CLVTools-package {CLVTools}R Documentation

Customer Lifetime Value Tools

Description

CLVTools is a toolbox for various probabilistic customer attrition models for non-contractual settings. It provides a framework, which is capable of unifying different probabilistic customer attrition models. This package provides tools to estimate the number of future transactions of individual customers as well as the probability of customers being alive in future periods. Further, the average spending by customers can be estimated. Multiplying the future transactions conditional on being alive and the predicted individual spending per transaction results in an individual CLV value.

The implemented models require transactional data from non-contractual businesses (i.e. customers' purchase history).

Author(s)

Maintainer: Patrick Bachmann patrick.bachmann@business.uzh.ch

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See Also

Development for CLVTools can be followed via the GitHub repository at https://github.com/bachmannpatrick/CLVTools.

Examples




data("cdnow")

# Create a CLV data object, split data in estimation and holdout sample
clv.data.cdnow <- clvdata(data.transactions = cdnow, date.format = "ymd",
                          time.unit = "week", estimation.split = 39, name.id = "Id")

# summary of data
summary(clv.data.cdnow)

# Fit a PNBD model without covariates on the first 39 periods
pnbd.cdnow <- pnbd(clv.data.cdnow,
                   start.params.model = c(r=0.5, alpha=8, s=0.5, beta=10))
# inspect fit
summary(pnbd.cdnow)

# Predict 10 periods (weeks) ahead from estimation end
#   and compare to actuals in this period
pred.out <- predict(pnbd.cdnow, prediction.end = 10)

# Plot the fitted model to the actual repeat transactions
plot(pnbd.cdnow)




[Package CLVTools version 0.8.0 Index]