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 Welcome to pylibftdi's documentation!
+pylibftdi is a simple library interacting with FTDI devices to provide
+serial and parallel IO from Python.
+The two main use cases it serves are:
+* the need to control or monitor external equipment, for which a FTDI
+  module may be a cheap and reliable starting point.
+* the need to interact with existing devices which are known to contain
+  FTDI chipsets for their USB interface.
+FTDI ( create devices (chipsets, modules,
+cables etc) to interface devices to the USB port of your computer.
+libftdi ( is an open source
+driver to communicate with these devices, and runs on top of libusb.
+It works on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X, and likely other systems too.
+pylibftdi is a pure Python module which interfaces (via ctypes) to libftdi,
+exposing a simple file-like API to connected devices. It supports serial and
+parallel IO in a straight-forward way, and aims to be one of the simplest
+ways of interacting with the world outside your PC.
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