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ACTEX eLearning Webinar: Data Visualization Design Concepts in R [On-Demand]
Author: Fannin
Availability: In-Stock
Publisher: ACTEX
1-2 participants & 1 connection [On-Demand] - $69.00
3-9 participants & 1 connection [On-Demand] - $199.00
10+ participants & 1 connection [On-Demand] - $289.00
10+ participants & Multi-connection [On-Demand] - $499.00


ACTEX Learning Presents:

ACTEX eLearning Webinar:
Data Visualization Design Concepts in R

Co-Sponsored by the Canadian Institute of Actuaries

1.8 SOA/EA CPD, CAS CE Credits/Training Hours
This is a potential source of 1.5 hours of CPD for the Canadian Institute of Actuaries
All prices are in USD


We all create plots of our data. Bar charts, pie charts, scatter plots – we've created thousands. Managers, underwriters, co-workers and the public expect them and we have been generating them for about as long as we've been actuaries. But how much thought have we given to them?

Expression of data through visual means empowers our audience to take in large volumes of information quickly. Moreover, it facilitates an understanding of complex mathematical models for people who may not be accustomed to them. This, however, comes with great responsibility. A poorly designed visualization muddles your message, and in extreme cases, decision makers can reach a conclusion which simply isn't supported by the data.

Not all pictures are worth 1,000 words. Some can be worth a lot more. Others…

Learning Objectives:

  • Some of the fundamental principles that inform human visual perception
  • Simple guidelines to lead you through the steps for creating visualizations
  • How to create exhibits which represent data accurately and honestly
  • Avoid common mistakes that clutter or obscure your message

Who Should Attend This Webinar?

This webinar is intended for practicing actuaries and data scientists at all levels. Although examples will be given in R, the principles are generally applicable. Code examples will be provided to registered attendees.

Here’s What Participants Said about Brian’s Last Webinar:

“…I thought this presentation was PERFECT for someone like me … I think Brian explained the intention of the ggplot2 package in the way that Hadley Wickham would want it explained and it is an explanation that I had been missing prior to the presentation. A lot of lightbulbs went off in my head during this presentation.  … This was an impactful presentation that will actually improve the efficiency and quality of my work (and I can't say that about too many presentations...).”

“As an entry-level candidate, I found that this seminar can be a huge benefit in my career search with respect to my ePortfolio. Having case studies or other data analyses with the plots I've learned today should make for some serious second looks into the artifacts themselves.”

“It was fantastic, I use R nowadays a lot, but wasn't aware of having such a good package for plotting. The presentation itself was also very good, tempo perfect, I hope I can listen to you once again.”

“Appreciated the step-by-step walk through from data to client-ready visualization.”

Instructor Brian A. Fannin, ACAS

Please take a moment to read Brian's story in the ACTEX Blog: "My Journey with R"

Brian is the founder and captain of PirateGrunt LLC, an actuarial, data and predictive modelling consultancy. Brian has held a number of positions at both primary and excess insurance companies, both in the US and overseas. He is the chair of the CAS open source software committee, with a focus on R. His principle areas of research are in stochastic reserving, predictive modelling and visualization of data. He is the author of the MRMR, raw, represtools and Imaginator R packages.

Multi-Connection Corporate Customers:
ACTEX will provide a self-registration site and activation key for your participants. The first 100 will be enrolled in this webinar. This makes it easy to offer continuing professional development opportunities without the need for administrative attention.

The registration fee includes 180-day unlimited on-demand access to this event and the handouts.
All prices are in USD.

Please Note:
Participants must agree to the Site Policy in order to access this webinar.

EA Credit Information:

The Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries (JBEA) has approved ACTEX as a qualifying sponsor of continuing professional education (CPE) programs for enrolled actuaries.

ACTEX believes in good faith that you may earn continuing professional education (CPE) non-core non-ethics credits under the Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries (JBEA) rules for attending this webinar. The JBEA makes the final determination about what constitutes core, non-core, ethics, or non-ethics CPE and the number of CPE credit hours allocated.

What is the difference between 10+ participants & 1-connection and 10+ participants & Multi-connection?

'Connection' refers to how many participants will access our Webinar by signing-in at

Customers who have purchased a 1-connection option will have the purchaser sign-in and share the video on their monitor (or via video-conference, Skype or other video sharing format) with up to the number of participants purchased for. Username and password information is not to be shared with the other participants. 

Customers who have purchased our Multi-connection option will be sent login information and an access key. Each participant will then be able to login on their own computer, with their own username & password, at their own convenience.


  • Access information is sent to the email address listed under Shipping Information on your order.
  • If you have 8+ participants needing their own access you should select our Multi-connection option for the best value.
  • All registrations include 180-day unlimited on-demand access to the Webinar and the handouts.

Discount for Full-Time Students: Students with current enrollment as a full-time student at any college/university are eligible for a 50% discount off this product. In order to access this discount, please email your request with proof of enrollment using your college/university e-mail address to  Examples of enrollment proof would be a copy of your registration information, or an unofficial transcript.

Discount for Active Military Personnel: Active U.S. Military personnel are eligible for a 50% discount off this product. In order to access this discount, please email your request to us at using your military email address.

Discount for Educators: Faculty members of any accredited higher-education institution are eligible for a 50% discount off this product for personal or classroom use. In order to access this discount, please email your request to us at using your college/university e-mail address.

Discount for Regulatory Actuaries: Regulatory Actuaries (Regulators) are eligible for a 30% discount off this product. In order to access this discount, please email your request to us at using your government e-mail address.