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How to read and write DOOCS properties with Python

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Quickstart - Pydoocs

There is an introduction to the python3 client interface and an more detailed one based on the IPython notebook.

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TrainID synchronous readout

It is possible to pass the trainID (historically called macropulse) in pydoocs read methode and ensure related data. For this purpose the DAQmonitor provides a ring buffer.

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In development - Conda virtual enviroments

There are currently efforts to build a pydoocs conda package and distribute and manage python on the FLASH user consoles via virtual enviroments. On this way it is possible to use pydoocs on the Maxwell cluster and the corresponding JupyterHub.

Examples

There are basic examples explained via jupyter notebooks for accessing camera images and ADC traces. Further examples will be added gradually.

Caveat

for images

Returns the camera images as seen on the jDDD panel (including e.g. ROIs):
doocspath = 'FLASH.FEL/FBL1.CAM/FOCUS_MICROSCOPE/IMAGE_EXT'

Returns the raw camera image:
doocspath = 'FLASH.FEL/FBL1.CAM/FOCUS_MICROSCOPE/IMAGE_EXT_ZMQ'

for ADC traces

Returns the whole trace which is acquird from the ADC:
doocspath ='FLASH.FEL/ADC.ADQ.BL1/EXP1.CH01/CH00.TD'

Returns the trace which is written to DAQ (the range is adjustable via jDDD) :
doocspath ='FLASH.FEL/ADC.ADQ.BL1/EXP1.CH01/CH00.DAQ.TD'

Big caveat: anaconda5

As this is an quite big caveat it is possible to compile pydoocs yourself and is done for all linux console in the FLASH1 &2 hall.

With the introduction of pydoocs as a conda package this will be redundant in the near future.

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