Stochastic models require a random seed value for the pseudorandom number generator. In this case model runs cannot be reproduced since the model random number generator is initialized with different values for each model run. Specifying the fixed seed value, you initialize the model random number generator with the same value for each model run, thus the model runs are reproducible.To set up random number generator seed
If the model does not receive any external input (either data or user actions), the behavior of the model in two simulations with the same initial seeds is identical. The random number generator is initialized once when the model is created and is not reinitialized between model replications.
some rare cases the model may output
non-reproducible results even with the option Fixed
seed (reproducible experiments) being
selected. These situations are described here.