IddObject {eplusr}R Documentation

EnergyPlus IDD object

Description

IddObject is an abstraction of a single object in an Idd object. It provides more detail methods to query field properties. IddObject can only be created from the parent Idd object, using ⁠$object()⁠, ⁠$object_in_group()⁠ and other equivalent. This is because that initialization of an IddObject needs some shared data from parent Idd object.

Details

There are lots of properties for every class and field. For details on the meaning of each property, please see the heading comments in the Energy+.idd file in the EnergyPlus installation path.

Methods

Public methods


Method new()

Create an IddObject object

Usage
IddObject$new(class, parent)
Arguments
class

A single integer specifying the class index or a single string specifying the class name.

parent

An Idd object or a valid input for use_idd().

Details

Note that an IddObject can be created from the parent Idd object, using ⁠$object()⁠, idd_object and other equivalent.

Returns

An IddObject object.

Examples
\dontrun{
surf <- IddObject$new("BuildingSurface:Detailed", use_idd(8.8, download = "auto"))
}


Method version()

Get the version of parent Idd

Usage
IddObject$version()
Details

⁠$version()⁠ returns the version of parent Idd in a base::numeric_version() format. This makes it easy to direction compare versions of different IddObjects, e.g. iddobj$version() > 8.6 or iddobj1$version() > iddobj2$version().

Returns

A base::numeric_version() object.

Examples
\dontrun{
# get version
surf$version()
}


Method parent()

Get parent Idd

Usage
IddObject$parent()
Details

⁠$parent()⁠ returns parent Idd object.

Returns

A Idd object.

Examples
\dontrun{
surf$parent()
}


Method group_name()

Get the group name

Usage
IddObject$group_name()
Details

⁠$group_name()⁠ returns the group name of current IddObject.

Returns

A single string.

Examples
\dontrun{
surf$group_name()
}


Method group_index()

Get the group index

Usage
IddObject$group_index()
Details

⁠$group_index()⁠ returns the group index of current IddObject. A group index is just an integer indicating its appearance order in the Idd.

Returns

A single integer.

Examples
\dontrun{
surf$group_index()
}


Method class_name()

Get the class name of current IddObject

Usage
IddObject$class_name()
Details

⁠$class_name()⁠ returns the class name of current IddObject.

Returns

A single string.

Examples
\dontrun{
surf$class_name()
}


Method class_index()

Get the class index

Usage
IddObject$class_index()
Details

⁠$class_index()⁠ returns the class index of current IddObject. A class index is just an integer indicating its appearance order in the Idd.

Returns

A single integer.

Examples
\dontrun{
surf$class_index()
}


Method class_format()

Get the class format

Usage
IddObject$class_format()
Details

⁠$class_format()⁠ returns the format of this IDD class. This format indicator is currently not used by eplusr.

Returns

A single character.

Examples
\dontrun{
surf$class_format()
}


Method min_fields()

Get the minimum field number of current class

Usage
IddObject$min_fields()
Details

⁠$min_fields()⁠ returns the minimum fields required for current class. If no required, 0 is returned.

Returns

A single integer.

Examples
\dontrun{
surf$min_fields()
}


Method num_fields()

Get the total field number of current class

Usage
IddObject$num_fields()
Details

⁠$num_fields()⁠ returns current total number of fields in current class.

Returns

A single integer.

Examples
\dontrun{
surf$num_fields()
}


Method memo()

Get the memo string of current class

Usage
IddObject$memo()
Details

⁠$memo()⁠ returns memo of current class, usually a brief description of this class.

Returns

A character vector.

Examples
\dontrun{
surf$memo()
}


Method num_extensible()

Get the field number of the extensible group in current class

Usage
IddObject$num_extensible()
Details

⁠$num_extensible()⁠ returns the field number of the extensible group in current class.

An extensible group is a set of fields that should be treated as a whole, such like the X, Y and Z vertices of a building surfaces. An extensible group should be added or deleted together.

If there is no extensible group in current class, 0 is returned.

Returns

A single integer.

Examples
\dontrun{
surf$num_extensible()
}


Method first_extensible_index()

Get the minimum field number of current class

Usage
IddObject$first_extensible_index()
Details

⁠$first_extensible_index()⁠ returns the field index of first extensible field in current class.

An extensible group is a set of fields that should be treated as a whole, such like the X, Y and Z vertices of a building surfaces. An extensible group should be added or deleted together.

If there is no extensible group in current class, 0 is returned.

Returns

A single integer.

Examples
\dontrun{
surf$first_extensible_index()
}


Method extensible_group_num()

Get the number of extensible groups in current class

Usage
IddObject$extensible_group_num()
Details

⁠$extensible_group_num()⁠ returns the number of extensible groups in current class.

