Longevitas input format

(Aug 10, 2013)

Gavin previously described the sort of data required for analysing a portfolio's mortality experience, such as with our flagship Longevitas service.  However, we have found that even those who do not use Longevitas themselves often need to create files for partners who do.  We have therefore made available on the right an Excel spreadsheet describing how to create input files for uploading into Longevitas.

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Tags: Longevitas, data format, CSV

Transforming the user experience

(Feb 9, 2009)

We were asked recently whether the rating reports from  mortalityrating.com could be extracted into a Microsoft Office format to use in an automated document production process. As the actual reports are in Adobe PDF format, tackling this question head-on wouldn't necessarily be easy. However, all the underlying rating results are available too, as XML (eXtensible Markup Language), and that makes meeting this objective pretty straightforward.

When we decided back in 2006 to represent all our calculation output in XML, it was principally a mechanism to deliver:

  1. Decoupling / reduced dependency between software layers
  2. A generic text output format for integration with other systems

So far, so good. Butů

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Tags: XML, XSL, CSV, technology, productivity

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