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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.

Installation on Windows

  • Install Strawberry Perl. If you want to use NI-VISA, see the comments on supported perl versions in Lab::VISA's installation guide

  • Install gnuplot (not mandatory)

    • Download, extract and put it somewhere

    • Add directory containing pgnuplot.exe to path: My Computer => Properties => Advanced => Environment Variables

  • Build and install:

     cpanm Lab::Measurement
  • If you need the NI-VISA backend for your instruments follow Lab::VISA's installation guide

  • Have fun!

Installation on Linux

  • Install cpanminus, make, gcc and gnuplot (you can use your package manager).

  • If you want to use GPIB, you need the Linux-GPIB drivers, library and Perl bindings. See the short installation and configuration guide in Lab::Measurement::Backends.

  • Install Lab::Measurement (as root):

     cpanm Lab::Measurement
  • Have fun!


If you want to install Lab::Measurement into your home directory you can use the local::lib package.


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     2012       Andreas K. Hüttel