Command Line Interface¶
ActivitySim includes a Command Line Interface for creating examples and running the model. See
activitysim -h for
The example_manifest.yaml contains example commands to create and run several versions of the examples.
Create an ActivitySim example setup. See
activitysim create -h for more information.
More complete examples, including the full scale MTC
regional demand model are available for creation by typing
activitysim create -l. To create
these examples, ActivitySim downloads the large input files from
the ActivitySim resources repository.
Create command args
Create a new ActivitySim configuration from an existing template.
Use the -l flag to view a list of example configurations, then copy to your own working directory. These new project files can be run with the ‘run’ command.
Copy project data to user-specified directory.
Examples and their data are described in a manifest YAML file. Each example contains at least a name and include field which is a list of files/folders to include in the copied example.
- example_name: str, name of the example to copy.
Options can be found via list_examples()
- destination: name of target directory to copy files to.
If the target directory already exists, project files will be copied into a subdirectory with the same name as the example
Run ActivitySim. See
activitysim run -h for more information.
Settings File Inheritance¶
ActivitySim model runs can be configured with settings file inheritance to avoid
duplicating settings across model configurations. The command below runs ActivitySim
with two configs folders -
configs_mp. This setup allows for overriding setings
in the configs folder with additional settings in the configs_mp folder so that
expression files and settings in the single process (e.g. configs folder) can be re-used for
the multiprocessed setup (e.g. configs_mp folder). Settings files, as opposed to configs folders,
can also be inherited by specifying
-s multiple times. See
activitysim run -h for
# in configs_mp\settings.yaml inherit_settings: True #then on the command line activitysim run -c configs_mp -c configs -d data -o output
Run command args
Run the models. Specify a project folder using the ‘–working_dir’ option, or point to the config, data, and output folders directly with ‘–config’, ‘–data’, and ‘–output’. Both ‘–config’ and ‘–data’ can be specified multiple times. Directories listed first take precedence.
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