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Original Question: Has anyone noticed that there is variation in year 0 amounts in state classes areas within a stratum? I would expect variation in year 1 of course, but it seems like year 0 should only have the exact value coming in from an initial conditions spreadsheet. Help??

Non-spatial initial conditions for each cell are sampled randomly from the initial distribution specified. So initial conditions will vary randomly for each Monte Carlo iteration. You can initialize precisely (i.e. without sampling) by specifying a value for each cell using the Spatial Initial Conditions.