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Real World R for Actuaries Course

The 18th February course has been filled.  We will run the course again in March 2019.  We can also run this course in-house if required.  Please contact mcooney@agrippadataconsulting.com if you want to find out more or reserve a place.  

Here at Agrippa we use R all day every day. When we use R for client work we often hear that they would like to be able to use R the way that we do to deliver clear, reproducible work.

To fill this need Agrippa is running a one day intensive course on 18th of February called "Real World R for Actuaries" in Dogpatch Labs, The CHQ Building, Dublin 1.

The course covers a suite of core R packages called the "Tidyverse" and demonstrates how to use these tools to solve real world business problems.  We have chosen to cover the generation of claim triangles for general insurance, however, the course is suitable for actuaries and students from all branches of the industry.  No previous experience using R is required, but it would be helpful.  

The course runs from 9am to 5pm on the day and covers.

  • Introduction to RStudio.
  • Loading and manipulation data using the Tidyverse.
  • Presenting and graphing your work with ggplot2 and R Markdown.

All learning materials will be provided, as will lunch and refreshments during the day. A letter of attendance covering 6 hours actuarial CPD will be provided.

The course is taught by Agrippa Co-Founder Mick Cooney. Mick has over 10 years experience using and teaching R in a financial services environment and is also a co-founder of the popular Dublin Data Science Meetup Group.

The course is limited to a maximum of six participants and costs €650 plus VAT for the day. Participants only need to bring a laptop with the ability to connect to Wifi.

Contact mcooney@agrippadataconsulting.com to reserve your place.

This post was a collaboration between

Michael Crawford, Mick Cooney

  • Michael Crawford

    Michael Crawford

    Michael trained as an actuary but has always worked in IT. He is responsible for providing, project management, data-driven insights, machine learning and AI advice to our financial services clients.

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  • Mick Cooney

    Mick Cooney

    Mick is a theoretical physicist with a MSc in high performance computing and a PhD in quantitative finance. He runs a couple of data science meetups, is an expert in the use of R and is a Bayesian.

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    Mick Cooney
Real World R for Actuaries Course

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