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** Severe ** ExternalInterface: Did not find file "socket.cfg". ** ~~~ ** This file needs to be in same directory as in.idf.

asked 2019-04-18 11:44:50 -0500

Dilruba's avatar

updated 2019-04-19 14:45:28 -0500

I am trying to simulate the IDF file provided with the legacy example of MLE+ tool. It is in version 8.9 so I have installed EnergyPlus 8.9. But after running this , it is showing me the above mentioned error. Can anyone help me to solve this issue asap???

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@michael Wetter

any ideas about EnergyPlus not finding this socket.cfg file when working with MLE+?

Aaron Boranian's avatar Aaron Boranian  ( 2019-04-18 15:00:08 -0500 )edit

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answered 2019-04-24 12:43:20 -0500

Dilruba's avatar

I was able to solve the problem. I have installed the latest version MLE+ which have been developed for EnergyPlus 9.1.0 and as well as installed EnergyPlus 9.1.0 and also selected the java version as per the requirement of MLE+ installation file. Then it worked.

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Can you point me to where I can download the latest version of MLE+? This is the latest version I can find on github but it's 5 years old, and the upenn link no longer works.

ericmartinpe's avatar ericmartinpe  ( 2019-04-24 18:18:59 -0500 )edit

You can download it from here :

Dilruba's avatar Dilruba  ( 2019-04-24 23:15:50 -0500 )edit

answered 2019-04-18 11:50:53 -0500

updated 2019-04-18 11:53:31 -0500

I Google this question and found this from Thierry Stephane Nouidui, PhD at the Simulation Research Group Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory at this post:

you should use Java 7 which is the version used to compile current release. You might be able to set the path to your JAVA_HOME to Java 7 so you can keep using Java 8 for other applications.

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Thank you for your suggestion.... I have tried that but the error is not being solved.

Dilruba's avatar Dilruba  ( 2019-04-18 14:14:28 -0500 )edit

You may want to try the same example using the BCVTB instead. Otherwise, I will suggest to contact the MLE+ developers.

Thierry Nouidui's avatar Thierry Nouidui  ( 2019-04-23 07:53:58 -0500 )edit

Thank you for suggesting that. I will try that out.

Dilruba's avatar Dilruba  ( 2019-04-23 13:23:03 -0500 )edit

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