EnergyPlus has rich support for hourly and sub-hourly reporting, but as
a model becomes larger and more complex, the simulation output size can
become unwieldy for many existing tools. This can result in
prohibitively long load-times just to view your simulation results.
Timestep attempts to be a better solution, offering a clean,
user-friendly and near-instanteous querying interface, as well as modern
data visualization capabilities. It accomplishes this by using the
EnergyPlus SQLite Output reporting, and can load and visualize very
large simulation output files in seconds, rather than minutes.
Current Timestep features:
Native support and install packages for MacOS and Windows.
Heatmap, Multi-Line, Scatter Plot, Histogram, and Statistical Summary
CSV and clipboard export
Saved sessions and multiple views within a session
Support for multiple simulation files
Auto-detection and parsing of BND files for more contextual IP units
Planned Timestep features:
Support for ESO files as well as SQLite Outputs
Support for platform-agnostic CSV files
Support for tabular data (similar to eplusout.html reports)
Additional chart types like 2D hexbins, scatter matrices, and
box/violin distribution plots