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Re: Can anyone clarify?

Monte Carlo Simulations give results and the probability of those results being correct. Given that, that "certainty" in the article seems to refer probability (possibly +confidence level) and not to a mathematical certainty (100% probability)

As for the probabilistic vs determinsitic: probabilistic models include some randomness (or probabilities) so multiple runs won't produce the same output, deterministic models are same input, same output (but if you don't really have all the variables, as in weather forecasting, your output isn't going to be so accurate)

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