Author: Do Carmo, L.P.
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THAPL04 Python for User Interfaces at Sirius 1091
  • G.S. Fedel, D.B. Beniz, L.P. Do Carmo, J.R. Piton
    LNLS, Campinas, Brazil
  Sirius is the new Brazilian Synchrotron and will be finished in 2018. Based on experiences at LNLS UVX light source along with researches and implementations, we present our new approach to develop user interfaces for beamlines control. On this process, the main tools explored are Python, Qt and some Python libraries: PyQt, PyDM and Py4syn. Powerful resources of these modules and Python straightforward coding guarantee flexible user interfaces: it is possible to combine graphical applications with intelligent control procedures. At UVX, EPICS and Python are software tools already used respectively for distributed control system and control routines. These routines often use Py4Syn, a library which provides high-level abstraction for devices manipulation. All these features will continue at Sirius. More recently PyQt turned out to be a compatible and intuitive tool to build GUI applications, binding Qt to Python. Also PyDM offers a practical framework to expose EPICS variables to PyQt. The result is a set of graphical and control libraries to support new user interfaces for Sirius beamlines.  
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