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Forum: Careers - Employment 07-29-2019, 01:38 PM
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Posted By avocado
Status of online job applications

I'm a bit confused by some of the status updates of my online applications:

- Company A: the status initially changed from something like "in review" to "you're at the interview stage and will be...
Forum: Exam PA: Predictive Analytics 06-13-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 99,615
Posted By avocado
You can upload your files as many times as you...

You can upload your files as many times as you want. Just delete the files you attached and upload another file. There is a file on SOA website that shows the work station, you can check that.
Forum: Exam PA: Predictive Analytics 06-13-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 99,615
Posted By avocado
My RStudio froze once. It freaked me out! After I...

My RStudio froze once. It freaked me out! After I quit and reopened, there were some error notification, but luckily I was still able to run the codes.

After I submitted my files and ended the...
Forum: Exam PA: Predictive Analytics 06-13-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 99,615
Posted By avocado
How was everyone doing? I feel the exam was way...

How was everyone doing? I feel the exam was way too long!!! Praying that I'll get a 6...



lol I know how you feel!
Forum: Exam PA: Predictive Analytics 06-12-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,146
Posted By avocado
I think that means creating a new variable to...

I think that means creating a new variable to flag whether the observation is in DRGOtherSURG or DRGOtherMED. I did this and it improved the accuracy a little.
Forum: Exam PA: Predictive Analytics 06-12-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,068
Posted By avocado
I think we'll be given a smaller dataset so that...

I think we'll be given a smaller dataset so that they can test us on things like random forest, regularization...
Forum: Exam PA: Predictive Analytics 06-12-2019, 12:47 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,146
Posted By avocado
Why not? You want to compare the performance of...

Why not? You want to compare the performance of your model on unseen data, that's why you must use the test set.
Forum: Exam PA: Predictive Analytics 06-10-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,485
Posted By avocado
I had the same question as well. Wonder how many...

I had the same question as well. Wonder how many of those who took the Dec exam used 2000 hrs as the cutoff in data cleaning. But I think the exam this week will have much less ambiguity, at least...
Forum: Exam PA: Predictive Analytics 06-08-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 99,615
Posted By avocado
Quote from the Dec exam solution: ...

Quote from the Dec exam solution:



Anyone knows how to perform feature selection using drop1 command?
Forum: Exam PA: Predictive Analytics 06-04-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 99,615
Posted By avocado
This is a very good advice. I guess the main goal...

This is a very good advice. I guess the main goal is to be able to write a complete report and justify your choices (even if the model is bad!), rather than to build a good model.
Given there are...
Forum: Exam PA: Predictive Analytics 06-03-2019, 02:43 AM
Replies: 645
Views: 99,615
Posted By avocado
the solution uses the probit link, so you can't...

the solution uses the probit link, so you can't interpret it like that. It only works that way if you're using the identity link.
Forum: Exam PA: Predictive Analytics 05-27-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,146
Posted By avocado
Task 7 - binerization There seems to be 2...

Task 7 - binerization

There seems to be 2 conflicting statements in the solution:

1. Two factor levels that are significant with respect to the base level but have essentially the same...
Forum: Exam PA: Predictive Analytics 05-25-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,146
Posted By avocado
That makes sense, thanks! As a side note, I...

That makes sense, thanks!
As a side note, I checked other pairs (ER*Gender and ER*Race) and found the interaction much clearer. For Gender*Race, as the OP said in earlier post, the chart actually...
Forum: Exam PA: Predictive Analytics 05-25-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,146
Posted By avocado
interaction

Question about task 4 - interaction

Can someone explain the interaction between logRiskscore and ER more clearly? The solution just says "there are some differences once the number of ER visits...
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-23-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 15,081
Posted By avocado
were they all in P&C?

were they all in P&C?
Forum: Exam PA: Predictive Analytics 04-19-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 99,615
Posted By avocado
This may be a dumb question, but are we able to...

This may be a dumb question, but are we able to check spelling in Word (using F7) during the exam? And can we access Help in RStudio?
Forum: Exam PA: Predictive Analytics 04-19-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 99,615
Posted By avocado
I found this useful article, you can read about...

I found this useful article, you can read about offset here
Forum: Exam PA: Predictive Analytics 04-19-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 99,615
Posted By avocado
it's 0.9888, not 0.988

it's 0.9888, not 0.988
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-19-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 15,081
Posted By avocado
It seems I misunderstood as well. I thought he...

It seems I misunderstood as well. I thought he meant having a spouse already working here so we had to pay rent whether I worked or not. If it's just parents/ relatives then I will be applying...
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-19-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 15,081
Posted By avocado
I'm actually one of them. I'll make sure to let...

I'm actually one of them. I'll make sure to let them know that when I'm applying.
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-19-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 15,081
Posted By avocado
Thanks for sharing, it's good to know who I'm up...

Thanks for sharing, it's good to know who I'm up against. Although that makes me feel my chance is getting smaller and smaller...

I also PMed you.
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 04-19-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 41,850
Posted By avocado
Pass rate is up (49.1% effective)

Pass rate is up (49.1% effective)
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-19-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 15,081
Posted By avocado
Thanks everyone for your inputs. I see that there...

Thanks everyone for your inputs. I see that there are more opportunities in P&C here. I'm actually looking for EL positions in health though (because of my work experience and I've only taken SOA...
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-18-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 15,081
Posted By avocado
Phew!

Phew!
Forum: Careers - Employment 04-18-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,738
Posted By avocado
You should check the sticky for EL advice, lots...

You should check the sticky for EL advice, lots of helpful advice on cold emailing.
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