An extensible group is a set of fields that should be treated as a whole, such like the X, Y and Z vertices of a building surfaces. An extensible group should be added or deleted together.

If there is no extensible group in current class, 0 is returned.

Returns

A single integer.

Examples
\dontrun{
surf$extensible_group_num()
}


Method add_extensible_group()

Add extensible groups in current class

Usage
IddObject$add_extensible_group(num = 1L)
Arguments
num

An integer indicating the number of extensible groups to be added.

Details

⁠$add_extensible_groups()⁠ adds extensible groups in this class.

An extensible group is a set of fields that should be treated as a whole, such like the X, Y and Z vertices of a building surfaces. An extensible group should be added or deleted together.

An error will be issued if current class contains no extensible group.

Returns

The modified IddObject itself.

Examples
\dontrun{
# field number before adding
surf$num_fields()
# extensible group number before adding
surf$extensible_group_num()

# add 2 more extensible groups
surf$add_extensible_group(2)

# field number after adding
surf$num_fields()
# extensible group number after adding
surf$extensible_group_num()
}


Method del_extensible_group()

Delete extensible groups in current class

Usage
IddObject$del_extensible_group(num = 1L)
Arguments
num

An integer indicating the number of extensible groups to be deleted.

Details

⁠$del_extensible_groups()⁠ deletes extensible groups in this class.

An extensible group is a set of fields that should be treated as a whole, such like the X, Y and Z vertices of a building surfaces. An extensible group should be added or deleted together.

An error will be issued if current class contains no extensible group.

Returns

The modified IddObject itself.

Examples
\dontrun{
# field number before deleting
surf$num_fields()
# extensible group number before deleting
surf$extensible_group_num()

# delete 2 more extensible groups
surf$del_extensible_group(2)

# field number after deleting
surf$num_fields()
# extensible group number after deleting
surf$extensible_group_num()
}


Method has_name()

Check if current class has name attribute

Usage
IddObject$has_name()
Details

⁠$has_name()⁠ return TRUE if current class has name attribute, and FALSE otherwise.

A class with name attribute means that objects in this class can have names.

Returns

A single logical value (TRUE or FALSE).

Examples
\dontrun{
surf$has_name()
}


Method is_required()

Check if current class is required

Usage
IddObject$is_required()
Details

⁠$is_required()⁠ returns TRUE if current class is required and FALSE otherwise.

A required class means that for any model, there should be at least one object in this class. One example is Building class.

Returns

A single logical value (TRUE or FALSE).

Examples
\dontrun{
surf$is_required()
}


Method is_unique()

Check if current class is unique

Usage
IddObject$is_unique()
Details

⁠$is_unique()⁠ returns TRUE if current class is unique and FALSE otherwise.

A unique class means that for any model, there should be at most one object in this class. One example is Building class.

Returns

A single logical value (TRUE or FALSE).

Examples
\dontrun{
surf$is_unique()
}


Method is_extensible()

Check if current class is extensible

Usage
IddObject$is_extensible()
Details

⁠$is_extensible()⁠ returns TRUE if current class is extensible and FALSE otherwise.

A extensible class means that for there are curtain number of fields in this class that can be dynamically added or deleted, such like the X, Y and Z vertices of a building surface.

Returns

A single logical value (TRUE or FALSE).

Examples
\dontrun{
surf$is_extensible()
}


Method field_name()

Get field names

Usage
IddObject$field_name(
  index = NULL,
  unit = FALSE,
  in_ip = eplusr_option("view_in_ip")
)
Arguments
index

An integer vector of field indices. If NULL, names of all fields in this class are returned. Default: NULL.

unit

If TRUE, the units of those fields are also returned. Default: FALSE.

in_ip

If in_ip, corresponding imperial units are returned. It only has effect when unit is TRUE. Default: eplusr_option("view_in_ip").

Details

⁠$field_name()⁠ returns a character vector of names of fields specified by field indices in current class.

Returns

A character vector.

Examples
\dontrun{
# get all field names
surf$field_name()

# get field units also
surf$field_name(unit = TRUE)

# get field units in IP
surf$field_name(unit = TRUE)

# change field name to lower-style
surf$field_name(unit = TRUE, in_ip = TRUE)
}


Method field_index()

Get field indices

Usage
IddObject$field_index(name = NULL)
Arguments
name

A character vector of field names. Can be in "lower-style", i.e. all spaces and dashes is replaced by underscores. If NULL, indices of all fields in this class are returned. Default: NULL.

Details

⁠$field_index()⁠ returns an integer vector of names of fields specified by field names in current class.

Returns

An integer vector.

