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Create a Parameter Set

After clicking Create Parameters from the dashboard or sidebar, complete the following steps.

Parameter Set Setup

This process selects the type of project and the scenario that you'd like to analyze when you use this parameter.

  • Add a name into the input box.
  • Select a project type from the Project Types dropdown.
  • Select a scenario from the Scenario Types dropdown.
  • Click the Create! button.

Setup a Parameter Set

Select Project & Scenario Parameters

This process determines the parameters that you want to adjust when you perform your sensitivity analysis.

  • Click the Project Parameters and/or the Scenario Parameters dropdown(s).
  • Check any parameter that you want to adjust when you perform sensitivity analysis.

Select Parameters

Create Sensitivities

This process determines the actual values that will be used for each parameter when you perform sensitivity analysis.

  • For each parameter that you selected, a box will appear. For each parameter, click the button for either Linear Space or Samples.

Parameter Box

Linear Space

This method allows you to simulate a specified number of values for a parameter spaced evenly between a minimum and maximum.

  • "Start" Input Box: Fill in the minimum value you want to test in your sensitivity analysis.
  • "Stop" Input Box: Fill in the maximum value you want to test in your sensitivity analysis.
  • "Samples" Input Box: Fill in the number of values you want to test in between your minimum and maximum value.

For example, if you want to run a sensitivity for battery durations of 2 hours, 4 hours, 6 hours, and 8 hours, your Start is 2 because it's the minimum. Your Stop is 8 because it's the maximum. Your Samples value is 4 because you are testing 4 values. This is shown in the image below.

Linear Space Parameter Values

  • You can confirm you will simulate your desired values by looking at the Num values and values section at the bottom of the parameter box. Num values is how many values you will simulate. Values show the exact values that will be used in simulations.

Number of Parameter Values

Samples

This method allows you to specify the exact values that you want to test.

  • Type each value that you want to simulate for that parameter into the Samples input box
  • Separate each value with a comma

Specific Parameter Values

Each time you edit the parameters or values, the parameter set will automatically save. Once you've completed these steps, your scenario will be ready to use. If you want to change anything in the future, redo the Create Sensitivities step.

Once you create a parameter set, you can apply it to any project in the future so that you can automatically repeat common analyses.

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