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May 26, 2017 at 5:29 pm #4411
Because STSMs are stochastic, the state class of each cell is a random variable. As a result in ST-Sim the initial state of each cell is sampled from a distribution for each Monte Carlo realization. The distribution used to set this initial state will depend on your model settings – it can be configured to be anything you like. Often, however, the initial state class of each cell is specified as a multinomial distribution.