Using R in Insurance, Presentation at GIRO 2012

Every year the UK’s general insurance actuarial community organises a big conference, which they call GIRO, short for General Insurance Research Organising committee.

This year’s conference is in Brussels from 18 - 21 September 2012. Despite the fact that Brussels is actually in Belgium the UK actuaries will travel all the way to enjoy good beer and great talks.

On Wednesday morning I will run a session on Using R in insurance. It would be great to see some of you there.

I prepared the slides with R, RStudio, knitr, pandoc and slidy again. My title page shows a word cloud about the GIRO conference. It uses the wordcloud package and was inspired by Ian Fellows’ post on FellStats.

The last slide shows the output of sessionInfo(). I am sure it will become helpful one day, when I have to remind myself how I actually created the slides and which packages and versions I used.


For attribution, please cite this work as:

Markus Gesmann (Sep 18, 2012) Using R in Insurance, Presentation at GIRO 2012. Retrieved from

BibTeX citation:

@misc{ 2012-using-r-in-insurance-presentation-at-giro-2012,
 author = { Markus Gesmann },
 title = { Using R in Insurance, Presentation at GIRO 2012 },
 url = { },
 year = { 2012 }
 updated = { Sep 18, 2012 }