Altair® Panopticon


Python Integration

Enabling Python connectivity:

  1. Download and install Python.

For ease of deployment, we suggest the Anaconda Python distribution:

  1. Add Python installation folder to your Path environment variable.


On Windows, when using the Anaconda distribution of Python, you should add the following folder paths to your Windows System Environment variable Path:

    • \Anaconda3\

The folder where Python is installed.

    • \Anaconda3\Library\bin

The folder containing DLLs related to the installed Python packages.


  1. Download the latest version of Pyro4.

For Windows download the Wheel: Pyro4-4.79-py2.py3-none-any.whl

  1. Open the Anaconda Prompt. Navigate to the location of Pyro4-4.79-py2.py3-none-any.whl and run:

Pip install Pyro4-4.79-py2.py3-none-any.whl

Pyro is now installed into the Python site packages.

  1. Open Panopticon Designer (Desktop) then select Tools > Options.

The Altair Panopticon Options dialog displays.

  1. Check the Enable Python Connectivity on Start Up box then click OK.

  2. Restart Panopticon Designer (Desktop).

This saves the change and enables Python connectivity whenever Panopticon Designer (Desktop) is opened.


To uninstall prior versions of Pyro:

pip uninstall Pyro4

The default password to secure connectivity is set to: password

To change this:

Edit start_Python_connectivity.bat, editing the line:

start python -m Pyro4.naming -k "password"

Edit, editing the line:

ns = Pyro4.locateNS(host=host, hmac_key="password")

Pyro is set to listen on a specific host/IP, which by default is localhost.

This can be modified through editing the batch file that instantiates Pyro.

@echo on

start python -m Pyro4.naming -n "[Required HostName]" -k "password"

ping localhost

cd "%~dp0"

python "[Required HostName]"




  • Panopticon expects the nameserver to be called Server

  • Panopticon expects a function called execute