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For those in "traditional" actuarial side (reserving, pricing, etc), not in predictive analytics, risk modelling, etc, what is your most used program besides Excel?

I'm asking because I'm curious what the most used software is outside of excel for actuaries assuming most actuaries are working in these traditional roles.
I'm sure Excel is the most used program overall but it's kind of interesting how in job descriptions (entry level to senior), employers want candidates to have proficiency in other software outside of Excel.

Is it true that skills in R, C++, Python, etc are in high demand within traditional actuarial practices?
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Chrome. Maybe outlook.
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Outlook and it's not even close.

Along the lines you are looking, SAS is what we use.
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Seems like it's SAS/R
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Seems like it's SAS/R
Really? Cause no one said R.
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Really? Cause no one said R.
From my experience and given how similar SAS and R are, they seem to be widely used after Excel.
Do you disagree?
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