Welcome to VariableCollection’s documentation!

This document contains informations about the Python implementation of the Arrayed variables concept in oldcalc.

Note: The collection module is under development, interfaces may change!

References to oldcalc refer to the documentation of the arrayed variables concept in oldcalc, accessible online.

Current limitations

  • parameter files: for multidimensional arrays columns holding the index type names must be separated by a single space

Release history/Changes



  • Index and Collection constructors, object name argument removed
  • Index arguments passed to collection must be given as list
  • initialise method removed, variables initialised from parameter file now by using the ValueFromParameterTable class


  • support for multidimensional collections added
  • support for linking variable names to external names added
  • documentation improvements


  • initial version

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