ggomnbd_PAlive {CLVTools}R Documentation

GGompertz/NBD: Probability of Being Alive

Description

Calculates the probability of a customer being alive at the end of the calibration period, based on a customer's past transaction behavior and the GGompertz/NBD model parameters.

Usage

ggomnbd_staticcov_PAlive(
  r,
  alpha_0,
  b,
  s,
  beta_0,
  vX,
  vT_x,
  vT_cal,
  vCovParams_trans,
  vCovParams_life,
  mCov_life,
  mCov_trans
)

ggomnbd_nocov_PAlive(r, alpha_0, b, s, beta_0, vX, vT_x, vT_cal)

Arguments

r

shape parameter of the Gamma distribution of the purchase process. The smaller r, the stronger the heterogeneity of the purchase process.

alpha_0

scale parameter of the Gamma distribution of the purchase process.

b

scale parameter of the Gompertz distribution (constant across customers)

s

shape parameter of the Gamma distribution for the lifetime process The smaller s, the stronger the heterogeneity of customer lifetimes.

beta_0

scale parameter for the Gamma distribution for the lifetime process

vX

Frequency vector of length n counting the numbers of purchases.

vT_x

Recency vector of length n.

vT_cal

Vector of length n indicating the total number of periods of observation.

vCovParams_trans

Vector of estimated parameters for the transaction covariates.

vCovParams_life

Vector of estimated parameters for the lifetime covariates.

mCov_life

Matrix containing the covariates data affecting the lifetime process. One column for each covariate.

mCov_trans

Matrix containing the covariates data affecting the transaction process. One column for each covariate.

Details

mCov_trans is a matrix containing the covariates data of the time-invariant covariates that affect the transaction process. Each column represents a different covariate. For every column a gamma parameter needs to added to vCovParams_trans at the respective position.

mCov_life is a matrix containing the covariates data of the time-invariant covariates that affect the lifetime process. Each column represents a different covariate. For every column a gamma parameter needs to added to vCovParams_life at the respective position.

Value

Returns a vector with the PAlive for each customer.

References

Bemmaor AC, Glady N (2012). “Modeling Purchasing Behavior with Sudden “Death”: A Flexible Customer Lifetime Model” Management Science, 58(5), 1012-1021.


[Package CLVTools version 0.8.0 Index]