8 Feb 2021
Automating Reports with R Markdown
Companies in general, and insurance companies in particular, spend a lot of resources re-writing the same reports over and over again. This costly and error prone process can be partially or fully automated with R Markdown.
R Markdown enables you to:- Import data from several sources - Wrangle it to suit your needs- Run models and design state-of-the-art visuals, and- Write reports in several formatsall within a single application/script!
Moreover, the whole process is reproducible which means that it can be automatically re-generated whenever the underlying data or code changes. This web session will be presented in two parts. In the first part, we show: - The structure of an R Markdown document- A practical example of an automated report for a fictional casualty insurance company- A brief discussion on implementing R Markdown in a corporate environment
In the second part, we show how to write a simple html report with a step by step example.
Organised by the EAA - European Actuarial Academy GmbH.
The first part of the web session is aimed at anyone interested in the topic of automating reports regardless of the level of expertise:- For those already familiar with R Markdown, the presentation is likely to offer additional ideas and inspiration- If you are an R user but haven't used R Markdown, we hope this presentation will get you started asap- For non-R-users, who are reflecting on what programming language they should learn next (giving the many available options), we hope that R Markdown provides that additional feature to get you started with R
The second part of the web session is aimed to those interested in acquiring a basic working knowledge of R Markdown. However, some tips and tricks will be provided that may also be of interest to more experienced users.
Technical requirementsPlease check with your IT department if your firewall and computer settings support web session participation (the programme GotoTraining/GotoWebinar is used for the web session). Please also make sure that you are joining the web session with a stable internet connection.
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