On Zero avoiding Transition Probabilities of an r-node Tandem Queue - a Combinatorial Approach

Walter Böhm, J. L. Jain, Sri Gopal Mohanty

Publication: Working/Discussion PaperWU Working Paper


In this paper we present a simple combinatorial approach for the derivation of zero avoiding transition probabilities in a Markovian r- node series Jackson network. The method we propose offers two advantages: first, it is conceptually simple because it is based on transition counts between the nodes and does not require a tensor representation of the network. Second, the method provides us with a very efficient technique for numerical computation of zero avoiding transition probabilities.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationVienna
PublisherDepartment of Statistics and Mathematics, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business
Publication statusPublished - 1992

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NameForschungsberichte / Institut für Statistik

WU Working Paper Series

  • Forschungsberichte / Institut für Statistik

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