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Lightbulb ACTEX Presents: "Python for Actuaries: Advanced Data Analysis" 1/17 @ 1:00 PM EST

Python for Actuaries: Advanced Data Analysis Techniques
January 17, 2018, 1:00 – 2:30 PM ET

1.8 SOA/EA CPD, CAS CE, 1.5 CIA CPD

According to a 2017 KDnuggets poll*, Python has overtaken R as the leading programming language for data science and machine learning. In addition, Python is a general-purpose programming language demonstrating advanced capabilities separate from analytics and data science, such as application programming interface (API) and website development.

This webinar continues the “Python for Actuaries” education series by covering the advanced data analysis and manipulation capabilities of Python. Focus is placed on advanced data analysis techniques commonly encountered in actuarial practice. All data analysis is done within the context of analyzing healthcare claims data files common to actuarial work.

Click here to enroll: ACTEX Store

Learning Objectives:
  1. Review basic data manipulation using the Python Data Analysis (pandas) library including automatically importing Excel files and generating pivot tables
  2. Cover advanced data manipulation capabilities of pandas including:
    • Melting and reshaping data that has already been pivoted
    • Advanced grouping and aggregation operations
    • Time series manipulation and window calculations
  3. Show how pandas integrates with other programming languages commonly used by actuaries.
    • Writing pandas DataFrames to SQL databases
    • Executing R code within pandas using the rpy2 library

Who Should Take this Course?
  • Actuaries who attended the first ACTEX Webinar on Python for Actuaries or have comparable basic Python programming skills
  • Actuaries wanting to use Python to perform advanced data analysis
  • Actuaries interested in employment with technology-focused jobs such as InsurTech
  • Actuaries wanting to take their Python fundamentals to the next level

*“Python overtakes R, becomes the leader in Data Science, Machine Learning platforms" – KDnuggets 2017 Software Poll Results http://www.kdnuggets.com/2017/08/pyt...a-science.html

Instructor:

Andrew M. Webster, M.S., ASA, MAAA

Please take a moment to read Andrew's story in the ACTEX Blog: "How Python Saved My Company"

Founder, actuary and licensed broker at Validate Health, a member company of the HealthTech incubator MATTER in Chicago, IL. Validate Health provides cloud-based actuarial analytics and reinsurance procurement services to Accountable Care Organizations.

Andrew is also webmaster and predictive analytics track lead at the Chicago Actuarial Association, mentor for the Society of Actuaries non-traditional internship program and co-organizer of the Chicago InsurTech Meetup.

Andrew has been writing Python code since 2008 when he was employed as a software programmer at a leading Electronic Medical Records software company. He has used Python to scrape websites for data, automate data migrations, perform data analytics, fit statistical models and write website applications. His company, Validate Health, was named one of twelve Python-based companies selected for the 2016 PyCon Startup Row. Andrew believes that Python will be a valuable skill for Actuaries to master for future employment in emerging InsurTech jobs.

Click here to enroll: ACTEX Store
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Lightbulb Read this Blog Post about tomorrow's ACTEX eLearning Webinar

Hey Now Actuarial Outposters! I just wanted to share this link to a new blog post by Andrew Webster. He will be presenting "Python for Actuaries: Advanced Data Analysis" tomorrow at 1:00 PM EST. Please join us if you can, but in the meantime, please treat yourself to this:

"Melting Data in Python to Discover $6 Million in Missed Risk Adjustment"

It's going to be an amazing presentation! Please join us: Click Here to Enroll
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