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Does "probabilistic" actually mean not determined?

Thank you. That is helpful. Would you say you subscribe to something like "adequate determinism"? ...sorry, you cannot view external links. To see them, please REGISTER or LOGIN (see chart, first column) I'm sure I should be able to glean this from the explanations but it doesn't seem obvious to me.

Quote from: cheryl j on 26/01/2015 01:48:52Thank you. That is helpful. Would you say you subscribe to something like "adequate determinism"? ...sorry, you cannot view external links. To see them, please REGISTER or LOGIN (see chart, first column) I'm sure I should be able to glean this from the explanations but it doesn't seem obvious to me. No!I don't get drawn into interpretations or philosophy.

"A stochastic process is simply a probability process; that is, any process in nature whose evolution we can analyze successfully in terms of probability." and "Stochastic models can be contrasted with deterministic models. A deterministic model is speciﬁed by a set of equations that describe exactly how the system will evolve over time. In a stochastic model, the evolution is at least partially random and if the process is run several times, it will not give identical results. Diﬀerent runs of a stochastic process are often called realisations of the process.

How do stochastic processes or functions work? I tried reading the wikipedia article, but it was tough sledding.