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Fig. 3. Graphical illustration of a sequence of recursive calls made in Initialization of the UCB sampling algorithm, where each circle corresponds to a simulated state, each arrow with associated action signiﬁes a sampling for the action (and a recursive call), and the boldface number near each arrow indicates the sequencing for the recursive calls (for simplicity, an entire Loop process is signiﬁed by a single number) ˆ Ni (x, a). , upwards for maximization problems and downwards for minimization problems such as the inventory control problem).
5. Modiﬁed UCB algorithm for minimization problems there are just two actions (order or no order), whereas in case (ii), the number of actions depends on the capacity limit. The examples presented here were chosen to be simple enough to allow the optimal solution to be determined by standard techniques once the distribution is given, so that the performance of the algorithms could be evaluated. However, the algorithms themselves use no knowledge of the underlying probability distributions driving the randomness in the systems, speciﬁcally in this case the demand distribution.
On the other hand, “sampling” will be reserved to indicate a means by which the next action or policy is chosen to be simulated. 4 also includes a brief discussion on simulation-based algorithms), which become the method of choice in settings where (i) either the transition function/probabilities are not explicitly known or it is computationally infeasible to use them, due to the size of the state space, or (ii) the one-stage reward is stochastic with its distribution not explicitly known. , the semiconductor fabrication facility simulation model described earlier.