[FRPythoneers] Data Acquisition with Python

Wayde Allen wallen at boulder.nist.gov
Wed Aug 16 10:22:25 MDT 2000


On Wed, 16 Aug 2000, Sean Reifschneider wrote:

> On Fri, Aug 11, 2000 at 04:57:02PM -0600, Wayde Allen wrote:
> >had created one for Python?  If not, this might be a good chance to learn
> >about how Python integrates outside code sources.  I've never tried that. 
> 
> Building modules for Python isn't that bad.  It's kind of like
> using a weird library like glib or something -- a weird mix of Python
> and C coding...

Yeah, I've looked at some of the documentation on this.  I haven't yet had
a chance to give it a go though.

> There's a program called "SWIG" which can be used to create wrappers
> for C code in Python, Perl, etc...  It's supposed to be pretty neat,
> but I've run into many problems with building modules that used it.
> I've never written anything using it at all.

Hmmm ... the name sounds familiar, but I don't know anything about it.
Might have to check it out.

> It's kind of like using an IDL with RPC, if you're familiar with that.

No, sorry.  So far I've resisted having to run IDL.

- Wayde
  (wallen at boulder.nist.gov)





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