[Users] Queuing system and parameter file scripts on personal machine

Federico G Lopez Armengol fedelopezar at gmail.com
Wed Jul 18 15:24:26 CDT 2018

Dear Ian, thank you very much for your response. I was already thinking on
doing it myself, but I wanted to make sure that it hasn't been already

Thank you very much Helvi and Ian! My issues have been solved.



On Wed, Jul 18, 2018 at 5:18 PM <ian.hinder at aei.mpg.de> wrote:

> On 18 Jul 2018, at 18:12, Federico G Lopez Armengol <fedelopezar at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> Maybe I misunderstood the point of parameter file scripting. I understood
> they serve for automatically create several parameter files, and
> automatically run (or submit) the corresponding simulations.
> Hi,
> Yes, you misunderstood :).
> The documentation says
> "A parameter file script is a file with a ”.rpar” extension which, when
> executed, generates a file in the same place but with a ”.par” extension.
> The resulting file should be a valid SimFactory parameter file."
> So you can only generate a single parameter file from the script.  You
> could take a look at the bbh example (
> https://bitbucket.org/einsteintoolkit/einsteinexamples/raw/master/par/GW150914/GW150914.rpar)
> to see why this sort of thing is needed.  Some of what is done in the
> python header of that script cannot be done directly in the parameter file,
> or it would be incredibly tedious and error prone to do so.
> Having a higher-level mechanism for managing collections of parameter
> files and simulations would be very useful, but it does not exist at the
> moment.  You will have to implement it yourself, e.g. in a shell script.
> You should probably use sim create-run rather than sim create-submit so
> that the simulations don't run in the background at the same time.
> --
> Ian Hinder
> https://ianhinder.net
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