Excel, Python, R, C++ and more — Use the Right Tool, Use the Tool Right

Guest Blog by Mary Pat Campbell, FSA, MAAA, PRM, I found myself nodding several times through Brian Fannin’s blog post “My Journey with R” – I particularly liked Brian’s remark: Excel would return diagnostics about a statistical model, but I could tell that it had a greater interest in enabling changes to font size or … Continue reading Excel, Python, R, C++ and more — Use the Right Tool, Use the Tool Right

Upcoming Webinars from ACTEX eLearning

Our Fall 2017 webinar calendar is posted to our website and listed below. We're excited to present sessions on a variety of topics of interest to actuaries, including Microinsurance, Actuarial Leadership, Python, Data Science, R, Predictive Analytics, Retirement and Professionalism. Our webinars, e-courses and live seminars offer opportunities for actuaries to earn continuing education or … Continue reading Upcoming Webinars from ACTEX eLearning

SOA Launches Predictive Analytics Initiative

By Ian Duncan, December 2015 Although Predictive Analytics has not been a mainstream focus of actuaries, there are many of us who have been practicing in this area for a number of years, and a number of universities teach relevant courses in regression, GLM, time-series and other relevant subjects. Recent actions by the SOA leadership … Continue reading SOA Launches Predictive Analytics Initiative