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Examplefiles warnings

asked 2019-08-18 14:40:01 -0600

updated 2019-08-19 12:09:37 -0600

Any model above 1MB IDF i pick from example files, with the corresponding epw returns thousands of errors. E.g.: ASHARAE9012016_ApartmentHighRise_Denver.idf USA_CO_Aurora-BuckleyField.ANGB.724695_TMY3.epw (this one have to retrieve from online repository of E+ but it is the same with other epw that come already).

Shouldn't it be easy to include example files warning free, or this is by design?.

It sounds not very good to include these in official distribution from users perspective, are there specific reasons ? Are these warnings too difficult to circumvent or the number of variables is just to much troublesome to have warnings free in official distribution?


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answered 2020-01-29 04:56:26 -0600

updated 2020-01-29 04:56:45 -0600

Usually, given the variable optional workflows for building the idfs in energyplus development it was decided to supply the example files like this so users could also check all the results information, since it is important for interpretation not only the building of the idf also its simulation results, so they could be improved accordingly. Although letting them like this allows users for searching information regarding the results.
It's not a wonderful but also not a bad strategy and since is obvious all inexperienced users at least surely know this, is ok. Cheers engfranc.

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