Examples
\dontrun{
# get all field indices
surf$field_index()

# get field indices for specific fields
surf$field_index(c("number of vertices", "vertex 10 z-coordinate"))
}


Method field_type()

Get field types

Usage
IddObject$field_type(which = NULL)
Arguments
which

An integer vector of field indices or a character vector of field names in current class. If NULL, all fields in this class are used. Default: NULL.

Details

⁠$field_type()⁠ returns a character vector of field types of specified fields in current class. All possible values are:

Returns

A character vector.

Examples
\dontrun{
# get all field types
surf$field_type()

# get field types for specific fields
surf$field_type(c("name", "zone name", "vertex 10 z-coordinate"))
}


Method field_note()

Get field notes

Usage
IddObject$field_note(which = NULL)
Arguments
which

An integer vector of field indices or a character vector of field names in current class. If NULL, all fields in this class are used. Default: NULL.

Details

⁠$field_note()⁠ returns a list of character vectors that contains field notes of specified fields in current class, usually serving as field descriptions. If no notes are found for current fields, NULL is returned.

Returns

A list of character vectors.

Examples
\dontrun{
# get all field notes
surf$field_note()

# get field types for specific fields
surf$field_note(c("name", "zone name", "vertex 10 z-coordinate"))
}


Method field_unit()

Get field units

Usage
IddObject$field_unit(which = NULL, in_ip = eplusr_option("view_in_ip"))
Arguments
which

An integer vector of field indices or a character vector of field names in current class. If NULL, all fields in this class are used. Default: NULL.

in_ip

If in_ip, corresponding imperial units are returned. Default: eplusr_option("view_in_ip").

Details

⁠$field_unit()⁠ returns a character vector that contains units of specified fields in current class. If there is no unit found for current field, NA is returned.

Returns

A character vector.

Examples
\dontrun{
# get all field units
surf$field_unit()

# get field units for specific fields
surf$field_unit(c("name", "zone name", "vertex 10 z-coordinate"))
}


Method field_default()

Get field default value

Usage
IddObject$field_default(which = NULL, in_ip = eplusr_option("view_in_ip"))
Arguments
which

An integer vector of field indices or a character vector of field names in current class. If NULL, all fields in this class are used. Default: NULL.

in_ip

If in_ip, values in corresponding imperial units are returned. Default: eplusr_option("view_in_ip").

Details

⁠$field_default()⁠ returns a list that contains default values of specified fields in current class. If there is no default value found for current field, NA is returned.

Returns

A character vector.

Examples
\dontrun{
# get all field default values
surf$field_default()

# get default values for specific fields
surf$field_default(c("name", "zone name", "vertex 10 z-coordinate"))
}


Method field_choice()

Get choices of field values

Usage
IddObject$field_choice(which = NULL)
Arguments
which

An integer vector of field indices or a character vector of field names in current class. If NULL, all fields in this class are used. Default: NULL.

Details

⁠$field_value()⁠ returns a list of character vectors that contains choices of specified field values in current class. If there is no choice found for current field, NULL is returned.

Returns

A list of character vectors.

Examples
\dontrun{
# get all field value choices
surf$field_choice()

# get field value choices for specific fields
surf$field_choice(c("name", "sun exposure", "wind exposure"))
}


Method field_range()

Get field value ranges

Usage
IddObject$field_range(which = NULL)
Arguments
which

An integer vector of field indices or a character vector of field names in current class. If NULL, all fields in this class are used. Default: NULL.

Details

⁠$field_range()⁠ returns a list of value ranges of specified fields in current class.

Every range has four components:

For fields of character type,

For fields of numeric types with no specified ranges,

The field range is printed in number interval denotation.

Returns

A list of ranges.

Examples
\dontrun{
# get all field value ranges
surf$field_range()

# get value ranges for specific fields
surf$field_range(c("name", "number of vertices", "vertex 10 z-coordinate"))
}


Method field_relation()

Extract the relationship among fields

Usage
IddObject$field_relation(
  which = NULL,
  direction = c("all", "ref_by", "ref_to"),
  class = NULL,
  group = NULL,
  depth = 0L,
  keep = FALSE
)
Arguments
which

An integer vector of field indices or a character vector of field names in current class. If NULL, all fields in this class are used. Default: NULL.

direction

The relation direction to extract. Should be one of "all", "ref_to" or "ref_by".

class

A character vector of class names used for searching relations. Default: NULL.

group

A character vector of group names used for searching relations. Default: NULL.

depth

If > 0, the relation is searched recursively. A simple example of recursive reference: one material named mat is referred by a construction named const, and const is also referred by a surface named surf. If NULL, all possible recursive relations are returned. Default: 0.

keep

If TRUE, all input fields are returned regardless they have any relations with other objects or not. If FALSE, only fields in input that have relations with other objects are returned. Default: FALSE.

