I've seen lots of references to python for controlling the display on a PiGlow. Are there any alternative languages available? I could learn python, but if there are others I might use them instead. My preferences would be bash shell script and javascript.

  • It would be hard to find a language that can not interface RPi's i2c via some library. I mostly use Lazarus/FreePascal and it has no problems at all with I2C (I think I can choose between 3 libraries for I2C access).
    – avra
    Jan 17, 2014 at 15:07

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The PiGlow store page lists languages that have libraries for the PiGlow.

But since the driver IC is interfaced using i2c, you could use any language that allows you to use i2c, eLinux has a good page on this.

  • There's a node.js library on that list, so the OP should be able to use javascript.
    – goldilocks
    Jan 16, 2014 at 20:45

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