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Forum: Careers - Employment 10-11-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,763
Posted By avocado
Some extra EL advice

I recently got hired and I think the advice on AO was very helpful. There is already a great EL thread, so this will just be extra advice to some of the questions I had during my job search. Sorry I...
Forum: Careers - Employment 09-13-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,134
Posted By avocado
This doesn't directly answer your question, but...

This doesn't directly answer your question, but you can find the name of the companies who sponsor H1 visa here:
https://h1bdata.info/index.php?em=&job=actuarial&city=&year=All+Years
Forum: Exam PA: Predictive Analytics 09-02-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 810
Views: 151,849
Posted By avocado
It should be 6 for all exams.

It should be 6 for all exams.
Forum: Exam PA: Predictive Analytics 09-02-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 810
Views: 151,849
Posted By avocado
Seems like lots of those who passed got an 8. I...

Seems like lots of those who passed got an 8. I did, too, although I expected a 6. Will they let us know how much we scored at each section?
Forum: Exam PA: Predictive Analytics 09-02-2019, 03:05 AM
Replies: 810
Views: 151,849
Posted By avocado
Wow congrats!!!

Wow congrats!!!
Forum: Exam PA: Predictive Analytics 08-30-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 810
Views: 151,849
Posted By avocado
Got the text! Can finally relax!

Got the text! Can finally relax!
Forum: Exam PA: Predictive Analytics 08-30-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 810
Views: 151,849
Posted By avocado
Don't know how but I passed as well!!! Still no...

Don't know how but I passed as well!!! Still no text message though.
Forum: Exam PA: Predictive Analytics 08-26-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 810
Views: 151,849
Posted By avocado
I'm getting more and more nervous as Friday...

I'm getting more and more nervous as Friday approaches :shake2:
Preparing myself for a 5.
Forum: Careers - Employment 07-29-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 579
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, 07:31 PM
Replies: 810
Views: 151,849
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, 07:25 PM
Replies: 810
Views: 151,849
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, 06:17 PM
Replies: 810
Views: 151,849
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, 09:50 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,881
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, 06:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,349
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, 01:47 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,881
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, 02:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,594
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, 09:27 PM
Replies: 810
Views: 151,849
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, 08:35 PM
Replies: 810
Views: 151,849
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, 03:43 AM
Replies: 810
Views: 151,849
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, 07:23 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,881
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, 08:40 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,881
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, 03:00 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,881
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, 07:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 15,639
Posted By avocado
were they all in P&C?

were they all in P&C?
Forum: Exam PA: Predictive Analytics 04-19-2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 810
Views: 151,849
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, 07:49 PM
Replies: 810
Views: 151,849
Posted By avocado
I found this useful article, you can read about...

I found this useful article, you can read about offset here
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