Details

Many fields in Idd can be referred by others. For example, the ⁠Outside Layer⁠ and other fields in Construction class refer to the Name field in Material class and other material related classes. Here it means that the ⁠Outside Layer⁠ field refers to the Name field and the Name field is referred by the ⁠Outside Layer⁠.

⁠$field_relation()⁠ provides a simple interface to get this kind of relation. It takes a field specification and a relation direction, and returns an IddRelation object which contains data presenting such relation above.

⁠$field_relation()⁠ returns a list of references for those fields that have the object-list and/or reference and reference-class-name attribute. Basically, it is a list of two elements ref_to and ref_by. Underneath, ref_to and ref_by are data.tables which contain source field data and reference field data with custom printing method. For instance, if iddobj$field_relation(c(1, 2), "ref_to") gives results below:

-- Refer to Others ---------------------
  +- Field: <1: Field 1>
  |  v~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  |  \- Class: <Class 2>
  |     \- Field: <2: Field 2>
  |
  \- Field: <2: Field 2>

This means that ⁠Field 2⁠ in current class does not refer to any other fields. But ⁠Field 1⁠ in current class refers to ⁠Field 2⁠ in class named ⁠Class 2⁠.

Returns

An IddRelation object.

Examples
\dontrun{
# get field relation for specific fields
surf$field_relation(c("name", "zone name", "vertex 10 z-coordinate"))
}


Method field_possible()

Get field possible values

Usage
IddObject$field_possible(which = NULL)
Arguments
which

An integer vector of field indices or a character vector of field names in current class. If NULL, all fields in this class are used. Default: NULL.

Details

⁠$field_possible()⁠ returns all possible values for specified fields, including auto-value (Autosize, Autocalculate, and NA if not applicable), and results from ⁠$field_default()⁠, ⁠$field_range()⁠, ⁠$field_choice()⁠. Underneath, it returns a data.table with custom printing method. For instance, if iddobj$field_possible(c(4, 2)) gives results below:

-- 4: Field 4 ----------
* Auto value: <NA>
* Default: <NA>
* Choice:
  - "Key1"
  - "Key2"

-- 2: Field 2 ----------
* Auto value: "Autosize"
* Default: 2
* Choice: <NA>

This means that ⁠Field 4⁠ in current class cannot be "autosized" or "autocalculated", and it does not have any default value. Its value should be a choice from "Key1" or "Key2". For ⁠Field 2⁠ in current class, it has a default value of 2 but can also be filled with value "Autosize".

Returns

A IddFieldPossible object which is a data.table::data.table() with 9 columns.

Examples
\dontrun{
# get field possible values for specific fields
surf$field_possible(6:10)
}


Method is_valid_field_num()

Check if input is a valid field number

Usage
IddObject$is_valid_field_num(num)
Arguments
num

An integer vector to test.

Details

⁠$is_valid_field_num()⁠ returns TRUE if input num is acceptable as a total number of fields in this class. Extensible property is considered.

For instance, the total number of fields defined in IDD for class BuildingSurfaces:Detailed is 390. However, 396 is still a valid field number for this class as the number of field in the extensible group is 3.

Returns

A logical vector.

Examples
\dontrun{
surf$is_valid_field_num(c(10, 14, 100))
}


Method is_extensible_index()

Check if input field index indicates an extensible field

Usage
IddObject$is_extensible_index(index)
Arguments
index

An integer vector of field indices.

Details

⁠$is_extensible_index()⁠ returns TRUE if input index indicates an index of extensible field in current class.

Extensible fields mean that these fields can be dynamically added or deleted, such like the X, Y and Z vertices of a building surface.

Returns

A logical vector.

Examples
\dontrun{
surf$is_extensible_index(c(10, 14, 100))
}


Method is_valid_field_name()

Check if input character is a valid field name

Usage
IddObject$is_valid_field_name(name, strict = FALSE)
Arguments
name

A character vector to test.

strict

If TRUE, only exact match is accepted. Default: FALSE.

Details

⁠$is_valid_field_name()⁠ returns TRUE if name is a valid field name WITHOUT unit. Note name can be given in underscore style, e.g. "outside_layer" is equivalent to "Outside Layer".

Returns

A logical vector.

Examples
\dontrun{
surf$is_valid_field_name(c("name", "sun_exposure"))

# exact match
surf$is_valid_field_name(c("Name", "Sun_Exposure"), strict = TRUE)
}


Method is_valid_field_index()

Check if input integer is a valid field index

Usage
IddObject$is_valid_field_index(index)
Arguments
index

An integer vector to test.

Details

⁠$is_valid_field_index()⁠ returns TRUE if index is a valid field index. For extensible class, TRUE is always returned.

Returns

A logical vector.

