events {bSims}R Documentation

Event time simulator

Description

timetoevent turns exponential wait times to time-to-event data within a desired duration, it handles 0 and infinite rates in a robust manner. events simulates event times based on an exponential time-to-event distribution.

Usage

timetoevent(rate, duration)

events(vocal_rate = 1, move_rate = 1, duration = 10,
  movement = 0, avoid = c(0, 0))

Arguments

rate

rate for the exponential distribution (rexp).

duration

total time duration to consider (in minutes).

vocal_rate

vocal rate for exponential distribution (rexp), how often a vocal event happens per minute.

move_rate

movement rate for exponential distribution (rexp), how often a movement event happens per minute.

movement

standard deviation for a bivariate Normal kernel to simulate locations centered at the nest location.

avoid

range along the x axis to avoid with respect to movement locations, i.e. location for a movement event within this interval will be rejected and a new location drawn.

Value

An events object data frame with coordinates (x, y; centered at 0 that is nest location), event times (t) and indicator for vocal events (v).

Author(s)

Peter Solymos

See Also

rexp

Examples

timetoevent(0, 10)
timetoevent(Inf, 10)

rr <- 1
tt <- timetoevent(rr, 10)
op <- par(mfrow=c(1,2))
plot(ecdf(tt))
curve(1-exp(-rr*x), add=TRUE, col=2) # cdf

plot(stepfun(sort(tt), 0:length(tt)/length(tt)), ylab="F(x)")
curve(1-exp(-rr*x), add=TRUE, col=2) # cdf
par(op)

e <- events(movement=1, duration=60)
mx <- max(abs(e[,1:2]))
plot(e[,1:2], col="grey", type="l", asp=1,
  xlim=2*c(-mx, mx), ylim=2*c(-mx, mx))
points(e[,1:2], col=e$v+1)
abline(h=0, v=0, lty=2)
legend("topright", pch=21, col=1:2, horiz=TRUE,
  legend=c("movement", "vocalization"))

[Package bSims version 0.2-1 Index]