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Forum: MAS-I 07-09-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,064
Posted By abramowitz
It's equivalent to two semesters of mathematic...

It's equivalent to two semesters of mathematic statistics at an average state university.
Forum: MAS-I 04-23-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 760
Views: 135,939
Posted By abramowitz
:popcorn: ...

:popcorn:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeLyfvM8KUwmlcw5FBZOvoZpMuIByIhyUSUAVunHG_dDh64_g/viewform
Forum: MAS-I 04-23-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 760
Views: 135,939
Posted By abramowitz
Angry let me get the ball rollin for those who...

let me get the ball rollin for those who multiviewed their answers


Removed url - reposting @ 5

@above: +1
Forum: MAS-I 04-13-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 760
Views: 135,939
Posted By abramowitz
What's the consensus on anova? I just don't feel...

What's the consensus on anova? I just don't feel like learning it because it's so ugly and tedious. I just know the nested f-test and that's it - i hope that will be enough.
Forum: MAS-I 04-12-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 760
Views: 135,939
Posted By abramowitz
I have only taken the first 3 mahler exams and...

I have only taken the first 3 mahler exams and the 13th

the rest are just too hard
Forum: MAS-I 03-28-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 760
Views: 135,939
Posted By abramowitz
please feel free to correct me, but there is not...

please feel free to correct me, but there is not a single anova question (or difficult anova question at least) in the two released exams so your time is probably better spent elsewhere

I'd just...
Forum: MAS-I 03-25-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 760
Views: 135,939
Posted By abramowitz
I find tia problems to be terrible and I just...

I find tia problems to be terrible and I just stopped using it because I felt like it didn't mesh with the released MAS-I questions at all.

Too many people use S and LC/ST type problems to...
Forum: MAS-I 03-25-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 760
Views: 135,939
Posted By abramowitz
it's just probability yo... Warranties much?

it's just probability yo... Warranties much?
Forum: MAS-I 03-03-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 760
Views: 135,939
Posted By abramowitz
Skip it. Unless you want to learn how to plot...

Skip it. Unless you want to learn how to plot autocorrelations in R (not that useful and can be googled in 2 seconds if you actually have to do such a thing)
Forum: MAS-I 03-01-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 760
Views: 135,939
Posted By abramowitz
DO NOT learn all that umlaut _|-_ crap. Just know...

DO NOT learn all that umlaut _|-_ crap. Just know that to discount actuarially is just (discount factor from n) (probability guy will be alive @ n) and a few other simple crap. I second using the...
Forum: MAS-I 02-25-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 872
Posted By abramowitz
You can try printing it out. It'll only set you...

You can try printing it out. It'll only set you back around 10-20.
Forum: MAS-I 02-25-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 760
Views: 135,939
Posted By abramowitz
You don't need Dobson. It's filled with linear...

You don't need Dobson. It's filled with linear algebra that has no chance in hell of appearing. All you need to know from the Dobson reading are link functions.



This article is much better...
Forum: MAS-I 02-23-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 760
Views: 135,939
Posted By abramowitz
Just.. no

Just.. no
Forum: MAS-I 02-22-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 760
Views: 135,939
Posted By abramowitz
Guys, you do not need to know this. If you are...

Guys, you do not need to know this. If you are interested in the material, that's another thing entirely. If you focus all your energy on this dreck you WILL fail.
Forum: MAS-I 02-18-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,141
Posted By abramowitz
I did both the fall 2018 CAS released and Mr....

I did both the fall 2018 CAS released and Mr. Mahler's exam so I can attest to the extremely high quality of his materials and trueness to the source.

He seems like the ONLY study material vendor...
Forum: MAS-I 02-17-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 760
Views: 135,939
Posted By abramowitz
People have said they "got" TIA's ELM. Then they...

People have said they "got" TIA's ELM. Then they promptly failed.
Forum: MAS-I 02-15-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 760
Views: 135,939
Posted By abramowitz
Yes, but it costs $1000 while Mahler is less than...

Yes, but it costs $1000 while Mahler is less than $150. And the source material is free.
Forum: MAS-I 02-15-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 760
Views: 135,939
Posted By abramowitz
For all of youse looking for study material: DO...

For all of youse looking for study material: DO NOT GET TIA! I really don't like it.

I know he probably spent a ton of time creating it, but nonetheless it's your money.

The first sections on...
Forum: MAS-I 02-13-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 124,381
Posted By abramowitz
It's because a lot of people get weeded out...

It's because a lot of people get weeded out before the FCAS exams. The uppers are much harder. MAS-I just covers material on a typical undergrad statistics curriculum.

Furthermore, the study...
Forum: MAS-I 02-08-2019, 10:29 PM
Replies: 760
Views: 135,939
Posted By abramowitz
Yes. We don't need to know all those silly...

Yes. We don't need to know all those silly umlauted formulas. Just remember probability of a life x surviving to x + t is l(x+t)/l(x) and of death is just 1 minus that. That's it.
Forum: MAS-I 02-07-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 760
Views: 135,939
Posted By abramowitz
I also like the Cowpertwait Time Series book....

I also like the Cowpertwait Time Series book. It's like ISLR in clarity. TIA time series videos seem to be straight from the book, but the book is much clearer.

I recommend reading the selected...
Forum: MAS-I 02-07-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 760
Views: 135,939
Posted By abramowitz
Yes. I wish I hadn't watched TIA because it just...

Yes. I wish I hadn't watched TIA because it just made me more confused. ISLR is crystal clear though.

I want to be done with TIA already but the next time I'll possibly use it is for Exam 5 which...
Forum: MAS-I 02-04-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 760
Views: 135,939
Posted By abramowitz
I don't think that's an very important concept...

I don't think that's an very important concept for this exam but I believe it may relate to there not being a state or group of states you can't get out of. The probability of going through state j...
Forum: General 01-26-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,963
Posted By abramowitz
According to your definition of what is middle...

According to your definition of what is middle class, would you say most fellows are upper middle class?
Forum: MAS-I 01-25-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 760
Views: 135,939
Posted By abramowitz
I thought Chapman Kolmogorov was weird until I...

I thought Chapman Kolmogorov was weird until I realized it's why we multiply matrices for Markovy stuff. I always think of a parallel system when I think about Markov multiplication / C-K.

Typo...
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