Practical Data Science Tasters in R & Python (RiPi)

This taster to R & Python for beginners uses interactive Jupyter Notebooks and webinars to introduce users to R & Python with the use of a practical example.

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Introduction

If you’re looking for an overview of R and Python applications in insurance, this course is ideal for you. An individual subscription gives you 3 months’ online access to:

  • Course materials
  • Discussion forums to engage and collaborate with like-minded individuals
  • Instructional videos
  • Option to ask tutors questions through forums and Q&A sessions
  • On-demand access

As Well As

Our Data Science Resource Library which features Actuartech and Industry specific curated additional content to assist you on your data science journey.

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Pick from any of our introductory or advanced courses with bespoke insurance and actuarial specific case studies.

Our platform is easy to use and embeds the coding environment and learning material in one place to enable you to apply data science hands-on.

We provide case studies and projects relevant to actuarial work, and based on relevant datasets provided. You have the option to interact and network with your peers.

Overview

This course is a taster of R & Python for beginners. Through a combination of webinars & interactive Jupyter Notebooks, students are able to get a taste of R and Python through the use of a practical example.

The intention of this short course is to briefly show how a simple data science process would follow in both R and Python, from defining the problem though to reporting on results. We aim to showcase the syntax used and some general data science techniques. We encourage the user to explore and edit the code, add your own code, or try out other built-in datasets R and Python provide.

The webinars cover the general framework for constructing a data science process(known as the data science pipeline) by way of an end-to-end case study using a dataset found in the MASS R package.

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Course Structure

Practical Applications of Data Science End-to-End example includes an overview of the course and offers user and installation guides for reference.

The Webinars and Introductory videos introduces the platform and offers webinar recordings of both R and Python-based machine learning webinars.

Notebooks and dataset used covers two notebooks, one R notebook and one Python notebook, with a taster lesson each, and discusses the dataset.

We also discuss Next steps and offer students Blank notebooks for their convenience.

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Who's this course suitable for?

  • Individuals looking for a taster in data science or coding.
  • Individuals who are unfamiliar with either or both languages and wish to decide which language is most suitable for their needs.
  • Individuals experienced in one of the two languages as there is the benefit of seeing how familiar code compares in the other language.

Why is this topic important?

  • Python and R have various actuarial, statistical and data science applications which makes it capable oftraining and validating machine learning models for various use cases.
  • Python and R code is simple to run and is usable across a variety of system configurations.
  • It allows students to feel more comfortable structuring their case studies by showing what to include at each step.

Short note to say really enjoyed today’s webinar. It had a very clear message. […] fully in agreement with the comments that it is imperative we maintain our professional and ethical stance at all times if we want to continue to be trusted and relied on.

Webinars

I just wanted to say what an interesting presentation that was. Thank you so much for taking the time to put this on for us, it is very much appreciated by all – especially the flexibility around hosting as a webinar instead of the original [in-person] format. It worked very well indeed!

Webinars

I think I’m [one of the first actuaries in my area] who are pointing towards Data Science, creating the new [role] of Actuarial data Scientist. For this reason i [sic] decided to follow a post graduate master in Business Intelligence and Big data analytics. I'm actively following your company and i [sic] think it is one of the best Actuarial consulting company [sic] who [sic] is pointing towards data Science!

Webinars

I love your videos - being free and accessible really helped me. The Q&A session was fantastic! It always comes down to execution and I feel this should always accompany your presentations - answering the question of how will your participants use what you give them. Keep up the great work!

Round Table

Thank you for having me along. I really found it the most motivating conversation I’ve had in a while, and made me think about what I’m trying to achieve within this area. We all need evenings like that to get some perspective on what we *think* is going on and what actually is. It was a very good evening.

Round Table

It was a really good introduction to Data Science and afterwards I felt that I now have a platform that I could use to further my understanding in this area.

Webinars

I am really happy to have been part of the talk. It was very insightful and please keep doing more of this. I am a data science student currently but I have an actuarial background. I worked in life insurance for about 5 months before resigning to do my masters in Data science so that I blend the actuarial world and Data science together. The talk gave me perspective. Even suggested some potential topics for my Thesis.

Webinars

Short note to say really enjoyed today’s webinar. It had a very clear message. […] fully in agreement with the comments that it is imperative we maintain our professional and ethical stance at all times if we want to continue to be trusted and relied on.

Webinars

I just wanted to say what an interesting presentation that was. Thank you so much for taking the time to put this on for us, it is very much appreciated by all – especially the flexibility around hosting as a webinar instead of the original [in-person] format. It worked very well indeed!

Webinars

I think I’m [one of the first actuaries in my area] who are pointing towards Data Science, creating the new [role] of Actuarial data Scientist. For this reason i [sic] decided to follow a post graduate master in Business Intelligence and Big data analytics. I'm actively following your company and i [sic] think it is one of the best Actuarial consulting company [sic] who [sic] is pointing towards data Science!

Webinars

I love your videos - being free and accessible really helped me. The Q&A session was fantastic! It always comes down to execution and I feel this should always accompany your presentations - answering the question of how will your participants use what you give them. Keep up the great work!

Round Table

Thank you for having me along. I really found it the most motivating conversation I’ve had in a while, and made me think about what I’m trying to achieve within this area. We all need evenings like that to get some perspective on what we *think* is going on and what actually is. It was a very good evening.

Round Table

It was a really good introduction to Data Science and afterwards I felt that I now have a platform that I could use to further my understanding in this area.

Webinars

I am really happy to have been part of the talk. It was very insightful and please keep doing more of this. I am a data science student currently but I have an actuarial background. I worked in life insurance for about 5 months before resigning to do my masters in Data science so that I blend the actuarial world and Data science together. The talk gave me perspective. Even suggested some potential topics for my Thesis.

Webinars
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Practical Data Science Tasters in R & Python

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