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Data Viewer like DView but for Sub-hourly Data

asked 2017-10-25 15:48:28 -0500

updated 2017-10-25 16:07:00 -0500

I really like the data viewer, DView for reading and formatting hourly data. However, a limitation of DView is that it cannot read sub-hourly timestep data.

Are there any alternative data viewing and formatting tools for reading output data from EnergyPlus that is sub-hourly?

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This DView can read and plot sub-hourly data directly from the EnergyPlus sql file.

Eric Ringold gravatar image Eric Ringold  ( 2017-10-25 18:03:20 -0500 )edit

Hi Eric, this is perfect! Thank you. I wish you posted as an answer so that I can mark it as correct.

JustinShultz gravatar image JustinShultz  ( 2017-10-26 13:47:35 -0500 )edit

Hi Eric, thanks for the answer. I'd just like to add that DView does not read the timeseries data accurately from the .csv files generated by EnergyPlus. However, it works great with timeseries data in .sql files. You probably said the same thing, but it took me sometime to realize it works with one but not the other.

hnagda gravatar image hnagda  ( 2019-03-11 19:39:03 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-10-25 18:48:45 -0500

There is a free ESO viewer called Results Viewer that DesignBuilder created. It allows you to plot outputs at multiple frequencies, including sub-hourly. You can also load multiple ESO files to generate plots of the same outputs from different simulations.

You can also check a related post about output processing.

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Hi Aaron, thank you for your answer, this was very helpful. I prefer DView over Results Viewer but it solved my problem.

JustinShultz gravatar image JustinShultz  ( 2017-10-26 13:48:50 -0500 )edit

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