Opening EPG files

Have a problem opening a .EPG file? We collect information about file formats and can explain what EPG files are. Additionally we recommend software suitable for opening or converting such files.

What is the .EPG file type?

The .epg filename extension has its primary association with the EnergyPlus Group (.epg) file type used by the EP-Launch utility provided with EnergyPlus. EnergyPlus is an open-source, BSD-licensed cross-platform software system for simulation of energy-transfer processes in buildings. To run a simulation, one or more EnergyPlus input files (.idf) must be provided to the EnergyPlus engine using the EP-Launch launching utility. Groups of input files are defined using .epg files. An .epg file is a plain-text list of individual EnergyPlus simulations. In the list, input (.idf) and output files, and a counter are specified for each simulation. EnergyPlus group (.epg) files can be easily opened and modified in a text editor. During installation, EnergyPlus offers an option to associate .epg and other file types with EP-Launch.

Alternatively, the .epg extension is used to denote Electronic Program Guide (EPG) data files created by certain client-side Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) devices and their supporting software. An .epg file represents a broadcasting schedule received from the DVB provider and saved locally. Since EPG data may be transmitted both directly and using intermediary XML-based formats, the .epg extension just marks the purpose of the file rather than defines its internal format. In particular, .epg files are used with Buffalo PCastTV, a Microsoft Windows support application for Buffalo DVB hardware.

The .epg extension additionally serves to denote disease spread models created in Epigrass, a free and open software tool for epidemiological analysis and simulation with geo-referencing. An Epigrass model (.epg) is a text-based specification of a complex networked system used as the basis for epidemiological simulation. Besides Epigrass, .epg files can be directly viewed or modified in a text editor.

Software to open or convert EPG files

You can open EPG files with the following programs:
EnergyPlus by US Department of Energy
EnergyPlus Version
EnergyPlus Version by US Department of Energy

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