```% Boyd & Vandenberghe "Convex Optimization"
% Joëlle Skaf - 09/26/05
%
% The 'fastest mixing Markov chain problem' is to find a transition
% probability matrix P on a graph E that minimizes the mixing rate r, where
% r = max{ lambda_2, -lambda_n } with lambda_1>=...>=lambda_n being the
% eigenvalues of P.

% Generate input data
n = 5;
E = [0 1 0 1 1; ...
1 0 1 0 1; ...
0 1 0 1 1; ...
1 0 1 0 1; ...
1 1 1 1 0];

% Create and solve model
cvx_begin
variable P(n,n) symmetric
minimize(norm(P - (1/n)*ones(n)))
P*ones(n,1) == ones(n,1);
P >= 0;
P(E==0) == 0;
cvx_end
e = flipud(eig(P));
r = max(e(2), -e(n));

% Display results
disp('------------------------------------------------------------------------');
disp('The transition probability matrix of the optimal Markov chain is: ');
disp(P);
disp('The optimal mixing rate is: ');
disp(r);
```
```
Calling sedumi: 70 variables, 66 equality constraints
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SeDuMi 1.21 by AdvOL, 2005-2008 and Jos F. Sturm, 1998-2003.
Alg = 2: xz-corrector, Adaptive Step-Differentiation, theta = 0.250, beta = 0.500
eqs m = 66, order n = 26, dim = 116, blocks = 2
nnz(A) = 120 + 0, nnz(ADA) = 4356, nnz(L) = 2211
it :     b*y       gap    delta  rate   t/tP*  t/tD*   feas cg cg  prec
0 :            8.46E-01 0.000
1 :   1.74E-01 2.73E-01 0.000 0.3229 0.9000 0.9000   1.92  1  1  1.2E+00
2 :   7.18E-01 2.38E-02 0.000 0.0870 0.9900 0.9900   1.18  1  1  8.8E-02
3 :   7.50E-01 7.94E-05 0.000 0.0033 0.9990 0.9990   1.08  1  1  2.8E-04
4 :   7.50E-01 1.18E-11 0.000 0.0000 1.0000 1.0000   1.00  1  1  4.1E-11

iter seconds digits       c*x               b*y
4      0.0  10.6  7.5000000003e-01  7.5000000001e-01
|Ax-b| =   2.8e-11, [Ay-c]_+ =   5.8E-12, |x|=  2.8e+00, |y|=  5.2e+00

Detailed timing (sec)
Pre          IPM          Post
1.000E-02    2.000E-02    0.000E+00
Max-norms: ||b||=2.000000e-01, ||c|| = 1,
Cholesky |add|=0, |skip| = 0, ||L.L|| = 1.78423.
------------------------------------------------------------
Status: Solved
Optimal value (cvx_optval): +0.75
------------------------------------------------------------------------
The transition probability matrix of the optimal Markov chain is:
0.0000    0.3750    0.0000    0.3750    0.2500
0.3750    0.0000    0.3750    0.0000    0.2500
0.0000    0.3750    0.0000    0.3750    0.2500
0.3750    0.0000    0.3750    0.0000    0.2500
0.2500    0.2500    0.2500    0.2500    0.0000

The optimal mixing rate is:
0.7500

```