class archetypal.template.schedule.DaySchedule(Name, Values, Category='Day', **kwargs)[source]

Superclass of UmiSchedule that handles daily schedules.

Initialize a DaySchedule object with parameters.

  • Values (list) – List of 24 values.

  • Name (str) – Name of the schedule.

  • Category (str) – category identification (default: “Day”).

  • **kwargs – Keywords passed to the UmiSchedule constructor.

property all_values: numpy.ndarray

Return numpy array of schedule Values.

classmethod from_epbunch(epbunch, strict=False, **kwargs)[source]

Create a DaySchedule from an EpBunch.

This method accepts “Schedule:Day:Hourly”, “Schedule:Day:List” and “Schedule:Day:Interval”.

  • epbunch (EpBunch) – The EpBunch object to construct a DaySchedule from.

  • **kwargs – Keywords passed to the UmiSchedule constructor. See UmiSchedule for more details.

classmethod from_values(Name, Values, Type='Fraction', **kwargs)[source]

Create a DaySchedule from an array of size (24,).

  • Name

  • Values (array-like) – A list of values of length 24.

  • Type (str) – Schedule Type Limit name.

  • **kwargs – Keywords passed to the UmiSchedule constructor. See UmiSchedule for more details.

classmethod from_dict(data, **kwargs)[source]

Create a DaySchedule from a dictionary.

  • data (dict) – A python dictionary with the structure shown bellow.

  • **kwargs – keywords passed to parents constructors.

  "$id": "67",
  "Category": "Day",
  "Type": "Fraction",
  "Values": [...],  # 24 hourly values
  "Comments": "default",
  "DataSource": "default",
  "Name": "B_Res_D_Occ_WD"

Return the first of all the created objects that is equivalent to self.


Return DaySchedule dictionary representation.


Get a dict based on the object properties, useful for dict repr.


validate (bool) – If True, try to validate object before returning the mapping.


Return a ref pointer to self.


Get copy of self.


Convert self to an epbunch given an idf model.


idf (IDF) – An IDF model.

    ,                         !- Name
    ,                         !- Schedule Type Limits Name
    0,                        !- Hour 1
    0,                        !- Hour 2
    0,                        !- Hour 3
    0,                        !- Hour 4
    0,                        !- Hour 5
    0,                        !- Hour 6
    0,                        !- Hour 7
    0,                        !- Hour 8
    0,                        !- Hour 9
    0,                        !- Hour 10
    0,                        !- Hour 11
    0,                        !- Hour 12
    0,                        !- Hour 13
    0,                        !- Hour 14
    0,                        !- Hour 15
    0,                        !- Hour 16
    0,                        !- Hour 17
    0,                        !- Hour 18
    0,                        !- Hour 19
    0,                        !- Hour 20
    0,                        !- Hour 21
    0,                        !- Hour 22
    0,                        !- Hour 23
    0;                        !- Hour 24

The EpBunch object added to the idf model.

Return type


property Category

Get or set the Category attribute.

property Comments

Get or set the object comments.

property DataSource

Get or set the datasource of the object.

property Name

Get or set the name of the schedule.

property Type

Get or set the schedule type limits object. Can be None.

property Values

Get or set the list of schedule values.

property allow_duplicates

Get or set the use of duplicates [bool].

combine(other, weights=None, quantity=None)

Combine two UmiSchedule objects together.

  • other (UmiSchedule) – The other Schedule object to combine with.

  • weights (list, dict or string) – Attribute of self and other containing the weight factor. If a list is passed, it must have len = 2; the first element is applied to self and the second element is applied to other. If a dict is passed, the self.Name and other.Name are the keys. If a str is passed, the

  • quantity (list or dict or bool) – Scalar value that will be multiplied by self before the averaging occurs. This ensures that the resulting schedule returns the correct integrated value. If a dict is passed, keys are schedules Names and values are quantities.


the combined UmiSchedule object.

Return type



TypeError – if Quantity is not of type list, tuple, dict or a callable.

classmethod constant_schedule(value=1, Name='AlwaysOn', Type='Fraction', **kwargs)

Create an UmiSchedule with a constant value at each timestep.

