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Decorators are a very useful programming pattern that allows changing the behavior of functions with little refactoring. Decorators allow developers to abstract common options from functions, but mastering their use in Python can be challenging. In this article, we are going to go in depth regarding different options when implementing …

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This article is part of a series of articles relating to data storage with Python. The other articles are:

When dealing with large amounts of data, either experimental or …

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Python is rich in resources that can shorten the time it takes to develop new programs and simplify repetitive tasks. Decorators are one of such elements but more often than not they are not considered by less experienced developers. Adding decorators to the syntactic toolbox can be of great use …

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When you start developing software, it is of utmost importance to have an isolated programming environment in which you can control precisely the packages installed. This will allow you, for example, to use experimental libraries without overwriting software that other programs use on your computer. Isolated environments allow you, for …

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In the lab, it is common to find different computers connected to specific devices. For example,when you keep older PCs which are able to communicate with very specific hardware. You may also have different computers when there are mobile instruments that you share among different users. In these situations …

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Lantz is a package written by several researchers who wanted to have a framework to build instrumentation on Python. It is open source and hosted on Github. Their description is very clear:

Lantz is an automation and instrumentation toolkit with a clean, well-designed and consistent interface. It provides a core …
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One of the most common devices in a lab is a National Instruments acquisition card, also called a DAQ. As you probably know by now, the default programming environment for such cards is Lab View, but what you may not be aware is that there are libraries for interfacing with …

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