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Forum: General Actuarial 10-27-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 1,959
Views: 209,399
Posted By Bill Rudolph
Shortly after 40:20 of the 10.9.2018 webcast Mike...

Shortly after 40:20 of the 10.9.2018 webcast Mike Lombardi said “…we did have joint exams in the past and that never went too smoothly although some of it was beneath the surface.”

I don’t...
Forum: Software & Technology 10-08-2017, 11:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 879
Posted By Bill Rudolph
You could use the Windows API.

You could use the Windows API.
Forum: Finance - Investments 03-20-2017, 12:27 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 41,996
Posted By Bill Rudolph
Here is a discussion of blockchains in Hacker...

Here is a discussion of blockchains in Hacker News:

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=13906559
Forum: Finance - Investments 03-10-2017, 07:56 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 41,996
Posted By Bill Rudolph
Here are a couple of articles on bitcoin and...

Here are a couple of articles on bitcoin and blockchains:

--a primer for lawyers:

http://www.law.com/sites/almstaff/2017/03/08/blockchain-a-short-primer-for-lawyers/

--bitcoin energy...
Forum: Finance - Investments 03-07-2017, 07:40 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 41,996
Posted By Bill Rudolph
Here is a link to a recent HBR article on...

Here is a link to a recent HBR article on blockchains: https://hbr.org/2017/01/the-truth-about-blockchain

Similarly, here is a NYT article on the use of blockchains by Maersk:...
Forum: Finance - Investments 02-14-2017, 12:09 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 41,996
Posted By Bill Rudolph
Russ Roberts has an interesting discussion with...

Russ Roberts has an interesting discussion with Jim Epstein about bitcoin that took place on 2.13.2017 and is available on Econtalk.
Forum: Software & Technology 07-29-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,167
Posted By Bill Rudolph
I just noticed that I can reduce the code a bit...

I just noticed that I can reduce the code a bit (766 lines now). I was not aware of std::is_same (new feature of C++11).

#ifndef MATRIX_HPP
#define MATRIX_HPP

#include <type_traits>
...
Forum: Software & Technology 07-28-2015, 11:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,167
Posted By Bill Rudolph
As I mentioned earlier, you wrote "it used to...

As I mentioned earlier, you wrote "it used to be...that you had to have separate files for each class.... So with 50 classes...that meant 100 files (again the doubling from .h and .cpp files) ...."
...
Forum: Software & Technology 07-27-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,167
Posted By Bill Rudolph
You asked about concepts. They allow the...

You asked about concepts. They allow the programmer to place constraints on types that can be used as template parameters for a given class or function. See...
Forum: Software & Technology 07-27-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,167
Posted By Bill Rudolph
Here is some code that is similar to what would...

Here is some code that is similar to what would be found in matrix.hpp.

#ifndef MATRIX_HPP
#define MATRIX_HPP

namespace bonkers {

template<class Q0,class Q1>
class...
Forum: Software & Technology 07-27-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,167
Posted By Bill Rudolph
"Have you used C#?" No. Separate header...

"Have you used C#?" No.

Separate header and source files are not needed. I normally start with one main.cpp "Hello World" file and then go from there. As the code grows, though, and the file...
Forum: Software & Technology 07-09-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,167
Posted By Bill Rudolph
1. "what is your preferred language for writing...

1. "what is your preferred language for writing in" C++
2. "how would you like to see it improved?" concepts
3. "What would your ideal language look like?" I have no idea.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-22-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,126
Posted By Bill Rudolph
If you are trying to kill these critters when...

If you are trying to kill these critters when their nest is in the ground, take a large pot of boiling water and dump it on the nest at night. This has worked for me.

If they have gotten into...
Forum: Risk Management 11-01-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 976
Posted By Bill Rudolph
I started the thread because I thought some...

I started the thread because I thought some people would be interested in the model Merton presents--not his discussion of LCTM (which starts at the 59 minute mark or so).

You wrote:

What...
Forum: Risk Management 10-30-2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 976
Posted By Bill Rudolph
Robert Merton CFA Presentation

Robert Merton's October 19, 2012 talk is at the following link:

http://eic.cfainstitute.org/live-streams/
Forum: Software & Technology 09-07-2010, 03:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,632
Posted By Bill Rudolph
Iím going to assume that your platform is windows...

Iím going to assume that your platform is windows (not linux) and that you have downloaded the R binaries from the mirrors associated with http://www.cran.r-project.org/. Iím also going to assume...
Forum: Software & Technology 07-24-2009, 01:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,043
Posted By Bill Rudolph
The code provided with MS Express does not...

The code provided with MS Express does not include an implementation of the erf and erfc functions called in cephes.c. You will have to find an alternate source for that code if you plan to...
Forum: Software & Technology 05-31-2008, 12:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,524
Posted By Bill Rudolph
My sentence is the prior post that begins : "The...

My sentence is the prior post that begins : "The function f passes...." should have been written as follows:

That which is in the location of memory represented by i is passed by value (thereby...
Forum: Software & Technology 05-31-2008, 09:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,524
Posted By Bill Rudolph
Phil, The following discussion refers to the...

Phil,

The following discussion refers to the C++ code below.

i, j, i_copy, and j_ref are all names (identifiers) for that which is in memory--in this case integer types. j and j_ref represent...
Forum: Software & Technology 05-17-2008, 11:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,632
Posted By Bill Rudolph
The following is an example of C++ code that...

The following is an example of C++ code that could be used in the collective risk model simulation, though it will not compile as it is not complete and probably has typos.

Personally, I would...
Forum: Software & Technology 05-16-2008, 12:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,632
Posted By Bill Rudolph
AMD Athlon 1g Windows 98 R version 2.3.1 ...

AMD Athlon 1g
Windows 98
R version 2.3.1
Compiler: Metrowerks Codewarrior, Version 7.0

R took 27 seconds and C++ took 5 seconds.
Forum: Software & Technology 04-24-2008, 09:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,632
Posted By Bill Rudolph
Glenn wrote: "What I (and I suspect others)...

Glenn wrote: "What I (and I suspect others) would like to know is that can anything in a compiled language beat the collective risk model example that I did above?"

I'll post such a comparison of...
Forum: Software & Technology 04-07-2008, 08:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,042
Posted By Bill Rudolph
Though not SAS, the c++ code below will do it...

Though not SAS, the c++ code below will do it (There may be a typo due to the transfer to the internet). I successfully tested it last night. All you need to do is find a c++ compiler, compile it,...
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 06-11-2007, 12:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,922
Posted By Bill Rudolph
You may want to consider reading "Monte Carlo...

You may want to consider reading "Monte Carlo Methods in Financial Engineering" by Paul Glasserman.
Forum: Software & Technology 02-23-2007, 11:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,028
Posted By Bill Rudolph
/* notreallyme -- I suggest you learn...

/*

notreallyme --

I suggest you learn C++ writing small programs such as main1.cpp, main2.cpp, or main3.cpp below. Each of these programs creates a list of random variables.

Keep away from...
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