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Tools for controlling piezoelectric actuators.

Project Description

Pypiezo

Pypiezo is a Python module to control piezoelectric actuators. It is mostly a set of convenient wrappers around pycomedi calls for keeping track of the relevant calibration constants. To get a feel for an “official” set of calibration constants, you can take a peek at veeco_header, which is the beginning of a saved Veeco NanoScope image file. It lists the parameters used by the NanoScope during imaging.

Installation

Packages

Gentoo

I’ve packaged pypiezo for Gentoo. You need layman and my wtk overlay. Install with:

# emerge -av app-portage/layman
# layman --add wtk
# emerge -av sci-libs/pypiezo

Dependencies

If you’re installing by hand or packaging pypiezo for another distribution, you’ll need the following dependencies:

Package Debian Gentoo
Numpy python-numpy dev-python/numpy
Scipy python-scipy sci-libs/scipy
Matplotlib python-matplotlib dev-python/matplotlib
H5config   dev-python/h5config [1]
Curses-check-for-keypress   dev-python/curses-check-for-keypress [1]
Nose python-nose dev-python/nose
Pycomedi   dev-python/pycomedi [1]
[1](1, 2, 3) In the wtk overlay.

Installing by hand

Pypiezo is available as a Git repository:

$ git clone git://tremily.us/pypiezo.git

See the homepage for details. To install the checkout, run the standard:

$ python setup.py install

Usage

See the module docstrings for simple examples.

Testing

Run internal unit tests with:

$ nosetests --with-doctest --doctest-tests pypiezo

Licence

This project is distributed under the GNU General Public License Version 3 or greater.

Author

W. Trevor King wking@tremily.us

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