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How to build your own Neural Network from scratch in R

October 8, 2018
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How to build your own Neural Network from scratch in R

Last week I ran across this great post on creating a neural network in Python. It walks through the very basics of neural networks and creates a working example using Python. I enjoyed the simple hands on approach the author used, and I was interested to see how we might make the same model using R. In this post we...

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Machine Learning for Insurance Claims

September 17, 2018
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Machine Learning for Insurance Claims

We are pleased to announce a new demo Shiny application that uses machine learning to predict annual payments on individual insurance claims for 10 years into the future. This post describes the basics of the model behind the above Shiny app, and walks through the model fitting, prediction, and simulation ideas using a single claim as an example. Background Insurance is the...

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shinyFeedback 0.1.0 on CRAN

August 20, 2018
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shinyFeedback 0.1.0 on CRAN

Version 0.1.0 of the shinyFeedback package is now available on CRAN. You can install the latest version by running: install.packages("shinyFeedback") The shinyFeedback package makes it easy to display useful feedback notifications in Shiny apps. Since the initial shinyFeedback CRAN release, it has been able to display short messages, icons, and color changes around several of the standard Shiny input bindings. For...

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Atlanta R Users Presentation

June 9, 2018
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These are the slides from my presentation at the April Atlanta R User meetup. There are not many words on the slides, so you won’t be able to follow the presentation by flipping through the slides. I nonetheless wanted to share them because the prese...

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Example Shiny App – Interest Rate Walk

November 27, 2017
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This Shiny app demonstrates the Cox-Ingersoll-Ross interest rate walk and an interest rate walk conducted using a bootstrap resampling technique. The code used to create this app is available on GitHub. Assuming you have the necessary packages installe...

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Simulating Insurance Claims

November 11, 2017
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Simulating Insurance Claims

When I was fresh out of college, my boss asked me to run some simulations in R. This was my first exposure to R, and I was initially skeptical of its practical usefulness. But with some Googling and a little perseverence, I overcame the initial frustra...

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