Talk:Standard Commands for Programmable Instruments

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Abbreviated commands[edit]

About abbreviated commands: there are a few rules that describe how to abbreviate SCPI command elements (words) - how to create mnemonics

1. Key words whose length equals 4 or smaller are also mnemonics: Free -> FREE Auto -> AUTO

2. If You have word with length greater than 4, mnemonic equals the first four chars Frequency -> FREQ Voltage -> VOLT

3. If key word ends with vocal mnemonic equals first three chars Power -> POW Attenuation -> ATT

4. for key words described by phrase, mnemonics are build using first char from first word and second key word mnemonic Direct Sequence -> DSeqence -> DSEQ Negative Transition -> NTranstion -> NTR

Article name[edit]

Someone needs to restore the mixed case naming, because their official name is "Standard Commands for Programmable Instrumentation (SCPI) Consortium", per http://www.ivifoundation.org/scpi/default.aspxSbmeirowTalk • 21:04, 6 April 2016 (UTC)

Why? The instruments are quite different in status from the title of the consortium. Tony (talk) 03:40, 7 April 2016 (UTC)
The article is about the specification which has been around since the 1990s. It is capitalized, just like the consortium name. • SbmeirowTalk • 13:06, 7 April 2016 (UTC)
The IVI docs say both "Standard Commands for Programmable Instrumentation (SCPI) Consortium" and "Standard Commands for Programmable Instruments (SCPI)". But it looks to me like SCPI is the official name, and the backronym is just that. And they call it a language, not a protocol. All very confusing. Dicklyon (talk) 04:46, 8 April 2016 (UTC)
 Done by User:Tony1. Reported by • SbmeirowTalk • 23:36, 11 June 2017 (UTC)