Python Package: blickfeld_scanner¶
The Blickfeld conda package “blickfeld_scanner” needs Protobuf to communicate with the device. It will automatically install the Protobuf dependency in the environment, but it might not fetch the fast C++ extension. Therefore it could be necessary to install Protobuf of Pypi, especially if you want to parse Protobuf messages in real time.
How to check the version of the Python Protobuf implementation:
>>> from google.protobuf.internal import api_implementation >>> print(api_implementation._default_implementation_type) cpp
If it prints out “cpp”, the correct Python Protobuf implementation is installed.
For a download and installation guide see Installation.