10 Reasons Why Every Actuary Should Know Python

MuSigma Webinar Series, April 22nd, 2021

Speakers: Jeff White and Alex Walrath, Gross Consulting

Description:

In 2021, Excel remains the tool of choice for actuaries.  Most actuarial processes and analyses are managed in our many, complex spreadsheets.  We often stretch the limits of this tool, and why not, you might ask?  Excel is very versatile and user friendly.

In this age of digital everything and copious amounts of data, we believe the time is right to expand your toolkit.  But to what?  There are many competing and compelling choices.  But as the title suggests, we think the time is right to commit to Python.  This webinar will cover 10 reasons why Python should be your second tool and include practical demonstrations of Python in use.

Popularity indexes

https://www.tiobe.com/tiobe-index/

https://pypl.github.io/PYPL.html

https://redmonk.com/sogrady/2021/03/01/language-rankings-1-21/

https://octoverse.github.com/

Training / Resources

https://docs.python-guide.org/

https://www.w3schools.com/python/default.asp

https://realpython.com/

https://www.askpython.com/

https://www.freecodecamp.org/learn/data-analysis-with-python/

Books

https://fbeedle.com/our-books/23-python-programming-an-introduction-to-computer-science-3rd-ed-9781590282755.html

https://realpython.com/products/python-basics-paperback/

Examples

jeffdwhite/10-Reasons-Python (github.com)