Examples
\dontrun{
surf$is_valid_field_index(1:10)
}


Method is_autosizable_field()

Check if input field can be autosized

Usage
IddObject$is_autosizable_field(which = NULL)
Arguments
which

An integer vector of field indices or a character vector of field names in current class. If NULL, all fields in this class are used. Default: NULL.

Details

⁠$is_autosizable_field()⁠ returns TRUE if input field can be assigned to autosize.

Returns

A logical vector.

Examples
\dontrun{
surf$is_autosizable_field()

surf$is_autosizable_field(c("name", "sun_exposure"))
}


Method is_autocalculatable_field()

Check if input field can be autocalculated

Usage
IddObject$is_autocalculatable_field(which = NULL)
Arguments
which

An integer vector of field indices or a character vector of field names in current class. If NULL, all fields in this class are used. Default: NULL.

Details

⁠$is_autocalculatable_field()⁠ returns TRUE if input field can be assigned to autocalculate.

Returns

A logical vector.

Examples
\dontrun{
surf$is_autocalculatable_field()

surf$is_autocalculatable_field(c("name", "sun_exposure"))
}


Method is_numeric_field()

Check if input field value should be numeric

Usage
IddObject$is_numeric_field(which = NULL)
Arguments
which

An integer vector of field indices or a character vector of field names in current class. If NULL, all fields in this class are used. Default: NULL.

Details

⁠$is_numeric_field()⁠ returns TRUE if the value of input field should be numeric ( an integer or a real number).

Returns

A logical vector.

Examples
\dontrun{
surf$is_numeric_field()

surf$is_numeric_field(c("name", "sun_exposure"))
}


Method is_real_field()

Check if input field value should be a real number

Usage
IddObject$is_real_field(which = NULL)
Arguments
which

An integer vector of field indices or a character vector of field names in current class. If NULL, all fields in this class are used. Default: NULL.

Details

⁠$is_real_field()⁠ returns TRUE if the field value should be a real number but not an integer.

Returns

A logical vector.

Examples
\dontrun{
surf$is_real_field()

surf$is_real_field(c("name", "number of vertices"))
}


Method is_integer_field()

Check if input field value should be an integer

Usage
IddObject$is_integer_field(which = NULL)
Arguments
which

An integer vector of field indices or a character vector of field names in current class. If NULL, all fields in this class are used. Default: NULL.

Details

⁠$is_real_field()⁠ returns TRUE if the field value should be an integer.

Returns

A logical vector.

Examples
\dontrun{
surf$is_integer_field()

surf$is_integer_field(c("name", "number of vertices"))
}


Method is_required_field()

Check if input field is required

Usage
IddObject$is_required_field(which = NULL)
Arguments
which

An integer vector of field indices or a character vector of field names in current class. If NULL, all fields in this class are used. Default: NULL.

Details

⁠$is_required_field()⁠ returns TRUE if the field is required.

Returns

A logical vector.

Examples
\dontrun{
surf$is_required_field()

surf$is_required_field(c("name", "number of vertices"))
}


Method has_ref()

Check if input field can refer to or can be referred by other fields

Usage
IddObject$has_ref(which = NULL, class = NULL, group = NULL, depth = 0L)
Arguments
which

An integer vector of field indices or a character vector of field names in current class. If NULL, all fields in this class are used. Default: NULL.

class

A character vector of class names used for searching relations. Default: NULL.

group

A character vector of group names used for searching relations. Default: NULL.

depth

If > 0, the relation is searched recursively. A simple example of recursive reference: one material named mat is referred by a construction named const, and const is also referred by a surface named surf. If NULL, all possible recursive relations are returned. Default: 0.

Details

⁠$has_ref()⁠ returns TRUE if input field refers to or can be referred by other fields.

Returns

A logical vector.

Examples
\dontrun{
surf$has_ref()

surf$has_ref(c("name", "zone name"))
}


Method has_ref_to()

Check if input field can refer to other fields

Usage
IddObject$has_ref_to(which = NULL, class = NULL, group = NULL, depth = 0L)
Arguments
which

An integer vector of field indices or a character vector of field names in current class. If NULL, all fields in this class are used. Default: NULL.

class

A character vector of class names used for searching relations. Default: NULL.

group

A character vector of group names used for searching relations. Default: NULL.

depth

If > 0, the relation is searched recursively. A simple example of recursive reference: one material named mat is referred by a construction named const, and const is also referred by a surface named surf. If NULL, all possible recursive relations are returned. Default: 0.

Details

⁠$has_ref_to()⁠ returns TRUE if input field can refer to other fields.

Returns

A logical vector.

