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The DiscreteMarkovProcess defined in Mathematica can be passed to Graph to visualize it. It is exactly what I have done.

Graph[hmm];

enter image description here

Which is almost fine except that I want to put characters from "A" to "U" instead of numbers from 1 to 21 inside the vertexes. I tried using

Graph[hmm, VertexLabels -> Thread[Range[21]->CharacterRange["A","U"]]]

This outputs enter image description here

I want the letters back into the center of vertexes, According to documentation I can use Placed, however doing

Graph[hmm, VertexLabels -> Placed[Thread[Range[21]->CharacterRange["A","U"]]],Center]

outputs enter image description here

How can I Fix this?

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You can create hmm using

p= Table[1/21//N,{21}];
tm = Table[If[j == i + 2, 0.9, If[j == i + 1, 0.1, 0]], {i, 1, 21}, {j, 1, 21}];
hmm = DiscreteMarkovProcess[p,tm];
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    $\begingroup$ Graph[hmm, VertexLabels -> Thread[Range[ 21] -> (Placed[#, Center] & /@ CharacterRange["A", "U"])]] is your after?Could I vote to colse it as a mistake? $\endgroup$ – yode May 1 '17 at 14:32
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, thank you. I see now the that the issue was that Placed is not Listable? Then why would something like VertexLables->Placed["Name",Center] work? Also how could I understand the black thingines inside the graph of my version? I'd appreciate it if you post explanations to those questions as well as your solution as an asnwer. $\endgroup$ – Vahagn Tumanyan May 1 '17 at 14:34
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Graph[hmm,
  VertexLabels -> Table[i -> Placed[ToUpperCase[Alphabet[]][[i]], Center], {i, 21}],
  GraphLayout -> "SpringEmbedding",
  ImageSize -> Large]

graph

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Also:

VertexReplace[Graph[hmm, GraphLayout -> {"LayeredEmbedding", "Orientation" -> Left}],
 Thread[Range@21 -> CharacterRange["A", "U"]]]

Mathematica graphics

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