Author Archives: Lee Bowron


About Lee Bowron

Lee Bowron is the Chair of the CAS Open-Source Software Committee and is a Principal with Kerper-Bowron, an actuarial and insurance consulting firm.

Using R for Actuarial Work

In March 2013, the Comprehensive R Archive Network (CRAN) released a major new version of R, the free software programming language and environment for statistical computing and graphics. R 3.0.0 takes better advantage of 64-bit memory and allows data structures that exceed two billion records! R is useful for a number of tasks. Replicates most … Read more »

CAS Open-Source Software Committee Develops Wiki on R

The purpose of the CAS’s Open-Source Software Committee is to make advanced open-source reserving, ratemaking, and predictive modeling procedures available, accessible and of practical value to a wider audience. The Committee will foster the development of tutorials, procedures, and educational resources, and is working with the CAS professional education committees to share the information with … Read more »