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Re: How to access COM Port with Octave?

From: GMX
Subject: Re: How to access COM Port with Octave?
Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2010 19:15:17 +0200
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I found this page today. Is it possible to implement its function into octave?

Maybe it is possible to get it run with windows?


Am 22.09.2010 12:47, schrieb John Swensen:
On Sep 21, 2010, at 2:55 PM, GMX wrote:

Hey folks,

I have a question to Octave.
Is there a possibility to access the COM port in Octave? I'm using a
winXP maschine. I searched the web but still found no informations about
successful solutions.
Matlab offers a serial.m but I found nothing similar for Octave.

Thanks for your reply.

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.

John Swensen

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