# Definitions for stochastic matrixsto·chas·tic matrix

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1. 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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1. 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

1. Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of stochastic matrix in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

2. Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of stochastic matrix in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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