Hague (Dutch: Den Haag) is the seat of government in the Netherlands and the capital city of the province of South Holland. With a population of about 515,000 inhabitants and more than one million inhabitants including the suburbs, it is the third largest city of the Netherlands after Amsterdam and Rotterdam. Located on the west coast of the Netherlands, The Hague offers excellent shopping and dining, cultural sights and the beach (Scheveningen), all easily accessible by public transportation and by car.
Most foreign embassies in the Netherlands and 150 international organisations are located in the city, including the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court, which makes The Hague one of the major cities hosting the United Nations, along with New York, Geneva, Vienna, Rome and Nairobi.
For more information about The Hague, visit the tourist information site of The Hague.
We look forward to welcoming you to The Hague for uRos2018!