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Getting Eppy Results

asked 2018-02-15 11:41:59 -0600

BenGsykes gravatar image


I'm working with EnergyPlus and Eppy for a project at university. I've got an example file to run within spyder, although I don't get any results. Is there a way to print the results?

Thanks Ben Sykes

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Define results? Do you want to inspect the IDF file after modification? Or are you talking about the simulation results?

Julien Marrec gravatar image Julien Marrec  ( 2018-02-16 02:30:38 -0600 )edit

Sorry Julien, I mean the simulation results. The file seems to run, but I get nothing in the terminal or the console. Sorry for the confusion, still learning the system. Thanks Ben

BenGsykes gravatar image BenGsykes  ( 2018-02-16 04:03:28 -0600 )edit

Normally I use esoreader to parse the output while staying in the python ecosystem

Jamie Bull gravatar image Jamie Bull  ( 2018-02-17 09:42:18 -0600 )edit

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answered 2018-02-16 09:05:54 -0600

updated 2018-02-16 09:06:33 -0600

As far as I know Eppy doesn't include any results viewing capability. Check the run folder, you should have the HTML, SQL (if requested), etc. You can query these using python but you'll need to write your own code.

You can also look at the HTML in your browser, and you could view the SQL file in a third party tool such as DView, which comes with OpenStudio or in standalone version here

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Here's the documentation for viewing outputs:

MatthewSteen gravatar image MatthewSteen  ( 2018-02-16 10:04:57 -0600 )edit

Is there a way to change the name of the output files when running energyplus simulation use eppy? The default name is eplusout, it will be great if another name can be assigned. Thanks

Amy Lee gravatar image Amy Lee  ( 2021-06-28 12:13:45 -0600 )edit

@Amy Lee, read the docs: or just do help( Pass output_prefix, eg'myfile')

Julien Marrec gravatar image Julien Marrec  ( 2021-06-30 04:23:15 -0600 )edit

Thank you :)

Amy Lee gravatar image Amy Lee  ( 2021-06-30 10:31:28 -0600 )edit

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