Nicoleta Caragea, founder of the R-omanian Team and the uRos conferences, December 31, 1970 - January 9, 2022.
With great sadness and deep sorrow we announce that our beloved Nicoleta has taken the lighted way of angels.
Nicoleta’s contribution to the R-omanian R community is profound and enduring. She started in 2012 by inaugurating the use of R in Romanian official statistics. Immediately , she saw the necessity to collaborate, so next year, she initiated the workshop “Use of R in Official Statistics”, which rapidly transformed into the well known international conference uRos with participants from all around the world. Annually, this event was planned and organized by her. This was also a starting point for wider international collaboration in the official statistics world on the usage of open source software.
Nicoleta was committed to statistics, both as a theoretician and as a practitioner. She was Associate Professor at the Faculty of Economics, Ecological University of Bucharest and senior expert at the Romanian National Institute of Statistics.
She knew how to inspire, how to motivate, how to empower the people around her. She will be forever irreplaceable and present in our hearts, lives and in the R community.
Rest in peace, Angel of light!
Our Team acts as user community for development of R project among the Romanian individual persons, institutions and commercial and noncommercial organizations.
The Romanian Team promote the R project for statistical computing to provide a free and open source software environment for data analysis and graphics in Romania.
Support the further development of R and related open source software projects in Romania.
Initiate, promote and coordinate research projects, support communication within the R user community, and organize or sponsor courses.
Organize R-related scientific conferences and workshops, participate at relevant R conferences sponsored by others, and promote the use and development of R and R-related software in Romania.
Publish manuals, journal articles and other R-related documents in printed and electronic form.
Promote the using of R environment in universities and offer support for curricula development in the field of statistical software.