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install energyplus in linux

asked 2020-05-10 21:57:04 -0500

yingli.lou@colorado.edu gravatar image

updated 2020-05-11 07:00:46 -0500

After I install Energyplus in the Linux system, the type of "energyplus-9.3.0" is shared library (application/x-sharedlib), which should be executable (application/x-executable) type. How could I figure out this problem?

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answered 2020-05-11 11:00:08 -0500

mwilson gravatar image

Pretty sure you just chmod +x energyplus-9.3.0 and away you go.

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Yes, I use chmod +x EnergyPlus-9.3.0-baff08990c-Linux-x86_64.sh And After that, it reminds me that

EnergyPlus install directory [/usr/local/EnergyPlus-9-3-0]: Symbolic link location

But in the folder /usr/local/EnergyPlus-9-3-0, there is no application/x-executable file

yingli.lou@colorado.edu gravatar image yingli.lou@colorado.edu  ( 2020-05-11 12:58:31 -0500 )edit

Hi, as I understood when tried to install it in Linux, there is no executable file because EnergyPlus does not have IDF Editor for Linux. If you take a look at their website, they specifically wrote that there is no graphical user interface for working with EnergyPlus in Linux. Therefore, the command prompt is used in Linux for creating EP models, and because of that, you need those links. To clarify my comment, there is no IDF Editor in Linux, only command prompt. If I am wrong, please correct me.

DavorJ gravatar image DavorJ  ( 2020-05-13 07:28:44 -0500 )edit

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