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Open source alternative to IO Library

Question asked by bret on Oct 30, 2012
Latest reply on Jan 29, 2013 by alex.forencich
I'm trying to understand all these difference communication stuff -- VISA, SCPI, IVI, etc.

I am wondering, is there an open source alternative to Agilent IO Libraries?  I mean, these libraries simply wrap around VISA standard, the same way IVI wraps around VISA too?

As you might notice, I'm a bit confused.

But anyway, to focus on one question -- is there an open source alternative to Agilent IO Libraries?  To use wrappers like PyVisa, I would still need to depend on IO Lib ... can I choose not to use Agilent's IO Libraries?

I'm also thinking of creating a self-contained SCPI scripter using Javascript.  My intention was to be able to bring my javascript files to any PC, and start sending SCPI commands without needing to worry if the PC has IO Libraries or not -- I would provide my own standalone libraries.

Is that possible?  

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