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Subject: RE: Matlab interfaces
From: "Allison, Stephanie" <saa@slac.stanford.edu>
To: "Korhonen Timo" <Timo.Korhonen@psi.ch>, <tech-talk@aps.anl.gov>
Date: Mon, 3 Jul 2006 08:47:20 -0700
Hi Timo,

> we at PSI have been looking at the Matlab-EPICS interfaces. 
> There seems to exist two: labCA and mca. 
...snip...
> What are the advantages of one package vs. the other?

LabCA Advantages:
(1) Ability to set timeout on CA gets and puts (the old version of mca hardcodes 1 second, maybe newer versions allow for it to be tuned).
(2) Nice documentation.
(3) Multithreading available for 3.14 (don't know if mca allows for it).
(4) Easier to install than mca (my opinion).

LabCA Disadvantages:
(1) Uses the EZCA package which some think (after looking at the code) is a challenge to maintain.  Till has moved a copy of EZCA into labCA and keeps that one up-to-date (not the one distributed in EPICS extensions).
(2) In the past, people have mentioned that EZCA doesn't handle monitors properly, in particular, reconnecting on IOC restart.  But I believe Till has fixed those problems with his latest version of labCA.

Stephanie Allison


Replies:
record programming and share oblects Liyu, Andrei
Re: Matlab interfaces Till Straumann
References:
Matlab interfaces Korhonen Timo

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