Examples
\dontrun{
surf$has_ref_to()

surf$has_ref_to(c("name", "zone name"))
}


Method has_ref_by()

Check if input field can be referred by other fields

Usage
IddObject$has_ref_by(which = NULL, class = NULL, group = NULL, depth = 0L)
Arguments
which

An integer vector of field indices or a character vector of field names in current class. If NULL, all fields in this class are used. Default: NULL.

class

A character vector of class names used for searching relations. Default: NULL.

group

A character vector of group names used for searching relations. Default: NULL.

depth

If > 0, the relation is searched recursively. A simple example of recursive reference: one material named mat is referred by a construction named const, and const is also referred by a surface named surf. If NULL, all possible recursive relations are returned. Default: 0.

Details

⁠$has_ref_by()⁠ returns TRUE if input field can be referred by other fields.

Returns

A logical vector.

Examples
\dontrun{
surf$has_ref_by()

surf$has_ref_by(c("name", "zone name"))
}


Method outputs()

Get possible output variables for current class

Usage
IddObject$outputs()
Details

⁠$outputs()⁠ returns a data.table that gives all possible outputs for current class. The returned data.table has 6 columns:

*index: Integer. Index of each variable. *class: Character. Name of current class.

Returns

A data.table with 6 columns.

Examples
\dontrun{
surf$outputs()
}


Method to_table()

Format an IddObject as a data.frame

Usage
IddObject$to_table(all = FALSE)
Arguments
all

If TRUE, all available fields defined in IDD for specified class will be returned. If FALSE, only the minimum field number is returned. Default: FALSE.

Details

⁠$to_table()⁠ returns a data.table that contains basic data of current class. The returned data.table has 3 columns:

Returns

A data.table with 3 columns.

Examples
\dontrun{
surf$to_table()

surf$to_table(TRUE)
}


Method to_string()

Format an IdfObject as a character vector

Usage
IddObject$to_string(comment = NULL, leading = 4L, sep_at = 29L, all = FALSE)
Arguments
comment

A character vector to be used as comments of returned string format object.

leading

Leading spaces added to each field. Default: 4L.

sep_at

The character width to separate value string and field string. Default: 29L which is the same as IDF Editor.

all

If TRUE, all available fields defined in IDD for specified class will be returned. Default: FALSE.

Details

⁠$to_string()⁠ returns the text format of current class. The returned character vector can be pasted into an IDF file as an empty object of specified class.

Returns

A character vector.

Examples
\dontrun{
# get text format of class BuildingSurface:Detailed
surf$to_string()

# tweak output formatting
surf$to_string(leading = 0, sep_at = 0)

# add comments
surf$to_string(c("This", "will", "be", "comments"))
}


Method print()

Print IddObject object

Usage
IddObject$print(brief = FALSE)
Arguments
brief

If TRUE, only class name part is printed. Default: FALSE.

Details

⁠$print()⁠ prints the IddObject object giving the information of class name, class properties, field indices and field names.

⁠$print()⁠ prints the IddObject. Basically, the print output can be divided into 4 parts:

Returns

The IddObject object itself, invisibly.

Examples
\dontrun{
surf

surf$print(brief = TRUE)
}

Note

Some classes have special format when saved in the IDFEditor with the special format option enabled. Those special format includes "singleLine", "vertices", "compactSchedule", "fluidProperties", "viewFactors" and "spectral". eplusr can handle all those format when parsing IDF files. However, when saved, all classes are formatted in standard way.

This number may change if the class is extensible and after ⁠$add_extensible_group()⁠ or ⁠$del_extensible_group()⁠.

The type of each default value will be consistent with field definition. However, for numeric fields with default values being "autosize" or "autocalculate", the type of returned values will be character.

All outputs are extracted from the LaTeX source file of "Input Output Reference" for EnergyPlus v9.5.0 and later. So empty result will always be returned for Idd version lower than v9.5.

It is possible that there are some mistakes introduced when extracting the output variables. Also, some outputs are only available if certain fields are set. Even they are listed in the results, it does not mean that the Idf can report all of them. It is strongly suggested to check the RDD and MDD file for correctness.

Author(s)

Hongyuan Jia

See Also

Idd Class

Examples


## ------------------------------------------------
## Method `IddObject$new`
## ------------------------------------------------

## Not run: 
surf <- IddObject$new("BuildingSurface:Detailed", use_idd(8.8, download = "auto"))

## End(Not run)


## ------------------------------------------------
## Method `IddObject$version`
## ------------------------------------------------

## Not run: 
# get version
surf$version()

## End(Not run)


## ------------------------------------------------
## Method `IddObject$parent`
## ------------------------------------------------

## Not run: 
surf$parent()

## End(Not run)


## ------------------------------------------------
## Method `IddObject$group_name`
## ------------------------------------------------

