3013 search results for "gis"

Large claims, and ratemaking

February 13, 2013
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Large claims, and ratemaking

During the course, we have seen that it is natural to assume that not only the individual claims frequency can be explained by some covariates, but individual costs too. Of course, appropriate families should be considered to model the distribution of the cost , given some covariates .Here is the dataset we’ll use, > sinistre=read.table("http://freakonometrics.free.fr/sinistreACT2040.txt", + header=TRUE,sep=";") > sinistres=sinistre...

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Of Meteorites and Men

February 12, 2013
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Of Meteorites and Men

Hello Paleoposse! My name is Ryan Brown and I’m one of the newest victims bloggers here at the Paleocave. I made an appearance on Episode 134 where I talked a bit about meteorites and the asteroid mining company, Planetary Resources. I blog over at Glacial Till where, confusingly enough, I do not actually talk about glaciers.

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Another Experiment with R and Sweave

February 12, 2013
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The R package PApages is a great start towards addressing the very common problem of internal and external reporting in the money management industry.  Advent's APX, Axys, and Black Diamond and the up and coming extremely well-connected and well-f...

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"Document Design and Purpose, Not Mechanics"

February 12, 2013
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If you ever write code for scientific computing (chances are you do if you're here), stop what you're doing and spend 8 minutes reading this open-access paper:Wilson et al. Best Practices for Scientific Computing. arXiv:1210.0530 (2012). (Direct link t...

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What Analytic Software are People Discussing?

February 12, 2013
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What Analytic Software are People Discussing?

by Robert A. Muenchen How can we measure the popularity or market share of analytic software? One way is to see what people are discussing. I’m in the process of updating my annual article, The Popularity of Data Analysis Software. Below … Continue reading →

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R for finance and other upcoming events

February 12, 2013
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R for finance and other upcoming events

Featured R for Finance Workshop 2013 March 5-6 in London. The target audience are professionals and academics, who wish to learn the basics of the statistical software R and its use in Finance. The workshop is led by Ron Hochreiter, Pat Burns and Michael Sun. Details are on the Unicom website.  Please reference Burns Statistics … Continue reading...

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The Problem with Testing for Heteroskedasticity in Probit Models

February 12, 2013
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The Problem with Testing for Heteroskedasticity in Probit Models

A friend recently asked whether I trusted the inferences from heteroskedastic probit models. I said no, because the heteroskedastic probit does not allow a researcher to distinguish between non-constant variance and a mis-specified mean function. In particular, my friend had a hypothesis that the variance of the latent outcome (commonly called "y-star") should increase with an

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R package building automation

February 11, 2013
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Title: R package building automationInspired by the post at http://giventhedata.blogspot.tw/2013/02/my-r-package-development-cheat-sheet.html. I have decided to publish my cheat script for package development as well. Building package used to be a nightmare, filling in all those Rdfiles manually can cause some serious brain...

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Using R: accessing PANTHER classifications

February 10, 2013
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Using R: accessing PANTHER classifications

Importing, subsetting, merging and exporting various text files with annotation (in the wide sense, i.e. anything that might help when interpreting your experiment) is not computation and it’s not biology either, but it’s housekeeping that needs to be done. Everyone has a weapon of choice for general-purpose scripting and mine is R. Yes, this is

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Exposure with binomial responses

February 9, 2013
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Exposure with binomial responses

Last week, we’ve seen how to take into account the exposure to compute nonparametric estimators of several quantities (empirical means, and empirical variances) incorporating exposure. Let us see what can be done if we want to model a binomial response. The model here is the following: , the number of claims  on the period  is unobserved the number of...

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