There is an officially-supported Windows-only Python NI-DAQmx module
and a community supported Linux + Windows Python NI-DAQmx module.
Both use Python
ctypes to access the underlying C API and both require NI-DAQmx to be installed first.
Both are Python 3 compatible.
There are three NI-DAQmx download choices, pick one that suits your needs:
- NI-DAQmx runtime (250 MB)
- NI-DAQmx runtime + configuration (1.3 GB)
- NI-DAQmx (1.9 GB)
Python NI-DAQmx: choose one of:
nidaqmx: official NI support, Windows only
pip install nidaqmx
PyDAQmx: support for Linux and Windows
pip install PyDAQmx
National Instruments provides Windows-only complete Python API via ctypes for NI-DAQmx.
The Python nidaqmx_examples are similar to those in LabVIEW, but with text based code.