  • Type

  • value (float) –

  • Name

  • idf

  • **kwargs


Develop the UmiSchedule into a Year-Week-Day schedule structure.

extend(other, allow_duplicates)

Append other to self. Modify and return self.


other (UmiBase) –



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float_mean(other, attr, weights=None)

Calculates the average attribute value of two floats. Can provide weights.

  • other (UmiBase) – The other UmiBase object to calculate average value with.

  • attr (str) – The attribute of the UmiBase object.

  • weights (iterable, optional) – Weights of [self, other] to calculate weighted average.


Get item matching reference id.



static get_schedule_type_limits_name(epbunch)

Return the Schedule Type Limits name associated to this schedule.

property id

Get or set the id.

property max

Get the maximum value of the schedule.

property mean

Get the mean value of the schedule.

property min

Get the minimum value of the schedule.


Plot the schedule. Implements the .loc accessor on the series object.


Plotting can also be acheived through the series property: Schedule.series.plot().


>>> from archetypal import IDF
>>> idf = IDF()
>>> epbunch = idf.schedules_dict["NECB-A-Thermostat Setpoint-Heating"]
>>> s = Schedule.from_epbunch(epbunch)
>>>     )
>>> s.plot(drawstyle="steps-post")

**kwargs (dict) – keyword arguments passed to EnergySeries.plot().


Plot the carpet plot of the schedule.Plot rectangular data as a color-encoded 2d-matrix.

  • periodlength (int) – The period length to show on the yaxis. By default, the period length will be calculated to represent one day of data on the yaxis and days on the xaxis.

  • vmin (float) – The data value that defines 0.0 in the normalization. Defaults to the min value of the dataset.

  • vmax (float) – The data value that defines 1.0 in the normalization. Defaults to the the max value of the dataset.

  • vcenter (float) – The data value that defines 0.5 in the normalization.

  • axis_off (bool) – If True, no axis is plotted.

  • cmap (str or Colormap) – Colormap to select colors from. If string, load colormap with that name from matplotlib.

  • figsize (tuple) – Size of a figure object. A tuple (width, height) in inches.

  • show (bool) – whether to display the figure or not.

  • save (bool) – whether to save the figure to disk or not.

  • close (bool) – close the figure (only if show equals False) to prevent display.

  • dpi (int) – the resolution of the image file if saving (Dots per inch)

  • file_format (string) – the format of the file to save (e.g., ‘jpg’, ‘png’, ‘svg’).

  • colorbar (bool) – If True, plot the colorbar.

  • ax (Axes) – An axes of the current figure.

  • filename (string) – the name of the file to save.

  • extent (str or .Bbox) – Bounding box in inches: only the given portion of the figure is saved. If ‘tight’, try to figure out the tight bbox of the figure.

  • ylabel (str) – Set the label for the y-axis.

  • xlabel (str) – Set the label for the x-axis.

  • ax_title (bool or str) – Title to use for the ax. If True, the Series name is used.

  • **kwargs – Options to pass to matplotlib imshow method.


tuple containing:

fig: is the Matplotlib Figure object ax: a single axis object.

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property predecessors

Get or set the predecessors of self.

Of which objects is self made of. If from nothing else then self, return self.

property quantity

Get or set the schedule quantity.

classmethod random(Name='AlwaysOn', Type='Fraction', **kwargs)

Create an UmiSchedule with a randomized value (0-1) at each timestep.

  • Name (str) – The name of the Schedule.

  • Type (str or ScheduleTypeLimits) –

  • **kwargs – keywords passed to the constructor.


renames self as well as the cached object


name (str) – the name.

replace(new_values: pandas.core.series.Series)

Replace values with new values while keeping the full load hours constant.

Time steps that are not specified in new_values will be adjusted to keep the full load hours of the schedule constant. No check whether the new schedule stays between the bounds set by self.Type is done. Be aware.


Scale the schedule values by a diversity factor around the average.

property series

Return an EnergySeries.

property startDate

Get the start date of the schedule. Satisfies startDayOfTheWeek.


Convert to three-tuple epbunch given an idf model.

Returns ‘Schedule:Year’, ‘Schedule:Week:Daily’ and ‘Schedule:Day:Hourly’ representations.


3-element tuple containing

  • yearly (Schedule): The yearly schedule object

  • weekly (list of Schedule): The list of weekly schedule objects

  • daily (list of Schedule):The list of daily schedule objects


Validate object and fill in missing values.