Utilities to set up and analyze Modelica simulation experiments
- Auto-generate simulation scripts,
- Run model executables with varying parameters,
- Browse data,
- Perform custom calculations, and
- Produce various plots and diagrams.
The figures are generated via matplotlib, which offers a rich set of plotting routines. ModelicaRes includes convenient functions to automatically pre-format and label some figures, like xy plots, Bode and Nyquist plots, and Sankey diagrams. ModelicaRes can be scripted or run from a Python interpreter with math and matrix functions from NumPy.
An installable copy of this package can be downloaded from the main project site or the PyPI page. To install the package, first download and extract it. Then run the set up script (setup.py) from the base folder. On Windows, use the following command:
python setup.py install
On Linux, use:
sudo python setup.py install
The matplotlibrc file in the base folder has some recommended revisions to matplotlib’s defaults. To use it, copy or move the file to the working directory or matplotlib’s configuration directory. See http://matplotlib.org/users/customizing.html for details.
The main author is Kevin Davies. Kevin Bandy also helped in the development of this package. Third-party code has been included from Jason Grout (ArrowLine class), Jason Heeris (efficient base-10 logarithm), Richard Murray (python-control), and Joerg Raedler (method to expand a Modelica variable tree - from DyMat).
ModelicaRes is published under the terms of the BSD license (see LICENSE.txt). Please share any modifications you make (preferably on a Github fork from https://github.com/kdavies4/ModelicaRes) so that others may benefit from your work.
The pysimulator, BuildingsPy, DyMat, and awesim projects provide related Python modules. pysimulator includes an elaborate GUI and supports the Functional Model Interface (FMI). BuildingsPy has a Tester class that can be used for unit testing. DyMat has functions to export Modelica simulation data to comma separated values (CSV), Gnuplot, MATLAB®, and Network Common Data Form (netCDF). awesim provides tools to help run simulation experiments and organize the results.