## Saturday, December 21, 2013

### Use simulated Gompertz random number to test flexsurv Gompertz and Weibull fitting results

Summary: I experimented the sample size. For 50 cells, the Gompertz model may be the better fit 4 out of 5 times. For 100 cells, Gompertz is better than Weibull maybe 9 out of 10 times. For 500 cells, Gompertz is always bettern than the Weibull model.

Conclusion: For most yeast life span assay, it is not always easy to tell whether Gompertz or Weibull is a better fit.

Comments: The actual results probably also depend on R and G, which determine the variance.

code: 20131221.gompertz.simulation.R

# generate gompertz random numbers
# fit with flexsurv Gompertz and weibull models

#inverse of gompertz CDF
# see http://hongqinlab.blogspot.com/2013/06/median-lifespan-of-2-parameter-gompertz.html
inverse.gomp.CDF = function(R,G,y) {  (1/G)*log(1 - (G/R)*log(1-y)  ) }

#see generate random number with a given distribution
# http://hongqinlab.blogspot.com/2013/12/generate-gompertz-random-numbers.html

x.uniform = runif(60)
hist(x.uniform)

x.gompertz = inverse.gomp.CDF(0.001,0.2, x.uniform)
hist(x.gompertz)

summary(x.gompertz)

source("lifespan.r")
tb = calculate.s(x.gompertz)
plot(tb\$s ~ tb\$t)

require(flexsurv)
require(flexsurv)
lifespan = x.gompertz
lifespanGomp = flexsurvreg(formula = Surv(lifespan) ~ 1, dist = 'gompertz')
lifespanWeib = flexsurvreg(formula = Surv(lifespan) ~ 1, dist = 'weibull')

c(lifespanWeib\$AIC, lifespanGomp\$AIC, lifespanWeib\$AIC - lifespanGomp\$AIC )