Python version

The Lake Shore Python driver is compatible with Python 3.x.

Install the Lake Shore Python driver

To install the driver simply open a terminal (command prompt) window and type:

pip install lakeshore

Installing the driver through Spyder

The driver can be installed directly within the Spyder IDE. To do this, first ensure that Spyder is using version 7.3 or greater of IPython. You can check the version by looking at the console window when opening the IDE, see image below for details:


If the version is below 7.3, open an anaconda prompt and type:

pip install IPython --upgrade

Back in the Spyder console, type:

pip install lakeshore

The driver is now installed! Now take a look through Getting Started to begin communicating with your instrument(s).