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Python 3 in the dSPACE Tool Chain

Python is one of the key programming languages for dSPACE products, especially when it comes to automating ControlDesk with its integrated Python interpreter, writing real-time tests, and working with AutomationDesk.

The discontinuation of Python 2.7.x was announced by the Python community for April 2020. Since Python 2 support will end with this date, dSPACE decided to change the Python distribution used by its software tools to the current version, Python 3, starting with Release 2018-B. As for past migrations, customers will receive comprehensive support for their migration process. For information on changes between Python 2.7 and Python 3.6 as well as migration notes for dSPACE tools, refer to a first version of the Python 3.6 Migration Guide by following the link below.

The migration to Python 3 will provide customers with the following advantages:

  • Full and long-term support, since Python 3 is now the standard version of the programming language
  • Full Unicode support
  • Less complex structure, making the language easier to learn for beginners
  • More efficient standard functions

Python 3.6 Migration Guide

For information on changes between Python 2.7 and Python 3.6 as well as migration notes for dSPACE tools, refer to the Python 3.6 Migration Guide.

Support Request

If you have any questions about the Python migration, please use the Support Request form to contact us.