Lab::Measurement::Installation - Installation guide for Lab::Measurement
Since Lab::Measurement does not contain any device driver code itself, its installation is pretty straightforward. However, before you can actually use it, you will have to install a driver binding back-end, such as Lab::VISA or Linux-GPIB, plus its dependencies. Please see the documentation of these packages for more details.
Install Strawberry Perl. If you want to use NI-VISA (e.g. for GPIB, USB-TMC, or VXI-11 connections), see the comments on supported perl versions in Lab::VISA::Installation
Install gnuplot 5 (not mandatory)
Download, extract and put it somewhere
During installation, check the option which adds the gnuplot to the PATH environment variable
Build and install. Open cmd.exe and run
cpanm --verbose --no-test Lab::Measurement
If you need the NI-VISA backend for your instruments follow Lab::VISA's installation guide
For Zurich Instruments devices you need to install Lab::Zhinst.
In case your Linux distribution provides ready-made packages, use these as far as possible. Full support for Lab::Measurement is provided, e.g., by Gentoo Linux.
Install cpanminus, make, gcc and gnuplot (you can use your package manager).
Install Lab::Measurement (as root):
cpanm --verbose Lab::Measurement
If you use GPIB, you need the Linux-GPIB drivers, library and Perl bindings. See the short installation and configuration guide in Lab::Measurement::Backends.
If you use VXI-11/Lan and/or USBTMC connections you will need to install the Lab::VXI11 and USB::TMC distributions. The documentation of these modules contains detailed installation instructions.
If you want to install Lab::Measurement and its dependencies into your home directory, please take a look at plenv or perlbrew.
You can upgrade your Lab::Measurement installation by running cpanm again:
This software is copyright (c) 2023 by the Lab::Measurement team; in detail:
Copyright 2011-2012 Andreas K. Huettel
2016 Simon Reinhardt
2017 Andreas K. Huettel, Simon Reinhardt
2020 Simon Reinhardt
This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.
To install Lab::Measurement, copy and paste the appropriate command in to your terminal.
perl -MCPAN -e shell
For more information on module installation, please visit the detailed CPAN module installation guide.