terminal

Classes:

Terminal()

Central host to a fleet of Pilot s and user-facing gui objects.

class Terminal[source]

Bases: PySide2.QtWidgets.QMainWindow

Central host to a fleet of Pilot s and user-facing gui objects.

Called as a module with the -f flag to give the location of a prefs file, eg:

python terminal.py -f prefs_file.json

if the -f flag is not passed, looks in the default location for prefs (ie. /usr/autopilot/prefs.json)

**Listens used by the internal Net_Node **

Key

Method

Description

‘STATE’

l_state()

A Pi has changed state

‘PING’

l_ping()

Someone wants to know if we’re alive

‘DATA’

l_data()

Receiving data to store

‘HANDSHAKE’

l_handshake()

Pilot first contact, telling us it’s alive and its IP

** Prefs needed by Terminal ** Typically set by setup.setup_terminal

  • BASEDIR - Base directory for all local autopilot data, typically /usr/autopilot

  • MSGPORT - Port to use for our ROUTER listener, default 5560

  • DATADIR - os.path.join(params[‘BASEDIR’], ‘data’)

  • SOUNDDIR - os.path.join(params[‘BASEDIR’], ‘sounds’)

  • PROTOCOLDIR - os.path.join(params[‘BASEDIR’], ‘protocols’)

  • LOGDIR - os.path.join(params[‘BASEDIR’], ‘logs’)

  • REPODIR - Path to autopilot git repo

  • PILOT_DB - Location of pilot_db.json used to populate pilots

Variables
  • node (Net_Node) – Our Net_Node we use to communicate with our main networking object

  • networking (Terminal_Station) – Our networking object to communicate with the outside world

  • subjects (dict) – A dictionary mapping subject ID to Subject object.

  • layout (QtWidgets.QGridLayout) – Layout used to organize widgets

  • control_panel (Control_Panel) – Control Panel to manage pilots and subjects

  • data_panel (Plot_Widget) – Plots for each pilot and subject.

  • logo (QtWidgets.QLabel) – Label holding our beautiful logo ;X

  • logger (logging.Logger) – Used to log messages and network events.

Methods:

initUI()

Initializes graphical elements of Terminal.

reset_ui()

Clear Layout and call initUI() again

heartbeat([once])

Perioducally send an INIT message that checks the status of connected pilots

toggle_start(starting, pilot[, subject])

Start or Stop running the currently selected subject’s task.

l_data(value)

A Pilot has sent us data.

l_ping(value)

Todo

Reminder to implement heartbeating.

l_state(value)

A Pilot has changed state, keep track of it.

l_handshake(value)

Pilot is sending its IP and state on startup.

new_pilot([ip, name])

Make a new entry in Terminal.pilots and make appropriate GUI elements.

new_protocol()

Open a gui.Protocol_Wizard to create a new protocol.

subject_weights()

Gets recent weights from all subjects and open a gui.Weights window to view or set weights.

update_protocols()

If we change the protocol file, update the stored version in subject files

reassign_protocols()

Batch reassign protocols and steps.

calibrate_ports()

Calibrate hardware.gpio.Solenoid objects.

test_bandwidth()

Test bandwidth of Pilot connection with variable sized arrays as paylods

plot_psychometric()

Select subject, step, and variables to plot a psychometric curve

closeEvent(event)

When Closing the Terminal Window, close any running subject objects, ‘KILL’ our networking object.

Attributes:

pilots

A dictionary mapping pilot ID to its attributes, including a list of its subjects assigned to it, its IP, etc.

protocols

List of protocol names available in PROTOCOLDIR

subject_protocols

Returns: subject_protocols (dict): a dictionary of subjects: [protocol, step]

subject_list

Get a list of all subject IDs

staticMetaObject

initUI()[source]

Initializes graphical elements of Terminal.

Including…

reset_ui()[source]

Clear Layout and call initUI() again

property pilots

A dictionary mapping pilot ID to its attributes, including a list of its subjects assigned to it, its IP, etc.

Returns

like self.pilots['pilot_id'] = {'subjects': ['subject_0', 'subject_1'], 'ip': '192.168.0.101'}

Return type

dict

property protocols

List of protocol names available in PROTOCOLDIR

Returns

list of protocol names in prefs.get('PROTOCOLDIR')

Return type

list

property subject_protocols

Returns: subject_protocols (dict): a dictionary of subjects: [protocol, step]

property subject_list

Get a list of all subject IDs

Returns

list of all subject IDs present in Terminal.pilots

Return type

list

heartbeat(once=False)[source]

Perioducally send an INIT message that checks the status of connected pilots

sent with frequency according to Terminal.heartbeat_dur

Parameters

once (bool) – if True, do a single heartbeat but don’t start a thread to do more.

toggle_start(starting, pilot, subject=None)[source]

Start or Stop running the currently selected subject’s task. Sends a message containing the task information to the concerned pilot.

Each Pilot_Panel is given a lambda function that calls this one with the arguments specified See Pilot_Button, as it is what calls this function.

Parameters
  • starting (bool) – Does this button press mean we are starting (True) or stopping (False) the task?

  • pilot – Which Pilot is starting or stopping?

  • subject – Which Subject is currently selected?

l_data(value)[source]

A Pilot has sent us data.

value field of message should have subject and pilot added to dictionary for identification.

Any key in value that matches a column in the subject’s trial data table will be saved.

If the subject graduates after receiving this piece of data, stop the current task running on the Pilot and send the new one.

Parameters

value (dict) – A dict of field-value pairs to save

l_ping(value)[source]

Todo

Reminder to implement heartbeating.

Note

Currently unused, as Terminal Net_Node stability hasn’t been a problem and no universal system of heartbeating has been established (global stability has not been an issue).

Parameters

value – (unused)

l_state(value)[source]

A Pilot has changed state, keep track of it.

Parameters

value (dict) – dict containing state .

l_handshake(value)[source]

Pilot is sending its IP and state on startup.

If we haven’t heard of this pilot before, make a new entry in pilots and gui.Control_Panel.update_db() .

Parameters

value (dict) – dict containing ip and state

new_pilot(ip='', name=None)[source]

Make a new entry in Terminal.pilots and make appropriate GUI elements.

Parameters
  • ip (str) – Optional. if given, stored in db.

  • name (str) – If None, prompted for a name, otherwise used for entry in pilot DB.

new_protocol()[source]

Open a gui.Protocol_Wizard to create a new protocol.

Prompts for name of protocol, then saves in prefs.get(‘PROTOCOLDIR’)

subject_weights()[source]

Gets recent weights from all subjects and open a gui.Weights window to view or set weights.

update_protocols()[source]

If we change the protocol file, update the stored version in subject files

reassign_protocols()[source]

Batch reassign protocols and steps.

Opens a gui.Reassign window after getting protocol data, and applies any changes made in the window.

calibrate_ports()[source]

Calibrate hardware.gpio.Solenoid objects.

See gui.Calibrate_Water.

After calibration routine, send results to pilot for storage.

test_bandwidth()[source]

Test bandwidth of Pilot connection with variable sized arrays as paylods

See gui.Bandwidth_Test

plot_psychometric()[source]

Select subject, step, and variables to plot a psychometric curve

staticMetaObject = <PySide2.QtCore.QMetaObject object at 0x7f69f09d4e10>
closeEvent(event)[source]

When Closing the Terminal Window, close any running subject objects, ‘KILL’ our networking object.

Since the :class:.Net_Node` keeping us alive is a daemon, no need to explicitly kill it.