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Forum: General Actuarial 01-15-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 596
Posted By BassFreq
Contrast and compare - which are you currently...

Contrast and compare - which are you currently doing and which should you be doing?
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 01-11-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By BassFreq
I gave a presentation on Claims Analytics at last...

I gave a presentation on Claims Analytics at last year's Spring meeting that had 3 slides on the topic. You can triage with a single model, but you might do better by approaching the problem from...
Forum: General Actuarial 01-11-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 753
Posted By BassFreq
Sounds interesting to me. What would the goal of...

Sounds interesting to me. What would the goal of the hackathon be? Build software or develop a better way to price or reserve?
Forum: Software & Technology 12-20-2017, 03:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,644
Posted By BassFreq
Isn't that the definition of IBNR???

Isn't that the definition of IBNR???
Forum: Software & Technology 12-18-2017, 03:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,644
Posted By BassFreq
:popcorn:

:popcorn:
Forum: Software & Technology 12-15-2017, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 555
Posted By BassFreq
Microsoft Considers Adding Python in Excel

From https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-considers-adding-python-as-an-official-scripting-language-to-excel/
Forum: Software & Technology 11-28-2017, 03:28 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 139,301
Posted By BassFreq
You should be able to do something like: if _n_...

You should be able to do something like:
if _n_ = 0 then set A B;

That will bring in the metadata for tables A and B, and the columns will be in the order you want. But that if statement has to...
Forum: Diversions 11-12-2017, 01:06 AM
Replies: 5,396
Views: 385,706
Posted By BassFreq
We had some snow flurries today The mountains...

We had some snow flurries today
The mountains look pretty this way
But it won't stay long
Forum: Software & Technology 11-10-2017, 09:21 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 139,301
Posted By BassFreq
Assuming all of the ORIG_CC: are next to each...

Assuming all of the ORIG_CC: are next to each other and ordered...

/* like a SASballer I */
array OG{5} ORIG_CC1-ORIG_CC5;
BASE_CC = OG(X);
/* props to BassFreq*/
/* mic drop */


You can...
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 11-08-2017, 03:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By BassFreq
In the US, to obtain that data, you pretty much...

In the US, to obtain that data, you pretty much have to purchase a pre-existing WC insurance company. It'll be easier to purchase if it's terminally unprofitable. The pricing will be roughly the...
Forum: Careers - Employment 10-20-2017, 02:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,671
Posted By BassFreq
Not very common, but common enough for this to...

Not very common, but common enough for this to exist -
https://www.actuarialfoundation.org/elizabeth-m-mauro-reimbursement-program/
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 09-22-2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 665
Posted By BassFreq
There's different flavors of power curves. I...

There's different flavors of power curves. I think what you're looking for is in https://www.casact.org/pubs/proceed/proceed84/84122.pdf

You might want to take a look at growth curves too. ...
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 09-06-2017, 05:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,763
Posted By BassFreq
Close, but not quite. The GLM paper on exam 8...

Close, but not quite. The GLM paper on exam 8 does not say that all GLM software provides a p-value for each parameter (even if it did say that, that wouldn't make it so). EMBLEM just does not...
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 08-25-2017, 04:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,763
Posted By BassFreq
Right click in the middle top section (where it...

Right click in the middle top section (where it lists the target, link function, distribution, variables in the model etc), then you can select chi squared, F test, and p-value. Then, you need to...
Forum: General Actuarial 08-24-2017, 05:31 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 60,208
Posted By BassFreq
http://flowingdata.com/2017/07/25/divorce-and-occu...

http://flowingdata.com/2017/07/25/divorce-and-occupation/#more-49214
"How fitting it is to see actuaries, assessors of risk and uncertainty, at the bottom with the lowest rate."
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 08-24-2017, 01:30 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 17,119
Posted By BassFreq
To get the CSPA via EPP, all you have to do is...

To get the CSPA via EPP, all you have to do is answer several essay questions. Here's what the questions are:
Q1: asks about your P&C insurance knowledge and experience.
Q2: asks about your...
Forum: Software & Technology 08-11-2017, 06:40 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 139,301
Posted By BassFreq
SAS knows how to find it, but you might need to...

SAS knows how to find it, but you might need to explain to Enterprise Guide where the file is.

Does changing "SET NERD_STUFF;" to "SET Temp.NERD_STUFF" or to "SET BUTTS.NERD_STUFF" fix the...
Forum: General Actuarial 06-22-2017, 02:05 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 60,208
Posted By BassFreq
No, based on the statement "Ed Brooks is an...

No, based on the statement "Ed Brooks is an actuary and considers himself the most boring man in the world." we can deduce that he must be SOA or ASPPA.
Forum: General Actuarial 06-08-2017, 02:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,271
Posted By BassFreq
There may be other correlations in your data....

There may be other correlations in your data. Some positive (computer & computer bag) and some negative (bicycle & wheel chair).

Other correlations are more time dependent. I bought some milk...
Forum: General Actuarial 06-06-2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,637
Posted By BassFreq
Insurers keep databases of the claims that have...

Insurers keep databases of the claims that have been reported to them. In such a database, for a coverage like lawyers professional liability, there will likely be some field related to the cause of...
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 05-30-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 720
Posted By BassFreq
So, using BS, you're getting to ~90% credibility...

So, using BS, you're getting to ~90% credibility on a fleet of 10 vehicles for 5 years, but your last company's formula would give you ~ 23% credibility, you're trying to understand the discrepancy?...
Forum: Software & Technology 05-16-2017, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By BassFreq
Software - irfanview, acdsee, Websites -...

Software - irfanview, acdsee,
Websites - shutterfly, flickr, photobucket, google photos
Others - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_image_viewers
Forum: Software & Technology 05-01-2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 600
Posted By BassFreq
Understanding XML is super easy. You can open XML...

Understanding XML is super easy. You can open XML documents in Excel and look at how Excel parses it. Open the XML in a text editor (like Notepad, or even open it in SAS as a SAS program) and...
Forum: Careers - Employment 03-23-2017, 02:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,814
Posted By BassFreq
TinyTim7, Thank you for serving our country,...

TinyTim7,
Thank you for serving our country, Sir!

As a career changer, you should consider applying for the Liz Mauro Reimbursement Program. Details are at...
Forum: General Actuarial 03-22-2017, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,669
Posted By BassFreq
1. Numerical Analysis - There used to be an exam...

1. Numerical Analysis - There used to be an exam on this back in the 1990s. It has since been removed from the SOA and the CAS syllabi.

2. Survival Data Analysis - useful for both Life and P&C...
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