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January 25th, 2015, 06:46 AM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Jan 2015 From: wales Posts: 1 Thanks: 0  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 nonabsorbing state? Thanks for any help! 
January 27th, 2015, 12:07 AM  #2 
Senior Member Joined: Aug 2012 Posts: 229 Thanks: 3 
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 longterm case or whether you are looking at the case as a function of n (number of iterations). 

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