A Python API is implemented by the CANtact driver. This can be used directly, but it is recommended to use
python-can library. The
develop branch of
python-can is required to use the command line utilities.
python3 -m pip -U pip python3 -m pip install cantact git clone https://github.com/hardbyte/python-can.git cd python-can python -m pip install .
If no binary release exists for your platform, the driver can be built manually. For details, see the README.
Once CANtact and
python-can are installed, the bundled tools can be used. For example,
to log frames on CAN 0 at 500000 kbit/s:
can_logger.py -i cantact -c 0 -b 500000
Examples of using the Python API directly and through
available on Github.