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NeXus Sardana Scan Recorder

Project description

NeXus scan recorder for Sardana which stores experimenal data in NeXus/HDF5 file with use of NeXDatas Tango Server or packages, i.e. NXSDataWriter, NXSConfigServer, NXSRecSelector.

Installation

Install the dependencies:

sardana, sphinx, NXSDataWriter, NXSConfigServer, NXSRecSelector

From sources

Download the latest NeXuS Scan Recorder version from

Extract sources and run

$ python setup.py install

and add an RecorderPath property of MacroServer with its value defining the package location, e.g.

/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/sardananxsrecorder

Debian packages

Debian Buster (and Stretch) and Ubuntu Bionic packages can be found in the HDRI repository.

To install the debian packages, add the PGP repository key

$ sudo su
$ wget -q -O - http://repos.pni-hdri.de/debian_repo.pub.gpg | apt-key add -

and then download the corresponding source list

$ cd /etc/apt/sources.list.d
$ wget http://repos.pni-hdri.de/buster-pni-hdri.list

For other disctribution replace buster by stretch or bionic.

Finally, for python2.7

$ apt-get update
$ apt-get install python-sardana-nxsrecorder

and set the RecoderPath property of MacroServer with

$ apt-get install sardana-nxsrecorder

For python3

$ apt-get update
$ apt-get install python3-sardana-nxsrecorder
$ apt-get install sardana-nxsrecorder3

To instal other NexDaTaS packages

$ apt-get install python-nxswriter nxsconfigserver-db python-nxsconfigserver nxsconfigtool python-nxstools nxswriter nxsconfigserver nxsrecselector

or for python 3

$ apt-get install python3-nxswriter nxsconfigserver-db python3-nxsconfigserver nxsconfigtool3 python3-nxstools nxswriter3 nxsconfigserver3

and

$ apt-get install python-nxsrecselector nxsrecselector nxselector

or for python3

$ apt-get install python3-nxsrecselector nxsrecselector3 nxselector3

for Component Selector for Sardana related packages.

Setting environment

Setting Saradna

If sardana is not yet set up run

$ Pool
  • enter a new instance name
  • create the new instance

Then wait a while until Pool is started and in a new terminal run

$ MacroServer
  • enter a new instance name
  • create the new instance
  • connect pool

Next, run Astor and change start-up levels: for Pool to 2, for MacroServer to 3 and restart servers.

Alternatively, terminate Pool and MacroServer in the terminals and run

$ nxsetup start Pool -l2

wait until Pool is started and run

$ nxsetup start MacroServer -l3

Additionally, one can create dummy devices by running sar_demo in

$ spock

Setting NeXus Servers

To set up NeXus Servers run

$ nxsetup set

or

$ nxsetup set NXSDataWriter
$ nxsetup set NXSConfigServer
$ nxsetup set NXSRecSelector

for specific servers.

If the RecoderPath property of MacroServer is not set one can do it by

$ nxsetup add-recorder-path /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/sardananxsrecorder

where the path should point the sardananxsrecorder package.

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