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Old 01-02-2019, 09:20 AM
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Originally Posted by djdadude View Post
6+ years in actuarial pricing work. No direct experience with DS but some fluency due to majoring in Statistics and just being generally exposed to certain topics at my company and through continuing ed.

My boss and others were supportive, and I got letters of recommendation from people senior to me at my department. My company does reimburse tuition up to a certain amount.

This first semester in my program included a survey of analytics techniques, where you learn the theory and some sparse math detail behind a bevy of models, and implement them in homeworks in R. Additional topics cut across techniques- dealing with outliers, dealing with missing data, cross-validation, etc. Later electives will go into greater detail on individual modeling methodologies.
what textbook did you guys use? ISLR?
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Old 01-02-2019, 11:29 AM
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Originally Posted by mathmajor View Post
I didn't realize you had the same aspiration. I buy those cheap Dover math books to pretend I'm still a mathematician. Wanna go in on grad school? You take the applied courses, I'll take the pure, we'll compare notes. It'll be great.
The main question is: Does it include real analysis?
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I had real analysis as a big part of "applied math".

In fact, that's what made it "applied" in the eyes of the "pure math" folks.

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The main question is: Does it include real analysis?
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