I'm new to Matlab and I need to crate a state transition matrix for a CTMC (continnuous time Markov chain) and i have not found any code, that would help me do so.
I have a table of survay data of bridge elements rated from 1 to 4, seperated by about 3 years, with 1 beeing the best state (like new) and 4 describing an element that needs replacement. Elements cant reach a beter state than it previosly had.
I need to create a transition matrix Q that would indicate the likelyhood of an element moving from one state to another every year.
The end result should be a 4x4 matrix. There is 3076 lines of data( excluding the heading) if its relevant.
I hope you can help me.