Markov Chain

A Markov chain (discrete-time Markov chain or DTMC[1]) named after Andrey Markov, is a mathematical system that undergoes transitions from one state to another, among a finite or countable number of possible states. It is a random process usually characterized as MemoryLess: the next state depends only on the current state and not on the sequence of events that preceded it. This specific kind of "memorylessness" is called the Markov property.

cf Robert Anton Wilson character Markoff Chaney and his Operation Mindfuck in the Illuminatus Trilogy and Schrodingers Cat Trilogy.

Buster Benson applying it to Twitter: 2013-09-26-BensonMarkovChainTweets including Ruby code

Discussion Forum comments? Also relating to Bayesian analysis.

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