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To run the examples provided by this guide the following prerequisites need to be installed:

  • Python 3.4 or newer, Python is one of the most popular programming languages for small and large-scale projects, its language constructs and object oriented approach encourages clear and logical code.
  • pySerial 3.5 or newer, pySerial is a Python module that provides a serial port backend for several platforms, such as Windows or Linux.

This chapter describes how to install these prerequisites on Windows and Linux platforms.

Note: In case reader already has any or all of the dependencies installed, it is still recommended to read this chapter to ensure that they are correctly configured.