MRIO numbers magically change

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    jenny
    An early version of V3 would cumulate induced effects, so make sure you have the latest version (under Help > Check for Updates). The current version is 3.0.13.2 (you can see your version unter Help > About). I ran an MRIO with Alabama connected to another state, exported the results, then re-ran the analysis, and received the same results each time. If after updating your software you are still experiencing this issue, please give us as much detail as you can about your impact set-up so we can try to identify the problem.
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    PaulG
    I have the latest version, so that's not the problem. Here's what I did. I have survey data for mining industry jobs, so I'm calculating the direct and induced effects of eliminating those jobs. So for Minnesota, the number of coal mining jobs is 183. So I entered -183 into "employment" in setup activities and ran the model. I did that for every state. Then I ran an MRIO analysis for Minnesota, linking it to every other state. In this case, I linked each state individually to Minnesota, so I did 50 runs. For the Michigan run, I got indirect -0.3, induced -0.2, total -0.5. I just did the run again and got indirect -4.7, induced -3.8, for a total of -8.5. On other states, I linked all 50 states to one state at once and did one run. As you can imagine, that run took several hours. Thanks for your help.
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    jenny
    Hi Paul, here are a couple other things to check: 1. Occasionally when running Help > Check for Updates, a user's firewall stops the information late enough in the process so the update gets downloaded but the .exe file does not get executed because of permissions. So the software sees that it downloaded the update but doesn't realize that it wasn't executed. Also, when you do run an update, it updates components on your computer, not the IMPLAN Appliance itself, so if you then move the Appliance to a different computer and use it there, the software will no longer be up to date. So the surest way to check that you are up-to-date is to check the version of your software under Help > About. The current version is 3.0.13.2. 2. If you are not rebuilding a new model for each MRIO linkage, that will cause issues with increased counting. Once two models have been linked (i.e., Minnesota linked to Michigan), you can't attach them to any other models without getting double counting. You would need to build a new Minnesota model, and then link it to North Dakota, for example. If you are still experiencing problems after running these checks, please call us at 651-439-4421 and we'll work together to get it figured out.
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