Random Fields

29 Aug 2014 22:09

Stochastic processes where the index variable is space, or something space-like. (Formally, one-dimensional space works a lot like time; and space-time works a lot like a higher-dimensional space, though not always.) This is of course important for modeling spatial and spatio-temporal data, but also data on networks, and statistical mechanics.

See also: Cellular Automata; Interacting Particle Systems