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Bug#775764: ITP: pyvisa-py -- A PyVISA backend implemented in pure Python

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Ruben Undheim <ruben.undheim@gmail.com>

* 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.

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