bgnbd_expectation {CLVTools}R Documentation

BG/NBD: Unconditional Expectation

Description

Computes the expected number of repeat transactions in the interval (0, vT_i] for a randomly selected customer, where 0 is defined as the point when the customer came alive.

Usage

bgnbd_nocov_expectation(r, alpha, a, b, vT_i)

bgnbd_staticcov_expectation(r, vAlpha_i, vA_i, vB_i, vT_i)

Arguments

r

shape parameter of the Gamma distribution of the purchase process

alpha

scale parameter of the Gamma distribution of the purchase process

a

shape parameter of the Beta distribution of the lifetime process

b

shape parameter of the Beta distribution of the lifetime process

vT_i

Number of periods since the customer came alive

vAlpha_i

Vector of individual parameters alpha

vA_i

Vector of individual parameters a

vB_i

Vector of individual parameters b

Value

Returns the expected transaction values according to the chosen model.

References

Fader PS, Hardie BGS, Lee, KL (2005). ““Counting Your Customers” the Easy Way: An Alternative to the Pareto/NBD Model” Marketing Science, 24(2), 275–284.

Fader PS, Hardie BGS (2013). “Overcoming the BG/NBD Model’s #NUM! Error Problem” URL http://brucehardie.com/notes/027/bgnbd_num_error.pdf.

Fader PS, Hardie BGS (2007). “Incorporating time-invariant covariates into the Pareto/NBD and BG/NBD models.” URL http://www.brucehardie.com/notes/019/time_invariant_covariates.pdf.


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