Help for Authors
Author's Help Pages
- Hello World: Start by getting this minimal paper working.
- Feature Tour: Then look at many of FAViR's features in context of an example paper
- Guidelines: Some coding and style guidelines
- Debugging: Hints for debugging a paper
Writing a paper, especially one that is also a program, is time consuming and hard. It also doesn't pay well (or at all!). Why would you do it?
- To contribute to the actuarial community: All actuaries benefit from the freely given contributions of many other actuaries, whether they have published papers, given lectures, graded exams, or worked on a CAS committee. If you want to give back to the actuarial community and have a talent for writing papers and code, FAViR may be right for you.
- To shape the future of actuarial practice: No actuary has unlimited time—the techniques that get used in practice are only those that are easy to apply and present. By lowering these barriers for your favorite methods, you can increase their popularity and practical value.
- To master an actuarial technique or R: You may already know R and an actuarial topic, but there is always more to learn. Your writing and code may be further polished during the editorial process. After the paper is published, readers may contact you with further questions or suggestions for improvement.
- For fame and forture: By publishing a great paper, you will become a superstar! Or at least, other actuaries and potential employers will have proof that you know R and whatever actuarial topic you write about. Also you keep copyright on whatever papers you submit, so you always have the option of republishing it later as a best-selling novel.
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