The R programming language has steadily increased in importance for actuaries. A marker for this importance is that knowledge of R is required for passing UK actuarial exams. R has many benefits, but one thing that native R lacked was an easy user interface for creating apps for others to use. Fortunately, this has changed with the release of libraries like Shiny, which we will demonstrate here in the context of an interactive mortality tracker.
A large part of our service has traditionally revolved around Dedicated Servers — parallelised instances of our applications running on multi-threaded platforms for a single license holder (in contrast our shared servers offer single-thread performance in a multi-tenant way to multiple license holders, a model that is suitable for only the least demanding use-cases).