I just wanted to report that for some reason the _stat_file component does not work when using some of the stat files contained in the zip files from https://climate.onebuilding.org/.
I’m creating a database and I have downloaded all the 15 thousand weather files from the climate periods 2004-2018 and for some reason, in some of them, the stat files are not read properly. All the EPWs are fine, but out of the more than 15k locations, 916 give the same error “ Solution exception:invalid literal for float(): N_A”. I assumed it was a problem with the component since the stat file seems to be good, is not corrupted, and contains the expected data. I first noticed it in all of the locations in Antarctica but then I realized there were many more including locations from the USA, Canada, Russia, and Scandinavian countries, is curious because most of them are cold climates.
Anyhow, I know that the problem may not be your fault, but I just found it weird. Here is a screenshot of the error, a list of the weather files where the error happened, and an example of the stat file that did not work.
LocationsWithErrors.xlsx (105.6 KB)