The infinite-bin model, introduced by Foss and Konstantopoulos (2003), describes the Markovian evolution of configurations of balls placed inside bins, obeying certain transition rules. We prove that we can couple the behaviour of any finite number of balls, provided at least two different transition rules are allowed. This coupling makes it possible to define the regeneration events needed by Foss and Zachary (2013) to prove convergence results for the distribution of the balls.
- infinite-bin model
- Markov chain
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Statistics and Probability
- Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty