November 14th, 2012, 07:39 PM
Please help with live data feed using PySerial
I'm a student at Otago university and am currently working on a project requiring a live data feed from a weight recording machine through the serial port. I have read this tutorial  and downloaded the plotting_data_monitor.zip that has been so generously provided. As I am a very new beginner to the python programming language, I was wondering if anyone could help me work through some problems I'm having.
I have downloaded and installed python 2.7 and pySerial also. I then installed on top of that a 32-bit windows binary installer for PyQtX package from this website  .
I have also read that I may require SIP for PyQwt, and am having trouble installing that. I copied the SIP files to data-packages in the python directory and ran the configure.py. However after reading the installation tutorial . I am unsure as to how to 'Build"/'Make" and install this module as the tutorial is directed at a Linux command prompt. Also I've downloaded PyQwt and am waiting on the installation of SIP to install it .
I am also wondering if I need to download Qt as well as the installation guide for PyQwt says it is a recommended requisite for PyQwt .
Furthermore, if I do resolve these problems I will attempt to use the comocom simulation script on the tutorial  to test the live data monitor on my machine.
How do I execute the live data stream from the live data monitor scripts?
Thank you very much for your time
I can't reference the pages because I'm a new user. But they are:
 - Eli Bendersky's tutorial for live data monitor
 - Riverbank computing PyQt download
 - Riverbank SIP 4.14.1 installation guide
 - PyQwt at sourceforge
 - PyQwt v5.2 installation guide