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Disabling creation of .eso file with EnergyPlus

asked 2017-08-27 06:35:06 -0600

Chris's avatar

updated 2017-08-27 08:40:16 -0600

Is there a way to disable the creation of .eso files when running EnergyPlus? I'm running some large parallel simulations and the .eso files are quite big (and unnecessary?).

I'm using eppy in python at the moment to remove sql and html outputs by removing the lines in my idf files, but can't figure out if this is possible for the .eso files:

idf1.popidfobject('Output:SQLite'.upper(), 0) idf1.popidfobject('Output:VariableDictionary'.upper(), 0) idf1.popidfobject('Output:Table:SummaryReports'.upper(), 0) idf1.popidfobject('OutputControl:Table:Style'.upper(), 0)

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answered 2017-08-27 21:47:07 -0600

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The lines of code you've shown there don't suggest you are removing all the Output:Variables. A simple way of achieving your goal could be to remove all output variables, and meters. This will mean you are not writing a lot of info inot the .eso. If the .eso is empty or close to it, the file size will be small. I'd suggest thats a lot quicker and easier than trying to persuade energyplus not to produce the .eso file.

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Ah, you're absolutely right. A previous me did remove those variables, but now I had left them 'turned on'. On another note, i'm creating eplusmtr.csv and eplusout.csv files through adding OUTPUT:METER:METERFILEONLY objects in the idf. However, there is also always an being created. Do you know perhaps if that's a necessary file to create the .csv? Thanks for the help.

Chris's avatar Chris  ( 2017-08-28 06:24:41 -0600 )edit

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