User input files¶
The user input file is used to set the initial values of any parameter that you could set in a design file. It uses an almost identical parsing code, and indeed, a design file with a single row of data is also a valid user input file.
However, while you can read column-orientated data, a user input file is best written as a row-orientated file. This file has one variable per row, using either a space, comma, colon or equals sign to separate the name of the variable from its initial value.
.isolate_ndays = 7 .isolate_stage = 3
Set the initial value of
# Number of days to isolate .isolate_ndays: 7 # Stage at which to start isolating .isolate_stage: 3
Same, except using colon as the separator, and adding comments and blank lines to improve legibility.
hospital:beta["ICU"]: 0.3 .lockdown_start: d"next week"
Setting the initial beta parameter of the
ICU stage in the
0.3, while setting lockdown to start using the