Checks the validity of a MDP

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Description

Checks the validity of a MDP

Usage

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mdp_check(P, R)

Arguments

P

transition probability array. P can be a 3 dimensions array [S,S,A] or a list [[A]], each element containing a sparse matrix [S,S].

R

reward array. R can be a 3 dimensions array [S,S,A] or a list [[A]], each element containing a sparse matrix [S,S] or a 2 dimensional matrix [S,A] possibly sparse.

Details

mdp_check checks whether the MDP defined by the transition probability array (P) and the reward matrix (R) is valid. If P and R are correct, the function returns an empty error message. In the opposite case, the function returns an error message describing the problem.

Value

Returns a character string which is empty if the MDP is valid. In the opposite case, the variable contains problem information

Examples

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# With a non-sparse matrix
P <- array(0, c(2,2,2))
P[,,1] <- matrix(c(0.5, 0.5, 0.8, 0.2), 2, 2, byrow=TRUE)
P[,,2] <- matrix(c(0, 1, 0.1, 0.9), 2, 2, byrow=TRUE)
R <- matrix(c(5, 10, -1, 2), 2, 2, byrow=TRUE)
mdp_check(P, R)

# With a sparse matrix
P <- list()
P[[1]] <- Matrix(c(0.5, 0.5, 0.8, 0.2), 2, 2, byrow=TRUE, sparse=TRUE)
P[[2]] <- Matrix(c(0, 1, 0.1, 0.9), 2, 2, byrow=TRUE, sparse=TRUE)
mdp_check(P, R)

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