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Python tools for AMIRIS

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Python tools for the electricity market model AMIRIS.


pip install amirispy

You may also use pipx. For detailed information please refer to the official pipx documentation.

pipx install amirispy


Currently, there are three distinct commands available:

  • amiris install: installation of the latest AMIRIS version to your computer
  • amiris run: perform a full workflow by compiling the .pb file from your scenario.yaml, executing AMIRIS, and converting results
  • amiris comparison: compare the results of two different AMIRIS runs to check them for their equivalence

amiris install

Downloads and installs the latest open access AMIRIS instance.

Option Action
-u or --url URL to download AMIRIS from (default: latest AMIRIS artifact from
-t or --target Folder to install amiris-core_<version>-jar-with-dependencies.jar to (default: ./)

amiris run

Compile scenario, execute AMIRIS, and extract results.

Option Action
-j or --jar Path to amiris-core_<version>-jar-with-dependencies.jar
-s or --scenario Path to scenario.yaml
-o or --output Directory to write output to

amiris compare

Compare if results of two AMIRIS runs and equivalent.

Option Action
-e or --expected Path to folder with expected results
-t or --test Path to folder with results to test
-i or --ignore Optional list of file names to not be compared


You reach the help menu at any point using -h or --help which gives you a list of all available options, e.g.:

amiris --help


You may define a logging level or optional log file as first arguments in your workflow using any of the following arguments:

Option Action
-l or --log Sets the logging level. Default is error. Options are debug, info, warning, warn, error, critical.
-lf or --logfile Sets the logging file. Default is None. If None is provided, all logs get only printed to the console.

Example: amiris --log debug --logfile my/log/file.txt install



Available Support

This is a purely scientific project by (at the moment) one research group. Thus, there is no paid technical support available.

If you experience any trouble with AMIRIS, you may contact the developers at the openMod-Forum or via Please report bugs and make feature requests by filing issues following the provided templates (see also CONTRIBUTING). For substantial enhancements, we recommend that you contact us via for working together on the code in common projects or towards common publications and thus further develop AMIRIS.

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