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get current zone timestep num in Python EMS?

asked 2021-07-01 13:52:29 -0500

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updated 2021-07-02 12:34:49 -0500

I am trying and cannot find an EMS sensor or output variable that returns the present runtime zone timestep within the hours. Thanks

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answered 2021-07-01 16:20:31 -0500

It sounds like you're looking for the ZoneTimeStep built-in EMS variable.

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Yes, thank you. I need the TimeStepNum built-in. However, I am using the Python API and do not see this available with the Python EMS Data Transfer/Exchange API 0.2. Do you know if there is another way to fetch it via Python? (I have made the title more specific)

mechyai's avatar mechyai  ( 2021-07-02 12:29:24 -0500 )edit

It was pointed out to me that you can retrieve TimeStepNum from the zone_time_step_number method. Apparently it was renamed for python EMS. (And for completeness, you can retrieve ZoneTimeStep from the zone_time_step method.)

shorowit's avatar shorowit  ( 2021-07-07 19:31:17 -0500 )edit

Thank you, this is exactly what I was looking for.

mechyai's avatar mechyai  ( 2021-07-12 11:06:33 -0500 )edit

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