Concept

Fsc2

Summary
fsc2 is a program running under Linux for controlling spectrometers. Programs for remote control of spectrometers usually are home-written and often restricted to doing a certain set of experiments with only a fixed set of devices. In contrast, fsc2 is much more flexible because it was written with three main aims:
  • It should be easy for the user to set up a new experiment without having to change the program itself.
  • Devices should be exchangeable and support for new devices should not necessitate any changes of the basic program.
  • Users doing just standard experiments should only need to interact with a simple graphical user interface.
This flexibility was achieved by making the program an interpreter for a rather easy to learn but powerful enough scripting language called Experiment Description Language (EDL) and employing a strictly modular approach to the handling of devices. This allows users to set up a new experiment or change an already existing one easily without requiri
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