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January 25th, 2015, 06:46 AM   #1
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Absorbing Markov chain help

Hi,

If I have an absorbing Markov chain, how would I would out the probability that I will at some point be in a non-absorbing state?

Thanks for any help!
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January 27th, 2015, 12:07 AM   #2
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Hey helpneeded123.

If something is absorbing then eventually you will lie in that state and stick to it.

You need to decide whether you are looking at the infinite or long-term case or whether you are looking at the case as a function of n (number of iterations).
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