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Lab::Measurement::Installation - Installation guide for Lab::Measurement

Introduction

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 5 (not mandatory)

    • Download, extract and put it somewhere

    • Add the directory containing gnuplot.exe to the 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

  • In case your Linux distribution provides ready-made packages, use these as far as possible. Full support for Lab::Measurement is e.g. provide by Gentoo 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!

Notes

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

COPYRIGHT AND LICENCE

 (c) 2010, 2011 Daniel Schröer, Andreas K. Hüttel, Daniela Taubert, and others.
     2012, 2017 Andreas K. Hüttel