## Not run: 
surf$group_name()

## End(Not run)


## ------------------------------------------------
## Method `IddObject$group_index`
## ------------------------------------------------

## Not run: 
surf$group_index()

## End(Not run)


## ------------------------------------------------
## Method `IddObject$class_name`
## ------------------------------------------------

## Not run: 
surf$class_name()

## End(Not run)


## ------------------------------------------------
## Method `IddObject$class_index`
## ------------------------------------------------

## Not run: 
surf$class_index()

## End(Not run)


## ------------------------------------------------
## Method `IddObject$class_format`
## ------------------------------------------------

## Not run: 
surf$class_format()

## End(Not run)


## ------------------------------------------------
## Method `IddObject$min_fields`
## ------------------------------------------------

## Not run: 
surf$min_fields()

## End(Not run)


## ------------------------------------------------
## Method `IddObject$num_fields`
## ------------------------------------------------

## Not run: 
surf$num_fields()

## End(Not run)


## ------------------------------------------------
## Method `IddObject$memo`
## ------------------------------------------------

## Not run: 
surf$memo()

## End(Not run)


## ------------------------------------------------
## Method `IddObject$num_extensible`
## ------------------------------------------------

## Not run: 
surf$num_extensible()

## End(Not run)


## ------------------------------------------------
## Method `IddObject$first_extensible_index`
## ------------------------------------------------

## Not run: 
surf$first_extensible_index()

## End(Not run)


## ------------------------------------------------
## Method `IddObject$extensible_group_num`
## ------------------------------------------------

## Not run: 
surf$extensible_group_num()

## End(Not run)


## ------------------------------------------------
## Method `IddObject$add_extensible_group`
## ------------------------------------------------

## Not run: 
# field number before adding
surf$num_fields()
# extensible group number before adding
surf$extensible_group_num()

# add 2 more extensible groups
surf$add_extensible_group(2)

# field number after adding
surf$num_fields()
# extensible group number after adding
surf$extensible_group_num()

## End(Not run)


## ------------------------------------------------
## Method `IddObject$del_extensible_group`
## ------------------------------------------------

## Not run: 
# field number before deleting
surf$num_fields()
# extensible group number before deleting
surf$extensible_group_num()

# delete 2 more extensible groups
surf$del_extensible_group(2)

# field number after deleting
surf$num_fields()
# extensible group number after deleting
surf$extensible_group_num()

## End(Not run)


## ------------------------------------------------
## Method `IddObject$has_name`
## ------------------------------------------------

## Not run: 
surf$has_name()

## End(Not run)


## ------------------------------------------------
## Method `IddObject$is_required`
## ------------------------------------------------

## Not run: 
surf$is_required()

## End(Not run)


## ------------------------------------------------
## Method `IddObject$is_unique`
## ------------------------------------------------

## Not run: 
surf$is_unique()

## End(Not run)


## ------------------------------------------------
## Method `IddObject$is_extensible`
## ------------------------------------------------

## Not run: 
surf$is_extensible()

## End(Not run)


## ------------------------------------------------
## Method `IddObject$field_name`
## ------------------------------------------------

## Not run: 
# get all field names
surf$field_name()

# get field units also
surf$field_name(unit = TRUE)

# get field units in IP
surf$field_name(unit = TRUE)

# change field name to lower-style
surf$field_name(unit = TRUE, in_ip = TRUE)

## End(Not run)


## ------------------------------------------------
## Method `IddObject$field_index`
## ------------------------------------------------

## Not run: 
# get all field indices
surf$field_index()

# get field indices for specific fields
surf$field_index(c("number of vertices", "vertex 10 z-coordinate"))

## End(Not run)


## ------------------------------------------------
## Method `IddObject$field_type`
## ------------------------------------------------

## Not run: 
# get all field types
surf$field_type()

# get field types for specific fields
surf$field_type(c("name", "zone name", "vertex 10 z-coordinate"))

## End(Not run)


## ------------------------------------------------
## Method `IddObject$field_note`
## ------------------------------------------------

## Not run: 
# get all field notes
surf$field_note()

# get field types for specific fields
surf$field_note(c("name", "zone name", "vertex 10 z-coordinate"))

## End(Not run)


## ------------------------------------------------
## Method `IddObject$field_unit`
## ------------------------------------------------

## Not run: 
# get all field units
surf$field_unit()

# get field units for specific fields
surf$field_unit(c("name", "zone name", "vertex 10 z-coordinate"))

## End(Not run)


## ------------------------------------------------
## Method `IddObject$field_default`
## ------------------------------------------------

## Not run: 
# get all field default values
surf$field_default()

# get default values for specific fields
surf$field_default(c("name", "zone name", "vertex 10 z-coordinate"))

## End(Not run)


## ------------------------------------------------
## Method `IddObject$field_choice`
## ------------------------------------------------

