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Python bindings for Swift Binary Protocol

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Python client for Swift Binary Protocol (SBP).

Since v2.5 libsbp is compatible with Python 2.7, 3.5 to 3.9. For new projects, Python 3.7 or newer is recommended.


You must have python and pip installed.

Install dependencies only:

$ pip install -r requirements.txt

Install from source:

$ pip install ./python

Install package from PyPI (use sudo ... to install globally):

$ pip install sbp

Setup using a virtual environment

Setup and activate the virtualenv:

$ virtualenv .env && source .env/bin/activate

Install py.test in the virtualenv:

$ pip install pytest-virtualenv

Install the pt.test coverage tools:

$ pip install pytest-cov

Finally, proceed to the standard setup instructions.

Usage Examples

Simple example

Receives SBP messages over a serial port, decodes MSG_BASELINE messages and prints them out. See .

Run this example with:

$ python -m sbp.client.examples.simple -p /path/to/serial/port

Sending SBP messages over UDP

Receives SBP messages over a serial port and sends all incoming messages to a UDP socket. See .

Run this example with:

$ python -m sbp.client.examples.udp -s /path/to/serial/port


To run the tests and check for coverage:

$  py.test -v --cov sbp tests/

To run the tests without suppressing stdout output:

$ py.test -v -s –cov sbp tests/


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