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user-inactivated  ·  1438 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Calvin and Markov - A Markov chain generator of Calvin and Hobbes strips

Your explanation has made the most sense out of all the ones I've come across in the past month. If you wouldn't mind, to help my brain get a better grasp on this, in what classification/category does a Markov chain fall? Does it have parents, siblings, or strange friends with similar yet at the same time diverse interests?

Dendrophobe  ·  1438 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Hm... I don't know more than the basics, really, but you can think of a Markov chain as being a directed graph (as in graph theory, not charts in Excel), with weighted edges like this. A and E are the two states, so if you're in state A, there's a 40% chance you'll move to state E, and a 60% chance you'll stay in state A.

If I'm not mistaken, it's related to Bayesian inference as well, since they both address the same basic question (If I know that X is true, what's the chance that Y will happen).

I hope that helps.

user-inactivated  ·  1438 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yes, definitely helps. Thanks very much.

Dendrophobe  ·  1437 days ago  ·  link  ·