### What does **stochastic matrix** mean?

# Definitions for stochastic matrix

sto·chas·tic matrix

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### Wiktionary

stochastic matrixnoun

A matrix having the property that the entries in each column are non-negative, real and sum to 1.

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Stochastic matrix

In mathematics, a stochastic matrix is a matrix used to describe the transitions of a Markov chain. Each of its entries is a nonnegative real number representing a probability. It has found use in probability theory, statistics and linear algebra, as well as computer science. There are several different definitions and types of stochastic matrices: In the same vein, one may define stochastic vector as a vector whose elements are nonnegative real numbers which sum to 1. Thus, each row of a right stochastic matrix is a stochastic vector. A common convention in English language mathematics literature is to use row vectors of probabilities and right stochastic matrices rather than column vectors of probabilities and left stochastic matrices; this article follows that convention.

### Numerology

Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of stochastic matrix in Chaldean Numerology is:

**6**Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of stochastic matrix in Pythagorean Numerology is:

**4**

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