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python-can 1.x

Note development of new features has moved to github

Project now hosted at https://github.com/hardbyte/python-can

This mercurial repository will only receive bug fixes

The Controller Area Network is a bus standard designed to allow microcontrollers and devices to communicate with each other. It has priority based bus arbitration, reliable deterministic communication. It is used in cars, trucks, boats, wheelchairs and more.

The can package provides controller area network support for Python developers; providing common abstractions to different hardware devices, and a suite of utilities for sending and receiving messages on a can bus.

The library supports Python 2.7, Python 3.3+ and runs on Mac, Linux and Windows.

You can find more information in the documentation, online at python-can.readthedocs.org.

Discussion

If you run into bugs, you can file them in our issue tracker.

There is also a python-can mailing list for development discussion.

Stackoverflow has several questions and answers tagged with python+can.

Wherever we interact, we strive to follow the Python Community Code of Conduct.