ACTEX Learning Presents:
ACTEX eLearning Webinar:
Python for Actuaries: Advanced Data Analysis Techniques
1.8 SOA/EA CPD, CAS CE, 1.5 CIA CPD
According to a 2017 KDnuggets poll, Python has overtaken R as the leading programming language for data science and machine learning. In addition, Python is a general-purpose programming language demonstrating advanced capabilities separate from analytics and data science, such as application programming interface (API) and website development.
This webinar continues the “Python for Actuaries” education series by covering the advanced data analysis and manipulation capabilities of Python. Focus is placed on advanced data analysis techniques commonly encountered in actuarial practice. All data analysis is done within the context of analyzing healthcare claims data files common to actuarial work.
See the first webinar in this series: Click HERE
1.Review basic data manipulation using the Python Data Analysis (pandas) library including automatically importing Excel files and generating pivot tables
2. Cover advanced data manipulation capabilities of pandas including:
a. Melting and reshaping data that has already been pivoted
b. Advanced grouping and aggregation operations
c. Time series manipulation and window calculations
3. Show how pandas integrates with other programming languages commonly used by actuaries.
a. Writing pandas DataFrames to SQL databases
b. Executing R code within pandas using the rpy2 library
Who Should Take this Course?
- Actuaries who attended the first ACTEX Webinar on Python for Actuaries or have comparable basic Python programming skills
- Actuaries wanting to use Python to perform advanced data analysis
- Actuaries interested in employment with technology-focused jobs such as InsurTech
- Actuaries wanting to take their Python fundamentals to the next level
“Python overtakes R, becomes the leader in Data Science, Machine Learning platforms" – KDnuggets 2017 Software Poll Results http://www.kdnuggets.com/2017/08/python-overtakes-r-leader-analytics-data-science.html
Andrew M. Webster, M.S., ASA, MAAA
Please take a moment to read Andrew's story in the ACTEX Blog: "How Python Saved My Company"
Founder, actuary and licensed broker at Validate Health, a member company of the HealthTech incubator MATTER in Chicago, IL. Validate Health provides cloud-based actuarial analytics and reinsurance procurement services to Accountable Care Organizations.
Andrew is also webmaster and predictive analytics track lead at the Chicago Actuarial Association, mentor for the Society of Actuaries non-traditional internship program and co-organizer of the Chicago InsurTech Meetup.
Andrew has been writing Python code since 2008 when he was employed as a software programmer at a leading Electronic Medical Records software company. He has used Python to scrape websites for data, automate data migrations, perform data analytics, fit statistical models and write website applications. His company, Validate Health, was named one of twelve Python-based companies selected for the 2016 PyCon Startup Row. Andrew believes that Python will be a valuable skill for Actuaries to master for future employment in emerging InsurTech jobs.
Corporate Customers: ACTEX will provide a self-registration site and activation key for your participants. The first 100 will be enrolled in this webinar. This makes it easy to offer continuing professional development opportunities without the need for administrative attention.
The registration fee includes 180-day unlimited on-demand access to this event and the handouts.
All prices are in USD.
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EA Credit Information:
The Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries (JBEA) has approved ACTEX as a qualifying sponsor of continuing professional education (CPE) programs for enrolled actuaries.
ACTEX believes in good faith that you may earn continuing professional education (CPE) non-core non-ethics credits under the Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries (JBEA) rules for attending this webinar. The JBEA makes the final determination about what constitutes core, non-core, ethics, or non-ethics CPE and the number of CPE credit hours allocated.
What is the difference between 10+ participants & 1-connection and 10+ participants & Multi-connection?
'Connection' refers to how many participants will access our Webinar by signing-in at ACTEXeLearning.com.
Customers who have purchased a 1-connection option will have the purchaser sign-in and share the video on their monitor (or via video-conference, Skype or other video sharing format) with up to the number of participants purchased for. Username and password information is not to be shared with the other participants.
Customers who have purchased our Multi-connection option will be sent login information and an access key. Each participant will then be able to login on their own computer, with their own username & password, at their own convenience.
- Access information is sent to the email address listed under Shipping Information on your order.
- If you have 8+ participants needing their own access you should select our Multi-connection option for the best value.
- All registrations include 180-day unlimited on-demand access to the Webinar and the handouts.