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Markov chain analysis
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^markov^ varname [ , ^f^name^(^string^)^ ^p^name^(^string^)^
tabchi_options ]
Description
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^markov^ examines varname, treated as a sequence or series, to produce
basic summaries relevant to discrete-time, discrete-state Markov chains.
^markov^ tabulates one-step transition frequencies from one state to
another, carries out a chi-square test for independence, and tabulates a
transition probability matrix. The frequency matrix and the probability
matrix are saved as F and P, or as whatever names are specified.
Matrices with these names are overwritten.
It is the user's responsibility to ensure that data are in the
appropriate sort order when ^markov^ is called.
^tabchi^ must be installed first.
Options
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^fname(^string^)^ specifies a name for the frequency matrix (default F).
^pname(^string^)^ specifies a name for the probability matrix (default P).
tabchi_options are options allowed with ^tabchi^.
Example
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. ^markov state^
Author
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Nicholas J. Cox, University of Durham, U.K.
n.j.cox@@durham.ac.uk
Also see
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On-line: help for @tabchi@