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Re: How to access COM Port with Octave?

From: John Swensen
Subject: Re: How to access COM Port with Octave?
Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2010 09:20:22 -0400

On Sep 22, 2010, at 9:03 AM, CdeMills wrote:

> John Swensen wrote:
>> Another option involve(s) using the ser2net library.  Octave already has a
>> sockets package and the ser2net server allows you to connect over a socket
>> and then send and receive over the serial port.  I know that this package
>> used to be available on Cygwin (I haven't used cygwin in 5-6 years so
>> don't know whether it is still available).  I also know of one lab that
>> had a very old PC that they put a tiny Linux distribution on whose sole
>> purpose was to run ser2net and connect to their device over serial.  Then
>> they could control the device from any networked machine.
> Another option is to use the Win32 API which doesn't seem too complicated: 
> look for GetCommModemStatus. But could those functions be used under cygwin
> ?
> Pascal
> -

I should have qualified my response as being a solution if they don't feel 
comfortable writing MEX/OCT files and programming in C.  The ser2net + sockets 
package is a solution that may be amenable for such a user.

John Swensen

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