## Not run: 
# get all field value choices
surf$field_choice()

# get field value choices for specific fields
surf$field_choice(c("name", "sun exposure", "wind exposure"))

## End(Not run)


## ------------------------------------------------
## Method `IddObject$field_range`
## ------------------------------------------------

## Not run: 
# get all field value ranges
surf$field_range()

# get value ranges for specific fields
surf$field_range(c("name", "number of vertices", "vertex 10 z-coordinate"))

## End(Not run)


## ------------------------------------------------
## Method `IddObject$field_relation`
## ------------------------------------------------

## Not run: 
# get field relation for specific fields
surf$field_relation(c("name", "zone name", "vertex 10 z-coordinate"))

## End(Not run)


## ------------------------------------------------
## Method `IddObject$field_possible`
## ------------------------------------------------

## Not run: 
# get field possible values for specific fields
surf$field_possible(6:10)

## End(Not run)


## ------------------------------------------------
## Method `IddObject$is_valid_field_num`
## ------------------------------------------------

## Not run: 
surf$is_valid_field_num(c(10, 14, 100))

## End(Not run)


## ------------------------------------------------
## Method `IddObject$is_extensible_index`
## ------------------------------------------------

## Not run: 
surf$is_extensible_index(c(10, 14, 100))

## End(Not run)


## ------------------------------------------------
## Method `IddObject$is_valid_field_name`
## ------------------------------------------------

## Not run: 
surf$is_valid_field_name(c("name", "sun_exposure"))

# exact match
surf$is_valid_field_name(c("Name", "Sun_Exposure"), strict = TRUE)

## End(Not run)


## ------------------------------------------------
## Method `IddObject$is_valid_field_index`
## ------------------------------------------------

## Not run: 
surf$is_valid_field_index(1:10)

## End(Not run)


## ------------------------------------------------
## Method `IddObject$is_autosizable_field`
## ------------------------------------------------

## Not run: 
surf$is_autosizable_field()

surf$is_autosizable_field(c("name", "sun_exposure"))

## End(Not run)


## ------------------------------------------------
## Method `IddObject$is_autocalculatable_field`
## ------------------------------------------------

## Not run: 
surf$is_autocalculatable_field()

surf$is_autocalculatable_field(c("name", "sun_exposure"))

## End(Not run)


## ------------------------------------------------
## Method `IddObject$is_numeric_field`
## ------------------------------------------------

## Not run: 
surf$is_numeric_field()

surf$is_numeric_field(c("name", "sun_exposure"))

## End(Not run)


## ------------------------------------------------
## Method `IddObject$is_real_field`
## ------------------------------------------------

## Not run: 
surf$is_real_field()

surf$is_real_field(c("name", "number of vertices"))

## End(Not run)


## ------------------------------------------------
## Method `IddObject$is_integer_field`
## ------------------------------------------------

## Not run: 
surf$is_integer_field()

surf$is_integer_field(c("name", "number of vertices"))

## End(Not run)


## ------------------------------------------------
## Method `IddObject$is_required_field`
## ------------------------------------------------

## Not run: 
surf$is_required_field()

surf$is_required_field(c("name", "number of vertices"))

## End(Not run)


## ------------------------------------------------
## Method `IddObject$has_ref`
## ------------------------------------------------

## Not run: 
surf$has_ref()

surf$has_ref(c("name", "zone name"))

## End(Not run)


## ------------------------------------------------
## Method `IddObject$has_ref_to`
## ------------------------------------------------

## Not run: 
surf$has_ref_to()

surf$has_ref_to(c("name", "zone name"))

## End(Not run)


## ------------------------------------------------
## Method `IddObject$has_ref_by`
## ------------------------------------------------

## Not run: 
surf$has_ref_by()

surf$has_ref_by(c("name", "zone name"))

## End(Not run)


## ------------------------------------------------
## Method `IddObject$outputs`
## ------------------------------------------------

## Not run: 
surf$outputs()

## End(Not run)


## ------------------------------------------------
## Method `IddObject$to_table`
## ------------------------------------------------

## Not run: 
surf$to_table()

surf$to_table(TRUE)

## End(Not run)


## ------------------------------------------------
## Method `IddObject$to_string`
## ------------------------------------------------

## Not run: 
# get text format of class BuildingSurface:Detailed
surf$to_string()

# tweak output formatting
surf$to_string(leading = 0, sep_at = 0)

# add comments
surf$to_string(c("This", "will", "be", "comments"))

## End(Not run)


## ------------------------------------------------
## Method `IddObject$print`
## ------------------------------------------------

## Not run: 
surf

surf$print(brief = TRUE)

## End(Not run)


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