arrivals

Model the arrival of events in a system (Poisson or constant process)

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arrivals

arrivals models arrival events in a system, e.g.:

  • visitors arriving to use a website
  • incoming phone calls to an exchange
  • ghosts spawning in Pacman

This library was originally developed for use in Artillery, a modern load testing toolkit.

Usage

npm install arrivals

Two models of arrival processes are available: Poisson and Uniform (arrivals at a specified constant rate).

//
// Poisson process example
//
var arrivals = require('arrivals');

// Create a Poisson process with the mean inter-arrival time of 500 ms that
// will run for 20 seconds:
var p = arrivals.poisson.process(500, 20 * 1000);

p.on('arrival', function onArrival() {
  console.log('New arrival, %s', new Date());
});

p.once('finished', function() {
  console.log('We are done.');
});

p.start();

If the last argument (total duration of the process) is omitted, the process will run until stopped with p.stop().

//
// Uniform arrivals example:
//
var arrivals = require('arrivals');

// Create an arrivals process that will trigger the callback every 500ms for
// 20 seconds (for a total of 20000 / 200 = 40 arrivals)
var p = arrivals.uniform.process(500, 20 * 1000);

p.on('arrival', function onArrival() {
  console.log('New arrival, %s', new Date());
}

p.once('finished', function() {
  console.log('We are done.');
});

p.start();

The last argument (total duration) is optional as in the previous example.

License

This software is distributed under the terms of the ISC license.

Copyright (c) 2015-2017, Hassy Veldstra <h@artillery.io>

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