[SciPy-user] data acquisition in Python

Barry Drake bldrake at adaptcs.com
Thu Mar 23 10:41:14 CST 2006


Ryan,
No, haven't used RTD with Python; I waa using LavVIEW
(National Instruments) at the time.  However, I had to
write the dlls and wrappers in a similar way one would
using Python: 

vhll (Python, LabVIEW) <- C/C++ wrapper <- (dll, so,
or rc) <- RTD drivers.

Regards,
Barry

--- Ryan Krauss wrote:

> Thanks Barry, it looks like there are some
> interesting possibilities
> with rtd.  Have you used any of their hardware from
> Python?
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Ryan
> 
> On 3/22/06, Barry Drake <bldrake at adaptcs.com> wrote:
> > Ryan,
> > A good source for inexpensive A/D boards is
> >
> > http://www.rtd.com/
> >
> > I've used their hardware in the past on many
> projects.
> >  They have drivers for all platforms which you can
> > easily wrap in a .dll, .so, or .rc (Mac, I think).
> > You can then wrap some code in Python that talks
> to
> > these shared libs.  Of course, the reason for the
> > shared libs is that you can then use those for
> other
> > applications.
> >
> > Barry Drake
> >
> > --- Ryan Krauss wrote:
> >
> > > Is anyone aware of data acquisition hardware
> that
> > > works well with
> > > Python?  I would like to use Python for buffered
> > > analog-to-digital and
> > > digital-to-analog applications.  I would be
> > > particularly interested in
> > > fairly inexpensive solutions.  I found one
> European
> > > company that sort
> > > of claims to support Python, but I didn't know
> how
> > > easy it might be to
> > > wrap C++ drivers from other hardware
> manufacturers.
> > >
> > > Thanks for your thoughts,
> > >
> > > Ryan
> > >
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