Use a specific EnergyPlus Input Data Dictionary (IDD) file

use_idd(idd, download = FALSE)

download_idd(ver = "latest", dir = ".")

avail_idd()

is_avail_idd(ver)

Arguments

idd

Either a path, a connection, or literal data (either a single string or a raw vector) to an EnergyPlus Input Data Dictionary (IDD) file, usually named as Energy+.idd, or a valid version of IDD, e.g. 8.9, "8.9.0".

download

If TRUE and argument idd, the IDD file will be downloaded from EnergyPlus GitHub Repository, and saved to tempdir(). It will be parsed after it is downloaded successfully. A special value of "auto" can be given, which will automatically download corresponding IDD file if the Idd object is currently not available. It is useful in case when you only want to edit an EnergyPlus Input Data File (IDF) directly but do not want to install whole EnergyPlus software. Default is FALSE.

ver

A valid EnergyPlus version, e.g. 8, 8.7, "8.7" or "8.7.0". For download_idd(), the special value "latest", which is default, means the latest version.

dir

A directory to indicate where to save the IDD file. Default: current working directory.

Value

  • use_idd() returns an Idd object

  • download_idd() returns an invisible integer 0 if succeed. Also an attribute named file which is the full path of the downloaded IDD file;

  • avail_idd() returns a numeric_version vector or NULL if no available Idd object found.

  • is_avail_idd() returns a single logical vector.

Details

use_idd() takes a valid version or a path of an EnergyPlus Input Data Dictionary (IDD) file, usually named "Energy+.idd" and return an Idd object. For details on Idd class, please see Idd.

download_idd() downloads specified version of EnergyPlus IDD file from EnergyPlus GitHub Repository. It is useful in case where you only want to edit an EnergyPlus Input Data File (IDF) directly but do not want to install whole EnergyPlus software.

avail_idd() returns versions of all cached Idd object.

is_avail_idd() returns TRUE if input version of IDD file has been parsed and cached.

eplusr tries to detect all installed EnergyPlus in default installation locations when loading. If argument idd is a version, eplusr will try the follow ways sequentially to find corresponding IDD:

  • The cached Idd object of that version

  • "Energy+.idd" file distributed with EnergyPlus of that version (see avail_eplus()).

  • The "VX-Y-Z-Energy+.idd" file distributed along with IDFVersionUpdater from the latest EnergyPlus detected.

See also

Idd Class for parsing, querying and making modifications to EnergyPlus IDD file

Examples

if (FALSE) { # get all available Idd version avail_idd() # check if specific version of Idd is available is_avail_idd(8.5) # download latest IDD file from EnergyPlus GitHub repo download_idd("latest", tempdir()) # use specific version of Idd # only works if EnergyPlus v8.8 has been found or Idd v8.8 exists use_idd(8.8) # If Idd object is currently not avail_idd, automatically download IDD file # from EnergyPlus GitHub repo and parse it use_idd(8.8, download = "auto") # now Idd v8.8 should be available is_avail_idd(8.8) # get specific version of parsed Idd object use_idd(8.8) avail_idd() # should contain "8.8.0" }