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This is the Linux app named Skippity whose latest release can be downloaded as Skippity-1_11-complete.zip. It can be run online in the free hosting provider OnWorks for workstations.

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GET INVOLVED - see General Discussion

Skippity is a versatile script-based automation controller for test and measurement instrumentation. It’s ideal for use on the test bench or for automating experiments in the lab.

Skippity doesn't rely on instrument specific vendor drivers so it can communicate with both legacy and current commercial instruments and also with devices you've designed and built yourself. Once you've told Skippity about your instruments and their commands using simple dialogs, you can use those definitions in scripts to create multi-instrument test sequences without worrying further about the specifics of your instruments.

Skippity's instruction set is easy to learn, and a built-in scripting tool does most of the work so you don't have to be a coder to automate your test rig or experiment.

Skippity scripts can control multiple instruments simultaneously via Ethernet and RS-232, and can transparently interface with GPIB instruments via external pro


  • GET INVOLVED - see General Discussion
  • Mix and match instruments with differing command sets in a single script
  • Supports SCPI, other ASCII command sets and 8 bit command codes
  • Supports both terminated and unterminated instrument responses
  • Can communicate over both RS232 serial comms and Ethernet in a single script
  • Can transparently control GPIB instruments via external protocol converters (e.g. Prologix)
  • Simple dialogs minimise the need for programming expertise
  • Generates detailed instrument communication diagnostics
  • Runs on Win XP onwards, LInux, Mac
  • Comprehensive user manual included in the executable download


Science/Research, Education, Engineering

User interface

Java Swing

Programming Language



Scientific/Engineering, Education

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