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Jun 10, 2019

Now that you know what R libraries and packages are, how do you go about finding good ones? Anders Larson, FSA, MAAA and Shea Parkes, FSA, MAAA, discuss some strategies for sifting through the massive number of packages available through CRAN or other sources. They also hone in on the Tidyverse, an ecosystem of useful...


Jan 11, 2019

Continuing a series of episodes on the R programming language, Anders Larson, FSA, MAAA and Shea Parkes, FSA, MAAA lead off with some discussion about functions and move into the concept of libraries, which are central to maximizing the potential of R.


Dec 19, 2018

Anders and Shea go in-depth with some core concepts about the way R works, including vectors, functions, lists, factors and method dispatch. A solid understanding of the inner workings of the language will lead to more efficient coding and less time debugging via Google search.


Jun 6, 2018

Listen as Anders Larson, FSA, MAAA talks with Shea Parkes, FSA, MAAA in the first of several episodes about data science programming languages. This episode focuses on R, which is probably the most popular languages for data science and statistical analysis in use today. Learn about the history of R, how to get started...


Apr 30, 2018

Listen as Anders Larson, FSA, MAAA talks with Shea Parkes, FSA, MAAA about the range of tools available to help implement machine learning. Many of the prior sessions focused on the concepts and theory and only hinted at specific tools and implementations. This episode kicks off a whole new series that will focus on...