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  3. Multi-type recurrent events are often encountered in medical applications when two or more different event types could repeatedly occur over an observation period. For example, patients may experience recurrences of multi-type nonmelanoma skin cancers in a clinical trial for skin cancer prevention. The aims in those applications are to characterize features of the marginal processes, evaluate covariate effects, and quantify both the within-subject recurrence dependence and the dependence among different event types. We use copula-frailty models to analyze correlated recurrent events of different types. Parameter estimation and inference are carried out by using a Monte Carlo expectation-maximization (MCEM) algorithm, which can handle a relatively large (i.e. three or more) number of event types. Performances of the proposed methods are evaluated via extensive simulation studies. The developed methods are used to model the recurrences of skin cancer with different types.
  4. Geyser eruption is one of the most popular signature attractions at the Yellowstone National Park. The interdependence of geyser eruptions and impacts of covariates are of interest to researchers in geyser studies. In this paper, we propose a parametric covariate-adjusted recurrent event model for estimating the eruption gap time. We describe a general bivariate recurrent event process, where a bivariate lognormal distribution and a Gumbel copula with different marginal distributions are used to model an interdependent dual-type event system. The maximum likelihood approach is used to estimate model parameters. The proposed method is applied to analyzing the Yellowstone geyser eruption data for a bivariate geyser system and offers a deeper understanding of the event occurrence mechanism of individual events as well as the system as a whole. A comprehensive simulation study is conducted to evaluate the performance of the proposed method.
  5. DELAUNAYSPARSE contains both serial and parallel codes written in Fortran 2003 (with OpenMP) for performing medium- to high-dimensional interpolation via the Delaunay triangulation. To accommodate the exponential growth in the size of the Delaunay triangulation in high dimensions, DELAUNAYSPARSE computes only a sparse subset of the complete Delaunay triangulation, as necessary for performing interpolation at the user specified points. This article includes algorithm and implementation details, complexity and sensitivity analyses, usage information, and a brief performance study.