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Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 10-19-2018, 07:04 PM
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Posted By Adapt and Chill
Yeah man. Gotta track the win/loss records. ...

Yeah man. Gotta track the win/loss records.

How else would you keep score in your fantasy JFG league?
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 10-11-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 12,405
Posted By Adapt and Chill
Right---you've obviously thought things through...

Right---you've obviously thought things through and came to the conclusion that this is the best choice for you.

As outsiders looking in, we have incomplete information about your life and...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 10-11-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 12,405
Posted By Adapt and Chill
For most people, moving to a new location without...

For most people, moving to a new location without a support system is a big commitment, and to do so for a new partner is putting a lot of eggs in one basket, right? If you think of like, the 95% CTE...
Forum: Exam PA: Predictive Analytics 10-11-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,375
Posted By Adapt and Chill
Had the same problem. I don't think it will be...

Had the same problem. I don't think it will be necessary to use caret specifically, so rpart and randomForest should be sufficient.
Forum: Careers - Employment 10-10-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,861
Posted By Adapt and Chill
The SOA and CAS want to merge just so that they...

The SOA and CAS want to merge just so that they can be more like Milliman.
Forum: Exam PA: Predictive Analytics 10-09-2018, 11:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,375
Posted By Adapt and Chill
If I'm trying to display text representing the...

If I'm trying to display text representing the total face amount for each product type on a bar graph, what should I use in the 'label=?' below? I tried my y value (faceamount) as well as...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 10-08-2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,911
Posted By Adapt and Chill
Missed opportunity to name this thread "JFGspeak...

Missed opportunity to name this thread "JFGspeak translation thread"
Forum: ERM module 10-03-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 716
Views: 182,854
Posted By Adapt and Chill
Submitted: 8/31 MMR: 10/3

Submitted: 8/31
MMR: 10/3
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 10-01-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 1,530
Views: 56,934
Posted By Adapt and Chill
I get it now. That's a sick house.

I get it now. That's a sick house.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 10-01-2018, 03:56 AM
Replies: 1,530
Views: 56,934
Posted By Adapt and Chill
It seems like most of your middle-of-the-night .5...

It seems like most of your middle-of-the-night .5 updates are centered around the house and its fixtures.
Forum: Exam PA: Predictive Analytics 09-25-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 73,730
Posted By Adapt and Chill
caret has a confusionMatrix function. you just...

caret has a confusionMatrix function. you just need to pass the predicted results and actual results as arguments. both need to be factors.

confusionMatrix(prediction, actualresults)
Forum: Exam PA: Predictive Analytics 09-17-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,375
Posted By Adapt and Chill
I have limited experience with R, so I thought R...

I have limited experience with R, so I thought R for Everyone was more useful. I liked doing the guided programming exercises and learning about the R functions. You can pick up a lot of the...
Forum: Exam PA: Predictive Analytics 09-17-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,375
Posted By Adapt and Chill
I bought the two physical books (ISLR and Data...

I bought the two physical books (ISLR and Data Visualization are available online for free).

I think the modules do a decent job of covering the material, and many candidates will be fine without...
Forum: Exam PA: Predictive Analytics 09-13-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,375
Posted By Adapt and Chill
December 2018 Exam PA Thread

This exam is markedly different from the other prelims and seems most similar to the FAP Final Assessment, with more of an emphasis on technical skills.

We're three months out, so there's still...
Forum: Regulation and Taxation 09-12-2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 103,475
Posted By Adapt and Chill
Submitted 8/4 DNMMR 9/12 Not too...

Submitted 8/4
DNMMR 9/12

Not too surprised. After uploading I thought that I might've strayed too far in the wrong direction on one of my tasks.
Forum: Exam PA: Predictive Analytics 09-10-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 73,730
Posted By Adapt and Chill
Slide 21/25 of Module 9 is supposed to have a...

Slide 21/25 of Module 9 is supposed to have a model solution up soon.

I think it'll be structurally similar to the case study from Regression Modeling With Actuarial and Financial Applications...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 09-03-2018, 11:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,288
Posted By Adapt and Chill
Zootopia? ...

Zootopia?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBBDBL354fc
Forum: Exam PA: Predictive Analytics 08-30-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 707
Posted By Adapt and Chill
isn't that the sample project dataset? Module 1,...

isn't that the sample project dataset? Module 1, slide #4
Forum: Exam PA: Predictive Analytics 08-30-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 73,730
Posted By Adapt and Chill
The goal is to pass the exam. I'm all for...

The goal is to pass the exam. I'm all for understanding over memorization and believe that the SOA added this material because they believe it will be valuable, but study time is a limited constraint...
Forum: Exam PA: Predictive Analytics 08-29-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 884
Posted By Adapt and Chill
The required SRM text Regression Modeling with...

The required SRM text Regression Modeling with Actuarial and Financial Applications has end-of-chapter exercises that use the datasets available at the link below. A handful of the datasets seem to...
Forum: Exam PA: Predictive Analytics 08-29-2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 73,730
Posted By Adapt and Chill
Are you planning to go through all of the SRM...

Are you planning to go through all of the SRM content, or just GLMs, decisions trees, and clusters/PCA?

I guess that's the bulk of the SRM material, with the exception of time series. I wonder if...
Forum: General Actuarial 08-14-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,395
Posted By Adapt and Chill
Thanks for clearing that up. I brought up UAP as...

Thanks for clearing that up. I brought up UAP as a separate comparison of a candidate being able to qualify for prelim exemptions, but I misunderstood the mutual recognition requirements.


...
Forum: General Actuarial 08-13-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,395
Posted By Adapt and Chill
I don't think it was a loophole. If you look at...

I don't think it was a loophole. If you look at the current requirements for CIA <-> IFoA mutual recognition there's this line regarding work experience (https://i.imgur.com/229VT2F.png) which...
Forum: Modules 6-8 08-09-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 125,313
Posted By Adapt and Chill
Typically: Lapse = Not enough account value...

Typically:

Lapse = Not enough account value to cover the next minimum premium
Surrender = Policyholder opts to withdraw the full account value (less surrender charge)

This exercise uses its...
Forum: Modules 6-8 08-09-2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 125,313
Posted By Adapt and Chill
[/QUOTE] The COI is the mortality charge for...

[/QUOTE]

The COI is the mortality charge for the policy. The mortality charge + expense fee is the minimum premium that a policyholder needs to pay to keep the policy inforce.

If the...
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