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Mar 17, 2020

Join hosts Anders Larson, FSA, MAAA, and Shea Parkes, FSA, MAAA, for the second in a series of podcasts focused on Python. After giving an introduction to the popular programming language in our previous episode, they discuss some key concepts in Python, such as its object-oriented framework, the idea of namespaces, the...


Feb 18, 2020

This is the first of a few podcasts focused on Python, a popular tool for predictive modeling and machine learning. In this episode, join Anders Larson, FSA, MAAA and Shea Parkes, FSA, MAAA as they cover some basics and talk about when Python may be a good idea to try.


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.