A rich toolkit of using the whole building simulation program 'EnergyPlus'(<https://energyplus.net>), which enables programmatic navigation, modification of 'EnergyPlus' models and makes it less painful to do parametric simulations and analysis.

Details

eplusr provides a rich toolkit of using EnergyPlus directly in R, which enables programmatic navigation, modification of EnergyPlus models and makes it less painful to do parametric simulations and analysis.

Features

  • Download and install EnergyPlus in R

  • Read, parse and modify EnergyPlus:

    • Input Data File (IDF)

    • Weather File (EPW)

    • Report Data Dictionary (RDD) & Meter Data Dictionary (MDD)

    • Error File (ERR)

  • Modify multiple versions of IDFs and run corresponding EnergyPlus both in the background and in the front

  • Rich-featured interfaces to query and modify IDFs

  • Automatically handle referenced fields and validate input during modification

  • Take fully advantage of most common used data structure for data science in R – data.frame

    • Extract model, weather data into data.frames

    • Modify multiple objects via data.frames input

    • Query output via SQL in Tidy format which is much better for data analysis and visualization

  • Provide a simple yet extensible prototype of conducting parametric simulations and collect all results in one go

  • A pure R-based version updater transition() which is much faster than VersionUpdater distributed with EnergyPlus

See also