convert perl-script for voltcraft voltmeter to python [newbie]

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Tue Feb 7 05:21:24 CET 2012


On 2/2/2012 3:57 PM, Jean Dupont wrote:
> I'd like to read in the output of a voltcraft vc960 voltmeter
> connected to a usb-port.
> I found the perl-script below but I'd like to accomplish the same with
> python:

The script below is for an old-fashioned, slow, multiple-pin serial 
port, not usb. I don't know anything about interfacing through usb. 
Recheck what the voltmeter actually connects to.

> I guess I have to use the module serial but I don't know how I should
> set the serial parameters so they are the same as in the perl-script.
> Could someone supply me the command for setting the serial-parameters
> correctly in Python?

Last I know, pyserial is also for old serial ports. Setting the 
properties should be pretty obvious from the manual or code.

There are also python usb modules.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/mysql-python/?source=directory

> #!/usr/bin/perl
>
> use strict;
> use warnings;
>
> use Device::SerialPort;
>
> die("Usage: $0 /dev/ttyS0\n") unless $#ARGV == 0;
>
> my ($devicepath) = @ARGV;
>
> my $port = new Device::SerialPort($devicepath);
> die "Couldn't open serial port" if ! defined $port;
>
> $port->baudrate(2400);
> $port->databits(8);
> $port->parity("none");
> $port->stopbits(1);
> $port->handshake("none");
> $port->rts_active(0);
> $port->dtr_active(1);
>
> #$port->read_char_time(5);     # wait 5ms per character
> $port->read_const_time(200);   # 0.2 second per unfulfilled "read"
> call
> $| = 1; # autoflush STDOUT
> while(1) {
>          my ($nin, $in) = $port->read(255);
>          print $in;
> }
>
> $port->close;


-- 
Terry Jan Reedy




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