https://hal.inria.fr/hal-03008556v3Fayolle, GuyGuyFayolleSPECFUN - Symbolic Special Functions : Fast and Certified - Inria Saclay - Ile de France - Inria - Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en AutomatiqueRITS - Robotics & Intelligent Transportation Systems - Inria de Paris - Inria - Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en AutomatiqueIasnogorodski, RoudolfRoudolfIasnogorodskiSPCPA - Saint Petersburg State Chemical Pharmaceutical UniversityConditions for some non stationary random walks in the quarter plane to be singular or of genus 0HAL CCSD2021Algebraic curvefunctional equationgenerating functiongenusquarterplaneRiemann surfacesingular random walk[MATH.MATH-PR] Mathematics [math]/Probability [math.PR]Fayolle, Guy2021-01-10 11:51:132023-03-15 08:56:162021-01-11 09:18:31enJournal articleshttps://hal.inria.fr/hal-03008556v2application/pdf3We analyze the kernel K(x,y,t) of the basic functional equation associated with the tri-variate counting generating function (CGF) of walks in the quarter plane. In this short paper, taking t ∈]0, 1[, we provide the conditions on the jump probabilities {pi,j ’s} to decide whether walks are singular or regular, as defined in [3, Section 2.3]. These conditions are independent of t ∈]0, 1[ and given in terms of step set configurations. We also find the configurations for the kernel to be of genus 0, knowing that the genus is always ≤1. All these conditions are very similar to that of the stationary case considered in [3]. Our results extend the work [2], which considers only the special situation where t ∈]0, 1[ is a transcendental number over the field Q(pi,j). In addition, when p(0,0) = 0, our classification holds for all t ∈]0, +∞].