Simulate a from a Poisson process

## Usage

rxPp(
n,
lambda,
gamma = 1,
prob = NULL,
t0 = 0,
tmax = Inf,
randomOrder = FALSE
)

## Arguments

n

Number of time points to simulate in the Poisson process

lambda

Rate of Poisson process

gamma

Asymmetry rate of Poisson process. When gamma=1.0, this simulates a homogenous Poisson process. When gamma<1.0, the Poisson process has more events early, when gamma > 1.0, the Poisson process has more events late in the process.

When gamma is non-zero, the tmax should not be infinite but indicate the end of the Poisson process to be simulated. In most pharamcometric cases, this will be the end of the study. Internally this uses a rate of:

l(t) = lambdagamma(t/tmax)^(gamma-1)

prob

When specified, this is a probability function with one argument, time, that gives the probability that a Poisson time t is accepted as a rejection time.

t0

the starting time of the Poisson process

tmax

the maximum time of the Poisson process

randomOrder

when TRUE randomize the order of the Poisson events. By default (FALSE) it returns the Poisson process is in order of how the events occurred.

## Value

This returns a vector of the Poisson process times; If the dropout is >= tmax, then all the rest of the times are = tmax to indicate the dropout is equal to or after tmax.

Matthew Fidler

## Examples


## Sample homogenous Poisson process of rate 1/10
rxPp(10, 1 / 10)
#>    7.859885 16.372945 16.924719 27.094809 28.365512 40.319870 45.365193
#>   52.139651 65.929177 66.758080

## Sample inhomogenous Poisson rate of 1/10

rxPp(10, 1 / 10, gamma = 2, tmax = 100)
#>    60.23075  60.33377  65.65601  93.97049  98.34922 100.00000 100.00000
#>   100.00000 100.00000 100.00000

## Typically the Poisson process times are in a sequential order,
## using randomOrder gives the Poisson process in random order

rxPp(10, 1 / 10, gamma = 2, tmax = 10, randomOrder = TRUE)
#>   10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10

## This uses an arbitrary function to sample a non-homogenous Poisson process

rxPp(10, 1 / 10, prob = function(x) {
1/(1+abs(x))
})
#>   138.8436 203.4074 226.3012 232.2946 263.0445 488.9945 610.6908 755.5606
#>   797.7449 871.9501