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Title Description

An Introduction to Statistical Learning -

with Applications in R
(book by Gareth James et alii)

Covers theory and basic concepts, and also provides practical examples (code) in language R.
Applied Predictive Modelling - (book by Max Kuhn and Kjell Johnson) Practical data analytics applications.
Free University Course Material on Data Science  - Stanford Free university course material.
R for Data Science R for Data Science
Python Data Science Handbook Python Data Science Handbook
Various R Books 

Learn R : 12 Free books and online resources



Title Source
Case Studies and Lessons on the Use of Consumer Analytics in Insurance Sales and Marketing SOA
Predictive Modeling in Insurance Marketing and Distribution Webcast SOA
Driverless Cars Are Here: Implications for Policy and Insurance Huffington Post
Accelerating innovation in insurance analytics through open collaboration Kasa AI Blog
Reserving Using Machine Learning IFoA


Video Tutorials

Video Tutorial Title
Data School 15 hours online video on Machine Learning

Various coding tutorials and videos available for free



Title Description
Dublin R meetup Focused on applications on R to tackle data analytics problems,

they run and evaluate related competitions regularly. Informal events including people with a variety of background.
Data Scientists Ireland meetup Various talks on data science from applications to technical.
Python Ireland

A group for anyone interested in learning more about the Python programming language.

Dublin Data Science

A meetup for all who are interested in data science and applied statistics.


Software Packages

Package Title

Free, open source statistics package with lots of packages.

Used by academics and professionals for solving data analytics and statistics problems.

You can use R studio as a programming environment, course material provided below starting from the basics.

Links to R, R studio and course materials:

Download R (Cran)

Download R studio


Free, open source, general purpose software with lots of packages.

Used by big tech companies and other professionals for data analytics and machine learning applications.

Note: it is recommended to use Python 3 (as of June 2018), but please follow upcoming releases on a regular basis.

Links to Python and related course materials:

Python Download (Anaconda)

Python Course Material (Reddit)


Public Datasets

Public Datasets Title
UK road accidents Free dataset containing historic UK road accident data.
UCI Machine Learning Several free data sets for practising
Irish Government Database Free dataset provided by the Irish Government in various fields (e.g. the Transport section includes real time Dublin Bus data, traffic volumes, road fatalities, NCT test results by centre etc.)


Where this information includes links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for general information only. The Society assumes no responsibility for the contents of such third party offerings.

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