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Why does datapoint.zip exist?

asked 2018-08-27 15:22:20 -0600

Determinant gravatar image

updated 2019-02-14 15:38:33 -0600

Is data_point.zip an exact copy of the run directory? If so, why are there both the run directory and a compressed version of the run directory?

Is there a way to disable the creation of data_point.zip? I'm not running anything on the cloud. but my large runs are taking forever to compress, adding 15+ minutes to run time.

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@Determinant while not a direct solution to having data_point.zip not made, one option to make it smaller is a reporting measure that throw away many of the files from the run directory prior to the zip being made. If you are are interested in that I can add an answer with the relevant ruby code. I don't think we currently have that measure published anywhere. We have used it on large analyses with lots of time series results.

David Goldwasser gravatar imageDavid Goldwasser ( 2019-02-14 10:08:34 -0600 )edit

Thanks @David Goldwasser, yes, please post that. Maybe it can help out.

Determinant gravatar imageDeterminant ( 2019-02-14 15:37:25 -0600 )edit

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answered 2018-09-08 02:49:45 -0600

Avi gravatar image

I believe it has to do with cloud simulation. I found some clues here and here.

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That's kind of what I suspected but in that case, it's using up disk space without serving a purpose from what I can see. I run Radiance and so the file can be 300+MB.

Determinant gravatar imageDeterminant ( 2018-09-08 20:09:30 -0600 )edit

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