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How to change to Fahrenheit and how to see raw data from results

asked 2014-12-04 16:51:44 -0500

jeff.lee812's avatar

updated 2017-06-07 18:15:09 -0500

Quick question:

I have my simulation results and I like the results viewer, but is there a way I can change the units to Fahrenheit instead of Celsius?

On another note, I want to do my own data processing. Where can I find the raw data output for the output variables I specified?


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answered 2014-12-04 17:32:19 -0500

There is no way to change results from SI to IP units in ResultsViewer.

The raw EnergyPlus results live in the eplusout.sql file. You can access the information in this file using the SqlFile class in the OpenStudio SDK. You basically write SQL queries to pull the information out. I use the firefox addon called "SQLite Manager" to load the eplusout.sql file, browse the results, and test my queries.

You can use the Measure Wizard on the Measures tab of the OpenStudio Application or PAT to create a new ReportingMeasure, and the measure.rb file will have some examples of accessing data from the sql file.

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My answer here goes a little more into using "SQLite Manager" in Firefox.

MarkAdams's avatar MarkAdams  ( 2014-12-04 18:32:20 -0500 )edit

answered 2014-12-05 00:26:04 -0500

updated 2014-12-05 01:14:58 -0500

See this question for code and instructions to write a quick measure that will display results in IP units. The measure also makes EnergyPlus output delimited, HMTL, and XML result files.

OpenStudio doesn't create the OutputVariable CSV file but you can run the out.idf file through EnergyPlus to create it. To view these I'd suggest taking a look at DView which is nice for viewing 8760 data in CSV format.

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