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Unpack and calibrate binary data from a WetLabs ACS

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Python package to unpack and calibrate binary data from a WetLabs ACS

The ACS module can be loaded and used in a script or can be used as it stands to convert binary files recorded by Compass Software to CSV files.


The package runs with python 3 only. Install it with PyPI using the command:

pip install pyACS

Or from the sources available on GitHub repository. The distribution archive can be generated using:

python3 sdist bdist_wheel

Convert binary to CSV files

The package can be used as it stands from the command line to convert binary files to

python -m pyACS [-h] [-v] [--version] [--auxiliaries] dvc src dst

positional arguments: dvc Device file. src Source file to decode and calibrate. dst Destination file of decoded and calibrated data.

optional arguments: -h, --help show this help message and exit -v, --verbose Enable verbosity. --version Prints version information. --auxiliaries Output auxiliary data (internal and external temperatures).

Embed in other Software

The class ACS provides key methods to handle the binary ACS data

  • read_device_file: Parse device file to be able to unpack and calibrate binary frame
  • unpack_frame: Unpack/Decode binary frame into named tuple FrameContainer
  • calibrate_frame: Convert engineering units (counts) into scientific units (1/m for a and c)

The class BinReader helps to separate individual frames looking the registration bytes b'\xff\x00\xff\x00'. An example of usage of that class is ConvertBinToCSV which converts a binary file recorded with Compass into a CSV file.

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