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Probable Cause: Modeling with Markov Chains

By Angela B. Shiflet, George W. Shiflet and Whitney Sanders
Wofford College, Spartanburg, South Carolina

Markov Chains have numerous applications in biology from ecology to bioinformatics. This module will explore some of these applications along with the need for high performance computing in solving some of the problems.

Upon completion of this module students should be able to:

  • Effectively use Markov Chains in modeling.
  • Produce a serial and parallel implementation of Markov Chains in MatLab.
  • Produce a serial and parallel implementation of Markov Chains in C and MPI.

The module documents can be downloaded below.

Resources:

Module Document (PDF) : The module document in PDF format.

Module Document (.doc) : The module document in MS Word (.doc) format.

Module Matlab Source Files : A zip archive of the module Matlab source files.

Module Source Files in C and MPI : A zip archive of the module source files in C and MPI.

Module Data Files : A zip archive of the module data files.