DataLog: a library for interacting with PicoLog hardware
This is a Python library to interface with PicoLog ADC hardware.
It provides a Python class to interact with the
ADC24, and data structures
to represent its outputs. The
ADC24 is implemented, but the library is
designed to be easily extended for other PicoLog (and potentially non-PicoLog)
hardware. It may work with the
ADC20 without modification, but this is not
The following requirements must be met before
DataLog is installed:
- Python 3.5+
- PicoLog ADC 20/24 hardware and driver (
The PicoLog ADC driver can be obtained from PicoTech and must be installed and working before using this library.
Installation is handled by
setup.py. This is most easily handled by
pip3 install datalog
This installs the Python package dependencies automatically. If the above command doesn't make sense, try reading this introduction to pip.
The documentation should help to get you started. Compile it with:
cd doc make html
The main functionality is implemented in
datalog/adc/hrdl/picolog.py and this
class can be used on its own.
We use this library at the University of Glasgow observatory for our magnetometer. We have to calibrate the raw counts coming from the PicoLog unit, as well as upload this data to our FTP server. The set of scripts we use can be found here.
I welcome contributions to the codebase - just open a pull request!