Actuarial Outpost
 
Go Back   Actuarial Outpost > Actuarial Discussion Forum > Software & Technology
FlashChat Actuarial Discussion Preliminary Exams CAS/SOA Exams Cyberchat Around the World Suggestions

Search Actuarial Jobs by State @ DWSimpson.com:
AL AK AR AZ CA CO CT DE FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA
ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NH NJ NM NY NV NC ND
OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #711  
Old 08-18-2016, 03:10 PM
whoanonstop's Avatar
whoanonstop whoanonstop is offline
Member
Non-Actuary
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Studying for Spark / Scala
College: College of William and Mary
Favorite beer: Orange Juice
Posts: 5,899
Blog Entries: 1
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by campbell View Post
I would say that I couldn't believe that I could crash Powerpoint, but I bet I've made this remark before in this thread.

Damn powerpoint.
http://rmarkdown.rstudio.com/

I've yet to crash this thing.

-Riley
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #712  
Old 08-18-2016, 03:14 PM
redearedslider's Avatar
redearedslider redearedslider is offline
Member
CAS
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 13,805
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by whoanonstop View Post
http://rmarkdown.rstudio.com/

I've yet to crash this thing.

-Riley
Let me know when management consulting switches to markdown
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Abraham Weishaus View Post
ASM does not have a discussion of stimulation, but considering how boring the manual is, maybe it would be a good idea.
Reply With Quote
  #713  
Old 08-18-2016, 03:29 PM
whoanonstop's Avatar
whoanonstop whoanonstop is offline
Member
Non-Actuary
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Studying for Spark / Scala
College: College of William and Mary
Favorite beer: Orange Juice
Posts: 5,899
Blog Entries: 1
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by redearedslider View Post
Let me know when management consulting switches to markdown
That reminds me... We have this new manager here that came from some sort of management consulting...

He was doing a quick session on teaching people the basics of VBA, but it evolved into him showing us this "toolbar/package/ribbon" he had made in Excel that I must admit was quite expansive. From what I could tell it covered basic regression formulas, statistical tests, histograms, etc....

Anyways, he walked through the the VBA code he wrote to perform Iteratively reweighted least squares that was part of this "toolkit" he had made.

I was quite impressed but then again...

The whole time I was aching to ask... "This is all great and what not, but why? Why spend all this time developing this when you can just do it in R?"

Of course, I kept my mouth shut.

-Riley
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #714  
Old 08-18-2016, 04:07 PM
campbell's Avatar
campbell campbell is offline
Mary Pat Campbell
SOA AAA
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: NY
Studying for duolingo and coursera
Favorite beer: Murphy's Irish Stout
Posts: 87,563
Blog Entries: 6
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by whoanonstop View Post
http://rmarkdown.rstudio.com/

I've yet to crash this thing.

-Riley
That's nice.

I do not control production standards here.
__________________
It's STUMP

LinkedIn Profile
Reply With Quote
  #715  
Old 09-06-2016, 03:12 PM
Mother of DragQueens's Avatar
Mother of DragQueens Mother of DragQueens is offline
Khaleesi of the Great Grass Skirt
CAS
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Westeros
Favorite beer: Dornish red wine
Posts: 6,149
Default



THRICE TODAY!
__________________
"Most so-called 'neurosis' is best analyzed as somebody
programmed to play football wandering around in a baseball
field. If he thinks football is the only game in the universe,
the other players will seem perverse or crazy to him; if they
think baseball is the only game, he'll seem crazy to them."
Reply With Quote
  #716  
Old 09-06-2016, 04:15 PM
mathmajor's Avatar
mathmajor mathmajor is offline
Member
SOA AAA
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Nowhere in particular
Studying for Japanese
College: B.S. Applied Math
Favorite beer: La Croix Grapefruit
Posts: 11,044
Default

I had excel crash on me last week just randomly. Wasn't even calculating anything. Not even a big dataset or file. It was just like 'sorry, decided to crash.'
__________________
FSA
it/its
Reply With Quote
  #717  
Old 09-06-2016, 05:35 PM
clarinetist clarinetist is offline
Member
Non-Actuary
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Studying for Rcpp, Git
Posts: 6,885
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by campbell View Post
That's nice.

I do not control production standards here.
__________________
If you want to add me on LinkedIn, PM me.

Why I hate Microsoft Access.

Studying/Reading: C
Reply With Quote
  #718  
Old 09-14-2016, 02:56 PM
nonlnear nonlnear is offline
Member
Non-Actuary
 
Join Date: May 2010
Favorite beer: Civil Society Fresh IPA
Posts: 30,756
Default

Things to avoid doing in Excel:

Selecting logarithmic scale on a graph of negative numbers (with scale inverted to show lines above the x-axis). Suddenly Excel is in an endless loop of computation and rendering, leaving a Picasso-esque colored triangluation of lines shooting out from what was formerly my graph.
Reply With Quote
  #719  
Old 09-14-2016, 03:05 PM
campbell's Avatar
campbell campbell is offline
Mary Pat Campbell
SOA AAA
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: NY
Studying for duolingo and coursera
Favorite beer: Murphy's Irish Stout
Posts: 87,563
Blog Entries: 6
Default

you would think it would know not to do that
__________________
It's STUMP

LinkedIn Profile
Reply With Quote
  #720  
Old 09-14-2016, 04:18 PM
whoanonstop's Avatar
whoanonstop whoanonstop is offline
Member
Non-Actuary
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Studying for Spark / Scala
College: College of William and Mary
Favorite beer: Orange Juice
Posts: 5,899
Blog Entries: 1
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nonlnear View Post
Things to avoid doing in Excel:
Somehow I feel your list isn't long enough...

-Riley
__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
data science

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:52 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
*PLEASE NOTE: Posts are not checked for accuracy, and do not
represent the views of the Actuarial Outpost or its sponsors.
Page generated in 0.20129 seconds with 9 queries