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Is a catkin package a node?

asked 2016-07-07 16:09:50 -0600

Morefoam gravatar image

Hello I am very new to ROS. I did most of the tutorials but have some questions still. This question: Is a catkin package a node?

More in-depth: So I have my catkin workspace and within that workspace I can have multiple packages. Is each package supposed to be a node? or are there multiple nodes within one package? I guess I'm asking what is the standard layout of the catkin workspace? Sorry for such a primitive question and thanks for the help! :)

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answered 2016-07-07 17:02:10 -0600

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A catkin package is not a node.

A package may contain multiple nodes. Usually, developers use packages to group nodes together when those nodes share a significant amount of code or have a similar purpose.

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Thanks for the help! :)

Morefoam gravatar image Morefoam  ( 2016-07-07 17:04:53 -0600 )edit
joq gravatar image joq  ( 2016-07-07 18:21:33 -0600 )edit

That helps as well. Thanks!

Morefoam gravatar image Morefoam  ( 2016-07-07 19:39:05 -0600 )edit

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