The GPIB-Tcl project provides a way for developers using the Tcl programming language to control their measurement instruments through the industry-standard IEEE-488 bus (GPIB). The August 2003 issue of Test and Measurement World contains an article on controlling test equipment with GPIB-Tcl. See the full text at http://www.reed-electronics.com/tmworld/index.asp?layout=article&articleid=CA314007.... read more
The new v2.3 Linux and Win32 builds of the GPIB-Tcl package now allow more flexible control of your IEEE-488 instruments through serial polls and service requests in addition to the high-level message-based functions.
Thanks to the help of fellow SourceForge developer iondiode, RPMs of gpib-tcl are now available, in addition to the good ol' Win32 binaries.
See http://gpib-tcl.sourceforge.net for more information.
Version 1.2 is out. The only functionality difference is a minor memory leak fix. One buffer wasn't being deallocated at the end of the program, but it's all better now. I've also cleaned up the source code and added more comments.
At long last, GPIB-Tcl has better documentation. A complete description of all commands and options is included with the distribution, or available online <a href="gpib-tcl.sourceforge.net/gpib-tcl.html">here</a>. Thanks to everyone who sent feedback requesting this information: it was your requests that prompted me to quit procrastinating and provide some documentation!