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pyILPER: a pure Python software to emulate virtual HP-IL device for the PIL-Box
11-16-2015, 07:09 AM (This post was last modified: 11-17-2015 07:23 PM by jsi.)
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pyILPER: a pure Python software to emulate virtual HP-IL device for the PIL-Box
Hi All,

I'd like to point to pyILPER, a pure Python version of the ILPer software contributed by Christoph Gie├čelink. pyILPER aims predominantly to LINUX and Mac OS/X users but comes with some interesting features as well:
  • Up to 5 virtual mass storage drives with integrated directory list
  • Up to 3 virtual printers emulating the HP-71B and HP-41C character set
  • Terminal emulator with experimental keyboard support (HP-71B only)
  • HP-IL scope
  • Number of virtual devices is configurable
  • Log of scope or virtual printer output to file(s)
  • HP-IL device status display
  • Support for the PIL-Box via serial-over-usb interface
  • Experimental support for virtual HP-IL over TCP/IP (dual TCP/IP V4/V6 stack)

The main drawback is that you have to install a Python/Qt runtime. To avoid hassles I recommend the ANACONDA distribution which provides very easy installation and maintenance of
pyILPER and the Python/Qt runtime. It can be installed without any admin privileges as a local user. See the installation instructions for details. pyILPER was tested successfully on LINUX and Windows and should also do its job on Mac OS/X.

Regards Joachim
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