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What is the difference between a stochastic and a deterministic policy?

In reinforcement learning, there are the concepts of stochastic (or probabilistic) and deterministic policies. What is the difference between them?
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What is the motivation behind using a deterministic policy?

What is the motivation behind using a deterministic policy? Given that the environment is uncertain, it seems stochastic policy makes more sense.
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Is the optimal policy always stochastic if the environment is also stochastic?

Is the optimal policy always stochastic (that is, a map from states to a probability distribution over actions) if the environment is also stochastic? Intuitively, if the environment is ...
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Can Q-learning be used to derive a stochastic policy?

In my understanding, Q-learning gives you a deterministic policy. However, can we use some technique to build a meaningful stochastic policy from the learned Q values? I think that simply using a ...