Source code for nidaqmx.utils

import re

from nidaqmx.errors import DaqError

# Method logic adapted from
# //Measurements/Infrastructure/dmxf/trunk/2.5/source/nimuck/parseUtilities.cpp

_invalid_range_syntax_message = (
    "Syntax for a range of objects in the input string is invalid.\n\n"
    "For ranges of objects, specify a number immediately before and after "
    "every colon (':') in the input string. Or, if a name is specified after "
    "the colon, it must be identical to the name specified immediately before "
    "the colon. Colons are not allowed within the names of the individual "

[docs]def flatten_channel_string(channel_names): """ Converts a list of channel names to a comma-delimited list of names. You can use this method to convert a list of physical or virtual channel names to a single string prior to using the DAQmx Create Channel methods or instantiating a DAQmx Task object. Args: channel_names (List[str]): The list of physical or virtual channel names. Returns: str: The resulting comma-delimited list of physical or virtual channel names. """ unflattened_channel_names = [] for channel_name in channel_names: unflattened_channel_names.extend(unflatten_channel_string(channel_name)) # Go through the channel names and flatten them. flattened_channel_list = [] previous = { 'base_name': '', 'start_index': -1, 'end_index': -1 } for channel_name in unflattened_channel_names: m ='(.*[^0-9])?([0-9]+)$', channel_name) if not m: # If the channel name doesn't end in a valid number, just use the # channel name as-is. flattened_channel_list.append( _channel_info_to_flattened_name(previous)) previous = { 'base_name': channel_name, 'start_index': -1, 'end_index': -1 } else: # If the channel name ends in a valid number, we may need to flatten # this channel with subsequent channels in the x:y format. current_base_name = current_index = int( if current_base_name == previous['base_name'] and ( (current_index == previous['end_index'] + 1 and previous['end_index'] >= previous['start_index']) or (current_index == previous['end_index'] - 1 and previous['end_index'] <= previous['start_index'])): # If the current channel name has the same base name as the # previous and it's end index differs by 1, change the end # index value. It gets flattened later. previous['end_index'] = current_index else: # If the current channel name has the same base name as the # previous or it's end index differs by more than 1, it doesn't # get flattened with the previous channel. flattened_channel_list.append( _channel_info_to_flattened_name(previous)) previous = { 'base_name': current_base_name, 'start_index': current_index, 'end_index': current_index } # Convert the final channel dictionary to a flattened string flattened_channel_list.append( _channel_info_to_flattened_name(previous)) # Remove empty strings in list, convert to comma-delimited string, then trim # whitespace. return ','.join([_f for _f in flattened_channel_list if _f]).strip()
def _channel_info_to_flattened_name(channel_info): """ Simple method to generate a flattened channel name. """ if channel_info['start_index'] == -1: return channel_info['base_name'] elif channel_info['start_index'] == channel_info['end_index']: return '{0}{1}'.format(channel_info['base_name'], channel_info['start_index']) else: return '{0}{1}:{2}'.format(channel_info['base_name'], channel_info['start_index'], channel_info['end_index'])
[docs]def unflatten_channel_string(channel_names): """ Converts a comma-delimited list of channel names to a list of names. You can use this method to convert a comma-delimited list or range of physical or virtual channels into a list of physical or virtual channel names. Args: channel_names (str): The list or range of physical or virtual channels. Returns: List[str]: The list of physical or virtual channel names. Each element of the list contains a single channel. """ channel_list_to_return = [] channel_list = [c for c in channel_names.strip().split(',') if c] for channel in channel_list: channel = channel.strip() colon_index = channel.find(':') if colon_index == -1: channel_list_to_return.append(channel) else: before = channel[:colon_index] after = channel[colon_index+1:] m_before = re.match('(.*?)([0-9]+)$', before) m_after = re.match('(.*?)([0-9]+)$', after) if not m_before or not m_after: raise DaqError(_invalid_range_syntax_message, error_code=-200498) if and ( != raise DaqError(_invalid_range_syntax_message, error_code=-200498) num_before = int( num_after = int( num_max = max([num_before, num_after]) num_min = min([num_before, num_after]) number_of_channels = (num_max - num_min) + 1 if number_of_channels >= 15000: raise DaqError(_invalid_range_syntax_message, error_code=-200498) colon_expanded_channel = [] for i in range(number_of_channels): colon_expanded_channel.append( '{0}{1}'.format(, num_min + i)) if num_after < num_before: colon_expanded_channel.reverse() channel_list_to_return.extend(colon_expanded_channel) return channel_list_to_return