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R in Insurance 2015 Conference Programme

April 28, 2015
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R in Insurance 2015 Conference Programme

The programme for the 3rd R in Insurance conference is on-line. The event will take place on 29 June 2015 at the University of Amsterdam. Time to register now. Special thanks to our sponsors, without whom the conference wouldn't be possible: CYBAEA, RS...

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Combining several lattice charts into one

April 21, 2015
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Combining several lattice charts into one

Last week I mentioned the grid.arrange function of the gridExtra package that allows me to combine graphical grid objects onto one page. The latticeExtra package provides another elegant solution for trellis (lattice) plots: the function c.trellis() or...

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Plotting tables alsongside charts in R

April 14, 2015
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Plotting tables alsongside charts in R

Occasionally I'd like to plot a table alongside a chart in R, e.g. to present summary statistics of the graph itself. Thanks to the gridExtra package this is quite straightforward. The function tableGrob creates a table like plot of a data frame, while...

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Test Driven Analysis

April 7, 2015
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Test Driven Analysis

I mused about Test Driven Analysis on this blog before, but it was Richard Pugh's talk on SAS to R Migration at LondonR last week that brought the topic back into my mind and clarified a few things.Rich's presentation focused on the challenge of how to...

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Interactive pivot tables with R

March 31, 2015
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Interactive pivot tables with R

I love interactive pivot tables. That is the number one reason why I keep using spreadsheet software. The ability to look at data quickly in lots of different ways, without a single line of code helps me to get an understanding of the data really fast...

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ChainLadder 0.2.0 adds Solvency II CDR functions

March 24, 2015
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ChainLadder 0.2.0 adds Solvency II CDR functions

ChainLadder is an R package that provides statistical methods and models for claims reserving in general insurance.With version 0.2.0 we added new functions to estimate the claims development result (CDR) as required under Solvency II. Special thanks to Alessandro Carrato, Giuseppe Crupi and Mario Wüthrich who have contributed code and documentation.New FeaturesNew generic function CDR to estimate the...

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R in Insurance: Abstract submission closes end of March

March 17, 2015
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R in Insurance: Abstract submission closes end of March

Hurry! The abstract submission deadline for the 3rd R in Insurance conference in Amsterdam, 29 June 2015 is closing soon. You have until the 28th of March to submit a one-page abstract for consideration. Both academic and practitioner proposals related...

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Notes from the Kölner R meeting, 6 March 2015

March 10, 2015
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Notes from the Kölner R meeting, 6 March 2015

At last Friday's Cologne R user group meeting we welcomed two Northerners from the left and right (or 'right' and 'wrong') side of the Rhine.Using R in Excel via R.NETGünter Faes and Matthias SpixDownload slidesGünter and Michael presented examples of a new R Excel plugin 'Calidris' they developed...

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Next Kölner R User Meeting: Friday, 6 March 2014

March 3, 2015
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Next Kölner R User Meeting: Friday, 6 March 2014

The next Cologne R user group meeting is scheduled for this Friday, 6 March 2014 and we have an exciting agenda with two talks, followed by networking drinks:Using R in Excel via R.NETGünter Faes and Matthias SpixMS Office and Excel are the 'de-facto' standards in many industries. Using R with Excel offers an opportunity...

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Minimal examples help

February 24, 2015
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The other day I got stuck working with a huge data set using data.table in R. It took me a little while to realise that I had to produce a minimal reproducible example to actually understand why I got stuck in the first place. I know, this is the mantra I should follow before I reach out...

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