This post is related to another post here: Newbie Questions
I am using python to control an 8753ES via GPIB. I have the programming examples and the other manuals for this device. This device has a 3.5 inch floppy which is it's 'External Disk'. Using the buttons on the front: Save/Recall->Select Disk->Configure Ext Disk->Address Disk: I notice the display says 'Disk GP-IB Address 1' this number is different from the number '19' that I'm using as this devices GPIB address.
In the programming examples manual on page 1-4 I see some commands to configure external devices on GPIB but don't see an example on how to implement these.
There are two things that I am trying to save from the network analyzer.
First I would like to be able to access the saved configurations and save them from the network analyzer to a pc then upload them later.
Secondly I would like to save screen shots of S11 and S12 to the pc, do not need to upload anything at this point.
In the post above Dave suggested using 'OUTPDATF ' which I was able to use and got an array back. I don't know how to interpret the array contents yet but I think I can figure that out. After that I tried to use OUTPCALC and OUTPICAL but I keep getting syntax errors. Perhaps I'm reading the manual wrong do I need to supply a range with these commands? Is this the right approach?
I also have written a python script to run the full 2 port cal which works fine but I get syntax errors when writing 'refd' to the network analyzer in the same way as the programming example. I don't know why this causes a syntax error either. The python source code is attached if it helps.
Thanks in advance for any help with this.