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Instrumentation framework

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Lantz is an automation and instrumentation toolkit with a clean, well-designed and consistent interface. It provides a core of commonly used functionalities for building applications that communicate with scientific instruments allowing rapid application prototyping, development and testing.

This contains the lantz.core subpackage.

For a longer description and docs, please visit the root of the project:

The Lantz Authors


Hernan E. Grecco <>

Martin Masip <> Pablo Jais <> Martin Caldarola <> Federico Barabas <>

Lantz Changelog

0.5.3 (2019-05-15)

  • Removed obselete access to _config_keys

0.5.2 (2019-01-21)

  • Migrated to pimpmyclass 0.4.2

0.5 (2018-12-31)

  • Extracted Core from the main Lantz repo. Kept here:

    Driver, Feats, DictFeats, Action, MessageBasedDriver, ForeignDriver, Log capabilities, Common errors.

  • Added lantz-config command

  • Changed signals from PyQt to PySignal to remove PyQt dependency,.

  • Moved a lot of Feat related code to pimpmyclass

  • Created mfeats module: Feats for MessageBasedDrivers.

  • Added hooks to help simulating drivers.

  • Created TypedFeat for non delegated Feats.

0.3 (2015-02-05)

  • Introduced MessageBasedDriver, a class to rule them all.

  • Moved drivers

  • Moved old base classes (serial, usb, tcp, visa) to legacy package.

  • Moved instrument drivers based on legacy classes to legacy package.

  • Migrated instrument classes to MessageBasedDriver.

  • Improved logging to avoid duplication and useless info.

  • Frontend and Backend for application development.

  • Implemented Chart block.

  • Implemented Scan block.

  • Implemented FeatScan block.

  • Implemented Loop block.

  • Implemented Layout block.

  • Online documentation now shows the drivers classes.

  • Stub classes to enable documentation building without required packages.

  • Moved simulator from script to console-script.

  • Changed sphinx theme to read the docs.

  • Introduced start_gui helper function to start an app with a ui file and an instrument or instruments.

  • Introduced start_test_app helper function to start the test panel.

  • Introduced start_gui_app takes a backend and fronted and shows the app.

  • Moved get-lantz script to a gist.

  • Removed lantz-shell, equivalent functionality was contributed to PyVISA.

  • Support simultaneous values and units in Feat. (Issue #25)

  • Use Qt import scheme from IPython.

  • Helper functions for multiple initialization: initialize_many and finalize_many.

  • GUI support for initialize_many and finalize_many.

  • New instrument drivers.

0.2 (2013-01-01)

  • first public release.

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