Read from Serial Port

Steve Holden steve at
Sat Jan 21 04:32:30 CET 2006

Casey Bralla wrote:
> I'd like to read ASCII data from a serial port, but (once again) I'm having
> trouble getting started.  (Can't seem to find the basic level of docs to
> get going <sigh>)
> I'd like to use only standard "built-in" modules if possible.
> Could somebody offer a simple code-snippet to get me started reading from a
> serial port?
While it isn't built in, the standard solution to these problems is the 
excellent "pyserial" module.

Google is your friend, and since pyserial is the first hit on a search 
for "python serial port" I would recommend you remember that in future 
... that's why there's no URL in this message : Googling yourself will 
help the lesson sink in.

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