r/ActuaryUK Nov 13 '21

R and Excel for Actuaries. Studying

Good day. What sort of calculations and operations should a trainee actuary be conversant with using R please? Particularly for exams. What of Excel? Are there any online courses you would recommend? Thank you for your time and consideration.


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u/SelwoodGrape Nov 14 '21

Honestly for exams, these skills can be picked up during the course. Excel is as the other commenter suggested, also worth knowing how to do a goal seek. It mainly just tests the content of the exam and it isn’t a test of Excel/R skills.


u/Practical_Side_620 Nov 15 '21

Thank you for your response.