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Python direct-mode interface to OpenDSS

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# [![Travis Build Status](]( [![Appveyor Build Status](]( [![codecov](]( [![PyPI](]( [![Documentation](]( is a Python package implements a “direct” library interface to [OpenDSS]( using [dss_python]( OpenDSS is an open-source distribution system simulator. See [OpenDSSDirect.jl]( for a similar package in Julia.

This package is available for Windows, Mac and Linux.

### Documentation

The documentation for this package can be found [here](

### Installation

Recommended: Install Python using Miniconda or Anaconda

Open a command line interface and type the following.

`bash pip install '[extras]' `

See [installation]( instructions for more information.

### Troubleshooting

It is recommended to use conda to install pandas, which is currently a dependency of this package. This package interfaces with OpenDSS using the “direct” library interface, so a good understanding of OpenDSS will help troubleshooting. There are plenty of useful resources located [here](

If you are having issues using this Python interface, feel free to open an Issue on GitHub [here](

### Thanks

Thanks to @tshort, Davis, @temcdrm, @GordStephen, @Muxelmann and @PMeira for their contributions.

See @Muxelmann’s repo [here]( on how to build OpenDSS for Linux.

See @PMeira’s repo [here]( for the interface used in this package.

See @PMeira’s repo [here]( for changes to OpenDSS for maintaining cross platform compatibility.

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