[time-nuts] python or matlab/octave for Keysight instruments?
jimlux at earthlink.net
Sat Jul 2 12:09:49 EDT 2016
I'm looking for a *simple* *portable* software library to do some
control/data acquisition from either python or octave for
Agilent/Keysight gear, specifically over the USB or Ethernet interfaces.
the "Keysight IO Libraries Suite CD " is, I think, Windows only
I'm fine with writing the SCPI commands and parsing the output, I'm just
looking for the "glue" between "send_message_to_instrument" or
"read_message_from_instrument" and the instrument itself.
Sort of like the python interfaces to the Prologix Ethernet/GPIB
I've got the whole numpy/scipy infrastructure already installed, if
Is PyVISA reasonably easy to work with, or is it one of those "once
you've spent 6 weeks recompiling the kernel and finding all the
libraries from 4 different sources, it works great"..
There's also the Agilent Command Expert which seems to provide a matlab
and python interface, but, looks like "windows only" and I'm in a cross
platform environment (OS X, Ubuntu, Windows) (Hmm, KCE isn't as nice an
acronym as ACE)
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