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Old 03-26-2019, 09:28 AM
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For the december sitting, I started mid november and I had plenty of time left (with a full time job on the side). There is not enough material to keep you busy more than 1 month
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I checked mine - it does include stringi package (as well as caret). Did you save all the rmd files in checkp5 folder? When you open RStudio, does the top right corner show the current project is checkp5?
Yes, all my .RMD files are in the "checkp5" folder. And whenever I re-open my Rstudio instance, I make sure that I switch the project to the "checkp5.Rproj" file that was provided.

Yours is working fine? Are you very familiar with RStudio / know of any settings that could be throwing my instance off?
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For the december sitting, I started mid november and I had plenty of time left (with a full time job on the side). There is not enough material to keep you busy more than 1 month
Agreed, if it will always be as easy as December's sitting then not much prep time is required. Unfortunately my style is to prepare for the worst! I'm probably going to studying for an hour or two a day until June.
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For the december sitting, I started mid november and I had plenty of time left (with a full time job on the side). There is not enough material to keep you busy more than 1 month

I'm assuming you had prior programming/R knowledge, correct?
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Agreed, if it will always be as easy as December's sitting then not much prep time is required. Unfortunately my style is to prepare for the worst! I'm probably going to studying for an hour or two a day until June.
I'm with ya man. A failure means waiting 6 more months for my ASA. I want to leave no room for a <6
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I'm with ya man. A failure means waiting 6 more months for my ASA. I want to leave no room for a <6
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Yes, all my .RMD files are in the "checkp5" folder. And whenever I re-open my Rstudio instance, I make sure that I switch the project to the "checkp5.Rproj" file that was provided.

Yours is working fine? Are you very familiar with RStudio / know of any settings that could be throwing my instance off?
No I'm not an expert. The last thing I could think of is that maybe you didn't follow the instruction in module 1 to install the frozen version correctly.

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Rereading 7 thoroughly.

Frankly, I'm all over the place with review and notetaking between chapters 6-8. I pay careful attention to and occupy myself with the two sample exams and the one real exam.

I would save a sample exam as a self-test if I had a better idea and more examples exam content.

Sample Exam 1) No R code. SOA tells us this sample exam is way too large and the model solution went way above and beyond. I stay tuned.

Sample Exam 2) 9 predictor variables. Some helpful R code and specific guidelines/hints. One of the models (GLM?) had no guidelines or R code.

Actual Exam) Much more structured, R code pretty complete, way too many predictors again like Sample Exam 1. Commentary on grading/expectations very demanding. Explain this, explain that. Model solution far more thorough than the slop from sample model solutions. Evidently, it is difficult to run some large processes on the Prometric potatoes. One said he was clueless but got a 10; another account claimed astonishment at a 1. Seems slightly more than half passed.

For someone well versed in statistics, R/coding and always confident writing, this is a a lot of work. Not impossible--nor terribly difficult--just a lot of volume. Modules are a breeze until 6-7.

Currently crafting a monster outline/flowchart covering all models and potential data. I'm good at memorization, so when I have to physically write notes, there is a lot to know.

GL, all!
Hi @NchooseK, any chance of you sharing your notes/outline/flowchart with us?
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Hi @NchooseK, any chance of you sharing your notes/outline/flowchart with us?
It is not finished and not that close.

My current progress exists in various written and electronic formats. I plan to Tex the project into a master PDF file. Time permitting.

I have to research many items that are unclear from the modules. Being thorough to a fault.

If I finish and believe it could help others, I will offer it at least via PM.

I gained recent employment, slowing me down on this.
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It is not finished and not that close.

My current progress exists in various written and electronic formats. I plan to Tex the project into a master PDF file. Time permitting.

I have to research many items that are unclear from the modules. Being thorough to a fault.

If I finish and believe it could help others, I will offer it at least via PM.

I gained recent employment, slowing me down on this.
Thank you! And congratulations on your recent employment!
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