VirtualPop: Simulation of Populations by Sampling Waiting-Time Distributions

Constructs a virtual population from fertility and mortality rates for any country, calendar year and birth cohort in the Human Mortality Database <> and the Human Fertility Database <>. Fertility histories are simulated for every individual and their offspring, producing a multi-generation virtual population.

Version: 2.0.2
Depends: R (≥ 4.3.0)
Imports: msm, HMDHFDplus
Suggests: knitr, kableExtra, ggplot2, foreign, lubridate, xml2, eha, survival, survminer, rmarkdown
Published: 2024-03-18
DOI: 10.32614/CRAN.package.VirtualPop
Author: Frans Willekens ORCID iD [aut, cre], Tim Riffe ORCID iD [ctb]
Maintainer: Frans Willekens <willekens at>
License: GPL-2
NeedsCompilation: no
Materials: NEWS
CRAN checks: VirtualPop results


Reference manual: VirtualPop.pdf
Vignettes: Simulation of life histories
Sampling Piecewise-Exponential Waiting Time Distributions
VirtualPop: Simulation of individual lifespans and fertility careers


Package source: VirtualPop_2.0.2.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): VirtualPop_2.0.2.tgz, r-oldrel (arm64): VirtualPop_2.0.2.tgz, r-release (x86_64): VirtualPop_2.0.2.tgz, r-oldrel (x86_64): VirtualPop_2.0.2.tgz
Old sources: VirtualPop archive

Reverse dependencies:

Reverse suggests: Families


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