VeriStand Python Documentation


VeriStand Python Support


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The niveristand package contains an API (Application Programming Interface) that interacts with VeriStand systems. The package is implemented in Python. NI created and supports this package.


niveristand requires the following to be installed:

  • VeriStand 2020 or later

  • CPython 3.8 or later (the standard Python, available on and elsewhere)


To install niveristand, use one of the following methods:

  1. pip:

    $ python -m pip install niveristand
  2. easy_install from setuptools:

    $ python -m easy_install niveristand
  3. Download the project source and run the following script:

    $ python install


Refer to the System Definition Examples section for detailed examples of how to script a system definition file.

Refer to the Basic Real-time Sequence Examples section for detailed information on how to write a Python real-time sequence.

Support / Feedback

The niveristand package is supported by NI. For support for niveristand, open a request through the NI support portal at

Bugs / Feature Requests

To report a bug or submit a feature request, please use the GitHub issues page.


To view the documentation, visit the VeriStand Python Documentation Page.

Additional Documentation

Refer to the VeriStand Help for detailed information on setting up a system and running real-time test scenarios.

VeriStand Help installs only with the full version of VeriStand.


niveristand is licensed under an MIT-style license (see LICENSE). Other incorporated projects may be licensed under different licenses. All licenses allow for non-commercial and commercial use.

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