## Section 8.2: Distribution Vectors and Powers of the Transition Matrix

### A Utility for Markov Process Computation

## Instructions

Enter the state transition matrix **P** below -- use the top left portion if your matrix is smaller than 6 6 -- and the initial distribution vector **v** (if any) beneath that. You can use numbers, decimals, or fractions (in the usual fraction format; eg., 2/3).

**Note **You must use the top left-hand portion of the spreadsheet for your entries. Also, blank spaces will be assumed to be zero.

When you are done, edit the remaining fields and press the buttons to carry out the computation you want.

Last Updated:* July, 1997*
Copyright © 1997 Stefan Waner