CommonSE is a collection of utilities for common use across the WISDEM set of tools.

Author: S. Andrew Ning, R. Damiani, and K. Dykes


This software is a beta version 0.1.3.

Detailed Documentation

For detailed documentation see


General: NumPy, SciPy, Swig, pyWin32, MatlPlotLib, Lxml, OpenMDAO


Wind Plant Framework: FUSED-Wind (Framework for Unified Systems Engineering and Design of Wind Plants)

Supporting python packages: Pandas, Algopy, Zope.interface, Sphinx, Xlrd, PyOpt, py2exe, Pyzmq, Sphinxcontrib-bibtex, Sphinxcontrib-zopeext, Numpydoc, Ipython


First, clone the repository or download the releases and uncompress/unpack (|release|.tar.gz or|release|.zip) from the website link at the bottom the CommonSE site.

Install CommonSE with the following command from within an activated OpenMDAO environment.

$ plugin install

Run Unit Tests

To check if installation was successful you can try to import the module from within an activated OpenMDAO environment.

$ python
> import commonse.environment 

or run the unit tests

$ python src/commonse/test/

For software issues please use For functionality and theory related questions and comments please use the NWTC forum for Systems Engineering Software Questions.

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NWTC Information Portal (CommonSE). Last modified 02-July-2015 ; Accessed 18-March-2019