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2019 December 3

Moved PteroDAQ from BitBucket to GitHub

Filed under: Circuits course — gasstationwithoutpumps @ 18:00
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As mentioned in BitBucket being killed by Atlassian, Atlassian is killing off all its Mercurial repositories in BitBucket, forcing people to change to git.  They provide no tools for moving the repository, so it is easier to move to GitHub than to stay with BitBucket.

I have successfully moved the repository (using Github’s “import repository” drop-down menu item under the “+” tab, and moved over the issues, using the python program from

Because the PteroDAQ wiki had only two files, I moved them to the new repository manually, renaming the to and editing the files lightly to update any BitBucket links.

I’ve even updated the link on the sidebar of this blog to point to the new Github repository.  It would be useful if one of my readers could check that the new repository works and that the installation instructions are ok.  I had no trouble, but I’m the owner of the repository, which makes a difference.

The new repository is at


  1. It would be useful if one of my readers could check that the new repository works and that the installation instructions are ok.

    Yes, I cloned it successfully and can read the installation instructions.

    Comment by Michael K Johnson — 2019 December 4 @ 03:52 | Reply

    • Thank you for checking! It is always good to have some testing done before turning the students loose on a new system.

      Comment by gasstationwithoutpumps — 2019 December 4 @ 08:47 | Reply

  2. I seem to have some time on my hands these days so I may take another look at PteroDAQ and perhaps incorporate it with some of my students. It’s interesting – in the past two years I’ve taught a lot of senior physics. Lots of my students move on to science and engineering programs, yet almost none of them want to explore engineering topics that aren’t part of the curriculum. I do understand their position to some degree: they are mixing important social lives with busy school schedules, along with a desire to get top grades. They are petrified to make mistakes on assessments (more about that another day). Anyways, I hope to find a meaningful way next year to have students engage in engineering topics.

    On another note, it recently dawned on me that you are the Kevin Karplus of Karplus-Strong synthesis, so that’s pretty amazing. Another one of my many hobbies/projects is synthesis and music.

    Comment by bcphysics — 2020 March 18 @ 09:41 | Reply

    • Yes, that’s me. Let me know if you have any questions about PteroDAQ. My Spring course has been moved to Fall, so I will have some time on my hands this Spring that I had not specifically planned (sabbatical quarters being swapped). I have not yet decided what I’ll do with the time—my original sabbatical proposal was to investigate how I could continue to serve the campus, division, and department after I retire in June 2021, especially in terms of creating hands-on opportunities for students earlier in their programs.

      Comment by gasstationwithoutpumps — 2020 March 18 @ 10:10 | Reply

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