setting up resstock runs on local windows computer

asked 2020-12-22 19:40:51 -0500

willyJohan's avatar

I'm trying to set up ResStock to run on my windows machine to better understand the workflow and run a few small tests, but I can't get buildstock (or anything else) to run. I am not at all proficient with all the tools and environments required to run this, so forgive any obvious errors.

here are what I've tried

1) I Download Docker Desktop Community

2) I ensured that python was installed by typing 'python' into PowerShell, which showed me I had v3.9

3) I downloaded the ResStock files from:

4) I downloaded the BuildStockBatch files form:

5) I went to the directory where I had saved C:\buildstockbatch-develop and entered "pip install -e ." this at first looked promising but ended with an error, some research on the error made me think that I needed to change my containers in docker to Linux (I have zero idea what this actually means, but did not seem promising for a windows install) which I did. After which I again entered "pip install -e ." and a bunch of stuff seemed to happen, things were downloaded, status bars were statusing, it was all very exciting

6) unfortunately, when I enter "buildstock_docker --help" in PowerShell I get an error that the term is not recognized

anyhow, any thoughts on where I’ve gone wrong would be great.

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Hi, did you managed? I have the same problems :(. I have no idea what to do next :(

Mikk's avatar Mikk  ( 2022-03-22 22:45:03 -0500 )edit

I've not had much success beyond this. I was able to get something up and running by using the run_analysis.rb script found in the workflow directory in the latest version of resstock, see here for the documentation. unfortunately one is not able to use the residential_quota_downselect sampler (nor the precomputed sampler as far as i could tell) which is what i needed so i had to go a different direction. If you figure something out please update this thread as I'd still like to incorporate ResStock in the future.

willyJohan's avatar willyJohan  ( 2022-03-23 17:42:32 -0500 )edit

Thanks! It seems quite tricky. I am trying both option - small scale run with OpenStudio CLI - have you tried that?

And large scale by buildstockbatch. At the moment I dont have sucess neither of the paths :(. If I figure something out I let you know. Your purpose is science for large scale simulation?

Mikk's avatar Mikk  ( 2022-03-24 14:10:40 -0500 )edit

I'm having the exact same issue (#6 above). I've installed the library successfully using the code shown here: https://buildstockbatch.readthedocs.i...

But "buildstock_docker" is unrecognized for me as well.

I'm trying to run ResStock via AWS and Docker (rather than running locally), so I wouldn't be able to use the run_analysis.rb script mentioned above. Any updates?

Thalib Razi's avatar Thalib Razi  ( 2022-04-11 11:26:18 -0500 )edit