Cockpit is implemented in the Python programming language. The code consists of four main components: devices, handlers, interfaces, and the GUI. Devices represent the individual physical devices, handlers represent control components of the devices, handlers from single or multiple devices are aggregated into interfaces, and the GUI component provides the user interaction to the different interfaces and handlers.

The Cockpit program starts in cockpit.main() which reads the configuration files and constructs an cockpit.CockpitApp object. This CockpitApp instance constructs a cockpit.depot.DeviceDepot and initialises all the devices declared on the depot configuration. Each device constructs their associated handlers are initialised which are then collected by the device depot. Once devices and handlers are initialised, interfaces are initialised. Finally, the multiple GUI windows are created based on the different handlers and interfaces available. Once initialisation is completed, we simply enter the event loop (provided by the wxPython library) and wait for the user to do something.


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cockpit.devices package

cockpit.handlers package module

cockpit.interfaces package

cockpit.gui package

cockpit.experiment package

cockpit.util package