3. How to Start

Various ways are possible in order to start modules from PyMoDAQ. In all cases after installation of the package (using pip or setup.py, see Installation) all the modules will be installed within the site-packages folder of python.

3.1. From command line tool:

Open a command line and activate your environment (if you’re using anaconda, miniconda, venv…):

3.1.1. Load installed scripts

During its installation, a few scripts have been installed within you environment directory, this means you can start PyMoDAQ’s main functionnalities directly writing in your console either:

  • dashboard
  • daq_scan
  • daq_logger
  • daq_viewer
  • daq_move
  • h5browser
  • plugin_manager

3.1.2. Execute a given python file

If you knwow where, within PyMoDAQ directories, is the python file you want to run you can enter for instance:

  • python -m pymodaq.dashboard
  • python -m pymodaq.daq_scan
  • python -m pymodaq.daq_logger
  • python -m pymodaq.daq_viewer.daq_viewer_main
  • python -m pymodaq.daq_move.daq_move_main
  • python -m pymodaq.h5browser
  • python -m pymodaq_plugin_manager.manager

for PyMoDAQ’s main modules. The -m option tells python to look within its site-packages folder (where you’ve just installed pymodaq) In fact if one of PyMoDAQ’s file (xxx.py) as an entry point (a if __name__='__main__:' statement at the end of the file), you can run it by calling python over it…

3.2. Create windows’s shortcuts:

See Creating shortcuts on Windows !