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#191
05-18-2018, 03:16 PM
 Totient(43) SOA Join Date: Apr 2017 Posts: 27

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 I'm not even sure what I should be memorizing.
If you're clear on how to get the predictive/posterior distributions, then you just have to memorize a couple of formulas. There is just 4 conjugate priors needed. If you use adapt, their formula sheet makes it pretty clear.

And I just hope my exam goes better than George's IQ test.
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#192
05-18-2018, 03:42 PM
 ElectroSpecter Member SOA Join Date: Nov 2011 College: Going to school for axe throwing Favorite beer: Blue Point No Apologies Double IPA Posts: 164

Quote:
 Originally Posted by Totient(43) If you use adapt, their formula sheet makes it pretty clear.
#193
05-18-2018, 06:01 PM
 jas1290 Member CAS Join Date: Mar 2014 Studying for C/4 Favorite beer: Yuengling Posts: 43

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 Originally Posted by Master_of_my_domain As long as the exam doesn't end up like the summer of George!
Classic.

Quote:
 Originally Posted by Totient(43) If you're clear on how to get the predictive/posterior distributions, then you just have to memorize a couple of formulas. There is just 4 conjugate priors needed. If you use adapt, their formula sheet makes it pretty clear. And I just hope my exam goes better than George's IQ test.
Love it.

On an exam note, as I've been saying I highly recommend Mahler exams if you have time, SOA 307 is also a great resource. I used TIA to learn the material.

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#194
Yesterday, 10:30 AM
 melephant CAS SOA Join Date: Nov 2017 Location: Philadelphia College: Temple University Posts: 2

Does anyone have a good resource for memorizing the formulas? Is there an app of flash cards? So far, I've just been handwriting the formulas from the coaching actuaries sheet, and it isn't really working. This method used to help me memorize things in school, but I think it's just too many! I've never had to memorize so many new formulas in such a short period of time.