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Package for working with Nortek instruments.

Project description

A Python wrapper for Nortek’s PdCommATL COM library.


  • Install Nortek’s PdCommATL library (contact Nortek to obtain the necessary installer).
  • Run win32com’s module (located, for example, at C:python27Libsite-packageswin32comclient), selecting “PdCommATL 1.0 Type Library (1.0)” from the list.
  • Either run pip install pdcommpy, or git clone this repository, and inside run python install from a command prompt.


`python >>> from pdcommpy import PdControl >>> pdcontrol = PdControl() >>> pdcontrol.serial_port = "COM2" >>> pdcontrol.state 'Not connected' >>> pdcontrol.sample_rate = 200 >>> pdcontrol.coordinate_system 'ENU' `

Known issues

  • Salinity in data files is indicated as “N/A”. According to Nortek, this should not affect the measurements.


PdCommPy Copyright (c) 2013-2014 Peter Bachant

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see <>.

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