Bug#775764: ITP: pyvisa-py -- A PyVISA backend implemented in pure Python
Owner: Ruben Undheim <firstname.lastname@example.org>
* Package name : pyvisa-py
Version : 0.1~20150106gitd86fb71
Upstream Author : Hernan E. Grecco
* URL : https://github.com/hgrecco/pyvisa-py
* License : MIT
Programming Lang: Python
Description : A PyVISA backend implemented in pure Python
PyVISA started as wrapper for the NI-VISA library and therefore you need to install
National Instruments VISA library in your system. This works most of the time,
for most people. But NI-VISA is a proprietary library that only works on certain
systems. That is when PyVISA-py jumps in.
Starting form version 1.6, PyVISA allows to use different backends. These backends can be
dynamically loaded. PyVISA-py is one of such backends. It implements most of the methods
for Message Based communication (Serial/USB/GPIB/Ethernet) using Python and some well developed,
easy to deploy and cross platform libraries
This package is useful in Debian since it replaces a huge proprietary library
needed in many instrumentation facilities.
I plan to maintain it as part of the Python Modules team.