Blog Archives

Plotting tables alsongside charts in R

April 14, 2015
By
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...

Read more »

Test Driven Analysis

April 7, 2015
By
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...

Read more »

Interactive pivot tables with R

March 31, 2015
By
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...

Read more »

ChainLadder 0.2.0 adds Solvency II CDR functions

March 24, 2015
By
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...

Read more »

R in Insurance: Abstract submission closes end of March

March 17, 2015
By
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...

Read more »

Notes from the Kölner R meeting, 6 March 2015

March 10, 2015
By
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...

Read more »

Next Kölner R User Meeting: Friday, 6 March 2014

March 3, 2015
By
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...

Read more »

Minimal examples help

February 24, 2015
By

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...

Read more »

Reading Arduino data directly into R

February 17, 2015
By
Reading Arduino data directly into R

I have experimented with reading an Arduino signal into R in the past, using Rserve and Processing. Actually, it is much easier. I can read the output of my Arduino directly into R with the scan function. Here is my temperature sensor example again:And all it needs to read the signal into the R...

Read more »

R in Insurance 2015: Registration Opened

February 3, 2015
By
R in Insurance 2015: Registration Opened

The registration for the third conference on R in Insurance on Monday 29 June 2015 at the University of Amsterdam has opened. This one-day conference will focus again on applications in insurance and actuarial science that use R, the lingua franca for ...

Read more »