Methods to read from idf.
Get the contents of an IDF file without any commented lines.
These comment lines might interfere with regex parsing if they are present.
idf_file – A path to an IDF file containing objects to be parsed.
A single string for the clean IDF file contents.
Parse an EnergyPlus string of a single object into a list of values.
idf_string – An IDF string for a single EnergyPlus object.
expected_type – Text representing the expected start of the IDF object. (ie. WindowMaterial:Glazing). If None, no type check will be performed.
ep_fields – A list of strings with each item in the list as a separate field. Note that this list does NOT include the string for the start of the IDF object. (ie. WindowMaterial:Glazing)