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Epics Channel Access for Python

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Python Interface to the Epics Channel Access protocol
of the Epics control system. PyEpics provides 3 layers of access to
Channel Access (CA):
1. a light wrapping of the CA C library calls, using ctypes. This
provides a procedural CA library in which the user is expected
to manage Channel IDs. It is mostly provided as a foundation
upon which higher-level access is built.
2. PV() (Process Variable) objects, which represent the basic object
in CA, allowing one to keep a persistent connection to a remote
Process Variable.
3. A simple set of functions caget(), caput() and so on to mimic
the CA command-line tools and give the simplest access to CA.

In addition, the library includes convenience classes to define
Devices -- collections of PVs that might represent an Epics Record
or physical device (say, a camera, amplifier, or power supply), and
to help write GUIs for CA.

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