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.

Variation: Inside-out Markov Chain

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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