Open Actuarial Textbooks Project
The project goal is to have the actuarial community author our textbooks in a collaborative fashion. GitHub provides a natural development environment to achieve this goal. See the Open Actuarial Textbooks Project Site for more information about this project.
Loss Data Analytics
Loss Data Analytics is an interactive, online, freely available text.
- The online version contains many interactive objects (quizzes, computer demonstrations, interactive graphs, video, and the like) to promote deeper learning.
- A subset of the book is available for offline reading in pdf and EPUB formats.
- One day, we hope that the online text will be available in multiple languages to promote access to a worldwide audience. (¿Habla Español? For spanish-speaking students, the book has translated, primarily by the actuarial group at the Universitat de Barcelona.)
An Open Book
An up to date version of the book is available in three formats, html, pdf, and epub.
- View the online version in .html format - this is the interactive version.
You can download pdf and epub (current and older) versions of the text in our Offline versions of the text.
Version 1.0 of an innovative Short Course is now available. This online tutorial contains 34 short videos that review the basic learning objectives of the first five chapters of Loss Data Analytics. Throughout the short course, users can sharpen their understanding of Loss Data Analytics by practicing on exercise tutorials (52 in total) that implement Loss Data Analytics concepts using the R statistical language.
For the book, and many of the supporting projects, we now provide Google Analytics Usage Data. These statistics help to demonstrate the impact of this project on actuarial education.
R Codes for Loss Data Analytics
- As another method of learning, you can also get practice executing R code at our Online Version R Code Site. This site provides files that generate R codes to support the online text Loss Data Analytics.
- Data are also available. Click individual files and hit the “Raw” button to download the raw data, not an html version.
- Source code is available at our GitHub site.
Another site is available for authors, reviewers, and others interested in the project development, our Open Actuarial Textbooks Development Site.
As described in our License, anyone can use these files. If you want to help and would like more info, please write Jed Frees firstname.lastname@example.org. Much of our efforts are currently being organized the umbrella of the Astin Academy.
Mission of ASTIN Academy
The mission of the ASTIN Academy is to provide high quality free educational materials in non-life insurance to actuarial students across the world. The Academy is committed to open course development under Creative Commons license and seeks innovation in teaching methodologies and application of technology. Let’s build the future of actuarial education together.