Frequently asked questions#

As you get started with emod-api, you may have questions. The most common questions are answered below. If you are using emodpy packages, see the FAQs from those packages for additional guidance.

I notice that I can import emod_api.campaign and use that as an object. I haven’t seen that before.

Sure. Python modules are a lot like singletons. There’s no need to add a static class inside that module in many cases. Think of the module (which can have variables and methods) as a static class.

Is there a function to write a demographics configuration to disk?

Yes. The main Demographics class has a function called generate_file().

How can I specify mulitiple Individual Property (IP) targets for an intervention?

The supported ways of formatting IP targers are:

  • “key:value”

  • “key=value”

  • “key1:value1,key2:value2”

  • “key1=value1,key2=value2”

  • { “key”: “value” }

  • { “key1”: “value1”, “key2”: “value2” }

  • [ { “key1”: “value1”, “key2”: “value2” }, { “key3”: “value3”, “key4”: “value4” } ]

  • [ “key:value” ]

  • [ “key1:value1”, “key2:value2” ]

Some other formats will be added as requested.