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how does get_trend_sum() api work?

asked 2022-01-28 10:46:10 -0600

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updated 2022-01-28 15:06:27 -0600

If the simulation comes to the 100th timesteps, what will get_trend_sum(state, handles, 3) return?

the sum of timesteps from 97, 98, 99? or 1~97? or 98, 99, 100?

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answered 2022-09-06 03:52:41 -0600

Read the documentation: https://nrel.github.io/EnergyPlus/api...

Parameters trend_handle – An integer returned from the get_trend_handle function. count – The number of time steps to search back in history to evaluate this function.

Returns Floating point value representation of the specific evaluation.

Whether it will get 97, 98, 99 or 98, 99, 100 depends on when your callback happens (at the beginning of the timestep or at the end, before or after the new incoming value is added).

Note that it is pretty pointless (and more confusing IMHO) to use these E+-provided trend sum/average ones in python. Instead just make a python list (or numpy array, or whatever) of your historical values and compute the average/sum yourself using python's sum and mean

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