MATLAB: Random Walk on 2D Modification

random walk

I have 2D random walk code part for neutrons. However, the code includes some conditions, 2 of them are:
  • on the next step the neutron cannot step back, but only forward, left or right ,
  • the probability to go forward is twice more than changing a direction
I could not modified the code for "cannot step back" part. Also, i have no idea how to make the probability is doubled for not changing direction. Since, if it's once changed direction it has the change to go straight forward is still doubled.
Here's the code:
clc;
clearvars;
N = 100; % Length of the x-axis, also known as the length of the random walks.
M = 100; % The amount of random walks.
x_t(1) = 0;
y_t(1) = 0;
for m=1:M
for n = 1:N
A = sign(randn);
x_t(n+1) = x_t(n) + A;
A = sign(randn);
y_t(n+1) = y_t(n) + A;
end
plot(x_t, y_t);
hold on
end
grid on;
set(gcf, 'Units', 'Normalized', 'Outerposition', [0, 0.05, 1, 0.95]);
axis square;

Best Answer

dd = randi(4)
for ss = 1:500
rr = rand;
if rr < 1/4
dd = 1+mod(dd,4) %next higher direction
elseif rr < 1/2
dd = 1+mod(dd-2,4) %next lower direction
end % 50 percent stays same direction
if dd==1
yy=yy+1; %north
elseif dd==2
xx=xx+1; %east
elseif dd==3
yy=yy-1; %south
else
xx=xx-1; %west
end
plot here probably
end